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  • Your solar eclipse questions answered | KUOW
    Friday, August 18, 2017
    Bill Radke talks to Erika Harnett, research associate professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, about all things solar eclipse. Read More
  • Of all Cascade volcanoes, Mount Rainier is the most dangerous |
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    Steve Malone, UW professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences, is interviewed by's Jake Ellison about the region's volcanoes and how we're still in a period of time of lots of activity, relatively speaking. Read More
  • Stock traders' algorithm finds slow earthquakes | EARTH Magazine
    Friday, August 4, 2017
    Traders in financial markets use a variety of computer algorithms to help them decide when to buy or sell different stocks. UW geologists have now adapted one of these algorithms to improve detection of subtle slow-slip events along faults. Read More
  • Bringing our soil back to life with the latest in earth science | New Scientist
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    This author is down to earth in every sense. David Montgomery, a research geologist at the University of Washington, is one of our most eloquent and precise earth science communicators. Read More
  • Washington's forgotten volcano before St. Helens |
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    The episode at Mount Baker in 1975 set into motion a chain of events that would function as something of a dry-run for what happened in 1980 at Mount St. Helens, at least in terms of the science. Steve Malone, research professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Could the Montana earthquake really be felt in Washington? | KIRO 7
    Friday, July 7, 2017
    Is it really possible that people felt Montana's magnitude-5.8 earthquake all the way in Washington? John Vidale, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets] Read More
  • John Booker Receives AGU William Gilbert Award
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    Please Congratulate John Booker who just received The William Gilbert Award! This high honor is the top award given by the Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism section of the American Geophysical Union. It is presented annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding and unselfish work in magnetism of Earth materials and of the Earth and planets. The 2017 AGU Section and Focus Group Awardees and Named Lecturers are given here: Read More
  • Seattle Times reports Alaska Volcano Eruption detected by WWLLN lightning network
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    A 14-minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet in the Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday. Ash clouds above 20,000 feet can harm airliners flying between Asia and North America. The observatory raised the aviation alert code to “warning,” its highest level. Winds were blowing to the northeast, which would push a cloud into the Bering Sea. The observatory says the cloud was not expected to drop ash on Aleutian communities or the mainland. A cloud was not immediately spotted but the World Wide Lightning Location Network detected lightning strokes with the volcanic cloud. Read More
  • The fight to save thousands of lives with seafloor sensors | Nature News
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Geophysicists are ramping up their efforts to monitor major undersea faults for movement, and search for signs of the next catastrophic quake. The UW's Emily Roland, an oceanographer, Heidi Houston, a seismologist, and William Wilcock, a marine geophysicist, are quoted. Read More
  • Shifting water weight can trigger small earthquakes in California | Science
    Sunday, June 18, 2017
    Water shapes California powerfully, deluging the state with El Niño-generated rainfalls and drying it out with punishing droughts. Now, a new study suggests that water may play yet another role: triggering earthquakes. John Vidale, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted. Read More