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Earthquake Observatory in Northern Chile to monitor the last seismic gap

15.03.2010|Potsdam:
German-Chilean monitoring of high-magnitude quakes 
The high-magnitude earthquake of 27.2.2010 in southern Central Chile closed one of the two remaining seismic gaps at the South American plate boundary. After the quake of...

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Earthquake in Chile - a complicated fracture

08.03.2010|Potsdam:
The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on 27 February this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences found out. Quakes with such magnitude virtually penetrate the...

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Bridging Geosciences in the Berlin-Brandenburg Region

03.03.2010|Potsdam:
On Wednesday, 03 March 2010, the Humboldt University Berlin, the Free University Berlin, the Technical University Berlin, the Berlin Museum of Natural History, the University of Potsdam and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German...

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Geothermal Energy and CO2-Storage: competing use of the underground?

10.02.2010|Potsdam:
The fight against the CO2 emissions can be applied at two places: First of all, forms of energy can be used, which yield either no, or only very small amounts of carbon dioxide emissions, for example geothermal energy. Secondly...

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Exercise in the case of emergency

25.01.2010|Potsdam:
An international workshop on “Tsunami Early Warning in the Indian Ocean” has been opened today in Indonesia in the frame of the GITEWS-project in cooperation between the GFZ Potsdam/Germany and the BMKG Jakarta/Indonesia, in...

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The seismic gap south of Istanbul

17.01.2010|Potsdam:
The chain of earthquakes along the North Anatolian fault shows a gap south of Istanbul. The expected earthquakes in this region represent an extreme danger for the Turkish megacity. A new computer study now shows that the tensions...

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GFZ Laboratory container (BUGLab) back from its maiden voyage to the Barents Sea

08.01.2010|Potsdam:
On November 14th 2009 the Norwegian research vessel „H.U. Sverdrup II“ with the GFZ Laboratory container on board started from the Norwegian port Tromsø on a scientific expedition, sponsored solely by the Swedish oil company Lundin...

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Greenland ice is melting - even from below

Greenland ice is melting - even from below
07.08.2013|Potsdam: The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere. This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an...

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Sieger im FameLab-Wettbewerb Berlin-Brandenburg (only available in German)

Im FameLab Science Slam 2014 siegten in der Regionalausscheidung Brandenburg/Berlin auf dem Telegrafenberg diesmal zwei Potsdamer. Platz 1 belegte mit einem unterhaltsamen und informativen Wettbewerbsbeitrag über die Fernerkundung von Hangrutschungen...

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GFZ, UFZ und BGR veröffentlichen Standpunkte zum Fracking (only available in German)

Die Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), das Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam–Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ und das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) haben jetzt mit der sogenannten „Hannover-Erklärung“ (Anlage) ihre...

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