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Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Unsafe Constructions Do – The Daily Star

June 13, 2017 |

Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Unsafe Constructions DoThe Daily StarIn contrast, structures anchored to bedrock or stiff soil in earthquake-prone areas suffer less damage, explained the geo-technical engineering expert. As Dhaka city is expanding outwards, the surrounding wet fields are being … Read More

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska – KRQE News 13

June 13, 2017 |

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone AlaskaKRQE News 13When the magnitude 9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake ripped through the state in 1964, there were two seismometers in Alaska. At the end of this summer, there will be 260, swathing the state … Read More

NESAC looks back at 1897 Shillong earthquake, works on alert system – The Shillong Times

June 13, 2017 |

NESAC looks back at 1897 Shillong earthquake, works on alert systemThe Shillong TimesEarthquakes take place underground and there is still so much that we don’t know, so it is very difficult to predict, he told the gathering at the workshop … Read More

Predicting a quake’s impact: Kiwi scientists model seismic waves to … – Stuff.co.nz

June 5, 2017 |

Predicting a quake’s impact: Kiwi scientists model seismic waves to …Stuff.co.nzA simulation shows how the Kaikoura earthquake moved up the country before causing Wellington offices to shake, including a call centre in the Hutt Valley, …

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UBC quake simulation tests retrofits, underscores need to upgrade older buildings – Vancouver Sun

June 5, 2017 |

UBC quake simulation tests retrofits, underscores need to upgrade older buildingsVancouver SunHowever, on inspection after the test, consulting structural engineer Graham Taylor, who has been part of the UBC earthquake research team for nearly 20 years, said such a structureRead More

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquake – Science Magazine

June 5, 2017 |

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquakeScience MagazineIt’s no easy feat to drill into the faults that cause earthquakes. Intercepting such active ruptures, which are buried kilometers beneath the surface, requires specialized … Read More

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquake – Science Magazine

June 5, 2017 |

Deep in a South African gold mine, scientists drill for the heart of an earthquakeScience MagazineIt’s no easy feat to drill into the faults that cause earthquakes. Intercepting such active ruptures, which are buried kilometers beneath the surface, requires specialized … Read More

DowAksa-protected structure proves earthquake survivability – CompositesWorld

June 5, 2017 |

DowAksa-protected structure proves earthquake survivabilityCompositesWorldCarbon fiber manufacturer DowAksa (Istanbul, Turkey) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU) have simulated an earthquake to demonstrate the ability of DowAksa’s material to lend strength to buildings in earthquake-prone regions. In a seismically

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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