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EarthScope Announces Top 10 Discoveries List (EurekAlert!; February 14, 2019)

Alaska Earthquakes Offer New Insight into Improving Hazard Assessment (EurekAlert!, December 11, 2018)

EarthScope Announces Top 10 Discoveries List (EarthScope National Office, December 10, 2018)

Scientists Find Pre-earthquake Activity in Central Alaska (UAF press release, June 4, 2018. This project used Transportable Array data.)

Media Advisory: Science Educators Gather in Anchorage to Learn about Teaching and Preparing for Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes in Alaska (Alaska Native Geoscience Learning Experience/EarthScope National Office, May 24, 2018)

Space Weather, EarthScope, and Protecting the National Electrical Grid: Developing 3D Maps of Ground Conductivity for Power-Grid Risk Assessment (EurekAlert!, December 12, 2017)

Scientists Use Ears in the Ground to Monitor the Eyes of Hurricanes: New Method of Using Seismic Instruments to Remotely Track Hurricanes (EurekAlert!, December 11, 2017)

Save the date: EarthScope National Meeting convenes for the last time, May 2017 (EurekAlert!, March 2, 2017)

Volcano study examines relationship between seismic signals, sound waves (University of Alaska Fairbanks, January 17, 2017)

How water and Heat uplifted the Colorado Plateau (ESNO, AGU 2016)

Scientists reconstruct formation of the Appalachians (Brown University, November 21-2016)

New analysis reveals large-scale motion around San Andreas Fault System  (University of Hawaii at Manoa, June 20-2016)

Alaska benefits from growing number of seismic stations (University of Alaska Fairbanks, September 23-2015)

More Ohio Earthquakes Linked to Fracking  (ESNO, AGU 2015)

Earthscope Magnetic Data Reveal Buried Resources and an Ancient Delta  (ESNO, AGU 2015)

Kenai students visit quake center 10 days after big temblor  (University of Alaska Fairbanks, February 15-2016)

Geophysicists prep for massive 'ultrasound' of Mount St. Helens  (University of Washington, July 17-2014)

The Unexpected Benefits of Science Communication Training (EOS, July 2019)

Examining Alaska's Earthquakes on Land and Sea (EOS, March 26, 2019)

How Earthquake Patterns Could Let Us Know When the "Really Big One" Is Coming (GeekWire; February 16, 2019)

Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault (Anchorage Daily News; February 17, 2019)

State Seismologists Want to Keep Seismic Measuring System Set for Removal (KTUU; January 6, 2019)

Officials Push to Keep Dozens of Earthquake Sensors Slated for Removal Across Alaska (Anchorage Daily News; January 5, 2019)

Taking Magnetotelluric Data out of the Drawer (EOS: Geology & Geophysics; December 27, 2018) 

Alaska's Newly Expanded Network of Seismic Stations Keep a Detailed Diary of the Earth's Rumbles (Anchorage Daily News; December 22, 2018)

Detecting Alaska's Next Earthquake in Realtime (AlaskaTrekker; December 22, 2018)

Listening to the Heartbeat of Alaska (AGU Blog: The Field; December 21, 2018), (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner; December 22, 2018), (Juneau Empire; December 22, 2018), (Seward Journal; December 26, 2018), (Bristol Bay Times; December 30, 2018)

Alaska earthquakes offer new insight into improving hazard assessment (; December 11, 2018), (eScience News; December 11, 2018)(Flipboard; December 11, 2018)(Newslocker; December 11, 2018), (NewsNow; December 11, 2018), (ParallelState: Science; December 11, 2018)(; December 11, 2018)(Science Daily; December 11, 2018), (Tdnews; December 11, 2018), (TodayChan; December 11, 2018), (BioPortfolio; December 12, 2018)(R&D Magazine; December 12, 2018), (The Rock Post; December 12, 2018),

Fault Creep (ThoughtCo; August 24, 2018)

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes (Herald-Whig; August 2018)

New England Discovers Surprising Seismic Activity Under New England (Hartford Courant; June 26, 2018)

UMass Amherst Geoscientists Offer New Evidence for How the Adirondack Mountains Formed (UMass Amherst, June 26, 2018)

