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Bernie makes history: After the New Hampshire earthquake, his “revolution” enters uncharted waters

Of course it's not over. But Bernie's big win has shifted political reality, and made conventional wisdom worthless

Robotic Roaches May Be The Future Of Earthquake Rescue

15 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Designed to safely squeeze through tight spaces, these roach-inspired robots may help save lives after earthquakes and other disasters.

Police Carry Out Quake Collapse Arrests In Taiwan: Developer’s Negligent Homicide Death Toll 39 And Rising

Police have made multiple arrests in Tainan over the shocking collapse of a high-rise apartment building, where last week a magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked the southern Taiwan city at dawn, killing 39 people and leaving hundreds injured or missing. Show More Summary

Shoddy construction suspected in Taiwan earthquake collapse

Taiwanese prosecutors suspect a 17-story building that collapsed after an earthquake Saturday was built with dubious construction methods, according to local media.The predawn 6.4 magnitude temblor in Tainan, a city of 1.8 million in Taiwan’s south, flattened the Wei Guan Golden Dragon apartment...

Investigators find discrepancies between collapsed Tainan apartment building and blueprints, developers arrested

19 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

The plot thickens on the case of the dubiously-constructed Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex that toppled over during Saturday's earthquake in Taiwan, killing dozens of residents. In addition to the eyebrow-raising presence of cooking oil and paint cans in the pillars, Tainan prosecutors have discovered a 50% cutback in materials for the building's supporting columns. [ more › ]

Construction executives arrested in collapse of building in Taiwan earthquake

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens. The district prosecutor's office in the city of Tainan said in a statement Wednesday that Lin Ming-hui...

Police Arrest Taiwanese Developer Who Built Apartments Destroyed in Earthquake

39 people died in the collapse of the building, with many more feared trapped in the rubble

The Earthquake: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Win New Hampshire Primaries

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

The stunning victories of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primaries marks the first time both parties have been so upended at the same moment. The 69-year-old casino mogul and 74-year-old socialist have changed everything. Show More Summary

Exasperated Stephanopoulos, Todd Hail ‘Political Earthquake’ in N.H.; ‘Shot Across the Bow’

In dual network special reports at the top of the 8:00 p.m. Eastern hour, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and NBC’s Chuck Todd expressed their amazement at the “political earthquake” by the New Hampshire primary victories from Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump that will serve as “a shot across the bow at both political parties” despite the polls long predicting this very result.

The destruction of Lisbon, 1755

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

In 1755, an earthquake of magnitude 8.5 -9.0 or greater struck in the Atlantic just west of Lisbon. Three separate quakes caused many of the great buildings in Lisbon to collapse to the ground. Shortly thereafter a set of three tsunamis crashed ashore and destroyed the shipping in the Tagus river. Show More Summary

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits off Chilean coast: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

After quake, Taiwan seeks detention of developers of fallen building

More than 40 people killed in the earthquake, with all but two in the actual building collapse; more than 100 still believed to be trapped

Got Science? Will Oklahoma Finally Get Serious About Fracking-Related Earthquakes in 2016?

credit: U.S. Geological Survey/photo by Brian Sherrod For years, Oklahoman homes and nerves have been rattled by a series of ever-more-frequent earthquakes: in 2015 alone, 857 earthquakes in the state registered 3.0 or more on the Richter scale. Show More Summary

Taiwan Arrests Developers After High-Rise Collapse in Quake Kills Dozens

Prosecutors in Taiwan have arrested the developers of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed after a strong earthquake which resulted in the deaths of at least 41 people, most of whom were in the housing complex.

Cooking oil cans found “reinforcing” the pillars of collapsed Taiwanese apartment

Some disturbing allegations have surfaced following a 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan on February 6th. One 16-story apartment complex, the Weiguan Jinlong, toppled over with more than 300 people inside, killing at least 24 people. This makes up the majority of total earthquake deaths in the city of Tainan, currently numbering around 40. Show More Summary

Protect your Chicago water heater against earthquakes? There's a better bet

Chicago homeowners, take note: you'll get a better return on your investment if you buy a lottery ticket when the jackpot is high, rather than pay to secure your water heater against earthquake damage. That's the conclusion of a Northwestern...Show More Summary

Developers Arrested Over Building That Collapsed In Taiwan's Earthquake

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

So far, 39 of the 41 people who died from the quake were residents of the Golden Dragon apartment building in the city of Tainan.

Taiwan earthquake: Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building

Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said Lin Ming-hui and two...

Arrest warrant issued for Taiwan building developer

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have issued an arrest warrant for the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government official said on Tuesday.

Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. Like Taiwan, Japan is quake-prone -- it suffers about a fifth of the world's most powerful tremors. Show More Summary

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