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Engineers test new technology to protect buildings from earthquakes – 10News

February 25, 2016 |

Engineers test new technology to protect buildings from earthquakes10NewsThey used the Englekirk Center for Structural Engineering in Kearny Mesa to test the piles, which are basically giant steel screws. The Englekirk Center is home to the world’s largest outdoor shake … Read More

China Damming Lhasa River Into Artificial Lakes – Voice of America (blog)

February 25, 2016 |

China Damming Lhasa River Into Artificial LakesVoice of America (blog)Earthquake risk. Geologist Fan Xiao also says Chinese officials are ignoring the serious risk of the Lhasa River Project causing earthquakes. Some leading engineers and geologists have linked the 7.9-magnitude Sichuan … Read More

Terri Cook and Phil McKenna awarded EGU Science Journalism Fellowship – EurekAlert (press release)

February 25, 2016 |

Terri Cook and Phil McKenna awarded EGU Science Journalism FellowshipEurekAlert (press release)McKenna will use his support to “report on ongoing efforts to understand how trees, and potentially buildings, could act as seismic metamaterials, materials that can cancel or redirect damaging … Read More

Ring laser reveals subtle seismic motion – physicsworld.com

February 25, 2016 |

Ring laser reveals subtle seismic motionphysicsworld.comEarthquakes release large amounts of pent-up energy in the form of seismic waves, which propagate in all directions from the quake’s epicentre. When those waves reach the Earth’s surface they can cause the ground to … Read More

Earthquake centered near Wasco – Visalia Times-Delta

February 25, 2016 |

Earthquake centered near WascoVisalia Times-DeltaChecking the stations and equipment for damage after an earthquake is protocol, Cornett said. The safety check was concluded about an hour after the quake. In Tulare, Epps said the fire department didn’t get calls for … Read More

3.9 magnitude earthquake recorded today near Edmond – Tulsa World

February 25, 2016 |

3.9 magnitude earthquake recorded today near EdmondTulsa WorldA nearby 3.5 magnitude quake recorded hours earlier, at 8:35 p.m. Monday, about 3 miles northeast of Edmond. During the past seven days, Oklahoma has recorded 87 earthquakes. During the past 30 days, … Read More

Technology, Ancient And Modern, Can Help Buildings Survive Earthquake – NDTV

February 25, 2016 |

Technology, Ancient And Modern, Can Help Buildings Survive EarthquakeNDTVTokyo, Japan: Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. … Read More

UWI Earthquake Unit to install seismometers at six schools – Jamaica Observer

February 25, 2016 |

UWI Earthquake Unit to install seismometers at six schoolsJamaica ObserverKINGSTON, Jamaica The Earthquake Unit, at the University of the West Indies, will be installing seismometers in six schools across Jamaica, which they say will allow students, teachers and community members … Read More

Multi-Year Trend of Reduced Natural Hazard Activity Continues in 2015 – Insurance Journal (blog)

February 25, 2016 |

Multi-Year Trend of Reduced Natural Hazard Activity Continues in 2015Insurance Journal (blog)Each year CoreLogic analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of wildfire, flood, hurricane, wind, hail, tornado, earthquake and sinkhole events that occurred in the U.S. in its Natural … Read More

Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structures – Phys.Org

February 24, 2016 |

Simulations aiding study of earthquake dampers for structuresPhys.OrgEarthquake-engineering researchers at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China work to set up a structure on a shake table for experiments to study the effects of earthquakes. Purdue University civil engineering students … Read More