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US seismic sensors let hackers trigger false alerts and fake data

Security researchers have detailed how hackers could gain access to thousands of seismic sensors placed in sensitive, extreme locations around the world. The weak security around the devices allows intruders to spoof alerts and generate fake readings.

California agrees to spend another $150 million to fix Bay Bridge

San Francisco - The agency that oversaw construction of the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge voted Thursday to spend another $150 million to help keep the structure safe in a major earthquake.

Tunisian 'mystery lake' baffles, concerns officials

Gafsa - A lake which has mysteriously appeared in the middle of a Tunisian desert has authorities concerned and searching for an explanation.

Research: almost all recent U.S. earthquakes are likely man-made

In the past decade there has been a remarkable increase in earthquake activity in the U.S.A. A U.S. Geological Survey research team says that these earthquakes are "almost certainly man-made."

Op-Ed: Mega-Quake - Are we next?

Large earthquakes have occurred all along the pacific plate boundaries. The west coast of North America is overdue for a major earthquake as is the Cascadia subduction zone off of the coast of Seattle, Washington.


Almost half of California's hospitals will not meet the state's earthquake safety requirements by 2013 according to a report released today.

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