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Luna invited to international conference in Egypt

Posted by on September 28, 2009

Dr. Ronaldo Luna, associate professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is traveling all the way to Egypt this fall to present research findings that come partly from Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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What we don’t know about liquefaction could hurt us

Posted by on August 19, 2008

In one corner of a huge civil engineering laboratory on campus, Dr. Ronaldo Luna watches a machine shake silt from the Mississippi River until it liquefies.         

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Earthquake preparedness is topic of August conference at Missouri

Posted by on June 4, 2008

Two minor earthquakes that rocked central Missouri this spring demonstrate the importance of earthquake preparedness in the region. Preparation for a significant quake along the New Madrid Fault is the subject of a conference to be held at Missouri University of Science and Technology this summer.

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Earthquake preparedness in the Midwest

Posted by on April 18, 2008

The earthquake that hit eastern Illinois on Friday, April 18, is the type of event communities throughout the Midwest should prepare for, say organizers of an earthquake preparedness conference to be held this summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Missouri S&T earthquake expert to speak at St. Louis event

Posted by on January 31, 2008

Dr. J. David Rogers, the Karl F. Hasselmann Chair in geological engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, will discuss detailed studies of downtown St. Louis and make recommendations for new building codes during an event to promote earthquake awareness on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Data Center Auditorium in St. Louis.         

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

Posted by on April 13, 2006

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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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