Topic: Earthquake

Texas Engineer Joins Rapid Response Mission to Nepal

May 27, 2015
Daene McKinney

Civil engineering professor Daene McKinney will assess post-earthquake damage to lakes in Nepal that may pose a threat to mountain communities.

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Preventing Earthquake Damage

July 24, 2013
Preventing Earthquake Damage

A team of Cockrell School engineers is working in New Zealand to understand soil structures in earthquake zones. The goal: buildings that resist damage. Learn more.

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Examining Haiti's infrastructure post-quake

Jan. 12, 2012
Engineer Wassim Ghannoum (right) assessed which critical buildings, such as schools and hospitals, were still safe to use.

Two years ago a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti. Professors from the Cockrell School were among a team of engineers and scientists that evaluated Port-au-Prince's infrastructure for safety.

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Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

June 23, 2011

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.

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A decade of discovery

June 21, 2011
A decade of discovery

The Texas Advanced Computing Center marks 10 years of helping scientists explore phenomenon too large, small or expensive to investigate in the lab.

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