Summer Could Trigger Major Earthquakes (It's Not Why You Think) (LiveScience; June 22, 2018)

UAF researchers may have found a way to predict earthquakes (Research used Transportable Array data)(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner; June 5, 2018)

‘Tantalizing’ clues could lead to earthquake forecasts, UAF researchers say (Research used Transportable Array data)(Anchorage Daily News; June 5, 2018)

The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (blog)

New England Is Sitting on a Bed of Hot Rocks (Scientific American; April 2018)

Researchers Find Plume In Yellowstone National Park (Valuewalk; March 2018)

Researchers find fracking spurs bigger quakes at different depths (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; February 12, 2018)

Unusual 'Blob' of Hot Rock Found Beneath New England (Live Science; December 14, 2017)

Developing 3-D map of ground conductivity for power-grid risk assessment  (; December 12, 2017)

Space Weather, EarthScope, and Protecting the National Power Grid (; December 14, 2017)(Space Daily; December 14, 2017), (WorldNews Network; December 14, 2017), (European Press Bureau (EUPB); December 12, 2017)(; December 12, 2017), (Jersey Tribune; December 12, 2017)(Technology Breaking News; December 12, 2017), (Science Newsline: Nature & Earth; December 12, 2017)

Scientists use ears in the ground to monitor the eyes of hurricanes (; December 11, 2017), (Science Newsline: Nature & Earth; December 11, 2017)

Scientists Use Ears in the Ground to Monitor the Eyes of Hurricanes

We may someday need to worry about volcanoes in New England (WBIR-TV 10, Nashville; December 7, 2017)

We may someday need to worry about volcanoes in New England (USA Today; December 6, 2017)

Huge Bubble of Hot Rock May Be Rising Under New England (National Geographic; December 5, 2017)

Volcano in New England? Maybe, But Not for Millions of Years (Epoch Times: S.E. Asia Edition; December 2, 2017)

Huge mass of molten rock discovered beneath Vermont (Inhabitat; December 1, 2017)

Newsweek: A Huge Blob of Hot Rock Has Been Rising Under Vermont For Tens of Millions of Years(Jersey Tribune; December 1, 2017)

Warm rock rising deep beneath New England, seismic study reveals (United Press International; December 1, 2017)

Massive Area of Warm Rock Is Rising Beneath New England, New Study Says (The Weather Channel Canada; December 1, 2017)

Volcano in New England? Maybe, but not for millions of years (Futurity; November 30, 2017)

Mass of warm rock rising beneath New England, study suggests (; November 30, 2017)

Mass of warm rock rising beneath New England (Science Daily; November 30, 2017)

Mass of Warm Rock Rising Beneath New England, Study Suggests (New Brunswick Patch; November 29, 2017) 

Mass of warm rock rising beneath New England  (Newswise; November 29, 2017)

Seismic array shifts to Alaska - Science  06 Oct 2017: Vol. 358, Issue 6359, pp. 22. DOI: 10.1126/science.358.6359.22

GPS Imaging of Earth's Vertical Motion from Sierra Nevada to North America - feature on Dr. Bill Hammond (NDSU Summer 2017 Newsletter, PDF)

Earthquake Monitors Installed Around Bethel (KYUK, June 2017)

Why we're closer to understanding earthquakes in Alaska (KTVA, June 2017)

Chinese scientists visit UAF to learn from EarthScope project (, May 2017)

The Importance of Public Funding for Earthquake Hazard Research in Cascadia (Union of Concerned Scientists, April 2017

Integrating Topographic Imaging into Geoscience Field Courses (EOS, February 2017)

Seismometers are giving scientists a clearer look at a giant scar under the American Midwest (, September 2016)

Mapping, quantifying the risks space-weather poses to electric-power grids (Homeland Security News Wire; September 14, 2016)

Scientists may have solved mystery of giant Midwest earthquakes (Science, September 2016)

The San Andreas Fault is Definitely Showing Signs of Large-Scale Movement (The Huffington Post, June 2016)

Looking for the next big quake: Seismologists attempt to create earthquake warning system (KTVA, May 2016)

