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Newswise: Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure

Article ID: 721018

Using Faster Computing to Better Predict Earthquake Damage to Infrastructure

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A Q&A with a Berkeley Lab scientist on how exascale computing could dramatically accelerate research and earthquake safety

Released:
18-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT
Newswise: FSU Research: Strong Storms Often Generate Earthquake-Like Seismic Activity

Article ID: 720743

FSU Research: Strong Storms Often Generate Earthquake-Like Seismic Activity

Florida State University

A Florida State University researcher has uncovered a new geophysical phenomenon where a hurricane or other strong storm can spark seismic events in the nearby ocean as strong as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake.

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15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719462

Faults' hot streaks and slumps could change earthquake hazard assessments

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Phoenix, Arizona, USA: For more than a century, a guiding principle in seismology has been that earthquakes recur at semi-regular intervals according to a "seismic cycle." In this model,

Released:
23-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: S&T is “SHAKING” Up Disaster Preparedness

Article ID: 718818

S&T is “SHAKING” Up Disaster Preparedness

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Under the guise of a fictional 7.7 magnitude earthquake, S&T deployed teams and technologies to several Shaken Fury exercise locations in the region to improve response and recovery capacities and assist state and local organizations with the adoption of new technologies and protocols.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718034

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Most people over age 50 say they’re ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven’t taken key steps to protect their health and well-being in case of severe weather, long-term power outages or other situations.

Released:
27-Aug-2019 6:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Science Network Turns Seismic Sensor

Article ID: 717831

Science Network Turns Seismic Sensor

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists used distributed acoustic sensing along a 20-mile segment of the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Dark Fiber Testbed to record seven months of passive seismic data. Their work showed how unused fiber-optic cable could serve as a highly sensitive earthquake sensor.

Released:
27-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 717942

Mumbai Students Look for Geohazards on the Horizon

Michigan Technological University

A U.S. team is in Mumbai this month working on disaster management curriculum with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). TISS is the only institution in all of Mumbai — one of the world's largest cities with 19 million people — to offer a degree in disaster management.

Released:
23-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 717200

Analyzing past earthquakes may be key to predicting future activity

Missouri University of Science and Technology

With the recent earthquakes in early July in southern California, it is more important than ever to be able to accurately predict when and where the next one will occur. A researcher at Missouri S&T is working to do just that by studying past seismic waves produced by earthquakes.

Released:
8-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Earthquake or underground explosion?

Article ID: 717109

Earthquake or underground explosion?

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments to improve the United States’ ability to differentiate earthquakes from underground explosions, key knowledge needed to advance the nation’s monitoring and verification capabilities for detecting underground nuclear explosions.

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7-Aug-2019 2:45 PM EDT

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