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Slipping Towards a Better Understanding of How Earthquakes are Generated

Earthquakes continue to cause tremendous damage and casualties around the world. Contrary to other geophysical hazards, such as storms and floods, seismic hazards still elude short-term prediction. This is due, on the one hand, to our limited understanding of how rocks deform and break; and on the other hand, by the difficulty of probing Earth's interior to determine the physical parameters of a given fault.

How Present-Day Land Ice Melting Causes Ocean Floor Deformation - A Perspective

625 million people worldwide live in low elevation coastal zones (LECZ). By 2060, the LECZ population is likely to approach 1.4 billion people. These low-lying coastal regions, many of them in Southeast Asia (>70% of total LECZ population), are vulnerable to sea-level rise brought about by climate change.

This new global database contains 1344 sea-level index points derived from multi-proxy evidence to delimit global sea-level (GSL) trends over the past ~3000 years.

Interview with Assistant Professor Koh Tieh Yong about the extreme weather episodes in the world.

GeoTouch is a multi-touch display and information portal developed by the Earth Observatory of Singapore.

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