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Nepal pushes to finalise constitution despite concerns

Plans to complete long-delayed constitution come as many Nepalis focus on rebuilding following devastating earthquakes.

How To Survive The Cascadia Tsunami

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Thirteen thousand people will die in the Cascadia earthquake and tsunami,” reads Kathryn Schulz’s now-infamous New Yorker article. “Everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Turns out a very similar event occurred in Chile 55 years ago. What wisdom can its survivors share with residents of the Northwest? Read more...

Earthquake early warning system gets a $4 million boost from USGS

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

What if there were a way to warn people right before a big earthquake hits? Earthquake early warning system technology is already serious stuff in Japan, and a system in development for the U.S. just got some serious funding. Read the rest

Queensland And New South Wales Just Copped An Earthquake

Earthquakes aren’t really a thing in Australia. If they ever happen, they’re usually tiny. One shook residents on the border of Queensland and New South Wales this morning, however, with reports of a 5.2 magnitude quake measured off the coast. More »      

Australia’s Brisbane Area Shaken by Record Earthquake

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake has hit off the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles south-central Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled a wide area of south-central Alaska, including Anchorage, on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuri...

Four years later, Disaster Report 4 lives

Following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, Disaster Report 4 was delayed and then cancelled. A natural disaster survival series set in Japan was on obvious sore subject at the time, though it may not have...Show More Summary

Are the youth of Seattle more afraid of an earthquake or climate change?

We talked to the nice people running around Capitol Hill Block Party and ask them what scared them more.

Terrified about That Earthquake? Here’s what to do about it

Kathryn Schulz felt bad about giving us all nightmares, so she provides some clarification and practical tips in a new essay.

Oklahoma just recorded 40 earthquakes in a week

Forget tornadoes: Thanks to fracking, Oklahoma is all about earthquakes now.

Meaning Clarified

In her story about the looming earthquake that will obliterate practically all of the cool parts of the Pacific Northwest, Kathryn Schulz quoted Kenneth Murphy, the head of the FEMA division responsible for the region: “Our operating assumption is that everything west of Interstate 5 will be toast.” Alarming! Today, Schulz clarified what Murphy meant […]

Series Of Earthquakes Strikes Oklahoma Near Wastewater Disposal Wells

Earthquake swarms in the state have been tied to wastewater injection wells associated with oil and gas drilling operations. The post Series Of Earthquakes Strikes Oklahoma Near Wastewater Disposal Wells appeared first on ThinkProgr...

These Emergency Shelters Made From Earthquake Rubble Will Inspire You

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban responds to the post-quake crisis in Nepal with brilliant design.

More and bigger drilling-linked earthquakes rattle Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma on Monday as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.

The Heartfelt, Unpublishable, Captivating, Shallow, Sound, Abandoned, Reclaimed, Worthless, Most Excellent Potential Novel

Eight years ago I sat down to write a novel, because my knees are lousy, so I couldn’t do it standing. The book’s setting is San Francisco, and its inciting incident is the earthquake of 1989, which flings together—in often unseemly ways—three characters who otherwise would have remained on the periphery of each others’ lives. […]

7.0 magnitude earthquake off of eastern Indonesia

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province Papua, though there were no initial reports of injuries

Earthquake shakes remote Indonesian province

No injuries or damage was reported, but frightened residents fled their homes

A Series Of Quakes Rattle Alaska Over The Weekend

California isn’t the only state to experience an earthquake in the last week; a series of quakes reportedly rattled Alaska over the weekend as well. The first one hit on Saturday evening at approximately 11:57 p.m. According to the U.S. Show More Summary

Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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