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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

Magnitude 5.0 in Ohrid

July 3, 2017 |

Magnitude mb 5.0 Date time 2017-07-03 11:18:20.7 UTC Location 41.21 N ; 20.88 E Depth 10 kmRead 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

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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