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Engineers Simulate Large Quake On Curved Bridge
2011-09-23 09:11:59

  Full-size pickup trucks on bridge deck to add important data to be used for new design standards Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 16-foot-high steel bridge when it shook violently in a series of never-before-conducted experiments to investigate the seismic behavior of a curved bridge with vehicles in place. The 145-foot-long, 162-ton steel and concrete bridge was built atop four large, 14-foot by 14-foot, hydraulic shake tables in the University of Nevada, Reno's...

Iceland Keeps Eye On Katla Volcano After Tremors
2011-09-07 09:33:03

  Iceland´s Katla volcano has been the site of small but increasing earthquake activity but scientists said Tuesday there is no immediate concern that the increased seismic activity will trigger a dangerous eruption. Earthquakes around Katla are common, increases in cluster earthquakes are not, reports the Associated Press (AP). “It´s one of the most feared volcanos, so we´re closely monitoring it,” Pall Einarsson of the University of Iceland told AP's...

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2011-08-23 19:03:28

  Virginia was rocked by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday that was felt all the way into New York City and beyond. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said that the 5.9-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was in Mineral, Virginia, about 100 miles away from Washington D.C. Buildings throughout Washington and New York City were evacuated, including the Pentagon. CNN reported that there is standing water from a pipe broken at the Pentagon as a result of the earthquake. The...

2011-08-18 00:00:42

Local insurance experts provide residents with earthquake safety information. Anaheim, California (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 It seems as though the last five years have been rife with natural disasters that have occurred all around the world, which is why local California home insurance agency Hall, Mahar & Associates is helping more and more local residents obtain the coverage they need to protect their houses in cases of unforeseeable damages. However, basic house insurance may not cover...

2011-08-17 03:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chengdu Institute of Care-life (ICL), Chengdu Meihuan Tech. Co., Ltd. ("Meihuan Tech.") and I. Trade International Trade Ltd. ("I. Trade") signed a strategic co-operation agreement last week. I. Trade is going to set up the earthquake early warning system in Haiti to reduce the damage and loss caused by earthquakes. Earthquake early warning is a technology that gives people alarms before the arrival of a disastrous earthquake wave to...


Latest Earthquake Reference Libraries

Pacific Ring of Fire
2013-02-19 13:18:27

The Pacific Ring of Fire, or Ring of Fire for short, is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mile horseshoe shape, it’s associated with an almost continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, volcanic arcs and/or plate movement. The Ring of Fire contains 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It’s sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the...

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2010-11-15 18:30:29

The Richter scale assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. The scale uses a base-10 logarithm by calculating the logarithm of the combined horizontal amplitude of the largest displacement from zero on a particular type of seismometer. A earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0. The moment magnitude, calibrated to give generally similar value for medium-sized...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.