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Chronic Poverty Stalks Haitian Earthquake Victims Still Living in Camps

Tulane University study of aid to Haiti finds that 36 percent of households in the directly affected area -- and 54 percent of those living in camps -- still have not recovered to their pre-earthquake levels almost two years after the disaster.

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Jan. 9 Audio Press Briefing: Lessons From Haiti – The Science of Donated Stuff

Leading up to the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010, catastrophic earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, humanitarian logistics expert Dr. Jose Holguín-Veras will talk about the mishaps, successes, and challenges of getting aid and donations to Haiti and into the hands of those in need.

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Should We Better Prepare for Earthquakes?

University of Adelaide researchers are leading an international project to help identify buildings most vulnerable to earthquakes and the best ways to strengthen them.

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Tsunami, Japan, Merging Tsunami, Earthquake

"Double Tsunami" Doubled Japan Destruction

Researchers have discovered that the destructive tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tōhoku-Oki earthquake was a long-hypothesized “merging tsunami” that doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges.

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Earthquake, Earthquake Building Codes, Building Codes, Modeling, Topography, Civil Engineering, Mining

Ground Motion Study May Show Need to Modify Building Codes

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In recent decades, population growth and scarcity of undeveloped metropolitan land have changed urban land use patterns and placed an increasing number of people and infrastructure in areas susceptible to topographic effects during earthquakes.

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$2M Grant Could Make Early Earthquake Warning a Reality in the Northwest

A grant to the University of Washington from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation could pave the way for a system to provide a warning seconds to minutes in advance of a major offshore earthquake in the Northwest.

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Ozone From Rock Fracture Could Serve As Earthquake Early Warning

New research, published this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, suggests that ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could serve as an indicator of impending earthquakes.

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Earthquake Expert and Geotechnical Engineer Available to Discuss Effects of Oklahoma Earthquake

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Geotechnical engineer and earthquake expert Brady Cox is available to discuss seismic activity and damage to buildings and infrastructure due to the Oklahoma earthquake. Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, specializes in issues related to earthquake loading, soil dynamics and material characterization and response to stress waves.

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Green Ocean Technology Paired With Earthquake Sensors

Industry-academia collaboration will help address critical gaps in earthquake monitoring and tsunami warning systems.

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From 9/11 to Fukushima: The Science of Donated Stuff

RPI Professor Jose Holguín-Veras is the leading international authority on the topic of humanitarian logistics and disaster donations. From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, and the Tohoku quake and resulting nuclear crisis of March 2011, Holguín-Veras has visited these sites shortly after the disaster to take careful inventory of the relief policies, procedures, preparations, and infrastructure in place.

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Geoscientist, Geographer “Mythbust” Earthquake and Hurricane Legends

While the earthquake in Virginia and Hurricane Irene seemed to occur almost together, an IUP geoscientist says there is no connection between earthquakes and hurricanes.

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Federal Study of East Coast Earthquake Had to Move Fast

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Before Irene landed with wind and water, earthquake researchers had to look at waterfront structures, bridges, dams and embankments, earth-retaining systems, monuments and institutions that were damaged, and critical facilities such as major airports and the power plant.

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Tips on Using Social Media During a Natural Disaster

Here are tips on how to use social media during natural disasters.

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Earthquake Expert at Michigan Tech

Earthquake expert Greg Waite is available to discuss the earthquake that shook the East Coast this week.

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East Coast Earthquake was Moderate but Significant, says UB Earthquake Researcher

University at Buffalo researcher Andre Filiatrault is available for expert commentary about Tuesday's earthquake. director of UB's MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research).

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Earthquake Experts at The Florida State University

The Florida State University has internationally recognized faculty researchers who stand ready to comment on the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of the eastern United States on Aug. 23.

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SU Earthquake Expert Available

Dr. Michael Scott, director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative at Salisbury University, is available to speak with media regarding this afternoon’s 5.9 earthquake in Virginia that has been felt in New York, Washington, D.C., and beyond.

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Cornell Geologist Available to Media on Earthquake Now

Larry Brown, Cornell University professor of geology is the director of the Institute for the Study of the Continents. Equipment at his facility on Cornell’s Ithaca, N.Y. campus recorded today’s earthquake, and he and his faculty are available for interviews.

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Job Market Becoming More Competitive for Engineers in Asia Pacific Region

The region is a hotbed of recruiting for technical professionals--especially engineers.

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Earthquake Soil Effects Study Could Improve Buildings

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Japan’s March 11 Tohoku Earthquake, among the strongest ever recorded, is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes -- including new information about how a shock this powerful affects the rock and soil beneath the surface.







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