At the Tangshan Earthquake Museum, a replica of what is believed to be the world’s first seismoscope stands in stark contrast to haunting images of rubble. The barrel-shaped contraption, nearly 2,000 years old, has a built-in pendulum connected to levers intended to cause a bronze ball to spring...
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, 2011 left the city wrecked and its residents emotionally fraught. Having just started a PhD in temporary architecture and participatory urbanism, Barnaby Bennett relocated to Christchurch from his then-home in Melbourne, Australia. Show More Summary
The $206 million April-June profit defied analysts’ expectations for a loss due to weak image-sensor sales and the costs from recent earthquakes.
Regulators in Oklahoma are working to manage an expanding local insurance market, as the frequency of earthquakes in the state has leaped and created an unprecedented risk in the state.
40 years ago yesterday, on July 28th, 1976, the Great Tangshan Earthquake demolished an area that millions of people called home. [ more › ]
Last week, General Motors reported record profits for the second quarter of 2016. This was despite 70% of GM’s suppliers suffering negative impacts to the earthquake in Japan in spring of this year. GM, as well as many other leading company, are showing that financial success requires strong supply chain risk management.
LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck 20 kms (12.4 miles) off the east coast of Japan on Wednesday night, the United States Geological Survey reported.
Tens of thousands of Nepalese still living in tents following set of devastating earthquakes in 2015
According to conspiracy theorists, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was shut down last April due to fears of global devastation after it triggered a monster earthquake in the South Pacific Ocean that “shook the entire planet like a...Show More Summary
Tilted pillars, cracked steps, and sliding stone canopies in a number of 7th-century A.D. temples in northwest India are among the telltale signs that seismologists are using to reconstruct the extent of some of the region's larger historic earthquakes. In their report published online July 27 in Seismological Research Letters, Mayank Joshi and V.C. Show More Summary
A new book from CSPO: The latest volume in "The Rightful Place of Science" series is a cutting-edge look at the changing relationship between science and the public. From people describing their experience of earthquakes in order toShow More Summary
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck about 73 km (45 miles) southeast of the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The nuclear disaster at Fukushima is far from over. Even though five years have passed since an earthquake and tsunami caused a catastrophic nuclear melt-down, nothing has been decided yet on how to extract the melted nuclear fuel or how to decommission the crippled Fukushima Daiichi (No 1) and Daini [...]
GLENN POSTED ON EARTHQUAKES: Here’s an article on super volcanoes. “Hulking geological behemoths.” One quarter of the world’s super volcanoes are in the US. When they erupt they erupt fast. Guess they feel the…burn…
YOU MAY WANT TO KEEP SOME TOOLS AND SURVIVAL SUPPLIES IN A SHED, DECK BOX, OR SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY WON’T BE BURIED IF YOUR HOUSE COLLAPSES: Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?
One thing you can say for California is that its impressive diversity also extends to disasters. San Francisco houses built on loose ground sustain damage in the massive 1906 earthquake. Compared to other damage from the 7.8 magnitude temblor, this was minor. Show More Summary
A magntiude 3.0 earthquake struck on the Arizona-New Mexico border just before 7 am this morning, and residents in both states report feeling it. The preliminary epicenter calculated by the USGS is about 3-4 miles south of Duncan Highway - US70 between Lordsburg and Safford. Show More Summary
A lot, it turns out. But not for very long.
@ Grant Miller Photography It sounded like a train rolling through a station or a powerful earthquake shaking the historic Central High School of Little Rock as three world leaders looked up with three members of the famous Little Rock Nine and everyone else in the auditorium. Show More Summary
From underground musical pipes to swaying metal rods and strategically planted trees, these megaprojects could conquer earthquakes and tame tsunamis