Seismic Data from Smartphones: MyShake: Building a Global Smartphone Seismic Network
Increasing the density of earthquake-monitoring instruments at a fast rate and at a low cost is a dream for many researchers who study earthquakes. MyShake, a smartphone application developed by the Berkeley...

Designing a District
Four creatively designed buildings have recently opened in a new district in Miami Beach, Florida. Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar, Faena Park, and Faena Hotel Miami Beach grace a neighborhood that is the first...

Deep Wastewater Injection Triggers Earthquakes, Researchers Find
Researchers use radar satellite data to discover what is triggering certain earthquakes....

Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance Using Digital Imagery
A Bird's-Eye View
Over the last decade, remote sensing has played an increasing role in geotechnical earthquake reconnaissance through the use of satellite imagery, LIDAR, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These techniques...

Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
What Can It Do for You?
There's been a lot of talk, and some confusion, lately about performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Many geotechnical engineers wonder -- what is it, how does it differ from what I've been doing,...

Biogeotechnical Mitigation of Earthquake-Induced Soil Liquefaction
Three biogeotechnologies currently under development show promise for cost-effective remediation of liquefaction under existing facilities....

As I See It: 50+ Years of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering — What Have We Learned?

You Designed It for the Big One, Right?
Illustrating and Communicating Uncertainty in a Deterministic Seismic Hazard Analysis
In seismic regions of the U.S. and worldwide, engineers design structures to withstand seismic ground motions resulting from a large, rare earthquake. But definitions of "large" and "rare" depend on who...

The 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquake Sequence
Impetus for Rethinking the Way We Evaluate and Mitigate Liquefaction
Liquefaction is a common cause of ground failure during earthquakes and is directly responsible for tremendous damage to infrastructure. Evidence of the impact of liquefaction includes failure of bridge...

Earthquake Time Bombs, By Robert Yeats. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press, 2015

New California Earthquake Model Adjusts Forecasts Based on Multifault Ruptures

The Washington Monument reopened on May 12 after a nearly three-year effort to assess and repair the damage to the 555 ft tall obelisk caused by the earthquake that struck on August 23, 2011...

Researchers Aim to Break New Ground in Earthquake Data Sharing

Dynamic Interaction of Liquid Storage Tanks and Foundation Soil

High Explosive Simulation of Earthquake-Like Ground Motions

Evaluation of Soil-Structure Interaction Methods

NewsBriefs: Cloaking Technique May Make Buildings 'Invisible' to Earthquakes (Science Daily)

NewsBriefs: Wallpaper Protects Buildings during Earthquakes (United Press International)

Earthquakes and Engineers: An International History By Robert K. Reitherman. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2012

Earthquake Protection of Building Equipment and Systems: Bridging the Implementation Gap, By Jeffrey A. Gatscher, Gary L. McGavin, and Philip J. Caldwell. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2012

 

 

 

 

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