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Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis
Earthquakes, floods, drought, and other natural hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in economic losses each year around the world.Expand
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Mantle compensation of active metamorphic core complexes at Woodlark rift in Papua New Guinea
In many highly extended rifts on the Earth, tectonic removal of the upper crust exhumes mid-crustal rocks, producing metamorphic core complexes. These structures allow the upper continental crust toExpand
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Crustal thickness variations across the Colorado Rocky Mountains from teleseismic receiver functions
Variations in crustal thickness from the Great Plains of Kansas, across the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and into the eastern Colorado Plateau are determined by receiver function analysis of broadbandExpand
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A global landslide catalog for hazard applications: method, results, and limitations
A systematic inventory of landslide events over the globe is valuable for estimating human and economic losses, quantifying the relationship between landslide occurrences and climate variations andExpand
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Polarization and coherence of 5 to 30 Hz seismic wave fields at a hard-rock site and their relevance to velocity heterogeneities in the crust
Abstract Except for its very onset, the P wave of earthquakes and chemical explosions observed at two narrow-aperture arrays on hard-rock sites in the Adirondack Mountains have a nearly randomExpand
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Active thrust front of the Greater Caucasus: The April 29, 1991, Racha earthquake sequence and its tectonic implications
Although fault-bounded thrust sheest are common in the geological record, seismic evidence for their motion is sparse. The April 29, 1991, Racha earthquake (M S =7.0), the largest instrumentallyExpand
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Geodetic constraints on the rigidity and relative motion of Eurasia and North America
GPS observations in northeastern Asia, when combined with observations from the global network for the period 1992–1999, yield an angular rotation vector between Eurasia and North America consistentExpand
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Tectonic Model of the Pacific-North American Plate Boundary in the Gulf of Alaska from Broadband Analysis of the 1979 St. Elias, Alaska, Earthquake and its Aftershocks
The St. Elias, Alaska earthquake of 28 February, 1979 (Ms 7.2) is reanalyzed using broadband teleseismic body waves and long-period surface waves because of unresolved questions about its depth,Expand
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Shear wave splitting across the Rocky Mountain Front
We search for evidence of seismic anisotropy by determining shear-wave splitting parameters using teleseismic phases from stations placed across the Rocky Mountain Front. Three features are striking:Expand
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Advances in landslide nowcasting: evaluation of a global and regional modeling approach
The increasing availability of remotely sensed data offers a new opportunity to address landslide hazard assessment at larger spatial scales. A prototype global satellite-based landslide hazardExpand
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