Navigation Links
Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
Date:7/25/2012

RENO, Nev. A new study published in the prestigious journal Science, co-authored by University of Nevada, Reno's Glenn Biasi and colleagues at GNS Science in New Zealand, finds that very large earthquakes have been occurring relatively regularly on the Alpine Fault along the southwest coastline of New Zealand for at least 8,000 years.

The Alpine Fault is the most hazardous fault on the South Island of New Zealand, and about 80 miles northwest of the South Island's main city of Christchurch.

The team developed evidence for 22 earthquakes at the Hokuri Creek site, which, with two additional from nearby, led to the longest continuous earthquake record in the world for a major plate boundary fault. The team established that the Alpine Fault causes, on average, earthquakes of around a magnitude 8 every 330 years. Previous data put the intervals at about 485 years.

Relative motion of Australian and Pacific plates across the Alpine Fault averages almost an inch per year. This motion builds up, and then is released suddenly in large earthquakes. The 530-mile-long fault is among the longest, straightest and fastest moving plate boundary faults in the world. More than 23 feet of potential slip has accumulated in the 295 years since the most recent event in A.D. 1717.

Biasi, working with the GNS Science team led by Kelvin Berryman, used paleoseismology to extend the known seismic record from 1000 years ago to 8,000 years ago. They estimated earthquake dates by combining radiocarbon dating leaves, small twigs and marsh plants with geologic and other field techniques.

"Our study sheds new light on the frequency and size of earthquakes on the Alpine Fault. Earthquakes have been relatively periodic, suggesting that this may be a more general property of simple plate boundary faults worldwide," Biasi, of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory said. "By comparison, large earthquakes on California's San Andreas Fault
'/>"/>

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Friendly to a fault, yet tense: Personality traits traced in brain
2. Johns Hopkins researchers uncover genes at fault for cystic fibrosis-related intestinal obstruction
3. Understanding faults and volcanics, plus life inside a rock
4. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
5. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
6. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
7. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
8. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
9. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
10. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
11. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
(Date:4/18/2014)... researchers led by a University of California, Riverside professor ... million Department of Defense grant to uncover fundamental design ... the predictable design of light-weight, tough and strong advanced ... plants and animals, including the mantis shrimp, toucan and ... constructed over millions of years and coming up with ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... for chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ancient ... the appearance of words for chili peppers in ancient ... and highlight the value of multi-proxy data analysis. Their ... nine papers presented in a special feature issue of ... on plant and animal domestication edited by Dolores ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Professor Luca Razzari of the nergie Matriaux Tlcommunications ... from the John R. Evans Leaders Fund of ... acquisition of state-of-the-art biotech and nanophotonics equipment. To ... the Ministre de l,Enseignement suprieur, de la Recherche, ... These new laboratories will help us develop new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Mantis shrimp, toucan and trilobite, oh my 2Mantis shrimp, toucan and trilobite, oh my 3Chickens to chili peppers 2Chickens to chili peppers 3New state-of-the-art biotech and nanotech equipment for INRS 2
... before and after a rather decadent meal. But it ... a virus, before and after cramming itself full of its ... that pumps its DNA into the capsid—outer shell—during the assembly ... may help phi29 inject its genetic material into the bacterial ...
... A key hormone enables starving mice to alter their ... molecular target for drugs to treat human obesity and ... , The starvation-fighting effects of the hormone, called ... first time in a study appearing online today in ...
... global warming debate has focused on carbon dioxide emissions, ... lesser-known mechanism -- dirty snow -- can explain one-third ... greenhouse gases. , Snow becomes dirty when soot from ... and falls to the ground. Soot-infused snow is darker ...
Cached Biology News:Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation 2Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... and SAN JOSE, California , January 15, ... developing antibody-drug conjugates for cancer, today announced the appointment of ... Dr Reynolds has over 20 years, development experience gained in ... Seattle Genetics. "I am delighted to welcome Tom ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Two champions of science, ... sponsorship of an annual competition for middle and high ... to, innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with ... of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the ... therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to ... and over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus ... in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)...  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations ... in the United States and ... , JD, is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... after more than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: Tumor Markers ... Forecasts to 2017 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0490349/Tumor-Markers---Global-Pipeline-Analysis-Competitive-Landscape-and-Market-Forecasts-to-2017.html ... Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 ...
... May 4, 2011 Highlights First Quarter ... ("FFO") Per Share (Diluted) Attributable to Alexandria Real Estate Equities, ... on Early Extinguishment of Debt, Up 6% Compared to First ... Quarter 2011 Earnings Per Share (Diluted) Attributable to Alexandria Real ...
... May 4, 2011 Beardsworth announces the promotion of ... Operations and Project Management and the addition of ...   (Photo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110504/NY95605 ) ... Beardsworth,s expanded focus in oncology clinical operations and execution ...
Cached Biology Technology:Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 2Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 3Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 4Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 5Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 6Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 7Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 8Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 9Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 10Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 11Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 12Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 13Reportlinker Adds Tumor Markers - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017 14Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 2Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 3Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 4Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 5Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 6Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 7Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 8Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 9Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 10Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 11Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 12Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 13Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 14Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 15Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Reports First Quarter Ended March 31, 2011 Financial and Operating Results 16Beardsworth Continues to Strengthen Oncology Operations 2
X-Gal (5-Bromo-4-Chloro-3-Indoyl-beta -D-Galactopyranoside)...
Oligodendrocyte Marker O1 MAb (Clone O1)...
Mouse/Rat WNK1 Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
RayBio L Series 507: RayBio Label-based Antibody Array I (2 membranes) Class: Antibody Array Products Product Group: Antibody Array...
Biology Products: