In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake potential yet

April 6, 2015 by  
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As if California needed more bad news – amidst a drought of unprecedented proportions , new research has revealed the state could be in for a massively destructive earthquake. We reported last month that seismologists expect a megaquake in California’s future , and now a further discovery makes that news even more terrifying. According to Phys.org , seismologists from UC Berkeley have now proven that the Hayward Fault, east of San Francisco, is actually a branch of the Calaveras Fault that runs east of San Jose – which means both could eventually rupture together and create a much larger earthquake than previously expected. Read the rest of In California, new seismic evidence now points to strongest earthquake potential yet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California earthquake , earthquake , earthquakes , estelle chassard uc berkeley , harward fault connected to Calaveras , san francisco earthquake , san jose earthquake , scientists predict stronger earthquake , seismic hazard california

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L.A. Mayor proposes bold earthquake retrofits for thousands of buildings

December 16, 2014 by  
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti just unveiled an unprecedented plan to retrofit LA to deal with what some scientists say could be the next “Big One” – a massive earthquake that could open California’s San Andreas Fault. According to scientists, there’s a 46 percent chance of 7.5 or larger quake in the Southern California area in the next 30 years. Read the rest of L.A. Mayor proposes bold earthquake retrofits for thousands of buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building code , California earthquake , earthquake , la earthquake retrofits , Los Angeles , los angeles earthquake , los angeles earthquake retrofits , magniture 7.5 earthquake , northridge earthquake , San Andreas fault , the big one

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Alventosa Morell squeezes a narrow, day-lit home between two blocks of flats in Barcelona

December 16, 2014 by  
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One in five houses in Australia is using solar energy

December 16, 2014 by  
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An astonishing one out of every five households in Australia is now relying on solar energy, a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistic (ABS) reveals. Just 3 years ago only 5 percent of homes used rooftop solar panels or solar water heating , but today a full 19 percent do. To put that into perspective, by most accounts , fewer than .4 percent of homes in the US rely on solar. Read the rest of One in five houses in Australia is using solar energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , Australia Solar , percent of homes solar powered , Queensland solar , renewable energy , renewable power , rooftop solar , solar energy Australia , solar energy US , solar panels , Solar Power , solar power use , solar water heater , South Australia solar , us solar power , using solar

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6.9 Earthquake Hits Northern California

March 10, 2014 by  
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A 6.9 earthquake shook California yesterday, striking just off of the northern coast near Eureka, followed by at least a dozen aftershocks with a magnitude as high as 4.6. The earthquake struck about 50 miles off the coast, though aftershocks were much closer, with one only 16 miles off the coast. Early reports from people living in Humboldt County, where the earthquake hit land the hardest, suggests that the earthquake caused no injuries or significant building damage. Read the rest of 6.9 Earthquake Hits Northern California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aftershocks , California aftershocks , California earthquake , California quake , California Seismic activity , Coastal California Earthquake , Eureka Aftershocks , Eureka California , Eureka earthquake , Eureka quake , Humboldt Country earthquake , Humboldt County quake , Humboldt County seismic activity , LA Times California , Northern California aftershocks , Northern California earthquake , Northern California quake , Times Standard California , United States Geological Survey , us earthquake , US earthquake alerts , US tsunami watch , USGS earthquakes        

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Artist Kathy Klein Creates Amazing Mandalas with Flowers and Seeds

March 10, 2014 by  
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Bercy Chen Studio’s Green-Roofed Edgeland House Transforms a Former Brownfield in Texas

March 10, 2014 by  
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Man Spends $35,000 to Convert His Home into a Feline Fantasyland

March 10, 2014 by  
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