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Map: A tour of the Great Quake of 1906
Step back 112 years to the day and to San Francisco's darkest hour.
history  usa  sanfrancisco  disaster  earthquake  visualisation  photography 
6 days ago by garrettc
Seismo Blog: Can We Outsmart a Disaster?
The scenario is the stuff of Hollywood movies, but it…
HayWired  disaster  from twitter_favs
7 days ago by Pheelmore
Here's How A Few People Knew The Strongest Earthquake In Years Was About To Hit LA
"Though widespread earthquake warnings for the public are inching closer to reality, there are still numerous obstacles for the system to overcome. Elizabeth Cochran, a USGS seismologist, said one of the biggest concerns is that the federal system used to deliver alerts for other disasters may not be fast enough to carry earthquake warnings, when every second counts. 'That’s a big unknown right now,' Cochran said. 'That's one of the things we’re working on right now, is understanding the latency.'"
a:Jim-Dalrymple-II  p:BuzzFeed★★  d:2018.04.05  w:1000  disaster  from instapaper
12 days ago by bankbryan
“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades | Vanity Fair
A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.
articles  transportation  disaster 
17 days ago by gmisra
The Wrong Argument: Why Experience Doesn’t Matter - Soundings Online
“The word ‘experienced’ often refers to someone who’s gotten away with doing the wrong thing more frequently than you have.”
disaster  sociology 
19 days ago by Quadrofonic

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