new cheap sensor that is being tested by Czech scientists in Nepal could be an early warning solution and provide the valuable seconds needed to save lives just before an earthquake strikes.
Radio Prague International
River flowing through green fields and hills.
Flooding and earthquakes are some of the most frequent natural hazards globally. A great deal of work has been done to understand their risk – but relatively little to determine how they can occur at the same time.
Conversation Media Group, the
This is to ensure these infrastructures are well prepared against future disasters particularly earthquakes and floods
Malaysian Reserve, the
Big crack in a road following an earthquake.
Last night at 11:41pm local time, the greater Melbourne region was shaken by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake – as calculated by the Seismology Research Centre – centred near Sunbury, approximately 30km north of the CBD.
Conversation Media Group, the
This study proposed a new approach for rapidly estimating post-earthquake building loss with reasonable accuracy. Rapid estimation of post-earthquake building damage and loss is very important in urgent response efforts.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
A draft list of San Francisco concrete buildings reveals properties that the city says could be vulnerable to earthquakes and may need costly upgrades.
A closeup of a seismograph machine needle drawing a red line on graph paper
Sensors that detect changes in atmospheric pressure due to ground shaking can also obtain data about large earthquakes and explosions that exceed the upper limit of many seismometers, according to new research.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Remote sensing imagery is widely used in disaster response due to its easy accessibility and timeliness and can clearly reflect changes in features caused by earthquakes using pre- and post-earthquake image comparisons.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Yellow building collapsed after an earthquake.
After Christchurch earthquakes, the engineering community was alarmed at the performance failures of modern buildings. One design initiative to come from the destruction and loss in New Zealand was to build structures with functional recovery in mind.