Old Tunnels and Rusting Bridges: America’s Creaking Infrastructure

The Biden administration has pledged a $2 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. With century-old water systems and schools vulnerable to earthquakes, there is no shortage of need.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bridges-and-tunnels, #earthquakes, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #united-states-politics-and-government, #water

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Japan Earthquake Is Followed by Tsumani Warning

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake, off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, could be felt hundreds of miles away in Tokyo.

#earthquakes, #japan, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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The Architects Who, After a Devastating Earthquake, Rebuilt a Town

Jojutla, Mexico, now home to an array of inventively reimagined public spaces, has become a paradigm for rural revitalization.

#architecture, #area-planning-and-renewal, #earthquakes, #jojutla-mexico, #restoration-and-renovation

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10 Years After Fukushima Disaster, This Nurse May Be the Region’s Best Hope

Many of Rina Tsugawa’s peers have left for jobs in cities, an outflow common to rural Japan but accelerated by the tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima. Ms. Tsugawa has different plans.

#content-type-personal-profile, #earthquakes, #elderly, #fukushima-japan, #nursing-and-nurses, #population, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake

The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours off New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

#auckland-new-zealand, #coast-erosion, #earthquakes, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #geology, #hawaii, #ige-david, #new-zealand, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #tonga, #united-states-geological-survey

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In Iceland, 18,000 Earthquakes Over Days Signal Possible Eruption on the Horizon

The earthquake swarm is the culmination of more than a year of intense seismic activity. It could also herald decades of intermittent volcanic eruptions.

#earthquakes, #iceland, #reykjavik-iceland, #volcanoes

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10 Years After Christchurch Quake, a Hush Where 8,000 Homes Once Stood

The wreckage left in New Zealand’s second-largest city was razed. Now, a swath nearly twice the size of Central Park is being reclaimed by nature.

#christchurch-new-zealand, #earthquakes, #infrastructure-public-works, #suburbs

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NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival

Parts of the new visitor will make large impacts that could be picked up by the InSight spacecraft’s seismometer.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Japan

The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, the site of a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011 that killed thousands and caused meltdowns at a nuclear plant.

#earthquakes, #fukushima-japan, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #nuclear-energy

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Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.

#earthquakes, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #geology, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Indonesia Quake Kills Dozens and Injures Hundreds

The 6.2-magnitude earthquake, Indonesia’s third deadly disaster in a week, struck Sulawesi island, flattening a hospital, destroying homes and setting off landslides.

#deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #indonesia, #sulawesi-indonesia

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The Cold Case of What’s Heating Up Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser

Scientists ruled out earthquakes and excessive snowfall as culprits in the series of outbursts from the world’s tallest active geyser.

#earthquakes, #geology, #geysers, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #rain, #research, #volcanoes, #water, #yellowstone-national-park, #your-feed-science

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Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake: An Update

The story of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America and the voice that gave Anchorage’s account in the aftermath.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #books-and-literature, #chance-genie-1927-98, #earthquakes, #mooallem-jon, #ohio-state-university, #research, #the-daily-radio-program, #university-of-delaware

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As Aftershocks Rattle Croatia, Earthquake Recovery Is Slow and Perilous

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless after the powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Croatia, killing seven and injuring dozens.

#croatia, #earthquakes, #european-union, #humanitarian-aid

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Central Croatia

At least one person was reported killed. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, was the second in the area in 24 hours and tremors were reported across the Balkans.

#croatia, #earthquakes

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Kilauea Volcano Erupts in Hawaii, Prompting Warning About Ash

The civil defense authorities warned people to stay indoors to avoid the fallout of ash carried by the winds.

#earthquakes, #hawaii, #kilauea-volcano-hawaii, #united-states-geological-survey, #volcanoes

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‘Sign o’ the Times’: How Prince Wrote and Recorded a Classic Song

In the latest Diary of a Song, the Prince Estate and his closest collaborators offer an unprecedented peek into Prince’s creative process.

#earthquakes, #prince-1958, #sign-othe-times-album

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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Southern Alaska

The earthquake was reported near a sparsely populated area of the Aleutian Islands, a seismically active area.

#alaska, #aleutian-islands, #earthquakes

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Earthquake Rattles Parts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

The quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0, was also felt in the Long Island Sound, the United States Geological Survey said.

#connecticut, #earthquakes, #geology, #long-island-sound, #massachusetts, #rhode-island

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Toddler Recused From Rubble After Turkey Earthquake

Elif Perincek, 3, clung to the hand of one of her rescuers as she was lifted from her collapsed home in Izmir.

#earthquakes, #fires-and-firefighters, #izmir-turkey, #rescues, #turkey

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Rescuers Race Against Time to Find Survivors After Quake in Turkey

After the deadly tremor rocked the country’s western coast, razing buildings in the city of Izmir and killing dozens of people, hope began to fade for some of those still trapped under the rubble.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #izmir-turkey, #rescues

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Dramatic Rescues After Major Earthquake Kills at Least 28 in Turkey

The magnitude-7.0 quake that struck in the Aegean Sea also killed at least two people in Greece. Hundreds were injured in Turkey and many thousands displaced.

