Tag: earthquake

San Andreas vs. New Madrid: Midwest quakes pack a punch

Posted by on April 13, 2006

The 100th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco is a time to reflect on the awesome power of the San Andreas fault. But there’s a fault in the Midwest that packs an even greater punch, according to an earthquake expert at the University of Missouri-Rolla. 

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UMR joins national ‘cybersystem’ for earthquake engineering research

Posted by on February 23, 2006

University of Missouri-Rolla researchers will soon connect in cyberspace with investigators around the world to conduct and observe earthquake experiments.

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New UMR study details threats in New Madrid seismic zone

Posted by on September 2, 2005

A major earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone could affect the movement of emergency vehicles and other first response teams into and out of stricken areas if steps aren’t taken immediately to prepare bridges and other transportation infrastructures, says a team of University of Missouri-Rolla researchers.

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Several St. Louis-area bridges not ready for quake, student discovers

Posted by on February 10, 2004

Many bridges in the St. Louis area are incapable of withstanding the impact of a major earthquake, according to a recent study by University of Missouri-Rolla student Robert Riess, a senior in civil engineering from The Woodlands, Texas.

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