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2014-01-17 23:01:16

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) now under construction at Bob HopeAirport in Burbank is one of the most engineered to withstand a massive earthquake such as the6.7-magnitude quake that hit Northridge 20 years ago, reports earthquake and structural engineering firm Miyamoto International. BURBANK, California (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Of all the buildings in the Los Angeles Basin, the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) now under construction at Bob Hope...

NASA JPL Scientist Reflects Last Big Quake In Los Angeles
2014-01-17 09:14:01

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault (a crack in Earth's crust that does not reach the surface) about 11 miles (18 kilometers) beneath Reseda, in California's San Fernando Valley about 20 miles (31 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The resulting magnitude 6.7 earthquake, known as the Northridge earthquake, became the...

2014-01-13 20:20:22

Turning the unimaginable into triumph, NATEL ensured the future of employees and their families through determination, courage, and blind faith. CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Northridge earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley on January 17, 1994, NATEL suffered major damage. The microelectronics manufacturer's headquarters was devastated by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake, one of the worst earthquakes in U.S. history. The Northridge earthquake killed 61...

Google Street View Tool Used To Record Earthquake Damage
2013-10-30 11:13:09

Seismological Society of America 2009 L'Aquila quake's destruction revealed through contrast of images A scientist from Cologne University has used Google's online street view scans to document the damage caused by the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake and suggests that the database would be a useful tool for surveying damage caused by future earthquakes. The findings are published in the November issue of the Seismological Research Letters. The magnitude 6.3 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in the...

Earthquakes Have Largest Impact On Health Than Other Natural Disasters
2011-11-04 11:38:33

Researchers say that earthquakes have a bigger impact on health than other natural disasters like floods and hurricanes. The researchers said earthquakes have caused over 780,000 deaths in the past decade.  They also said that for every person killed in an earthquake, three others are injured. There are over a million earthquakes around the world each year, and many of the world's major cities are on fault lines. The team said that depression can be the most common problem after...

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2009-07-09 16:10:00

A destructive earthquake will strike a lone, wooden condominium in Japan next week, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Michael Symans will be on site to watch it happen.Symans is among the team of researchers who will converge in the Japanese city of Miki to perform the largest earthquake simulation ever attempted on a wooden structure. The multi-university team, led by Colorado State University,  has placed a seven-story building "” loaded with sensing equipment and...

2009-04-06 10:00:42

A U.S. civil engineer says she designed and built a straw bale house that has survived a major earthquake simulation. University of Nevada-Reno alumna Darcey Donovan said she built the full-scale, 14-by-14-foot house, complete with gravel foundation and clay plaster walls. The house was subjected to 200 percent more acceleration-shaking than was recorded during the 1994 Northridge, Calif., earthquake -- the largest measured ground acceleration ever recorded in North America. After a series of...

2009-04-03 12:00:22

Innovative design used in Pakistan withstands experiment at University of Nevada, RenoIt huffed and puffed, but the 82-ton-force, earthquake-simulation shake table could not knock down the straw house designed and built by University of Nevada, Reno alumna and civil engineer Darcey Donovan.The full-scale, 14-by-14-foot straw house, complete with gravel foundation and clay plaster walls, the way she builds them in Pakistan, was subjected to 200 percent more acceleration/shaking than was...

2009-01-17 16:49:42

Thousands of so-called soft-story apartments in California remain vulnerable to earthquakes, experts say. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that just 800 of 20,000 such buildings in Los Angeles have been retrofitted since the Northridge earthquake in 1994, when the Northridge Meadows apartment complex collapsed, killing 16 people. The state Seismic Safety Commission says only one county and about a dozen cities, including Los Angeles, have even begun to address multi-unit buildings that...

2008-10-06 12:00:26

In April, a group of scientists and engineers, working with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), released an official forecast of California earthquake probability, and the findings were frightful: They suggest a better than 99% chance of an earthquake measuring 6.7 or greater hitting the state sometime in the next 30 years, and a 46% chance of one posting a 7.5. (The Northridge quake, which claimed at least 60 victims and rang up $25 billion in damage, registered a 6.7.) The Chino Hills,...


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