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2014-02-14 11:01:51

Experience in American Samoa could be replicated elsewhere When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided effective disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide, according to a study from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The study found that following the tsunami, residents of the remote U.S. territory in the South Pacific relied on Fa'aSamoa or The...

2013-06-25 23:00:47

Seven new diesel generators will replace the tsunami-destroyed Satala Power Plant. Morristown, N.J. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) has won a $36 million contract to help rebuild the Satala Power Plant in Pago Pago, American Samoa, destroyed in the September 2009 tsunami. The contract, awarded by the American Samoa Power Authority (ASPA), is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s three-tiered approach to replacing the plant, which previously...

2013-04-22 10:01:52

News from the Seismological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting The greatest threat of a tsunami for the U.S. east coast from a nearby offshore earthquake stretches from the coast of New England to New Jersey, according to John Ebel of Boston College, who presented his findings today at the Seismological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting. The potential for an East Coast tsunami has come under greater scrutiny after a 2012 earthquake swarm that occurred offshore about 280...

Sumatra Earthquake May Be Largest Of Its Type Recorded
2012-09-27 08:15:20

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a report due for release tomorrow in the journal Nature, researchers from the University of Utah, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and seismologists from the United States Geological Service (USGS), contend that the massive April 11 earthquake, centered in the Indo-Australian plate, actually ripped at least 4 fault lines. The earthquake, which at its strongest point, registered an 8.7 on the Richter scale, was...

2012-03-09 10:34:54

New research to look at a tsunami´s "phantom currents" that arrive late and can cause considerable damage On the one-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami, engineers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Tsunami Research Center are working with the State of California to better understand the damaging currents caused by tsunamis. Funded by the California Geological Survey, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,...

2012-01-19 13:22:02

CEDIM publishes 2011 Damage Report — considerable economic losses Last year, earthquakes and their consequences, such as tsunamis, landslides, and ground settlements, caused a damage of 365 billion US dollars. Hence, 2011 was the year with the so far highest economic losses due to earthquakes. This is the result of an analysis submitted by James Daniell from the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). According...

7.2-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey
2011-10-24 10:33:24

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey has left buildings crumbled and a death toll of over 270 and counting. The earthquake struck a town of around 75,000 people on Sunday morning, even collapsing an 80-story building. The provincial capital Van also was struck severely by the quake, causing most of the mud brick homes to be destroyed. "Because the buildings are made of mud brick, they are more vulnerable to quakes. I must say that almost all buildings in such villages are destroyed,"...

2011-03-28 08:11:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaDetail, a leader in global primary market research for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, just completed a year of record revenue and profitability, making it one of the fastest growing market research companies in the United States. "On March 21, 2011 - the first day of spring - AlphaDetail celebrated its 10-year anniversary," announced Rishi Varma, President & CEO. The company has a long history of philanthropy,...


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