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New Evidence For Regular Magnitude 8 Earthquakes On Alpin Fault
2012-07-27 13:21:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The most dangerous fault line on the island of New Zealand is the Alpine Fault. It is approximately 80 miles northwest of the islands main city of Christchurch. Research published in the prestigious journal Science, co-authored by University of Nevada, Reno's Glenn Biasi and colleagues at GNS Science in New Zealand, shows that very large earthquakes have been occurring regularly on the Alpine Fault along the southwest coastline of...

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2010-12-10 13:41:18

As the U.S. policy makers renew emphasis on the use of nuclear energy in their efforts to reduce the country's oil dependence, other factors come into play. One concern of paramount importance is the seismic hazard at the site where nuclear reactors are located. Russell A. Green, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, spent five years as an earthquake engineer for the U.S. Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Washington, D.C., prior to becoming a...

2008-10-05 03:00:09

By Meigs, Andrew Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains A New Approach to Paleoseismology. By WILLIAM BULL Oxford: Blackwell, 2007, 316 pp. Pounds 39.99 ISBN 978 1 4051 5479 9 This new book, by the author of the classic textbook Ceomorphic Response to Climate Change, provides Professor William Bull's perspective on active tectonics, surface processes, paleoseismology and active topography. Organised around six chapters ('Scrunch and stretch bedrock uplift'; 'Concepts for studies of rising...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.