Skip to comments.Ocean waves help quake scientists make predictions for the Big One
Posted on 01/25/2014 5:51:49 PM PST by BenLurkin
Now scientists at Stanford University and MIT have figured out a way to use ocean waves to simulate the ground motion that occurs in real earthquakes -- and theyve confirmed that Los Angeles is particularly vulnerable to a large quake along the southern San Andreas Fault.
When the Big One hits, it could create shaking in Los Angeles thats three times stronger than in surrounding areas, the team reported in Fridays edition of the journal Science. Thats because the city sits atop a soft sedimentary basin, they said.
Other cities resting atop sedimentary basins include Tokyo and Mexico City, said Denolle, who is now continuing her research at UC San Diegos Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
These cities all have an extra threat from potential earthquakes because of the amplified shaking, said Greg Beroza, a geophysics professor at Stanford and the studys senior author. The research group plans to test the virtual earthquake technique in other parts of Southern California and in other cities around the world, he said.
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What a gig! Go to beaches around the world, check out the waves, get some babes, surf and get lots of grant money.
Wow a new study that tells us what we already knew for decades. I can’t decide whether to go with “Surprise, Surprise,Surprise” or “No Shit Sherlock?”.
Soil liquifaction - the cure for Hollyweird, illegal Messicans, ad nauseam.
Well done! At least their models correspond to the plentiful observational data (As opposed to the Climate "Science" libturds).
But we already knew this. Give the funding money back.
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