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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Fugro’s Airborne Technology Deployed In Response To New Zealand Earthquake

Fugro’s LADS technology is being deployed in New Zealand to assist in relief efforts following the damaging 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch on 14th November 2016. At the request of the New Zealand Government, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) Flight is to conduct a rapid hydrographic survey of the seafloor

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Radar Scans Measure Italy Earthquake Displacement

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Aug. 24, 2016. Approximately 300 people died as a result of the quake, which devastated several towns in the country’s Apennine mountain belt. The Italian peninsula features fault lines created by the separation of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. The fault line separating these two plates

Monday, April 18th, 2016

MapAction Mobilises Humanitarian Mapping Team for Ecuador Earthquake

Saunderton, Bucks, Monday 18th April — Two MapAction volunteers have set off for Ecuador this morning in response to Saturday’s major earthquake. MapAction’s support was requested by the United Nations, following a call for international assistance from the Ecuadorian government on Sunday. It is anticipated that the team’s initial focus will be to help coordinate search

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Prince Harry to Attend MapAction Briefing Ahead of Nepal Tour

Prince Harry will attend a briefing by MapAction on Wednesday 16 March to learn more about the charity’s response to the recent Nepal earthquakes, ahead of his tour to the country later this month. His Royal Highness, who has been Royal Patron of MapAction since 2007, will meet the charity’s Chief Executive, Liz Hughes, and

Monday, February 15th, 2016

New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network

University of California, Berkeley, scientists are releasing a free Android app that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network that could eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes. The app, called MyShake, will be available to the public Friday,

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

50-Year-Old Mystery Solved: Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village

Minutes after the 1964 magnitude-9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake began shaking, a series of tsunami waves swept through the village of Chenega in Prince William Sound, destroying all but two of the buildings and killing 23 of the 75 inhabitants. Fifty years later, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey revealed the likely cause of the tsunami,

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Napa Quake Unleashes Groundwater

The earth’s mighty shifting – which caused about $400 million in damage to Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties – also mysteriously forced groundwater to the surface and into several dry or nearly dry creeks and streams in the region. Torrents of water have been flowing down Wild Horse and Green Valley creeks and another unnamed waterway

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Interactive Esri Maps Reveal Impact of Napa Earthquake

Esri has created two maps related to the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck near Napa, California on Sunday, August 24. These maps are available for the media to embed or share as part of ongoing disaster coverage. Napa Earthquake Public Information Map View the location of the 6.0 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks using data from

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Earthquake Early-warning System Gave 10-second Alert Before Napa Quake Felt

Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing an earthquake early-warning system that sent an alert before the magnitude-6.0 Napa earthquake Sunday morning. Officials said the system provided an alert 10 seconds before the quake was felt. California is working to complete a statewide system, which could be unveiled in the next few years. Read

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Lawmaker Wants $80 Million for Earthquake Warning System

A group of California’s top earthquake experts announced an $80-million plan to build what would be the nation’s first earthquake early warning system. State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) is proposing a bill that would search for funding to pay for the installation and upgrade of underground sensors and other equipment to create the network. Read