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Building collapse during earthquake aftershocks

Earthquakes kill, but their aftershocks can cause the rapid collapse of buildings left standing in the aftermath of the initial quake. Research published in the International Journal of Reliability and Safety offers a new ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Measuring the hazards of global aftershock

The entire world becomes an aftershock zone after a massive magnitude (M) 7 or larger earthquake—but what hazard does this pose around the planet? Researchers are working to extend their earthquake risk estimates over a ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit a remote part of eastern Indonesia on Saturday, causing residents to run outside in panic, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, an official said.

dateApr 06, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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