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Coverage of earthquakes since February 9, 2024.

An earthquake with a preliminary 5.6 magnitude shakes Indonesia's capital. No reports of casualties

"...The quake was strongly felt in several cities and villages and caused some to panic, said Daryono, who heads the Earthquake and Tsunami Center at the agency..."

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No statistically significant link between climate change and Chiles wildfires

"...In addition, the study notes that changes in land use such as the growth of informal settlements in forest zones and widespread conversion towards non-native species and monoculture plantations are making many regions of Chile significantly more vulnerable to wildfires..."

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Japan's minister chides utility president over radioactive water leak at Fukushima plant

"...The move followed a series of mishaps led by human errors at the plant, where three nuclear reactors melted down after the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami..."

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Why is Japan hosting a conference for Ukraine reconstruction when it's still at war? AP explains.

"...TOKYO (AP) Japan is hosting a conference for Japanese and Ukrainian officials to discuss reconstruction of Ukraine just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russias invasion, while the U. S. and other Western countries are still focusing on military aid for the battlefield..."

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4.7 magnitude earthquake outside of small Texas city among several recently in area

"...There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries from the earthquake at 12:32 a. m. that was centered about 2 miles (3 kilometers) southeast of Falls City, according to the U..."

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Federal audit finds

"...SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Puerto Rico is trudging through reconstruction work after two devastating hurricanes and a string of strong earthquakes, and has spent less than 10% of more than $23 billion in available federal funds, according to a U. S. government report released Tuesday..."

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Safety panel urges Fukushima nuclear plant operator to better communicate with the public after leak

"...TOKYO (AP) A panel of safety experts on Tuesday urged the operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan to communicate more quickly with the public over incidents such as last week's leak of contaminated water..."

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Canada to send firefighters, equipment to help battle Chilean wildfires

"...In a statement posted on X on Sunday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked Chile for its “invaluable support” last year when Canada battled wildfires, adding that it would return the favour in the form of “firefighting experts and wildland firefighting equipment. ”..."

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54 people are confirmed dead in a landslide that buried a gold-mining village in south Philippines

"...The search operation has been hampered by poor weather and fears of more landslides. More than 1,100 families have been moved to evacuation centers for their safety, disaster response officials said..."

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4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Southern California

"...MALIBU, Calif. (AP) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4. 6 struck the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday afternoon and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region..."

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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes just south of Hawaii's Big Island, U.S. Geological Survey says

"...HONOLULU (AP) The U. S. Geological Survey said Friday that a magnitude 5..."

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Recent episodes that mention earthquakes.

Volcanic rumblings in Iceland

Duration: 29:38

"...Increased tremors have been felt in Iceland, and concerns about an impending eruption have led to the evacuation of the town of Grindavik..."

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Devastating earthquakes hit Afghanistan

Duration: 26:28

"...Lying atop a network of fault lines, where the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates meet, Afghanistan is prone to earthquakes..."

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James Jackson on understanding earthquakes and building resilience

Duration: 29:05

"...Since 1900, our best estimates suggest that earthquakes have caused around 2. 3 million deaths worldwide; we saw the devastating effects of one just recently, in Turkey and Syria..."

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Turkey-Syria earthquake

Duration: 32:15

"...In the early hours of Monday, a powerful earthquake hit Kahramanmaras in Turkey..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about earthquakes.

The Lead-Up and Aftermath of Fukishima | Modern Japanese History

"...When the earthquake and tsunami of Fukushima struck Japan in March 2011, the devastation was compounded by resulting explosions and radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant..."

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GREENLAND TSUNAMI Caught Fishermen Off Guard - Camera 3

"...Megatsunamis are caused by giant landslides and other impact events (including meteorite impacts in an ocean), while ordinary tsunamis are usually caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions (which do not normally generate such large waves)..."

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GREENLAND TSUNAMI: Teenager Films While Getting Flushed Away #shorts

"...Megatsunamis are caused by giant landslides and other impact events (including meteorite impacts in an ocean), while ordinary tsunamis are usually caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions (which do not normally generate such large waves)..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about earthquakes relevant to the latest news.

Developing an earthquake model based on simultaneous peak ground acceleration occurrences using the D-vine copula approach

"...Indonesia is susceptible to natural disasters including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, and landslides..."

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Mobile wireless ad-hoc network routing protocols comparison for real-time military application

"...Another application is disaster rescue ad-hoc networking, usually used when a normal infrastructure network is destroyed by storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc..."

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Robust estimation of average treatment effects from panel data

"...Finally our proposal is applied to study the long-term economic effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami on the (per-capita) gross domestic products (GDP) of five mostly affected countries, namely Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives..."

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Global Research on Natural Disasters and Human Health: a Mapping Study Using Natural Language Processing Techniques

"...Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis were the most frequent nature disasters; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression were the most frequently studied health outcomes; mental health services were the most common way of coping..."

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Lethality level analysis of secondary landslides based on field survey data: a case study of Luding earthquake

"...Second, based on on-site investigation results of points at which secondary geological effects (landslides and rolling stones) occurred, and by combining parameters, such as the slope, slope direction, slope curvature, and distance from the fault, this study obtains the risk level of earthquake-induced landslides..."

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A System for Evacuation Route Plan Based on the Nature of Terrain and Dynamic Nature of Construction

"...To develop an effective evacuation route plan, it is critical to consider the dynamic nature of construction (material locations, temporary stairs, later, etc..."

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A many objective chimp optimization algorithm to de-cluster earthquake catalogs in space time domain

"...Earthquakes are complex phenomena that generate various forms of clusters that are highly correlated in the space and time domains..."

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Development of Sustainable Earthquake Resistant Building for Future Generations

"...Composite framed structures are framed systems that provide several benefits, including lower overall construction costs, longer building lifespans, and resistance to natural catastrophes like earthquakes and hurricanes..."

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Real-Time Interaction Technologies for Grid Emergency Information

"...As an island nation, Japan experiences many large and small earthquakes, typhoons, tsunamis, and other natural disaster events every year, prompting Japan to become one of the countries that place the greatest emphasis on emergency management..."

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Evaluating the Earthquake Risk Assessment in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Call for Improved Preparedness

"...By implementing these recommendations, BIH can significantly improve its earthquake risk assessment capabilities, minimize the potential impact of earthquakes, and protect lives, infrastructure, and the economy..."

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Earthquake Generated Construction and Demolition Waste

"...Earthquakes can have far-reaching consequences on a region's economic, population health, and natural environment, all of which necessitate careful management of the massive amounts of construction and demolition waste (CDW) that result..."

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Spatial analysis of earthquake-prone rural areas and residents' preparedness

"...In impoverished rural areas, natural disasters, notably earthquakes, have a substantial impact, necessitating the identification of vulnerable regions and the development of comprehensive disaster mitigation strategies..."

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