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Strange behavior of New Zealand quake suggests higher chances of ‘Big Ones’ elsewhere – Science Magazine

March 28, 2017 |

Strange behavior of New Zealand quake suggests higher chances of ‘Big Ones’ elsewhereScience MagazineA reassuring rule of thumb about earthquakes is breaking down. For decades seismologists had assumed that individual faultsas well as isolated segments of longer faultsrupture independently of … Read More

Completion of the Eastern Asia earthquake and volcanic hazards information map – Phys.Org

March 27, 2017 |

Completion of the Eastern Asia earthquake and volcanic hazards information mapPhys.OrgEastern Asia covering countries like Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines is one of the regions of the world most frequently struck by large-scale natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, … Read More

Researchers have dramatically underestimated the risk of earthquakes: Shocking new study finds ruptures travel far … – Daily Mail

March 27, 2017 |

Researchers have dramatically underestimated the risk of earthquakes: Shocking new study finds ruptures travel far …Daily MailThe main trunk railway line north of Kaikoura, New Zealand after the November 14, 2016 earthquake. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of … Read More

Earthquake expert wins award for research on severity of quake damage based on location – Waikato Times

March 27, 2017 |

Earthquake expert wins award for research on severity of quake damage based on locationWaikato TimesAn earthquake expert has created a 3D model of the land beneath New Zealand to better understand why earthquakes are more damaging in different places. Earthquake … Read More

VIDEO: WSDOT building world’s first flexible bridge – Equipment World Magazine

March 14, 2017 |

VIDEO: WSDOT building world’s first flexible bridgeEquipment World MagazineThe Washington State Department of Transportation is building an offramp from Highway 99 to South Dearborn Street in Seattle that has a flexible column designed to sustain so little damage in an … Read More

Fake shake tests foundations and patience – Stuff.co.nz

March 14, 2017 |

Fake shake tests foundations and patienceStuff.co.nz… magnitude-4 earthquake, at a distance of 10 kilometres. The blasts were used to induce liquefaction below the turf of the stadium’s 400-metre running track, to test soil-strengthening techniques that could be used to repair … Read More

The Quake that Renamed California Earthquake Country – KCET

March 10, 2017 |

The Quake that Renamed California Earthquake CountryKCETAfter the 1933 Long Beach quake building any new unreinforced brick structures was prohibited. But of course that left a lot of existing ones. In 1986 California required that these old building be reinforced … Read More

New study says Alpine Fault quake interval shorter than thought … – Taranaki Daily News

March 10, 2017 |

New study says Alpine Fault quake interval shorter than thought …Taranaki Daily NewsThere’s a 30 per cent chance of a major Alpine Fault quake in the next 50 years.

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What are the chances of a major earthquake in Southern California? – OCRegister

March 10, 2017 |

What are the chances of a major earthquake in Southern California?OCRegisterThe U.S. Geological Survey earthquake forecast maps show the risk of human-activity-induced earthquakes in Oklahoma are now as high as natural occurring earthquakes in California. Before 2016, the USGS maps … Read More

Algorithm Predicts Lab Earthquakes; Real Earthquake Prediction Could Be Next – Wall Street Pit

March 9, 2017 |

Algorithm Predicts Lab Earthquakes; Real Earthquake Prediction Could Be NextWall Street PitEvery year, thousands die from earthquakes either directly, or indirectly from the fires, landslides and tsunamis that result from it. An earthquake occurs when a fault slips, releasing a … Read More