Earthquakes

What's Behind Lebanon's Protest Earthquake

Beirut's streets are reverberating under massive protests. The Lebanese government can't seem to placate the protesters. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: Lebanon, Protests

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Nasa Map Reveals A New Landslide Risk Factor

In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death ... Read more
Related topics: NASA, Space

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A Convenient Collapsible Earthquake Safety Helmet

The Derucap by Taica Corporation is a super convenient safety helmet that easily pops open when needed and collapses flat when not in use. This type of protection is particularly important in places that have a high risk of unexpected natural...

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Using Faster Computing To Better Predict Earthquake Damage To Infrastructure

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab scientist on how exascale computing could dramatically accelerate research and earthquake safety

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California Rolls Out First Earthquake Early Warning System In The Us

California is the first state in the US to introduce an earthquake early warning system. The launch of the system coincides with the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which claimed 63 lives and caused another 3,757 injuries. In...
Related topics: Anniversaries

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In Defense Of The Trump Administration's Turkey-kurds Ceasefire

It's been a rough week for President Trump. His decision to withdraw approximately 1,000 American troops from northeast Syria continues to reverberate in Washington, D.C., like the aftershocks of an...
Related topics: Turkey, Syria

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California Unveils Us’ First Innovative Statewide Earthquake Early Warning System

Californians will now be able to receive earthquake alerts on their mobile devices through a smartphone app created to work hand in hand with the Golden State’s current quake system, state officials announced Thursday at a press conference in...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Lessons From Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence

The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also loaded up strain on a nearby major fault, according to a...

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A Deadly Earthquake Took Place 30 Years Ago Today In The San Francisco Bay Area — Here's What It...

The Loma Prieta earthquake took place in the San Francisco Bay Area on October 17, 1989. It killed 63 people and injured nearly 3,800 more.

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Death Toll From Earthquake In Southern Philippines Up To 5 People - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people killed by an earthquake in the Philippines’ southern Cotabato province reached five people, media reported, citing local officials, on Thursday.
Related topics: Philippines, Russia, Moscow

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California Launching Statewide Early Earthquake Warning App

On Thursday, California will make MyShake, a smartphone app that sends out early earthquake warning alerts, available to all residents. This app is the first of its kind, the Los Angeles Times reports, and is being released on the 30th anniversary...
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Anniversaries

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San Francisco Shaken By Dozens Of Earthquakes - Is A Major Seismic Event Coming?

San Francisco Shaken By Dozens Of Earthquakes - Is A Major Seismic Event Coming? Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Seismic activity in California appears to be heating up again. Could it be possible...

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‘very High Consequences’: Nuclear Safety Spotlighted As Typhoon Sweeps Fukushima Waste Into...

The powerful Typhoon Hagibis crashed its way through eastern Honshu in recent days, unleashing a tropical fury not seen in decades. The center of the storm passed near Fukushima Daiichi, where an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused a...
Related topics: Tsunami

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Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create 'stormquakes'

Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters – hurricanes and earthquakes.   They're calling them "stormquakes."   It's a shaking of the sea floor during a hurricane or nor'easter that rumbles like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake. The...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Hurricanes

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One Dead In Strong 6.4-magnitude Philippines Quake: Mayor

A child was killed in a strong 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, a local mayor said, as houses collapsed, power was knocked out and a shopping mall burst into flames.Residents evacuated homes and buildings across...
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Magnitude 4.7 Quake Shakes Part Of Central California

HOLLISTER, Calif. — A magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck a remote area of central California on Tuesday. But a seismologist said there was no connection to a slightly smaller quake hours earlier in the San Francisco Bay region.Read more...

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Strong Storms Generating Earthquake-like Seismic Activity

Researcher have uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.
Related topics: Hurricanes

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This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

Earthquakes are a fairly common occurrence in parts of Japan, so they have a tendency to think more about earthquake safety there than other places. One of the more important things to do in the event of a quake is to protect your head from falling...

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Area Of Siberia Home To World’s Largest Freshwater Reserves Rocked By Earthquake

The tremor followed an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale in Russia's mountainous Transbaikal region, about 1,000 km to the east of the epicenter of Thursday’s quake, last month.
Related topics: Siberia, Russia

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Distinguishing Earthquake Foreshocks And Aftershocks

Up to now, there was no way of predicting whether a powerful earthquake was likely to be followed by one of even greater magnitude. But the results of a study recently published in Nature by Laura Gulia and Stefan Wiemer from the Swiss Seismological...

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