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Iran-Iraq Earthquake: Seismologists Available

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Tests Identify Onset of Out-of-Plane Buckling for Slender Wall Boundaries Subjected to Earthquake Loading

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Analysis to evaluate the onset of global instability under tension/compression load shows that the onset of buckling can be identified using either a proposed buckling theory or computer simulations.

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Raton Basin Earthquakes Linked to Oil and Gas Fluid Injections 

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A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

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Queen’s University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

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A researcher at Queen’s University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.

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50 Simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ Show How a 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake Could Play Out

The largest number yet of detailed simulations for how a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake might play out provides a clearer picture of what the region can expect when the fault unleashes a 9.0 earthquake.

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Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

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Researchers from Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore Lab and UC Davis are building the first-ever end-to-end simulation code to precisely capture the geology and physics of regional earthquakes, and how the shaking impacts buildings

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Mayo Clinic Responds to Puerto Rico, Mexico City in Wake of Disasters

In response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and the damage to Mexico City from the recent earthquake, Mayo Clinic has extended its support through a $250,000 donation to Americares.

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University of Arkansas Engineering Professor Going to Mexico to Study Effects of Earthquake

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Last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Puebla, Mexico, killed and injured hundreds of people and caused widespread damage to structures in Mexico City. Civil engineering professor Clint Wood, a geotechnical-engineering specialist, will travel to Mexico City this week to study the earthquake’s impact on buildings and infrastructure in the area.

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S&T-Funded Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quakes

Disaster relief workers searching for earthquake survivors in Mexico City are using technology developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.







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