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That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakes – Los Angeles Times

October 9, 2017 |

That Mexican school that collapsed? It was a brittle concrete building a type known to be vulnerable in quakesLos Angeles TimesTo structural engineers, it’s no mystery why the earthquake in Mexico this week turned a school into a death trap: … Read More

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico – Waco Tribune-Herald

September 25, 2017 |

New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery MexicoWaco Tribune-HeraldCORRECTS TO CLARIFY SITUATION WAS AN EVACUATION – Rescue workers and volunteers stand in the middle of the street after an earthquake alarm sounded and a small tremor was felt during rescue operations … Read More

San Francisco still has 484 delinquent ‘soft-story’ buildings – Curbed SF

September 19, 2017 |

San Francisco still has 484 delinquent ‘soft-story’ buildingsCurbed SFBy September 15 of next year, owners of tier-four buildingsany building containing ground floor commercial uses or any building in a mapped liquefaction zonemust have their own applications submitted, the last of … Read More

Improving the imperfect science of earthquake prediction – Cosmos

September 15, 2017 |

Improving the imperfect science of earthquake predictionCosmosEarthquake prediction is a notoriously risky yet simultaneously vital pursuit. Models for estimating when, where and how hard a quake might hit rest on two theoretical pillars: the Omori and Gutenberg-Richter power laws. The … Read More

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society 50th Anniversary Symposium – Geosynthetica.net

September 13, 2017 |

Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society 50th Anniversary SymposiumGeosynthetica.netThe Thai Geotechnical Society will host the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society’s 50th Anniversary Symposium. The international event, featuring 35 invitation-only presentations, will be held 14 15 September 2017 at the Asian Institute of Technology … Read More

Unusual Mexico earthquake may have relieved stress in seismic gap – Science Magazine

September 13, 2017 |

Unusual Mexico earthquake may have relieved stress in seismic gapScience MagazineWhen Vlad Manea heard about the deadly magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck the coast of Mexico’s Chiapas state on 7 September, he was stunned, but not altogether surprised. A geophysicist at … Read More