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Article ID: 520770

Ports Vulnerable to Devastating Earthquake Damage

Georgia Institute of Technology

U.S. ports serve as crucial gateways for international trade, but they're particularly vulnerable to damage in an earthquake. A new project led by Georgia Tech aims to develop strategies to help safeguard critical U.S. ports from earthquake damage.

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23-May-2006 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 519600

Experts Available to Discuss Earthquakes

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Midwesterners are more used to tornadoes than earthquakes. But the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake has some experts at the University of Missouri-Rolla thinking about threats associated with the New Madrid fault in addition to those posed by the San Andreas fault. UMR researchers are available to discuss earthquake-related issues.

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13-Apr-2006 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 518252

Instrumentation May Help Scientists Understand Earthquake Mechanics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Hundreds of earthquakes occur every day around the world, most of them underneath the oceans, while the vast majority of instruments used to record earthquakes are on land. As a result, advances in understanding basic earthquake processes have been limited by the available data.

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22-Feb-2006 3:35 PM EST
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