Plans to complete long-delayed constitution come as many Nepalis focus on rebuilding following devastating earthquakes.
“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...
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
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 »
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake has hit off the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
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...
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
We talked to the nice people running around Capitol Hill Block Party and ask them what scared them more.
Kathryn Schulz felt bad about giving us all nightmares, so she provides some clarification and practical tips in a new essay.
Forget tornadoes: Thanks to fracking, Oklahoma is all about earthquakes now.
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 […]
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...
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban responds to the post-quake crisis in Nepal with brilliant design.
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.
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. […]
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province Papua, though there were no initial reports of injuries
No injuries or damage was reported, but frightened residents fled their homes
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 strikes west of provincial capital Jayapura.
(Reuters) - A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey said.