I look up earthquakes on a daily basis as a hobby. I google, "DID YOU FEEL IT" in the search area and it shows all the latest earthquakes. I have been noticing that Samoa keeps getting hit with large earthquakes but they are not reporting this on the news where I am. What is really going on?

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How cam someone build an earthquake proof school in an area that is occasionally hit by earthquakes (ex: Haiti, Peru, Chile, etc.)

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Are new buildings built to withstand earthquakes??

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A professor once told me that in Europe they used to measure Earthquakes by the reactions of the animals

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we were give a puzzle problem to solve and here it is..

"And the Earth Moved"
Seismographs are sensitive instrument for detecting earthquakes. They consists of large mass suspended by springs. When an earthquake happens, the disturbance travels through the earth, making the instrument vibrate. However, the mass tends not to move because of its inertia. This difference in movement is simplified and written out as a trace.

can you explain why most places in the world receive two traces for each single earthquake event? Can you also explain why a few places detect only one?

Thanks in advance 🙂

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Our family is thinking about getting rid of our land line phones and replacing them with all cell phones. We were thinking about earthquakes affecting the reception. But then we thought that if the satellite is in space and the earthquake is on land, then how does it affect service if the satellite is so far away from it.

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I wanna know the magnitude of the earthquakes and how many have happened since 2010.

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I’m just wondering why Tokyo has this vulnerability to earthquakes? What makes them susceptible to them?

What factors could influence this vulnerability?

Thanks!

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Society is seeking to destroy itself and mother nature is striking back from the centuries of abuse we have given her. The authorities, governments, organizations wring their hands and say "how dreadful, we must do something about this" but then turn to solve other problems and invest monies in things such as the war on terrorism. Rather then worrying about how other people see the world and their faith, how about we leave them alone and put in a genuine effort to fix the problems plaguing our Earth! In the end the economy, the different way people view religion, right and wrong and morality; matter not at all when our world is dead, drained of basic resources such as food and oxygen and most of our population lay decimated. Harsh words, and possibly dramatic. Do you honestly believe mother nature is not beginning to strike back and fix the balance? Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes; the incidence of these things is on the rise- without giving mention to the corrupt state of our governments and the power plays there in, the decline of society and the undermining of humanities faith, whether that be the christian god, buddha or any other faith. Please, does anyone out there see my point of view? You, me, the next door neighbor? Give it 100 years and we’ll be dead so what do we really matter? Humanity is only one species on this Earth, and its only us that says we are the superior beings. The Earth is not for us alone, but for all life. Lets say damn the oil companies, damn the mining companies and all the other big companies that buy our governments and corrupt our civilization for their own ends because if we continue the way we are; your dollar isn’t going to get you a damn thing! Damn the economy and save the environment!

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I’m aware these roles are performed by troops from many different nations, but mainly in terms of the British Army, and especially in terms of soldiers specialising in engineering roles: How are they transferred to peace keeping or disaster relief missions? Do they request it or are they selected? What roles do they usually perform during and after conflicts, earthquakes, floods etc. And finally how long can these transfers last?
i know i mentioned the UN, but i didn’t meant to limit it to that, it was more an Engineers specific question, what roles they play and whether they can volunteer

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