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  • Seattle earthquake: 4.6 magnitude tremor strikes one week after California quake | Newsweek
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale hit Washington state in the early hours of Friday morning. Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • 4.6 earthquake shakes Seattle region overnight | The Seattle Times
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shook Seattle and the Puget Sound region just before 3 a.m. Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey. Joan Gomberg, affiliate professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • UW seismologist Bill Steele on the Monroe earthquake | KING 5
    Friday, July 12, 2019
    University of Washington seismologist Bill Steele discusses the Monroe quake, early warning systems and what we can expect next. Read More
  • Northwest seismologists see lessons learned from California quakes | KNKX
    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    Seismologists in the Pacific Northwest have been getting a lot of calls in recent days after a major earthquake rattled remote Southern California over the Fourth of July weekend. No one was killed, but the event raised many questions. Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and a professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Students try their hand at a Mars mission | Renton Reporter
    Monday, July 8, 2019
    Local students are going to try their hand at putting people on Mars. Three talented Renton students are moving onto phase two of the Western Aerospace Scholars, after success in phase one of the course, created by NASA and the University of Washington. Read More
  • Saturn's icy moon Enceladus 'has all the ingredients for alien life,' scientists say | Yahoo! News
    Friday, June 28, 2019
    Geyser-like plumes of ice which erupt from the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus have offered a new hint that life could lurk in the moon's subsurface ocean. Lucas Fifer, a graduate student in Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Could these stones from Africa have beginnings beyond Earth? | History Channel
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Mysterious rocks are examined for their potential connection to extraterrestrial life. Peter Ward, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is interviewed. Read More
  • Astrobiologists say Saturn's moon Enceladus may offer a 'free lunch' | GeekWire
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    The sea that lies beneath the icy surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, could provide even more fuel for extraterrestrial organisms than previously thought. UW doctoral student Lucas Fifer is quoted, and professor David Catling and research assistant professor Jonathan Toner, both of the UW Department of Earth and Space Sciences, are mentioned. Read More
  • Eric Steig in Science on "How fast will the Antarctic ice sheet retreat?"
    Monday, June 10, 2019
    Loss of Antarctic ice is contributing to sea level rise, but how fast this will occur in the future remains unknown. Eric Steig provides his perspective on the latest research, in the journal Science. Read More
  • On the Importance of Scientific Meetings
    Friday, June 7, 2019
    Geological Society of America interviews PhD alumna Jillian Schleicher Read More