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New Building Design Withstands Earthquake Simulation

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Researchers at the University of Michigan simulated an off-the-charts earthquake in a laboratory to test their new technique for bracing high-rise concrete buildings. Their technique passed the test, withstanding more movement than an earthquake would typically demand.

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Engineers Part of Nationwide Effort to Make Buildings Earthquake Safe

Engineering researchers from UCSD and the University of Arizona have concluded three months of rigorous earthquake simulation tests on a half-scale three-story structure, and will now begin sifting through their results so they can be used in the future designs of buildings across the nation.

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What We Don't Know About Liquefaction Could Hurt Us

In one corner of a huge civil engineering laboratory on campus, Dr. Ronaldo Luna watches a machine shake silt from the Mississippi River until it liquefies.

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California Quake Should Serve as Reminder

Robert Olshansky, a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois, says yesterday's 5.4-magnitude earthquake that shook people up but caused relatively minor damage in Southern California should be considered a public service announcement for vigilance and preparedness.

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Expert Can Can Discuss Disasters Involving Earthquakes and Levee Breaks

David Elton is a professor of civil engineering at Auburn University and an expert on seismicity and earthquate damage.

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Experts Available to Discuss Earthquakes, Disaster Preparedness

Staff members from the Center for Community Earthquake Preparedness, housed in the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, are available to discuss earthquakes, disaster planning, damage mitigation techniques and other aspects of disaster preparedness.

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Geophysics and Earthquakes Expert Available for Comment

Northern Arizona University's Dr. David S. Brumbaugh, Director of the Arizona Earthquake Information Center, is available for comment about the earthquake in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

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Earthquake and Natural Disaster Tip Sheet

The following faculty members from The George Washington University are available to comment on earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

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Californians Should Expect Aftershocks, Expert Says

Aftershocks always occur, Elnashai says, and they may continue for a few days after such a relatively low-magnitude earthquake. Usually, with some exceptions, aftershocks are one magnitude unit below the main event.

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Fatal Mine Collapse Covered 50 Acres, Began Near Miners

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New calculations show that Utah's deadly Crandall Canyon mine collapse "“ which registered as a magnitude-3.9 earthquake "“ began near where miners were excavating coal and quickly grew to a 50-acre cave-in, University of Utah seismologists say in a report. They estimated the size of the collapse is about four times larger than was thought shortly after the time of the Aug. 6, 2007, disaster.







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