seismic http://kplu.org en Before an Eruption, Scientists Record a Volcano's Primal Scream http://kplu.org/post/eruption-scientists-record-volcanos-primal-scream <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most volcanoes rumble before they erupt, but Washington and Alaska researchers say a big recent eruption was preceded </span><a href="http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo1879.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">not by a rumble, but a scream</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 05:51:36 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 9347 at http://kplu.org Before an Eruption, Scientists Record a Volcano's Primal Scream New warning system could alert you seconds before quake hits http://kplu.org/post/new-warning-system-could-alert-you-seconds-quake-hits <p>What would you do if you knew a major earthquake was about to strike in 10 seconds? Some scientists say even a few moments’ warning could save lives, and they’re <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/research/earlywarning/nextsteps.php ">setting up a system </a>that might soon give Washingtonians time to act before the shaking starts.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:58:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6505 at http://kplu.org New warning system could alert you seconds before quake hits Endangered orcas cause delays for major earthquake research http://kplu.org/post/endangered-orcas-cause-delays-major-earthquake-research <p><strong>Updated 6/18/12, with comments and links from whale advocates.</strong></p><p>An expensive science mission off the Washington and Oregon coasts has been scaled back, at least for now, out of concern for orca whales. A research ship is using blasts of sound to create maps of a major earthquake fault, which is considered the greatest tsunami risk along the U.S. Pacific coast.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:40:06 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 5298 at http://kplu.org Endangered orcas cause delays for major earthquake research