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Article ID: 529727

When Continents Collide: Geologist Leads Tibet Study

Cornell University

Cornell geologist Larry Brown is leading the fourth stage of a nearly 15-year seismic profiling effort in Tibet. Project INDEPTH aims to discover how continents formed millions of years ago.

Released:
4-May-2007 2:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 528924

Earthshaking Images

University of California San Diego

San Diego Supercomputer Center virtual building helps engineers explore structure performance.

Released:
11-Apr-2007 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 528565

Florida Engineers Head Effort to Map California's San Andreas Fault

University of Florida

A project being completed within the next few weeks to map California's San Andreas Fault could bring the dream of forecasting earthquakes a bit closer to reality.

Released:
29-Mar-2007 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 527348

Nicaraguan Plate Movement Not Typical of Earthquake-Prone Areas

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researchers have used measurements of tiny movements in the Earth's crust to gain a better understanding of earthquake dynamics in Nicaragua, where a large quake devastated the city of Managua in 1972. Their findings confirm a prediction of movement in the Earth's surface, but show little perpendicular strain associated with the movement, indicating a lack of coupling between the converging plates despite earthquake activity.

Released:
14-Feb-2007 3:50 PM EST

Article ID: 526121

First Comprehensive Caribbean Earthquake Model

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Researchers at the University of Arkansas and Purdue University have monitored tiny tectonic movements in the Caribbean to create the first comprehensive and quantitative kinematic model describing potential earthquake activity in the region.

Released:
21-Dec-2006 12:00 AM EST
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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.

Released:
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.

Released:
7-Aug-2006 6:35 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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.

Released:
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.

Released:
23-May-2006 8:05 PM EDT

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.

Released:
13-Apr-2006 12:00 AM EDT

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