Monday, October 22, 2012


  • Earthquake predictions and a triumph of scientific illiteracy in an Italian court

    Today, a court in the central Italian city of L'Aquila, 380 years after that miscarriage of justice, sentenced six scientists and a government bureaucrat to six years in jail on manslaughter charges for their failure to predict a 2009 earthquake that ...

  • Scientists Link Deadly Earthquake To Drilling Wells

    MADRID (AP) - Farmers drilling ever deeper wells over decades to water their crops likely contributed to a deadly earthquake in southern Spain last year, a new study suggests. The findings may add to concerns about the effects of new energy extraction ...

  • Clintons land in Haiti to showcase industrial park

    Former President Bill Clinton and his wife Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, attend the grand opening ceremony of the new Caracol Industrial Park in Caracol, Haiti, on Monday, Oct, 22, 2012.

  • 5.3-magnitude earthquake, aftershocks rattle central California but no damage ...

    SALINAS, Calif. - A moderate earthquake and minor aftershocks jolted the central California coast over the weekend but didn't cause any damage, authorities said.

  • Earthquake alert system to be activated in 2016

    An earthquake alert system that was initiated by the government over a year ago is still in its planning stage, and will not allow Home Front Command to notify the public of a temblor ahead of time for at least four more years.

  • Israel swaps missile drills for earthquake rehearsal

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel dropped its annual simulation of a missile attack and held its first major earthquake drill on Sunday instead, but officials insisted the country remained as ready as ever for the possibility of a war with arch-foe Iran ...

  • Italy's Troubling Earthquake Convictions

    In the days following the earthquake, all fingers were pointed at lax building codes and the possibility of local corruption.

  • On The Matter Of Earthquakes and Easton

    Also, as well, on a very somber note, when I was putting together this column, and talking online with Easton people, it was discussed how in the 1989 San Francisco-Oakland earthquake, an OA graduate was killed. John Levanitis (OA '80), who grew up on ...

  • Earthquake Recovery in Japan: Entrepreneurs to the Rescue

    "Disaster relief" usually brings to mind images of tents, food and water convoys, and emergency medicine. But since 2011′s earthquake, tsunami, and reactor meltdown in the Tōhoku region of Japan, a Tokyo-based social entrepreneurship group called ...

  • 2008 earthquake: IHC seeks response from Balochistan CM, chief secretary

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought comments from Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani and Chief Secretary in response to a contempt petition for not determining losses of 187 Baloch families during the ...

  • Earthquake-Causing Fracking to Be Allowed within 500 Feet of Nuclear Plants

    The American government has officially stated that fracking can cause earthquakes. Some fracking companies now admit this fact The scientific community agrees.

  • Great ShakeOut Drills Increase Earthquake Awareness

    LOS ANGELES - Millions of people from the Pacific island of Guam to southern Italy joined a practice drill Thursday to prepare for earthquakes. The annual event, called the Great ShakeOut, has a simple message that could save lives in a real earthquake.

  • Italian Scientists Convicted of Not Predicting Earthquake; Can Anyone?

    PALMER - Six scientists and a government official from Italy have been sentenced to six years in prison after a judge said they failed to accurately predict an earthquake that killed 300 in 2009. But can anyone actually forecast when an earthquake will ...

  • 4.0 earthquake in southern Maine rattles New England; no immediate reports of ...

    PORTLAND, Maine - An earthquake that hit southern Maine Tuesday night rattled nearby New England states as far as Connecticut, including the Boston area, but caused no injuries or apparent damage.

  • 5.3 earthquake struck late Saturday near New Idria

    5.3 earthquake struck late Saturday near New Idria Staff Report | 0 comments. A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck in a remote area near New Idria late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit at 11:55 p.m ...

  • Students fake death for statewide earthquake drill

    The Great California ShakeOut struck Cal State Fullerton last week, pretending to kill at least 12 theatre majors who were covered in fake blood and fallen debris outside different areas on campus.

  • Japan Exports Fall at Fastest Pace Since Post-Earthquake Slump

    Japan's exports fell the most since the aftermath of last year's earthquake as a global slowdown, the yen's strength and a dispute with China increase the odds of a contraction in the world's third-largest economy.

  • How to survive an earthquake: You're doing it wrong

    Please don't tell me about your experience in last week's earthquake, because I zoned out and didn't notice it.

  • Strongest-ever earthquake hits Quang Nam

    An earthquake, the strongest since 1957, occurred last night in Quang Nam Province's Bac Tra My District, where the Song Tranh 2 Hydropower Plant is located, panicking thousands of local residents.

  • 5.3 earthquake shakes central California

    A moderate earthquake was widely felt as it rattled the central California coast, but authorities said it didn't cause any damage.

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