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At least 1 dead after earthquake rattles Italian resort island of Ischia – CBS News

August 23, 2017 |

At least 1 dead after earthquake rattles Italian resort island of IschiaCBS NewsROME — An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half … Read More

A pair of books explores American earthquakes, past and future – Science Magazine (blog)

August 15, 2017 |

A pair of books explores American earthquakes, past and futureScience Magazine (blog)Quakeland offers a guided tour of seismic hazards throughout the United States. In addition to covering earthquake hazards in the western states, Miles provides an accessible overview of midplate … Read More

Using energy-based designs to enhance earthquake hazard resistance – MIT News

August 15, 2017 |

Using energy-based designs to enhance earthquake hazard resistanceMIT NewsThe collaboration is funded by the MIT-Turkey – Boazii University Seed Fund from MIT’s International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI), a recent addition to the MISTI Global Seed Funds. A design paradigm … Read More

These 2500-Year-Old Chinese Wood Joints Make Buildings Earthquake-Proof – GineersNow (press release) (registration) (blog)

August 9, 2017 |

These 2500-Year-Old Chinese Wood Joints Make Buildings Earthquake-ProofGineersNow (press release) (registration) (blog)To be able to develop buildings that are earthquake proof nowadays a lot of time and effort is needed from architects and engineers. But there is already one country … Read More

Engineers test new building material on world’s largest quake simulator – CBS 8 San Diego

August 7, 2017 |

Engineers test new building material on world’s largest quake simulatorCBS 8 San DiegoThe structures also have what is called a rocking wall system, which is designed to recenter the a building after an earthquake. Engineers even partially wired the structureRead More

These Ingenious 2500-Year-Old Chinese Wood Joints Make Buildings Earthquake-Proof – Core77.com

July 25, 2017 |

These Ingenious 2500-Year-Old Chinese Wood Joints Make Buildings Earthquake-ProofCore77.comBut one big difference between the regions is that China, by virtue of its size and geological traits, is prone to devastating earthquakes. Ancient Chinese builders thus needed a way to create … Read More

Engineers in favour of new assessment guidelines for earthquake … – Stuff.co.nz

July 12, 2017 |

Engineers in favour of new assessment guidelines for earthquake …Stuff.co.nzEngineers say the new legislation would bring more consistency to the assessment of earthquake-prone buildings.

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Indonesia, Japan to carry out joint research on earthquake – Xinhua

July 12, 2017 |

Indonesia, Japan to carry out joint research on earthquakeXinhuaJAKARTA, July 10 (Xinhua) — Indonesia and Japan will carry out joint research on earthquake to improve capability of producing accurate earthquake prediction, an Indonesian official said here on Monday. The cooperation … Read More

New Zealand rocked by huge 6.4 magnitude earthquake – Express.co.uk

July 11, 2017 |

New Zealand rocked by huge 6.4 magnitude earthquakeExpress.co.ukThe earthquake struck at sea but emergency services quickly ruled out a tsunami threat. The NZ Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management said: There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following … Read More

The science of preparing cities for natural disasters – GreenBiz

June 13, 2017 |

The science of preparing cities for natural disastersGreenBizSwope: How have building materials influenced those hazards? … That’s what got built in city centers through the 1960s and ’70s, and it turns out to be lethal in earthquakes because the building … Read More