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May 28, 2016

Seismic Response of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls

May 6, 2016 — Use of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete in construction will allow for the use of less and simpler steel reinforcement while maintaining good structural behavior and potentially reducing the amount of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. Now a team of researchers has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge ... read more

Induced Earthquakes Come Under Closer Scrutiny

Apr. 20, 2016 — On March 28, the US Geological Survey issued a one-year seismic forecast for the United States that for the first time includes ground-shaking hazards from both natural and human-induced ... read more

Natural Disasters Since 1900: Over 8 Million Deaths, 7 Trillion US Dollars

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than seven trillion US dollars economic damage and eight million deaths via natural disasters since the start of the 20th century. These figures have been calculated using a database called ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A scientist has developed a hi-tech animation of millions of years of tectonic plate movements that could lead to new mineral discoveries and help predict volcanic ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a way to forecast earthquakes based on slow fault movements caused by moving sub-layers of the Earth. The study may have major significance on the prediction of ... read more

Researchers Reproduce Mechanism of Slow Earthquakes

Mar. 31, 2016 — Up until now, catching lightning in a bottle has been easier than reproducing a range of earthquakes in the laboratory, according to a team of seismologists who can now duplicate the range of fault ... read more

Fracking -- Not Wastewater Disposal -- Linked to Most Induced Earthquakes in Western Canada

Mar. 29, 2016 — A survey of a major oil and natural gas-producing region in Western Canada suggests a link between hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' and induced earthquakes in the ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — How does the ice on the polar caps change? And which are the geological characteristics of the Earth's crust beneath? Geophysicists will be able to answer these questions in the future using ... read more

Continuous Leaking of Radioactive Strontium, Cesium from Fukushima to the Ocean

Mar. 10, 2016 — Scientists investigated the levels of radioactive strontium and cesium in the coast off Japan in September 2013. Radioactive levels in seawater were 10 to 100 times higher than before the nuclear ... read more

Faults Control the Amount of Water Flowing Into the Earth During Continental Breakup

Mar. 7, 2016 — New light has been shed on the processes by which ocean water enters the solid Earth during continental breakup. New research shows a direct link on geological timescales between fault activity and ... read more

Invigorating Japanese Energy and Environmental Policy Five Years After Fukushima

Mar. 2, 2016 — Japanese researchers call for increased interdisciplinarity and internationalization in Japanese energy and environment research to provide effective scientific advice and invigorate Japanese energy ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — The role that geological rock formations offshore of Japan played in producing the massive 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake -- one of only two magnitude nine mega-earthquakes to occur in the last 50 years ... read more

Earthquake Research in New Zealand on Damaged Buildings

Mar. 1, 2016 — In 2010 and 2011, the Canterbury region of New Zealand experienced an extended sequence of earthquakes, with the two most prominent events occurring on September 4, 2010 (Darfield earthquake, MW 7.1) ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — An earthquake involving a system of small faults can be more damaging than a single ... read more

Feb. 12, 2016 — Sensor networks to detect earthquakes are expensive, and many nations have only rudimentary seismic networks. Seismologists have now developed an app that turns smartphones into sensors to collect ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team. Diking can occur all over the world but most often ... read more

Protect Your Chicago Water Heater Against Earthquakes? There's a Better Bet

Feb. 9, 2016 — 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 ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Seismologists studying a massive crack in the ground that appeared north of Menominee, Michigan in 2010 now think they know what the unusual feature might ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the Los Angeles area and other regions in ... read more

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