Earthquake related news 2011-08-5

Earthquake news related to recent events (in-depth articles) will be written as updates in these (recent) articles. These articles can be found in the top 10 excerpts on the homepage. Updates for earlier earthquakes can be found on these pages. This page will be regularly updated.
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Japan (important drilling research)
An international research team will use the deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu to bore into an area where two tectonic plates meet to study the movements of the plates that caused the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to sources. The vessel will drill about 1,000 meters through the seabed in waters off Miyagi Prefecture in an area of greatest tectonic movement at the time of the March 11 earthquake, and bedrock samples will be examined. The seabed is from 6,000 to 7,000 meters below sea level. $$$$$$

United States (alternative prediction research)
A Silicon Valley company is assembling a sprawling network of electrical contraptions across California that its investors hope will prove many seismologists wrong and become a valuable public-safety tool that reliably predicts earthquakes. $$$$$$

USA-Mexico (fault line shape)
Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture. Typically, this line of intersection between the area where the fault slips and the ground is more complicated at the surface than at depth. But a new study of the April 4, 2010, El Mayor–Cucapah earthquake in Mexico reveals a reversal of this trend. While the fault involved in the event appeared to be superficially straight, the fault zone is warped and complicated at depth. $$$$$$

Krakatau (book)
The Krakatoa Volcano story is in Simon Winchester’s 2003 book (HarperCollins) Krakatoa, The Day The World Exploded, August 1883. It is a page turner for the clear narration of facts, the comprehensive scientific explanation of what makes Krakatoa what it is as well as a historical account of volcanoes and their volcanic activity from prehistoric times to our day. $$$

Volcano (Shiveluch)
Russia's northernmost active volcano is churning out ash to a height of over 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) in the country's Far East, local scientists reported on Saturday. The 3,283-meter (10,771-foot) Shiveluch volcano increased activity in May 2009 and has been periodically spewing ash from three to 10 kilometers. $$$

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