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2014-03-27 11:09:39

Test shows it could have accurately forecasted flooding in NYC during Sandy The water that surged into the intersection of New York City’s Canal and Hudson streets during Hurricane Sandy—to choose just one flood-ravaged locale—was ultimately driven ashore by forces swirling hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic. That simple fact shows not only the scale and power of a tropical cyclone, but the difficulty of modeling and forecasting its potential for coastal flooding on the fine...

Deadly Washington Landslide Was Not Caused By An Earthquake: USGS
2014-03-27 11:11:19

[ Watch the Video: Landslide Hazards ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large landslide in northwest Washington that buried some 30 houses and killed at least two dozen people on March 22, 2014 may have been erroneously blamed on a minor earthquake that reportedly struck the area several days prior to the disaster. Shortly after a press briefing by Snohomish County Emergency Management’s John Pennington was issued on Tuesday announcing that a 1.1 magnitude...

2014-03-27 08:41:10

Contributions from Loeber Motors have positive impact on daily life for 2013 Philippine Typhoon victims CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Despite the catastrophic disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan that dismantled the lives of millions who call the Philippine Islands home, slowly but surely a normal way of life is returning to the victims. When the storm was spotted in the fall of 2013 many of the members from small communities and villages of the Philippine Islands, that...

2014-03-27 04:20:08

Okinawa-based JAL Group airline to replace 737-400 fleet with Next-Generation 737-800s SEATTLE, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Japan Transocean Air (JTA) announced the airline's selection of 12 Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. The selection, valued at $1.1 billion at list prices, will mark the start of the airline's fleet renewal program with the new airplanes scheduled to enter into service from 2016. As part of the agreement, JTA will have the flexibility to...

2014-03-26 23:34:18

An independent evaluation of PathoGenetix, Inc.’s rapid bacterial strain typing technology by contract testing lab Marshfield Food Safety found greater ease-of-use and increased accuracy in Salmonella strain typing with the RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System compared to current identification methods. WOBURN, MASS (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 PathoGenetix, Inc., developer of an automated system for rapid bacterial strain typing, announced today that Marshfield Food Safety, LLC, a full...

2014-03-26 23:32:53

Secure your home during springtime renovations with tips from McGruff® and AlertID. Arlington, VA and Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Once spring has sprung people begin to clean, remodel, and repair their homes after another year of wear and tear. Making home improvements is a sound investment and an invaluable way to protect your loved ones. The National Crime Prevention Council and AlertID encourage residents to consider safety measures that will protect their homes and...

2014-03-26 23:31:05

Candidates Can Acquire NCCCO Rigger Level I and Signalperson Certification Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC), in association with the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and our training and testing partner, ETS, is offering a comprehensive crane safety training/testing program to take place during the week of April 28 through May 1, 2014. The program is designed to prepare the student and enable the student to...

2014-03-26 23:26:56

While federal guidelines do not specify what type of materials must be utilized to manufacture the wheel chocks used in industrial settings, a white paper just released from Checkers Industrial Safety Products provides evidence that urethane provides far greater benefits than another popular material: rubber. Broomfield, Colorado (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 “We have been engineering and manufacturing safety equipment for over 25 years,” says Steve Henry, Founder, Senior Advisor and Board...

2014-03-26 23:25:23

Social media marketers turn to new tools and services for Facebook Management. Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 According to an article written by Business Insider on March 14, 2014, Google recently announced that it is shifting attention away from its WildfireApp platform and will focus instead on its DoubleClick advertising program. Businesses looking to transition away from Wildfire are choosing ShortStack, a self-service custom app building platform, as an alternative for their...

2014-03-26 23:21:29

Chuck DeLouis, vice president of product management at Intronis Inc., is available to comment on the importance of data protection and backup, particularly for SMBs. Chuck has more than 30 years of experiences in data protection and security. Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 What: World Backup Day will be on March 31. World Backup Day was first introduced in March 2012 to inspire the public to make regular backups of their data and files. Today, more than ever, data loss occurs when...


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Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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