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Seismic attenuation imaging provides insights into subsurface structures that are complementary to velocity and conductivity images.
...the best existing geochronological constraints come from volcanic successions with little paleoenvironmental information.
Slow earthquakes are characterized by slower fault slips than ordinary earthquakes but faster than stable sliding, with various characteristic timescales ranging from seconds to years....
Delta fronts are often characterized by high rates of sediment supply that result in unstable slopes and a wide variety of soft‐sediment deformation, including the formation of...
Almost all seismic stations around the world are based on land, leaving many oceanic earthquakes undetected. Harnessing the million-plus kilometers of underwater fiber-optic cables to...
Recent paleontological work described and published a new genus and species of Paleozoic fossil plant, named "Douropteris alvarezii", that honors Professor Walter Alvarez. 
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Detecting underground voids, such as old mine workings, solution cavities in karst terrain, or unknown tunnels such as illicit cross-border tunnels, is a challenging problem for geophysics...
Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, which has been continuously erupting since 1983, began a new eruptive phase on May 3, 2018. 
Nine UC Berkeley faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
by Imke de Pater, Professor of EPS & Astronomy, in Nature, published 23 April 2018