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Article ID: 525745

Researchers Learn from Analyses of Rare Tsunami Earthquake

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Analyses of a classic, slow-rupturing tsunami earthquake whose massive waves devastated the coast of Java, Indonesia, this past summer are providing insight to seismologists and engineers, who want to better understand these rare events, recommend strategies to improve safety and perhaps provide long-range forecasts of potential danger zones worldwide.

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6-Dec-2006 6:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 522571

How Cultural Beliefs Shape Natural Disaster Recovery and Preparedness

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have found that fatalistic religious beliefs can affect how people perceive risk and recover from natural disasters and how these attitudes shape the way cities are rebuilt.

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7-Aug-2006 6:35 PM EDT
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    21-Jun-2006 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 521400

San Andreas Fault Set for the "˜Big One'

University of California San Diego

A researcher investigating several facets of the San Andreas Fault has produced a new depiction of the earthquake potential of the fault's southern, highly populated section. The new study shows that the fault has been stressed to a level sufficient for the next "big one""”an earthquake of magnitude seven or greater"”and the risk of a large earthquake in this region may be increasing faster than researchers had believed.

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21-Jun-2006 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 520770

Ports Vulnerable to Devastating Earthquake Damage

Georgia Institute of Technology

U.S. ports serve as crucial gateways for international trade, but they're particularly vulnerable to damage in an earthquake. A new project led by Georgia Tech aims to develop strategies to help safeguard critical U.S. ports from earthquake damage.

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23-May-2006 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519600

Experts Available to Discuss Earthquakes

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Midwesterners are more used to tornadoes than earthquakes. But the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has some experts at the University of Missouri-Rolla thinking about threats associated with the New Madrid fault in addition to those posed by the San Andreas fault. UMR researchers are available to discuss earthquake-related issues.

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13-Apr-2006 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 518252

Instrumentation May Help Scientists Understand Earthquake Mechanics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Hundreds of earthquakes occur every day around the world, most of them underneath the oceans, while the vast majority of instruments used to record earthquakes are on land. As a result, advances in understanding basic earthquake processes have been limited by the available data.

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22-Feb-2006 3:35 PM EST
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