Fewer landslides than expected after 2015 Nepal earthquake
Fewer landslides resulted from the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake than expected. In addition, no large floods from overflowing glacial lakes occurred after the magnitude 7.8 quake, which struck near the town of Gorkha, Nepal on April 25, 2015. The pattern of where the landslides occurred was unexpected.
Hot rock and ice: Volcanic chain underlies Antarctica
Seismic maps of the mantle will improve predictions of giant ice sheet's fate
December 8, 2015, Washington University in St. Louis
Scientists were able to deploy ruggidized seismometers that could withstand intense cold in Antarctica only recently. A line of seismometers strung across the West Antarctic Rift Valley and the Marie Byrd Land have given geologists their first good look at the mantle beneath the ice and rocks, revealing areas of hot rock that might affect the behavior of the overlying ice sheet.
Maximum observed earthquake magnitudes along continental transform faults
January 30, 2016
Continental transform faults evolve when two plates slide along each other. The most prominent examples are the San Andreas Fault in California and the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey. Earthquakes along those faults typically do not exceed earthquake magnitudes around M8 but occur at shallow depth thus posing a major threat to nearby metropolitan regions such as San Francisco or Istanbul.
Prof. Elchin Khalilov has experimentally registered the gravitational quantum radiation
December 17, 2015
The results and methods of the experiment have been recorded and published World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Publication No WO/2015/027299; WO/2005/054901). Professor Khalilov carried out hundreds of experiments, and the statistical authenticity of the results is more than 97%. This result can be considered the statistically authentic.
1. C. M. O'Reilly et al. Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe. Geophysical Research Letters
December 15, 2015
Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a study spanning six continents. The study is the largest of its kind and the first to use a combination of satellite temperature data and long-term ground measurements. A total of 235 lakes, representing more than half of the world's freshwater supply, were monitored for at least 25 years.
Prof. Elchin Khalilov is President of the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes GNFE (UK) and Chairman of GEOCHANGE International Committee (Germany), gave the forecast of seismic activity of the world till 2026 on behalf of the above-mentioned organizations.
Public and private investments in Ph.D. research programs pay economic development dividends
December 09, 2015
Research-funded Ph.D. recipients earn high wages after graduation, participate in national and international labor markets, and make an important impact on local economic development, according to a new study.
Nearby star hosts closest alien planet in the 'habitable zone'
December 15, 2015
Australian astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 light years away. The planet, more than four times the mass of the Earth, is one of three that the team detected around a red dwarf star called Wolf 1061.
Prof. Elchin Khalilov has improved technology for the earthquake prediction
December 11, 2015
The new modification of the station, and technology of forecasting the earthquakes recorded in PCT World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Publication No WO2013/096997). Professor Khalilov significantly improved his created technique of the earthquake prediction. The new invention is used in the latest modifications of station ATROPATENA Crystal (Kh 2015).