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Article ID: 530916

Scientists Report on Last Summer's "Stealth" Tsunami

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Though categorized as magnitude 7.8, the earthquake could scarcely be felt by beachgoers that afternoon. A low tide and wind-driven waves disguised the signs of receding water, so when the tsunami struck, it caught even lifeguards by surprise. That contributed to the death toll of more than 600 persons in Java, Indonesia.

Released:
18-Jun-2007 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 529906

Real-Time Seismic Monitoring Station Installed Atop Active Underwater Volcano

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This week, researchers will begin direct monitoring of the rumblings of a submarine volcano in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. On May 6, a team of scientists led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) installed a new underwater earthquake monitoring system on top of Kick"˜em Jenny, a volcano just off of the north coast of the island nation of Grenada.

Released:
10-May-2007 5:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 529864

Bridges Will Rock -- Safely -- With New Quake Design

University at Buffalo

Bridges that "dance" during earthquakes could be the safest and least expensive to build, retrofit and repair, according to earthquake engineers at the University at Buffalo and MCEER.

Released:
9-May-2007 4:25 PM EDT
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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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