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Japan 6.4 quake kills two, injures hundreds – In the News

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2016.

A 6.4 magnitude quake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu this morning (New Zealand time), killing at least two people and injuring hundreds more. There are reports of substantial building damage with dozens of houses collapsing in the shaking, BBC News reports. Although the quake was not as strong as the devastating magnitude 9 quake […]

Second earthquake in Nepal – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 13th, 2015.

A second major earthquake has struck Nepal. The 7.3 magnitude quake comes after the widespread destruction caused by the 7.8 quake on the 25 April. Our colleagues at the UK SMC collected the following expert commentary. Prof Sandy Steacy, Head of School of Physical Sciences at The University of Adelaide, said: “Although today’s M = […]

Japan’s quake, tsunami one year on – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on March 7th, 2012.

On March 11 last year a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan triggering a powerful tsunami. Resulting waves reached heights of 40 metres and pushed a wall of seawater inland as far as 10 km in some regions. The human toll was immense, with over 15,000 people confirmed dead and an additional […]

Media coverage: Robots deployed in Pike River mine

Peter Griffin posted in on November 24th, 2010.

Three robots may soon be involved in the Pike River mine disaster – an unprecedented number. The first robot, which stalled yesterday due to water damage, was restarted this morning, and managed to travel a kilometre into the mine before running out of batteries.  Before doing so, it captured footage of the helmet of one […]

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