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Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Deep Jiggles with Distant Triggers

Besides earthquakes, there is a whole spectrum of energetic activity in the solid Earth.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: A Visit to the Hayward Fault

Geological Outings Around the Bay: A Visit to the Hayward Fault

The best place to visit a fault is in Hayward, where the Hayward fault runs right through downtown. You can take BART there and enjoy a good meal while you're in town.

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Underwater Update

Underwater Update

We heard about the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's new underwater laboratory in a radio story last fall. When that story aired, the lab (known as the Monterey Accelerated Research System, or MARS) was just getting going, with lots of neat experiments planned. Now, few of those have become a reality.

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Reporter's Notes: The Hayward Fault

Reporter's Notes: The Hayward Fault

A lesser known cousin of the San Andreas, the Hayward fault is a creeper. Basically, it moves, slowly, along the surface but deep inside… it's locked until tension builds up and and it slips.

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Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Quest Picks: Talking Elephants at the Oakland Zoo

Can elephants feel seismic waves? Scientists have known for years that elephants can communicate. By using low frequency vocals, called rumbles, elephants can 'talk' with eachother, sometimes communicating from very long distances. But the new question being asked by some scientists is: can elephants feel those rumbles in the earth? Biologist Dr. Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell from […]

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