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Predicting earthquakes is unlikely, but could we detect them earlier?
After a major earthquake, like the ones that recently hit Turkey and Syria, one question often looms: How did we not see...
Scripps News
L.A. County moves to require quake retrofits as Turkey-Syria death toll exceeds 50,000
Los Angeles County took the first step Tuesday toward a mandatory earthquake retrofit order for the types of concrete bu...
Los Angeles Times
More Than 100 Landslides Strike Turkey Following Devastating Earthquakes
Scientists are using satellite images to locate landslides following the powerful earthquakes that struck in early Febru...
Turkey’s Earthquake Zone Is a Lot Like California’s. Here’s What That Means.
Scientists are analyzing the disaster for clues about the potential strength and location of future West Coast quakes. ...
The New York Times
A preliminary report on the February 6, 2023 earthquakes in Türkiye
On Feb. 6, 2023, a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near Pazarcık City in south-central Türkiye, followed by a magnitud...
The ancient Turkish city that ceased to exist after the earthquakes
A thriving modern metropolis of nearly 400,000 people — and a cradle of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history — belon...
The Washington Post
Quakes Are Inevitable. Huge Death Tolls Are Not
Better building standards mean earthquakes need not turn into the devastation seen in Turkey and Syria. The US should pa...
Bloomberg News
Survivors are still being found in Turkey’s earthquake rubble. How long can that go on?
In the earthquake-ravaged towns and cities of Turkey, the scenes are as inspiring as they are increasingly rare: survivo...
Los Angeles Times
Survivors of Deadly Earthquakes Must Deal with Lasting Trauma
A psychiatrist who has studied the effects of previous devastating quakes explains how the Turkey-Syria earthquake could...
Scientific American
Why can’t we predict earthquakes?
We discuss the challenging task of forecasting the occurrence and magnitude of earthquakes. ...