Earthquakes

Fukushima Clean-up Reduces Radiation Levels, But Not All

Clean-up efforts at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011, have significantly reduced radiation levels but untreated forested areas remain a problem, scientists said Thursday.
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Haiti: The Politics Of Survival

Haiti is already the western hemisphere's poorest country. Things are getting worse. Plugged In examines the political, economic and social collapse of a country has yet to recover from a devastating earthquake nearly 10 years ago. Haiti's...
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Magnitude 6.0 Quake Strikes Off Japan Coast In Pacific Near Izu Islands - Emsc

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean near Japan's Izu islands, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Tuesday.

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The ‘slow Earthquakes’ That We Cannot Feel May Help Protect Against The Devastating Ones

Earthquakes are sudden and their shaking can be devastating. But about 20 years ago, a new type of earthquake was discovered. We cannot feel them, and geologists still know very little about them, such as how often they occur. Regular earthquakes...
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New Zealand Volcano Erupts With Tourists In Its Crater Moments Before Eruption

Closer to home, earthquake swarms are being reported near Mt. Rainier and in New Madrid Seismic Zone.
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Move Over Jules Verne -- Scientists Deploy Ocean Floats To Peer Into Earth's Interior

The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the number of seismic stations around the planet. Scientists will use them to clarify the picture of the...
Related topics: Space

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Move Over Jules Verne: Scientists Deploy Ocean Floats To Peer Into Earth's Interior

The release of more than 50 floating sensors, called Mobile Earthquake Recording in Marine Areas by Independent Divers (MERMAIDs), is increasing the number of seismic stations around the planet. Scientists will use the floating array to clarify the...
Related topics: Space

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Gaining Insight Into The Energy Balance Of Earthquakes

Researchers at EPFL's Computational Solid Mechanics Laboratory and the Weizmann Institute of Science have modeled the onset of slip between two bodies in frictional contact. Their work, a major step forward in the study of frictional rupture, could...

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Mt. Rainier And The New Madrid Fault Zone Were Both Just Hit By Significant Earthquakes

Mt. Rainier And The New Madrid Fault Zone Were Both Just Hit By Significant Earthquakes Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, Mt. Rainier and the New Madrid fault zone are both shaking, and a catastrophic seismic...

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Analyzing Seismic Patterns To Forecast The Magnitude Of The Largest Earthquake Aftershocks

Earthquakes can have devastating impacts on communities all around the world. They strike without warning, often resulting in large fatalities. Since the aftershocks that follow the initial earthquake often prove to be more catastrophic than the...

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Israeli Pm Netanyahu Formally Indicted As Israel Faces Political Earthquake

( Middle East Monitor) – Nothing seems to be working for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has tried every trick in the book to save his political career and avoid a possible prison sentence. Nevertheless, for Israel’s...
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Death Toll In Albania Earthquake Reaches 51 As Search And Rescue Operations End

The focus is now on sheltering the homeless and rebuilding homesInternational rescuers searching for survivors in Durres, Albania on November 27, 2019. Photo by Dipartimento della Protezione Civile, the national body in Italy that deals with...
Related topics: Albania, World Photos, Italy

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Science Snapshots - Microbiome Matchmakers, Solid-liquid Interfaces, Undersea Earthquakes

Science Snapshots from Berkeley Lab

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Earthquake Risk Perception: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Stats

Realistic images can be more effective than statistical data for persuading people to take action in support of seismic upgrades to schools, new University of British Columbia research suggests. Seismic engineers and psychologists from UBC teamed up...
Related topics: Psychology

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The Unfinished ‘coup’: The End Of Netanyahu’s Era And The Political Earthquake Ahead

Ramzy BaroudThe reason that Netanyahu is still in power after all the setbacks and outright failures is the fact that his rivals are yet to mobilize the necessary votes and public support to oust him for good. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, World Photos

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Eu Leads International Help To Albania Quake Recovery

Dozens of structural engineers from Europe and elsewhere are heading to Albania to help rebuild the country after a devastating earthquake last month killed 51 people and destroyed thousands of buildings, officials said...
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California Is Famous For Earthquakes And Wildfires—but Don't Forget About Its Volcanoes

Margaret Mangan didn't sleep well in the weeks following the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes. The July shaking triggered a swarm of smaller tremors in the nearby Coso Volcanic Field, a cluster of lava domes and cinder cones at the northern end of...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Lava

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Underwater Telecom Cables Make Superb Seismic Network

Photonic systems can transform underwater fiber-optic cables into a dense network of seismic stations to illuminate ocean-floor earthquake zones impossible to study today, according to a new study. The scientists turned 20 kilometers of cable around...

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Earthquakes, Chickens, And Bugs, Oh My!

Computer scientists have developed two algorithms that will improve earthquake monitoring and help farmers protect their crops from dangerous insects, or monitor the health of chickens and other animals. The algorithms spot patterns in enormous...
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5.6-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Guatemalan Coast - Usgs

In early November, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that another strong 5.6 -magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala.
Related topics: Polls, Guatemala

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