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New Maps Make Aftershocks Look Scarier Than the Main Quake – WIRED

April 26, 2016 |

New Maps Make Aftershocks Look Scarier Than the Main QuakeWIREDIf you compare Japan’s quake to Haiti’s, which was similar, you see how valuable preparing and building structures that respond well to shaking can be, says Hayes. Over 300,000 people died … Read More

The High-Tech, Low-Cost World of Tunnel Building – Wall Street Journal

April 26, 2016 |

The High-Tech, Low-Cost World of Tunnel BuildingWall Street JournalCities are going down. To manage relentless growth, urban centers are expanding underground at an unprecedented pace. But it isn’t just the crush of humanity above the ground that is behind the … Read More

Seismic stability testing of the highest buildings in Macedonia – Artificial earthquake in Cevahir Sky City

April 19, 2016 |

The concept: The organizer of this event is IZIIS, with Cevahir being the facilitator. The primary motive being: To perform a test and check the safety of the claimed highest buildings in Macedonia. The secondary motive being: To perform the … Read More

City releases list of LA apartments that need earthquake retrofitting. What happens next? – 89.3 KPCC

April 19, 2016 |

City releases list of LA apartments that need earthquake retrofitting. What happens next?89.3 KPCCTo that end, the city of Los Angeles has released a list of 13,500 apartments and condominiums classified as “soft-story” structures that need to be retrofitted to … Read More

Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises To Over 400, Billions In Damage – Huffington Post

April 19, 2016 |

Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises To Over 400, Billions In DamageHuffington PostFears of looting spread as in Portoviejo people stole clothes and shoes from wrecked buildings and police tried to control crowds. A former social security building was ransacked for … Read More

More earthquakes to follow? Earth on ‘quake mode’ again – Economic Times

April 19, 2016 |

More earthquakes to follow? Earth on ‘quake mode’ againEconomic TimesSeismic retrofitting is a major endeavour that requires bolting an older building to its foundation so it doesn’t shake apart in an earthquake. But depending on a building’s age and what … Read More

First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic code – The Corsair

March 28, 2016 |

First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic codeThe CorsairAccording to a 2006 study conducted by John A. Martin & Associates, the Corsair Stadium has numerous structural flaws that leave the stands vulnerable to serious earthquake damage. Two … Read More

Surviving a Tsunami – KCTS 9

March 28, 2016 |

Surviving a TsunamiKCTS 9The design of the new school includes four reinforced vertical evacuation towers that can withstand a magnitude nine or greater earthquake and tsunami, she explains. It’s the first vertical tsunami evacuation structure in the whole of North … Read More

Saving Lives Using the

March 28, 2016 |

Saving Lives Using the “Apple Seismometer”: A Tale of Two EarthquakesHuffington PostSeventeen years ago, I was a third-year engineering student at Istanbul Technical University pursuing an internship in Belgium. On August 17, 1999, … Rather, structures and objects that we … Read More

First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic code – The Corsair

March 28, 2016 |

First Structure, Last Priority: Corsair Stadium not up to seismic codeThe CorsairAccording to a 2006 study conducted by John A. Martin & Associates, the Corsair Stadium has numerous structural flaws that leave the stands vulnerable to serious earthquake damage. Two … Read More