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New drone-based approach to detecting structural damage during extreme events such as earthquakes – Phys.Org

August 29, 2017 |

New drone-based approach to detecting structural damage during extreme events such as earthquakesPhys.OrgThe digital record on the condition of buildings as they exist today provides a baseline for comparison in the future as a building ages, or in the case … 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

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 Iranian and Pakistani coast is rapidly urbanising. It’s at risk of a tsumani – CityMetric

May 18, 2017 |

The Iranian and Pakistani coast is rapidly urbanising. It’s at risk of a tsumaniCityMetricIf the western part of the Makran (in Iran) also produces earthquakes and the whole Makran megathrust were to move in one go it could produce a … Read More

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds – Architecture Now

May 17, 2017 |

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study findsArchitecture NowProperty purchasers may be under-informed about the exposure of a property to damage by a natural disaster, according to researchers from RMIT University. A … Read More

USGS Lowers Seismic Hazard Forecast for Oklahoma in 2017 – Insurance Journal

April 24, 2017 |

USGS Lowers Seismic Hazard Forecast for Oklahoma in 2017Insurance JournalThis is the second year the federal agency has mapped potential ground-shaking hazards from both human-induced and natural earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S., known as the CEUS. Previous USGS … Read More

Magnitude-6.0 quake rocks parts of Mindanao – CNN Philippines

April 12, 2017 |

Magnitude-6.0 quake rocks parts of MindanaoCNN PhilippinesMetro Manila (CNN Philippines) The magnitude-6.0 quake that hit Wao, Lanao Del Sur Wednesday morning has left several structures in the municipality damaged. Lanao del Sur Local Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Officer Francis … Read More

Turkey tackles earthquake risk – ReliefWeb

April 11, 2017 |

Turkey tackles earthquake riskReliefWebEarthquakes are Turkey’s most common natural hazard, accounting for the largest share of deaths and economic losses. It was the 1999 Marmara earthquake, east of Istanbul that turned Turkey into a risk reduction leader. In the wake … Read More

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes – Space Daily

April 3, 2017 |

Satellites shed new light on earthquakesSpace Daily“There was growing evidence internationally that conventional seismic hazard models are too simple and restrictive,” said Dr Ian Hamling, a natural hazards geodesist from New Zealand research institute GNS Science and the lead author … Read More