Many thanks for your support over the years. We have decided to discontinue this blog due to re-organisations within CGS and the School of Earth and Environment.
Ekbal will continue to blog about all things related to climate and geohazards on his new site at: thepalebluedot.co.uk
Some of the content from this site will also be migrated over to his blog.
You can also follow Ekbal on twitter at @ekh_rocksci.
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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) have released a new long term earthquake forecast for the U.S. state of California. The new study revises previous estimates for the chances of having large earthquakes over the next several decades.
USGS scientists working on the project estimate the frequency of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, the size of the destructive 1994 Northridge earthquake, to occur around every 6.3 years. This is slightly larger than previous estimates of 4.8 years.
However, in the new study, the estimate for the likelihood that California will experience a magnitude 8 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years has increased from about 4.7 percent to about 7 percent.
Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (Version 3).
A start-studded 110-second film calling for us, in Shakespearean prose, to not lose what we love to climate change. Please watch and share now to #showthelove. Made by The Climate Coalition.
A very MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our blog followers!! Hope you all enjoy the festive season. We’ll be back in the New year with more blogs and posts.
Welcome to the Climate and Geohazard Services’ blog. CGS is an interdisciplinary group of experts based at the University of Leeds, UK. We are an academic research group addressing the impact associated with a changing climate, natural hazards and their contingent risks. Our expertise covers a broad range of topics from the study of climate change, earthquake and volcanic hazards to the sustainable management of water resources in Africa.
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