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  1. Hidden 'megathrust' could cause massive earthquake in New Zealand

    Sott.net - World 10.07 / 06:10 sott.net
    An 8.4 magnitude quake off the East Coast of New Zealand could release 2000 times more energy than the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, experts say. It could cause a "megathrust" earthquake, and the dangers it poses are being discussed at a summit in Napier this week - with local councils, iwi and civil defence involved. The potential risk comes from the Hikurangi subduction zone, a massive fault line running from Marlborough and right past the East Coast where the Pacific and Australian…
  2. Human activity can trigger earthquakes, but how many? This number might surprise you

    Pbs.org - Science 10.06 / 21:25 pbs.org
    On May 12, 2008, Sichuan province, China was devastated by one of the deadliest earthquakes. To this day, scientists debate whether this earthquake was caused by the local reservoir or if it was a combination of human activity and natural fault stress. Photo by xiefei/via Adobe Earthquakes — once culturally and legally dubbed an “act of God” — are now set off by humans. Fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal can trigger these tremors, but just how common are these events? A …
  3. They prefer El Popo over earthquakes

    Mexiconewsdaily.com - Latin America 10.06 / 20:34 mexiconewsdaily.com
    In San Andrés Hueyapan they prefer El Popo to earthquakes but they’re not too happy with an erupting volcano in conjunction with seismic activity. People of the indigenous community in FULL STORY The post They prefer El Popo over earthquakes appeared first on Mexico News …
  4. Search ends for Mexico City earthquake victims

    Mwcnews.net - World 10.06 / 20:34 mwcnews.net
    Rescue workers recover the body of the last person known to be missing after the…
  5. Hurricanes and Earthquakes Help Remind Us to Not Take Lighting for Granted

    During the past month, the major hurricanes and even earthquakes have plagued parts of North America. These events in addition to the recent announcement of Philips Lighting’s establishment of the Philips Lighting Foundation, have made me  realize that people have forgotten how important artificial light is to our lives. We get a few … The post Hurricanes and Earthquakes Help Remind Us to Not Take Lighting for Granted appeared first on LIGHTimes Onl…
  6. Do earthquakes have a 'tell'?

    Eurekalert.org - Mathematics 10.06 / 09:34 eurekalert.org
    (Northwestern University) Northwestern University data scientists and seismologists could potentially forecast strong earthquakes through algorithms designed to detect and monitor 'deep…
  7. Oaxaca FilmFest Works Around Three Major Earthquakes

    24-7pressrelease.com - Arts&Culture 10.06 / 09:15 24-7pressrelease.com
    Oaxaca FilmFest originally scheduled for early October restructures its event to bring awareness to the region's…
  8. World News – 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits central Italy

    Dcspotlight.com - World 10.06 / 03:31 dcspotlight.com
    TweetSixty-three people have died in a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck central Italy early Wednesday. Rescuers are continuing their search for survivors, but are struggling to reach some remote towns. Amatrice, a small mountain town, was at the epicenter of the quake. “The town is no more,” Amatrice Mayor Sergio Pirozzi said. CNN’s Frederik Pleitgen reports that “The authorities here believe many many people may have died in this quake and that the death toll may rise because of the […
  9. North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Puerto Rico: Earthquakes 28 September-4 October 2017

    Decodedscience.com - Science 10.06 / 03:29 decodedscience.com
    In a week when Earth scientists are remembering the birth of modern plate tectonic theory, this week's offers examples of earthquakes at three different tectonic settings. The post North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Puerto Rico: Earthquakes 28 September-4 October 2017 appeared first on Decoded…
  10. South Pacific, Mexico (Yet Again) and Offshore California: Earthquakes 21-27 September 2017

    Decodedscience.com - Science 10.06 / 03:29 decodedscience.com
    Earthquakes continue to shake Mexico, while there were also tremors in the South Pacific and off California. The post South Pacific, Mexico (Yet Again) and Offshore California: Earthquakes 21-27 September 2017 appeared first on Decoded…
  11. National Geographic Article Highlights Human Causes Of Earthquakes

    Hppr.org - Texas 10.06 / 03:28 hppr.org
    The uptick in seismic activity in Oklahoma – is featured in an October 2nd National Geographic article that takes a look at the increase in earthquakes induced by such human activities as fracking. According to the article, a recent study published in the journal Seismological Research Letters identified 730 sites where human activity caused earthquakes over the past 150 years. In the study, the authors found 29 project sites where earthquakes were induced by fracking itself, 36 sites w…
  12. Students Organize Hurricane, Earthquake Relief

    Dailysun.bowdoin.edu - Education & Family 10.06 / 02:24 dailysun.bowdoin.edu
    In the weeks following the disaster, she and other Puerto Rican students, along with members of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and other student groups, have begun organizing to make sure that the Bowdoin community is aware of the string of disasters in the Caribbean and…
  13. Napa school employee loses 6 family members in Mexico earthquake

    On Sept. 19, Valentin Fuentes Villanueva got the news that no one wants to…
  14. Mexico City Probes Corruption Allegations Arising From Earthquake Building Damage

    Cnsnews.com - World 10.04 / 23:57 cnsnews.com
    Mexico City authorities have opened 140 separate investigations into possible building construction, design, and permitting irregularities following the collapse of nearly 40 buildings during the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook the city and central Mexico on Sept.…
  15. ‘Statistically, It’s Coming’: California Prepares for the Next Big Earthquake

    Ktla.com - Los Angeles 10.04 / 18:15 ktla.com
    The scene is terrifying — entire sections of a Mexico City office building fall away and crash to the ground. The screams of people reacting are almost worse. That moment, captured on cellphone video, shows just one of a number of buildings, from apartments to schools to governmental offices, that collapsed during the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit Mexico on September 19. “I’ve seen that video,” says Mark Schlaich, vice president of engineering at Los Angeles-based…
  16. Assessing regional earthquake risk and hazards in the age of exascale

    Phys.org -Science news 10.04 / 16:47 phys.org
    With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accurately simulate the ground motions of regional earthquakes quickly and in unprecedented detail, as well as predict how these movements will impact energy infrastructure—from the electric grid to local power plants—and scientific research fac…
  17. San Clemente Philanthropy Helping in Mexico After Earthquakes

    By Eric Heinz Two local pastors from Kingdom Builders Ministry, based in San Clemente, are voyaging to Mexico to work with volunteers from the Ministerios… The post San Clemente Philanthropy Helping in Mexico After Earthquakes appeared first on San Clemente…