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Coverage of earthquakes since October 20, 2021.

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More reliable Vancouber Island highway options highlighted in latest flooding: traffic expert

"...Expanding the single-lane section of the Malahat at the south end, however, would require construction into the watershed east of the existing highway. The prospect was debated and shut down by the regional water supply commission in 2019, after which point CRD director Rebecca Mersereau wrote to the province stating the commission’s opposition to any such development..."

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Japan's Toshiba spins off energy, computer device units

"...The energy infrastructure spinoff will include Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp. 's nuclear power operations, including the decommissioning efforts at the nuclear plant in Fukushima that suffered meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011..."

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Military faces cold weather issues as it pumps clean drinking water in Iqaluit

"...But those issues were a first for a water treatment system previously used by the Canadian Armed Forces in places, including Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and the Philippines..."

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Extraordinary high-rise fills cracked facade with greenery

"...Following the completion of its first US residential project in Los Angeles last year, MAD Architects has unveiled plans for another in Denver that's also infused with nature. Named One River North, the stunning high-rise will be defined by its unusual facade, which looks like it has been torn open by an earthquake or some other cataclysmic event and has greenery growing through the cracks. The building – which is being co-developed by the Max Collaborative, Uplands Real Estate Partners, and Wynne Yasmer Real Estate – gets its name from its location in Denver's River North neighborhood and will reach a height of 216 ft (65 m)..."

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Geoscience BC delves into relationship with earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing

"...MONTNEY, B. C. – A new report from Geoscience BC energy research will help improve models used to predict induced seismicity by using machine learning techniques in the Montney Play region..."

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Mysterious, huge crack forms overnight in triplexes' foundation; city says climate's to blame

"...The neighbours first suspected an earthquake, but none had been reported. Then Justin Addison, another homeowner, spoke to experts who said the cause could be climate change, he said..."

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With no sign of eruption's end, ash blankets La Palma island

"...LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands — A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma that has been erupting for six weeks spewed greater quantities of ash from its main mouth Sunday, a day after producing its strongest earthquake to date..."

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Earthquake likelihood still small in central Alberta, says expert

"...A 5. 0 magnitude earthquake was felt in parts of Central Alberta and across the province on Wednesday. The earthquake epicentre was near Rocky Mountain House..."

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La Palma volcano: Stunning bursts of lava lights up night sky as eruption continues | LIVE

"...The volcano has produced a constant rumble and roar, with dozens of minor earthquakes most days, but a 4. 8-magnitude tremor – the most powerful since the volcano’s first eruption – hit La Palma on Tuesday night, Spain’s Institute of Geosciences said..."

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Magnitude 4.1 earthquake near Rocky Mountain House felt as far as Edmonton Globalnews.ca

"...Read more: Fracking and the major role it plays in causing earthquakes in Alberta..."

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4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded northwest of Rocky Mountain House

"...An earthquake near Rocky Mountain House on Wednesday night could be felt as far away as Edmonton..."

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5.0 magnitude: Rocky Mountain House earthquake upgraded, 2nd largest in Alberta history

"...The tremors didn’t trigger any system alarms at the water treatment plant, and so far no one has reported any private property damage either..."

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What A Past Japanese Earthquake Could Mean For B.C.'s Tsunami Risk

Duration: 20:37

"...New research led by Jessica Pilarczyk, an earth scientist at Simon Fraser University, has uncovered evidence of a major earthquake near Japan's Boso Peninsula that took place about 1000 years ago..."

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Wetlands, Disasters, and the resilience of our planet

Duration: 34:57

"...Join host Jennifer Sanford for a conversation with Dr..."

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10 October 2019: Estimating earthquake risk, and difficulties for deep-learning

Duration: 23:33

"...This week, a method for predicting follow-up earthquakes, and the issues with deep learning systems in AI. ..."

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Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Ask NRcan)

Duration: 19:09

"...This episode is all about earthquakes..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about earthquakes.

Rundown apartments reborn as food-forest coliving Agritopia

"...In 2007, Ole and Maitri Ersson bought the rundown Cabana apartment complex in the city and immediately began to de-pave parking spaces to make space for what today is a huge permaculture coliving space and urban food forest..."

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GREENLAND TSUNAMI Hits Village Caught On Camera - Camera 2 (Multiple Clips) | Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland

"...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.

Tsunami Flood Risk Management

"...Solitary wave theory is then proposed to convert such measured potential energy into a standard wave height, which would serve as an index for calculating corresponding tsunami flood levels at all points of interest..."

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One Versus All: Best Practices in Combining Multi-hazard Damage Imagery Training Datasets for Damage Detection for a Deep Learn

"...Across 19 natural disaster events including tornados, wildfire, earthquake, hurricanes, volcanos, flood, and tsunami, buildings were identified and classified into four classes: no damage, minor damage, major damage, and destroyed..."

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Wedge Mechanics: Relation with Subduction Zone Earthquakes and Tsunamis

"...Every few decades or centuries, the fault breaks as high-rate ?slip? to release the strain energy, causing a large or great earthquake, usually accompanied with a tsunami..."

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Resilient electrical distribution grid planning against seismic waves using distributed energy resources and sectionalizers: An

"...For demand-side hardening, electric vehicles are considered storage after an event, duly taking their future growth rate into account..."

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Modelling of Flood Prediction by Optimizing Multimodal Data Using Regression Network

"...Among many hazards like earthquake, eruption and flood, the flood prediction is a quite predictable one..."

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Natural seismic metamaterials: the role of tree branches in the birth of Rayleigh wave bandgap for ground born vibration attenu

"...Strategic afforestation could be an effective way to safeguard a region from earthquake hazards..."

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"...There is still an ongoing debate on whether the main cause of the tsunami waves observed was a significant co-seismic tectonic event which occurred underwater or whether it was the multiple landslides detected along the coast and triggered by the earthquake..."

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Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Flexural Behavior of Retrofitted Reinforced Concrete Beams with Geopolymer Concret

"...Portland cement (PC) production is under critical review due to high amount of carbon dioxide gas released to the atmosphere and Portland cement is also one among the most energy-intensive construction material So retrofitting of existing deficient building using eco-friendly material which higher structural performance than the original building is essential Geopolymer concrete (GPC), a non-Portland cement binder based on alkaline activation of industrial wastes such as fly ash and GGBS..."

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Resistance Characteristics of Piles Under Distributed Lateral Loading in the Perpendicular Pile Axis Direction

"...Coastal areas along the Pacific Ocean suffered extensive damage owing to the 2011 tsunami due to the Tohoku earthquake..."

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Post-Earthquake Safe Shelter for Shimla City

"...This paper presents the methodology adopted in the development of post-earthquake safe shelter for Shimla city..."

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Variation in Seismic Behaviour of R.C Shaft Supported Elevated Water Towers with Change in Proportion of the Shaft Staging

"...Water supply system should remain intact in the post-earthquake to address the immediate relief measures and firefighting requirements prevailing after the severity of the earthquake..."

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Economic Impacts of a Nankai Megathrust Earthquake Scenario

"...This chapter illustrates the application of the proposed loss estimation framework to the case of the Nankai megathrust earthquake..."

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