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Japan spending $7 billion building 250-mile-long sea wall

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets :

Back in 2011 Japan suffered an 8.9 magnitude earthquake off its coast followed by a tsunami, which turned streets into a torrent of raging sea water in just 6 minutes. Nobody wants that […]

San Jose Earthquakes Keeper David Bingham Walks Off A Blow To The Head

4 hours agoSports : Deadspin

San Jose Earthquakes' goalkeeper David Bingham looked to suffer a pretty serious head injury in Saturday's game against the New England Revolution. Trying to defend a low cross, Bingham lunged toward the top of the penalty box, where his head was hit directly by the upper body of an offensive player. Read more...

How Earthquakes, Consumerism, and Social Upheaval Drive California’s Offbeat Design Legacy

10 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The recently published Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires, and Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986, edited and designed by Louise Sandhaus, is a spirited, subjective, willfully undefinitive book that highlights some 250 examples...Show More Summary

Earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude strikes in Moluccas, Indonesia: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude struck in Moluccas, Indonesia on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

“Voter turnout disparity was key in razor-thin O.C. supervisor race”

LAT: The upset marked a political earthquake in central Orange County, an ethnically diverse area dominated by Latinos in Santa Ana and Asian Americans in the Little Saigon area. It’s the only part of Orange County where Democrats hold a … Continue reading ?

Japan 2011 earthquake released tons of greenhouse gas

A new study found the amount of gasses leaked from destroyed buildings was equivalent to over a month's worth of vehicle emissions

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.6 quake strikes in Joshua Tree National Park

A shallow magnitude 3.6 earthquake was reported Friday morning 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms in Joshua Tree National Park, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:36 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 mile.

How 90,000 Lost, Damaged Photos Were Restored And Returned To Victims Of 2011 Japan Tsunami

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A picture that holds a memory is worth much more than a thousand words. Electronics company Ricoh has restored and returned more than 90,000 photos lost or damaged by victims of the March 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Through...Show More Summary

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Coalinga, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Friday morning 6 miles from Coalinga, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:30 a.m. PDT at a depth of 6.2 miles.

The Surprising Way Japan's 2011 Earthquake Is Still Changing the Climate

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The 9.0 Tohoku earthquake damaged thousands of buildings when it ripped through Japan four years ago. Much of that debris is gone now, but the broken buildings had an invisible effect, too: The earthquake released thousands of tons of ozone-destroying greenhouse gases into the air. Read more...

Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Dana Point

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Thursday morning 16 miles from Dana Point, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:09 a.m. PDT.

Laughable AGU Claim: 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami ‘spurred global warming’

From the “everything causes global warming” department….except, the effect they are claiming is miniscule compared to business as usual emissions in the USA. For example, they say in the PR: “…released 6,600 metric tons (7,275 U.S. tons) of [CFC] gases stored in insulation, appliances and other equipment into the atmosphere.” First, this plot from NOAA…

Acropolis of Athens built to withstand earthquakes

“This is an incredible construction, using ingenious solutions to insurmountable engineering and construction problems,” said Professor of Civil Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Kyriazis Pitilakis describing the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Show More Summary

Deadly Japan earthquake and tsunami spurred global warming, ozone loss

Buildings destroyed by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake released thousands of tons of climate-warming and ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere, according to a new study.

Stirring Images From Japanese Photographers Reflecting on the National Tragedy of 3/11

Four years ago today, an earthquake and tsunami hit the T?hoku region of Japan, sweeping away whole towns, killing thousands, and triggering a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The events of that day have...Show More Summary

Earthquake hits northwest suburbs

An earthquake hit the northwest suburbs near Lake in the Hills Wednesday evening, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a quake of magnitude 2.9 hit about 1-1/4 miles west of Lake in the Hills at 6:08 p.m. USGS data show that if confirmed, it would be the biggest seismic event in the Chicago area since one near a McCook quarry on Nov. Show More Summary

Heartbreak of the Day: Zayn Malik Quits One Direction, Twitter Implodes

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

The world just ended for teenage girls across the globe, or at least that’s what Twitter would have you believe. Did someone die? Was there a massive earthquake? Did they just now hear the news about Ted Cruz running for president? Nope. Show More Summary

What makes a super computer become a super computer?

Only supercomputers have the power to answer questions such as these to gain powerful scientific insights Why does a hydrogen atom ionize when it collides with an electron? How to prove Big Bang theory? Where can the next earthquake strike? … Read more  > The post What makes a super computer become a super computer? appeared first on Intel Labs.

Congress members urge $16 million to fund quake early warning system

More than 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging their colleagues to allocate $16.1 million in the next federal budget for an earthquake early warning system, which could give people as much as a minute’s warning before severe shaking arrives.

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