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San Francisco is leading the way in earthquake preparedness

The April 25, 2015, Mw 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, killing approximately 7,000 (but hundreds are still missing) and injuring twice as many, has been a wake-up call for the hundreds of millions of people who live in earthquake-prone areas.

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Ban on oil drillings in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Humanmade earthquakes are once again in the news in Italy, after the publication of the ICHESE Report (International Commissions on Hydrocarbon Exploration and Seismicity in the Emilia Region), which was commissioned to an international team of experts in the wake of the pair of quakes that rattled the Po Plain in 2012, claiming 27 lives. Continue reading Ban on oil drillings in Emilia-Romagna, Italy