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Double jeopardy: Building codes may underestimate risks due to multiple hazards
As large parts of the nation recover from nature's one-two punch-an earthquake followed by Hurricane Irene-building researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) warn that a double whammy of seismic and wind hazards can increase the risk of structural damage to as much as twice the level implied in building codes. View News Article (2011-09-14)


Ground movement risks identified by Terrafirma
Ground movements are responsible for hundreds of deaths and billions of Euros annually, and the threat they pose is increasing due to urbanisation and land use. ESA's GMES Service Element Programme is backing a project, Terrafirma, to help mitigate these risks. View News Article (2006-09-11)


Dramatic developments at Kilauea Volcano: Scientists work to keep public safe and informed
Explosive eruptions and noxious gas emissions at Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii this week have prompted scientists to work around the clock to understand what will happen next and how to keep the public out of harm's way. View News Article (2008-03-28)


African initiative trains students, explores geophysical mysteries
Earthquakes, volcanoes and the African superplume are only some of the phenomena under investigation through AfricaArray, a program that establishes geophysical observatories, trains African and American students and examines geophysical phenomena on the African continent. View News Article (2009-02-13)


Using video-game technology to find oil & gas
What do video games and seismic explorations have in common" Both require very demanding computer applications that call for the ability to process massive quantities of data rapidly. View News Article (2007-09-20)


Beneath Earth's surface, scientists find long 'fingers' of heat
Scientists seeking to understand the forces at work beneath the surface of the Earth have used seismic waves to detect previously unknown "fingers" of heat, some of them thousands of miles long, in Earth's upper mantle. View News Article (2013-09-06)


Flow in Earth's mantle moves mountains
If tectonic plate collisions cause volcanic eruptions, as every fifth grader knows, why do some volcanoes erupt far from a plate boundary? View News Article (2010-06-03)


Complex structure observed in Tonga mantle wedge has implications for the evolution of volcanic arcs
The subduction zones where oceanic plates sink beneath the continents produce volcanic arcs such as those that make up the "rim of fire" around the Pacific Ocean. View News Article (2007-04-13)


Earthquake faults lost and found @ the London `Catastrophes` conference
Three great earthquakes during the winter of 1811-1812 struck eastern North America, causing widespread destruction in the northern Mississippi river valley, and even causing the Mississippi River to divert. Though the estimated magnitudes of the earthquakes are between 7 and 8+, no definitive surface rupture has ever been identified. Instead, the seismic zone is delineated by microseismicity... View News Article (2002-08-17)


110-foot concrete bridge withstands 8.0 earthquake simulation
After a succession of eight separate earthquake simulations, a 110-foot long, 200-ton concrete bridge model at the University of Nevada, Reno withstood a powerful jolting, three times the acceleration of the disastrous 1994 magnitude 6.9 Northridge, Calif. earthquake, and survived in good condition. View News Article (2010-06-17)

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