An international, interdisciplinary effort to study and observe earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, and continent building at subduction zones could advance science and protect communities.
Alaska's Semidi Segment Could Unleash a Devastating Tsunami
Study reveals structures along the Alaskan convergent margin capable of generating a powerful tsunami directed toward the United States's West Coast.
Plate Displacement Rate Offers Insight into 2011 Tohoku Quake
For the first time, scientists use GPS to measure the displacement rate of the subducting Pacific Plate near the source of disastrous shaking in 2011.
Bending Plate Provides Unexpected Heat Source
Scientists discover the causes for heat flow anomalies near the Japan Trench.
Tracking Down a Subduction Zone Earthquake
Researchers use computer simulations to find the date and earthquake source of an ancient tsunami that deposited sediment in a Hawaii sinkhole.
Pacific Plate's Underbelly Revealed Through Explosive Means
Scientists produce their own seismic waves—via explosives—to image the bottom region of the plate subducting under the New Zealand.
Changing Crustal Velocities Preceded 2011 Tohoku-oki Quake
Researchers examined the crustal deformation associated with earthquakes that occurred before the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake.