The Vibrant Resilience of Castelluccio di Norcia

The tiny hamlet has faced a devastating earthquake and the pandemic, but the spectacular beauty of its Piano Grande keeps it alive.

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In Sicily Slums, a 113-Year Wait for Housing May Be Over

After a 1908 earthquake in Messina, the displaced were moved into temporary shacks. Thousands still live in squalor, but the pandemic has pushed Rome to take action at last.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #italy, #sicily-italy

Pandemic Pushes Rome to Address Housing in Sicily Slums

After a 1908 earthquake in Messina, the displaced were moved into temporary shacks. Thousands still live in squalor, but the pandemic has pushed Rome to take action at last.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #earthquakes, #italy, #sicily-italy

Earthquake Hits Southeast Australia, Damaging Buildings in Melbourne

The 5.8-magnitude quake damaged buildings in Melbourne, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or deaths.

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Patience Runs Thin in Haiti Quake Zone as Fights Erupt for Food

Nearly a week after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake wreaked death and devastation in southern Haiti, survivors were growing increasingly frantic over the slow trickle of relief.

#earthquakes, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #martelly-michel, #moise-jovenel-1968

Many Survivors of Haiti Earthquake Expect No Help From Officials

“No one trusts this government here,” said a farmer in one village where at least 20 residents were killed by the quake as they attended a funeral at a church that collapsed.

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Earthquake-Struck Haiti is Lashed by Heavy Rains After Storm Hits

The new casualty figures from Saturday’s quake, including 10,000 injured, come as victims struggled with a storm deluge that could complicate relief efforts.

#earthquakes, #floods, #haiti, #haiti-earthquake-august-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms

Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian warship sunk near Alexandria

Archaeologists find ancient Egyptian warship sunk near Alexandria

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Twenty-four hundred years ago, Heraklion was ancient Egypt’s largest port on the Mediterranean Sea. Today, the ancient city lies submerged beneath Abu Qir Bay, a few kilometers off the coast of Alexandria. Archaeologists recently discovered the wreck of a warship from the city’s final years buried in the seabed for 2,100 years beneath five meters of clay and crumbled pieces of an ancient temple to the Egyptian god Amun.

A fast but unlucky warship

The outline of the wrecked ship suggests speed. Its 25 meter-long hull is about six times longer than it is wide, meaning that it was a long, sleek vessel built to race through the water. Clearly, this was no cargo vessel; ships built to haul cargo or passengers tend to be wider, built for capacity rather than speed and agility. The team of archaeologists from the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology who discovered the wreck say it was probably a warship, and its captain picked an unlucky day to tie up in the channel that flowed along the south side of the Temple of Amun in Heraklion.

Some of the city’s inhabitants called the place Heraklion; others called it Thonis, and archaeologists have found stone monuments inscribed with both names together. Coins and bits of pottery found among the city’s submerged ruins suggest that Thonis-Heraklion flourished from the 500s to the 300s BCE. When Alexander the Great founded Alexandria 32 kilometers to the southeast in 331 BCE, the new city replaced Thonis-Heraklion as Egypt’s largest Mediterranean port, and the older city began to decline.

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#ancient-egypt, #archaeology, #earthquakes, #nautical-archaeology, #ptolemaic-dynasty, #science, #shipbuilding, #shipwrecks, #underwater-archaeology

Inside Mars, NASA’s InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Core

NASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #science-journal, #space-and-astronomy

Earthquake of 2.6 Magnitude Rattles Woodlawn, Md.

No damage or injuries were reported after the earthquake, which was detected on Friday afternoon near Woodlawn, in Baltimore County, Md.

#baltimore-md, #baltimore-county-md, #earthquakes, #maryland, #united-states-geological-survey, #woodlawn-md

A New Contemporary Art Museum Aims to Heal a City’s Wounds

Twelve years after a powerful earthquake devastated L’Aquila, in central Italy, the building’s inauguration is a sign of recovery. But there is still work to do.

#art, #earthquakes, #laquila-italy, #museo-nazionale-delle-arti-del-xxi-secolo-maxxi, #museums

Cholera ‘Forever Destroyed’ U.N.’s Image in Haiti, Ban Ki-moon Says

In a memoir, the former secretary general said the United Nations should have done far more to combat a cholera scourge traced to peacekeepers. But he also criticized Haitian leaders.

#ban-ki-moon, #cholera, #compensation-for-damages-law, #earthquakes, #haiti, #preval-rene, #united-nations

Multiple Earthquakes Felt in Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Reno

The biggest, with a magnitude of 4.2, briefly startled lawmakers in session in the Nevada capital. There were no immediate reports of damage.

#california, #carson-city-nev, #earthquakes, #lake-tahoe-nev, #nevada, #reno-nev, #united-states-geological-survey

Goma, Congo, Is Partly Evacuated Due to Volcano Eruption Fears [Video]

Days after a deadly eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of Congo, the threat of another eruption forced the evacuation of much of the city of Goma.

#africa, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #earthquakes, #goma-congo-democratic-republic-of, #lake-kivu, #mount-nyiragongo-congo-democratic-republic-of, #united-nations, #volcanoes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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