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  • Explosion in Finley quarry registers on earthquake sensor | Tri-City Herald
    Friday, March 15, 2019
    A seismology sensor picked up an explosion that shook the ground south of Kennewick at 8:47 a.m. Thursday morning. Amy Wright, a research scientist with the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is quoted. Read More
  • The Tibetan Plateau is more recent than previously thought
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    A new study published this week in Science shows that the Tibetan Plateau is much more recent than previously thought. Assistant Professor Alexis Licht from ESS co-authored the article. Read More
  • Learning from the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake | Q13 FOX News
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    There is something about earthquakes that has always intrigued UW Earth and space sciences professor Harold Tobin. Read More
  • UW professor part of team researching earthquakes in Japan | Q13 FOX News
    Thursday, February 28, 2019
    Harold Tobin, director of Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, just came back from a two-month research trip primarily on board a boat off the coast of southern Japan. The team consisted of 170 members, and 25 members of the team are scientists. Read More
  • Rattlesnake Ridge landslide slows as close monitoring continues | The Yakima Herald
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    The Rattlesnake Ridge landslide has slowed its descent down the ridge's western slope from a peak speed of 1.6 feet per week in the early months of last year to 0.7 foot per week, according to a geological report released earlier this month. Stephen Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • 14 percent chance of megaquake hitting Seattle, experts say | KOMO
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    There's a 14 percent chance of a magnitude 9 Cascadia earthquake hitting Seattle in the next 50 years, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates. Alison Duvall, principal investigator with the UW's M9 project and assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • An ominous (?) lull in earthquake activity
    Friday, February 22, 2019
    The last decade seems to be a lull in earthquake activity in the Pacific Northwest according to an opinion piece published in Seismological Research Letters by Research Professor Emeritus Steve Malone. In interviews on NPR radio and KGW8 TV both Harold Tobin (current Director of the PNSN) and Steve Malone (retired director) emphasize that this observation is little more than a curiosity and not an indication of likely lower or higher earthquake rates in the future.
    NPR: https://www.nwpb.org/2019/02/16/there-were-few-major-pacific-northwest-earthquakes-over-the-past-decade-what-does-that-mean/
    KGW8: https://www.kgw.com/article/tech/science/environment/pacific-northwest-in-an-earthquake-lull-according-to-new-study/283-256e42da-c161-4d46-974f-405cd4497232 Read More
  • Pacific Northwest in an earthquake lull, according to new study | KING 5
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    A new study out just this week suggests the Pacific Northwest may actually be in the middle of an earthquake "break" of sorts. Stephen Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Students: Design a drone/robot combo for a virtual moon landing, and win a free trip to NASA | The Seattle Times
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    A national competition sponsored by NASA and run by a University of Washington educational consortium is aimed at inspiring students to think about science, space travel and the history of America's journeys to the moon. Robert Winglee, director of the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline and a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted. Read More
  • The real Seattle Freeze: 'Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline' explores the compelling topography of the Puget Sound landscape | The Seattle Times
    Thursday, January 31, 2019
    Kirk Johnson and Ray Troll's new book "Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline" dives into the geological history of the Seattle area's landscape. David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is featured. Read More