Geochronology: It's About Time (EOS, December 2015)

Find What Earthquakes Shook The World When You Were Born (Popular Science, November 2015)

Helping Early-Career Researchers Succeed (EOS, September 2015)

Titanic Blob of Magma Found Beneath Yellowstone Supervolcano (, April 2015)

OLDER NEWS (Prior to 2015)

Magnetic Storms and Induction Hazards (EOS, December 2014)

Continent-Sized Scan Reveals US Underbelly (, December 2014)

New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth (, June 2014)

Found! Hidden Ocean Locked Up Deep in Earth's Mantle (, June 2014)

Precise to a fault: How GPS revolutionized seismic research (Earth Magazine, April 2014)

NSF pulls support for quake observatory (, April 2014)

Scoping out the North American continent, 10 years on (Physics Today, January 2014)

Geology: North America's broken heart (, December 2013)

WATCH LIVE - News on Earthquakes, Mars, Climate Change & More (, December 2013)

Amazing Animation Shows Earthquake Ripple Across US  (, October 2013)

Hotspot Scorched Midwest, Leaving Legacy of Earthquakes, Rare Rocks (, September 2013)

Hurricane Sandy Shook the U.S. Like an Earthquake! (, April 2013)

Salton Sea Volcano Mystery Solved (, October 2012)

1,000 Earthquakes Rattle Arizona in 3 Years (, August 2012)

Fracking Earthquakes: Injection Practice Linked to Scores of Tremors (, August 2012)

Upside-Down Mountain Revealed Inside Earth (, October 2011)

Earthquake-Magnifying Pocket Beneath Seattle Seen in New Detail (, September 2011)

How Continents Grow From Rocky Roots (, May 2011)

Grand Canyon's Birth Linked to Deep Earth 'Drip' (, April 2011)

Quartz Could Hold Key to a Quake Mystery (, March 2011)

Yellowstone Detectives Find Underground Column of Molten Rock (, September 2010)

Geologists Haul Up Deep-Earth Rock (October, 2007)

Mystery Vibrations Detected Inside Earth (, April 2006)

Hualapai Mountain Park gets seismic (Nevada Public Radio, April 2006)

Scoping Out the Planet (Scientific American, November 2005)

Inside an Earthquake: 2 Miles Down in Fault Zone (, August 2005)

Earthscope to Keey Eye on Earthquake Faults (KSL TV, August 2005)

First Drill Hole Into San Andreas Fault Will Aid Earthquake Studies (NSF Press Release, August 2005)

San Andreas earthquake observatory achieves milestone as drillers penetrate the active fault zone (Stanford News, August 2005)

Cash shortfall threatens to rock US geophysics project (Nature, January 2005)

GPS Watches Mount St. Helens (Federal Computer Week, October 2004)

Mission Inside the Fault Zone (BBC News, September 2004)

Mysteries of San Andreas Fault Are Explored by Drill (New York Times, September 2004)

Parkfield, Monterey County: Scientists point drill at quake fault (San Francisco Chronicle, September 2004)

The Seimic Undergound (Wired Magazine, July 2004)

Seismic Stakeout: Tech-savvy researchers gear up to revolutionize earth science (Popular Science, July 2004)

Predicting Earthquakes (The Newshour, June 2004)

Magnifying a Continent (Geotimes, March 2004)

Why must earthquakes be this devastating? (Washington Post, January 2004)

Bam Earthquake's Connection with Other Tremblors (NPR, January 2004)

Scientists will dig for answers to Earth's deep secrets / Project will look at mysteries behind quakes and volcanoes (San Francisco Chronicle, December 2003)

Project to drill into Earth fault: An ambitious project by scientists in the US to try to predict earthquakes will go ahead thanks to a $20m grant from the National Science Foundation (BBC News, December 2003)

Ambitious Earth Sciences Project Aims to Crack Mysteries of Continents (Physics Today, December 2003)

NSF Awards $219 Million Over Five Years for Earthscope Project: Far-Reaching Geosciences Effort to Understand the North American Continent (NSF Press Release, October 2003)

Planetary science: Mission to Earth's Core (Nature Journal, May 2003)

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