Seismology

Football Quakes
3:54 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Seismic Researchers To Measure Waves Created By Seahawks Fans

A view of CenturyLink FIeld during a Seattle Seahawks game.
Noah Meyerhans Flickr

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 3:24 pm

Turnovers, sacks and touchdowns won’t be the only things tracked at Saturday’s NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints.

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Cascadia Fault Zone
5:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Research Cruise Investigates 'Lock Zone' Of Dangerous Offshore Fault

Crew members of the R/V Atlantis recover the submersible "Jason," after it connected a chain to an undersea seismometer off the coast of Oregon.
Matt Cooper University of Oregon

This week a research ship is retrieving dozens of seismometers that have spent the last year on the ocean floor off the Northwest coast. Earthquake scientists hope the data they're about to get will shed more light on the structure of the offshore Cascadia fault zone. That plate boundary will be the source of the Big One whenever it rips.

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Silent Earthquakes
5:12 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

'Silent Earthquakes' Ripple Under Cascadia

The past five weeks saw two swarms of "slow slip and tremor" in the Northwest.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network

Parts of Washington and Oregon are in the midst of silent earthquakes this week. You can't feel this so-called "slow slip" quake and it doesn't cause damage. Still, scientists want to learn more about the recently discovered phenomenon.

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