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National Cathedral’s Repair Work: Finials, Finance and Faith

9 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Washington National Cathedral, a fixture of American politics and religion, is still trying to rebound from recession and a damaging earthquake.

Driving Through the Most Dangerous Plate Boundary in the World: A Compilation of Fear(somely cool geology)

31 minutes agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

Without a doubt, subduction zones are the most dangerous plate boundaries on the planet. Divergent plate boundaries produce earthquakes and occasional volcanoes, but nothing on the fearsome scale of the calderas and stratovolcanoes and magnitude 9 earthquakes experienced at convergent boundaries. Show More Summary

The amazing story of a tsunami survivor who turned into a soccer star

20 hours agoNews : BlogPost

More than a decade ago, Martunis, a young Indonesian boy, was lucky to be alive. Now, he's the subject of a really unlikely feel-good story. On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake triggered an epic tsunami in the Indian Ocean that crashed against the shores of 14 countries. Some 230,000 people were killed by the merciless wave. […]

China air force uses drone for first time in Xinjiang quake

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force dispatched a drone to the site of an earthquake in the far western region of Xinjiang on Friday to help in monitoring work, in what it said was the first time it had used an unmanned aircraft for such a task.

This civil engineer is building houses to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes

Elizabeth Hausler Strand founded Build Change, a nonprofit, to bring in the (literal) reinforcements when natural disasters strike.

China struck by magnitude 6.5 earthquake in western Xinjiang

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook buildings in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, sending people out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 Shakes China

China's Western region of Xinjiang hit an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1, said the US Geological Survey.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits China's western Xinjiang: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit China's western province of Xinjiang on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Earthquake: 3.4 quake strikes near Brawley

A shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported Thursday afternoon two miles from Brawley, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:38 p.m. PDT at a depth of 6.8 miles.

Can This Capsule Help You Survive A Tsunami?

Aerospace engineers have built a reinforced pod that they believe will protect inhabitants from the biggest storms in the world. The 2011 T?hoku earthquake triggered a tsunami off Japan's coast that killed almost 16,000 people and injured 6,000 more. Show More Summary

Tottenham Send Letter to Young Fan Who Lost Her Life in Malaysian Earthquake

Sonia Jhala tragically lost her life in the recent Malaysian earthquake at the age of just 12. The young girl from Singapore was on a school trip when the tragedy struck. She was also a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur, and when the club heard the news, they wrote a touching letter to her family. Show More Summary

Nepal Earthquake: Preparing and Planning for the Next Disaster

Humanitarian responses and relief need to be quick, effective and correctly focused to be able to save as many lives as possible. UNU-EHS's Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson discusses Nepal's recent earthquake and some important new disaster risk reduction approaches that are key to a future where the impact of such occurrences doesn't continue to mount.

Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland

A new earthquake swarm started off the coast of Iceland, the radius around a Japanese volcano has been evacuated, and the Fuego volcano in Guatemala has a plume more than three miles high! The post Eruption Update: Explosions at Hakone and Fuego, Swarm off Iceland appeared first on WIRED.

In Oklahoma, Fracking Companies Can Now Be Sued Over Earthquakes

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected efforts by the oil industry to prevent earthquake injury lawsuits from being heard in court. The post In Oklahoma, Fracking Companies Can Now Be Sued Over Earthquakes appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Helium finding adds new wrinkle to Newport-Inglewood fault

When Jim Boles went to the Santa Fe Springs oil field three years ago to study helium samples, he wasn't thinking about earthquakes. As a researcher in petroleum geology and geochemistry, Boles was studying why the temperatures were so hot underground.

What It Is Like To Be In The Neighborhood Of Tibet's Exiled Spiritual Leader,The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama opened Britain’s first Buddhist Community Center June 29, 2015, in the town of Aldershot, southwest of London. He offered prayers for victims of the recent Nepalese earthquake in a British army town housing many families of serving and former Nepalese Gurkhas. Tickets for a talk the Dalai Lama was [...]

This $50 Alarm Could Give Millions Of People More Warning Ahead Of Earthquakes

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When an earthquake strikes, survival is often a question of a matter of seconds, and yet in-home earthquake alarms are prohibitively expensive. Currently, Japan is the country that has the most comprehensive nationwide system that warns its citizens when a tremor is heading their way. Show More Summary

Huge Helium Leak Balloons Earthquake Fears in Los Angeles

If the oarfish, purple giant sea slugs, dolphins and tuna crabs washing up dead on the shores of southern California didn’t scare you, maybe this will. Geologists monitoring a portion of the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin have found unusual leaks of helium-3 (3He),...

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