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Earthquake algorithm picks up the brain’s vibrations

An algorithm used to analyse earthquakes has been adapted to pick up the natural tremors in the brain. The technique could help spot tumours and dementia

Nepal's New Constitution Leads Region in LGBTI Rights

In the midst of earthquake reconstruction and political violence in the country's south, Nepal's new constitution provides a reason for many citizens to celebrate -- particularly its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersexShow More Summary

Magnitude six earthquake strikes off central Chile: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in the Pacific off the coast of central Chile on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Here's the Drawing That Proved the Earth Has a Solid Core

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When seismology became a global science, researchers realized that there was something weird about how earthquakes traveled through the ground. At first they thought the weirdness was due to a liquid core. This drawing proved they were half right. Read more...

30 years after Mexico City quake, hundreds still live in temporary camps

On the 30th anniversary of the massive Mexico City earthquake, alarms rang out across the city to commemorate the disaster. But Marcia Vasquez needed no reminder of the Sept. 19 anniversary. Vasquez, now 52, still lives in the camp she was forced to move to after her apartment caved in three decades...

Nepal earthquake Everest survivor Sara Safari to tell her story at REI Huntington Beach

CUBA Presentation Bruce Hale, an international trip leader with the Sierra Club, will discuss "Cuba: Island Nation in Transition," with slides and narration describing his December 2014 visit. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP...

Parts of Chile Moved More Than a Meter in the Illapel Earthquake

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Illapel earthquake that hit Chile in September shifted the ground by up to 1.4 meters. That’s awfully far to move the not-so-steady rock below our feet. Read more...

Earthquake artificial intelligence knows where damage is worst

Algorithms can use seismic data and structural knowledge of buildings to judge which parts of a city will be most at risk and prioritise rescue efforts

Earthquake-Proof Cell Phone Towers Are In The Works

Your phones may still work after an earthquake—assuming the earthquake doesn't happen in the next two years. [ more › ]

Earthquake shakes Mexico City, no damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An earthquake caused buildings to shake in Mexico City and triggered quake alarms on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Quaking: Los Angeles Working on Cell Phone Network That Can Survive a Big Earthquake

Image via Daniel R. Blume/Creative Commons In December, Los Angeles (with the help of its seismologist-at-the-ready, Dr. Lucy Jones) released a hefty report chock full of recommendations on how to help the city prepare for an inevitable big earthquake...

Earthquake rupture halted by seamounts

Experts expected for some time that one of the next mega earthquakes occurs off northern Chile. But when the earth did tremble around the northern Chilean city of Iquique in 2014, the strength and areal extent of shaking was much smaller than anticipated. Geologists now publish a possible explanation.

Fracking Earthquakes “Appear” To Be A Thing, Says Oil And Gas Lobbying Organization

Communities besieged by fracking earthquakes won't get much relief from a new state-based report aimed at undercutting federal regulation Fracking Earthquakes “Appear” To Be A Thing, Says Oil And Gas Lobbying Organization was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Responding to Humanitarian Crises

According to World Vision, more than 12 million are affected by the crisis in Syria. That is far more than those affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and the Indian Ocean tsunami combined. Recent events remind us of a dark time in Europe when […]

Scientists simulate Earth's middle crust to understand earthquakes

Researchers have for the first time been able to measure a material's resistance to fracturing from various types of tectonic motions in Earth's middle crust, a discovery that may lead to better understanding of how large earthquakes and slower moving events interact.

Nepal Wants to Keep Old, Young, Disabled Off Everest

Mount Everest finally reopened last month after the deadly April earthquake, but Nepal wants to limit who is allowed to climb the peak. Officials there say they want a ban that would keep the very young, elderly, disabled, and inexperienced off the world's tallest mountain for safety and to maintain...

Trouble near top of the world: Protests strain ties between Nepal, India

6 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The passage of a long-awaited constitution in Nepal should have been a happy moment for a country still picking up the pieces from a devastating earthquake in April.

Half of Oregon’s bridges would collapse in major quake: officials

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

As Oregon comes to terms with growing evidence that an extremely large earthquake is likely to strike in coming decades, transportation authorities in the state said on Monday that half the state’s bridges could collapse when “the big one” strikes. In a worst-case scenario, a...

‘Urgent attention’ needed on spike in earthquakes possibly related to oil and gas activity

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A coalition of U.S. states warned on Monday that a spike in earthquakes potentially tied to oil and gas activity in places not typically prone to them needs urgent attention from regulators and others to protect public safety. The report to be released later on Monday by States First includes input...

Quakes hit northern Arizona

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit northern Arizona about mid-way between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon village on Saturday, Sept. 26 at about 4:14 pm, local time. [Right, orange star marks quake epicenter. Credit, USGS]Later that evening, at 9:23 pm, a magnitude 2.9 event occurred about 7 miles SSW of Kachina Village. Show More Summary

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