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EarthScope Interpretive Workshop - Central Appalachian Region


2012-06-22

Photo above, courtesy of Wendy Taylor

Hosted by James Madison University (JMU) and organized by ESNO, this workshop featured…

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EarthScope and Place-Based Education


2012-06-22

By Steven Semken - Summer 2012

When we affix meaning to any physical locality—by naming it, building a home there, exploring its geology and geophysics as EarthScope…

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EarthScope and GeoPRISMS Complimentary Research and Joint Planning


2012-06-01

By Ramon Arrowsmith, ESNO Director - Summer 2012

A balance between EarthScope-centric data gathering, science, and the interests and capabilities of other complementary communities is

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Mineral, VA Earthquake Demonstrates the Passive Aggressive Margin of Eastern North America


2012-03-22

By Meghan Berg - Spring 2012

On August 23, 2011, the Mw 5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake rocked the east coast of the U.S. While moderate in comparison to recent mega-…

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Tales from the Field: PBO Installation in Alaska


2012-03-22

Max Enders - Spring 2012

When UNAVCO set about building the Earthscope Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) no challenge was nearly as daunting as the prospect of installing…

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EarthScope Social Media Blitz


2012-03-22

By ESNO - Spring 2012

Social media sites have emerged as a popular and effective form of communication among all age groups, with more than half of the teenage and adult…

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Spring 2012 Facilities Status


2012-03-22

Spring 2012

USArray Status

The Transportable Array (TA) continues to roll eastward across the US. Having crossed the Mississippi River in March 2011, the TA will…

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EarthScope Participates in Open Data Seismic Deployment Following 2010 Chile Earthquake


2011-12-22

The global seismology community established a new model of international cooperation in response to the great Chile earthquake of February 27, 2010. The adaptable framework is geared to produce a high-quality, open-access data set of seismic waveforms col
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Seismic Tomography with USArray Data


2011-08-16

In its July 2011 issue, Popular Science ranked EarthScope the “most epic” big science project because of its ambitious scope: Exploration of the deep geologic structure and evolution of an entire continent.
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Fluid Pressure Spikes in SAFOD Rocks as Evidence of Microseismicity


2011-03-22

The San Andreas Fault (SAF) deforms by permanent creep and microseismicity in central California. Higher-thanhydrostatic fluid pressures, which could explain low strength and creep, were not detected during the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFO