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Landslides in Nepal – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 30th, 2015.

Residents across quake-ravaged Nepal face a significant ongoing threat in the form of major landslides, says a New Zealand expert. Overseas media including PBS News Hour and NBC News report that the devastating April 25 earthquake triggered many landslides, but aftershocks threaten to cause further slips. Increased rain during the approaching monsoon season will also […]

Japan’s seismology approach flawed

John Kerr posted in on April 21st, 2011.

Japan’s approach to earthquake analysis and prediction is flawed and outdated, according to an expert commentary published in the journal Nature. An Japan-based American Seismologist, Robert J. Geller, has written a commentary article in Nature which makes a scathing attack on the earthquake prediction methodologies used by Japanese experts in the years preceding the devastating […]

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