#earthquakes, #greece, #rescues, #turkey

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Earthquake Rattles Western Turkey and Greece, Leveling Buildings

The quake was centered off the coast of Samos, a Greek island, and caused major damage in the western Turkish city of Izmir.

#earthquakes, #izmir-turkey, #turkey

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Amy Coney Barrett Raised Her Haitian Adoptions. Other Families and Children Were Listening.

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19 children from one orphanage were flown to the U.S. to be adopted by American families. One would later meet President Trump.

#adoptions, #barrett-amy-coney, #earthquakes, #haiti, #orphans-and-orphanages, #trump-donald-j

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An Earthquake, an Orphanage, and New Beginnings for Haitian Children in America

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, 19 children from one orphanage were flown to the U.S. to be adopted by American families. One would later meet President Trump.

#adoptions, #barrett-amy-coney, #earthquakes, #haiti, #orphans-and-orphanages, #trump-donald-j

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Small Earthquake Rattles New Jersey Coast

The 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook an area about a mile south of East Freehold in Monmouth County. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

#earthquakes, #east-freehold-nj, #monmouth-county-nj, #new-jersey, #united-states-geological-survey

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Did Something Burp? It Was an Earthquake

Years of observations in central Italy show that more carbon dioxide percolates through Earth’s crust during periods of strong seismic activity.

#carbon-dioxide, #earthquakes, #geology, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #italy, #research, #science-advances-journal, #your-feed-science

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A Glance (and a Rooster) That Changed Everything

After a massive earthquake struck Haiti, a young woman turned in desperation to a Vodou priest. She could not have imagined what happened next.

#cholera, #dating-and-relationships, #earthquakes, #haiti, #love-emotion

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Earthquake in North Carolina Is Strongest in the Area Since 1916

The earthquake near the border with Virginia was the strongest in the region since 1916, the authorities said.

#buildings-structures, #earthquakes, #north-carolina, #virginia

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4.8-Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Puerto Rico

The island has been shaken by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks since late last year.

#earthquakes, #puerto-rico, #united-states-geological-survey

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With Covid-19, a Seismic Quiet Like No Other

Coronavirus shutdowns led to “the longest and most coherent global seismic noise reduction in recorded history,” scientists report.

#barbados, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #geology, #noise, #research, #science-journal, #your-feed-science

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Parts of Alaska Briefly Under Tsunami Warning After Powerful Quake Hits

The magnitude-7.8 earthquake was centered offshore, south of the Alaska Peninsula. There were no immediate reports of damage.

#alaska, #aleutian-islands, #earthquakes, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #united-states

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Scientists Find an Earthquake’s Toll in an Organism’s DNA

Along a coastline in New Zealand, kelp seems to contain a genetic record of the planet’s geological upheaval.

#dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #earthquakes, #genetics-and-heredity, #geology, #new-zealand, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #seaweed, #your-feed-science

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A Big California Quake Just Got ‘a Little Likelier’

A new analysis puts the likelihood of an earthquake slightly higher than earlier forecasts, but researchers said there’s no reason to panic.

#bulletin-of-the-seismological-society-of-america-the, #california, #earthquakes, #research, #san-andreas-fault-calif

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Central California

It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage associated with the quake, which struck near Lone Pine, Calif., southeast of Fresno.

#california, #death-valley-national-park, #earthquakes, #fresno-calif, #mojave-desert-calif, #united-states-geological-survey

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Live Mexico Earthquake News Updates

The 7.5-magnitude quake, centered in the state of Oaxaca, caused buildings to sway in Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

#accidents-and-safety, #earthquakes, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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Powerful Earthquake Jolts Southern Mexico

The 7.5-magnitude quake, centered in the state of Oaxaca, caused buildings to sway in Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

#accidents-and-safety, #earthquakes, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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New Zealand Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 quake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.

#ardern-jacinda, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #wellington-new-zealand

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‘Quite a Decent Shake’: Quake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern’s TV Interview

When the rattling from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake stopped, New Zealand’s prime minister continued the interview, seeming unruffled.

#ardern-jacinda, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #wellington-new-zealand

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Genie Chance and the Great Alaska Earthquake

This is the story of the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America — and the voice that held Anchorage together in the aftermath.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #disasters-and-emergencies, #earthquakes, #mooallem-jon, #north-america

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Nevada Earthquake: 6.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes, Strongest Since 1950

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake in a remote area of the state, felt as far as California and Utah, was the strongest there since the 1950s, an expert said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

#california, #earthquakes, #nevada

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‘It Could Happen Anytime’: Scientists Warn of Alaska Tsunami Threat

A retreating glacier is increasing the risk of a catastrophic landslide and tsunami within a few decades, researchers say.

#alaska, #disasters-and-emergencies, #earthquakes, #environment, #global-warming, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

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This Is How You Live When the World Falls Apart

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 surprised everyone by showing that natural disasters can bring out more kindness than selfishness.

#alaska, #anchorage-alaska, #disasters-and-emergencies, #earthquakes, #sociology, #volunteers-and-community-service

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