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WVU professor develops system to prepare for major earthquake – Independentherald.com

May 31, 2017 |

WVU professor develops system to prepare for major earthquakeIndependentherald.comThe three-piece system consisting of filler modules wedge-like parts made to certain specifications reinforcing dowels and composite materials allows buildings and bridges to resist heavier loads, and provides a significant amount of … Read More

Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major cities – New Scientist

May 31, 2017 |

Nowcasting may help forecast big earthquakes in 53 major citiesNew ScientistIf you have a high earthquake score, and then you start seeing more small earthquakes, I’d get worried. You’re accumulating hazard, so to speak, says Rundle, who presented the team’s … Read More

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes Zambales – Philippine Star

May 31, 2017 |

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes ZambalesPhilippine StarMANILA, Philippines A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Zambales on Thursday evening, a bulletin from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said, generating possible aftershocks but no damage is expected. The tremor struck …Ring … Read More

Pakistan’s NED University tests product that enable buildings to withstand earthquake – The News International

May 31, 2017 |

Pakistan’s NED University tests product that enable buildings to withstand earthquakeThe News InternationalThe shaking table in the Department of Earthquake Engineering was used to conduct dynamic testing of these frames. The observations made during the test provided evidence of effectiveness … Read More

6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia damaging buildings; 3 people injured – CBS News

May 31, 2017 |

6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia damaging buildings; 3 people injuredCBS NewsJAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong, shallow earthquake rocked Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province Monday evening, injuring at least three people and damaging some buildings and houses. The U.S. Geological Survey said the … Read More

Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rules – Stuff.co.nz

May 31, 2017 |

Engineers welcome new seismic assessment rulesStuff.co.nzChristchurch’s earthquake damaged BNZ building on the edge of the Christchurch Square is finally down. … Structural Engineering Society spokesperson Paul Campbell said engineers were looking forward to new earthquake-prone buildings legislation.

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