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Article ID: 683715

Raton Basin Earthquakes Linked to Oil and Gas Fluid Injections 

University of Colorado Boulder

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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24-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683670

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

Queen's University Belfast

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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24-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 683582

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

University of Washington

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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23-Oct-2017 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 682221

Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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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4-Oct-2017 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681976

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

Mayo Clinic

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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28-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681891

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

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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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27-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681717

S&T-Funded Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quakes

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

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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25-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681647

Hacking a Pressure Sensor to Track Gradual Motion Along Marine Faults

University of Washington

Oceanographers and a Seattle engineering company are testing a simple technique to track seafloor movement in earthquake-prone coastal areas.

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22-Sep-2017 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681529

Geotechnical Engineer Available to Comment on Collapsed Buildings Due to Earthquake Near Mexico City

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

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20-Sep-2017 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 681526

Mexico Quake: Soil Shakes Like a Squash Ball Hit by a Bowling Ball, Seismologist Says

Northwestern University

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20-Sep-2017 4:00 PM EDT
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