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New Study Finds Major Earthquake Threat From the Riasi Fault in the Himalayas

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New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people.

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Pesky Squeaks and Squeals Caused by 3 Types of 'Stick-Slip' Behavior

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Researchers have uncovered key features of the dynamics of a form of jerky motion responsible for phenomena as diverse as squeaks and squeals in door hinges and automotive brakes, joint wear in the human body and the sudden shifting of tectonic plates leading to earthquakes.

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Speedy Bridge Repair

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A team of researchers led by University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Pantelides has developed a new process of fixing damaged bridge columns that takes as little as a few days.

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Rapid Repair of Severely Damaged Concrete Columns After an Earthquake

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Repair of damaged bridge columns following an earthquake is a good alternative to replacement. New repair method shows benefits include cost savings, reduction in construction time, and decreased interruption of emergency services.

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It’s the Rain’s Fault

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Rainwater may play an important role in the process that triggers earthquakes, according to new research.

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Geotechnical Engineer Studying Effects of Earthquake in Ecuador; Wood Chosen to Participate in NSF-Sponsored Reconnaissance Mission.

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Landslide Risk Remains High a Year After Magnitude-7.8 Nepal Earthquake

With the monsoon fast approaching, the landslide risk in Nepal remains high a year after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, according to a University of Michigan-led research team.

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Earthquake Research in New Zealand on Damaged Buildings

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University of Auckland researchers test frame components from a 20-story building damaged during the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes to help engineers improve earthquake design and assessment guidelines

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Breaking the Strongest Link Triggered Big Baja Earthquake

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A spate of major earthquakes on small faults could overturn traditional views about how earthquakes start, according to a study from researchers at the Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior in Ensenada, Mexico, and the University of California, Davis.

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New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network

MyShake Android app crowdsources ground shaking from smartphone accelerometers.







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