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A 5.6-Magnitude Earthquake Struck Nepal – One Fatality, Two Injured and 40 Houses Damaged

An earthquake struck western Nepal on Tuesday, according to a local official. One person is dead and two more were injured while at least 40 houses were damaged. Cattle and farm animals were also bur...

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Jiribam-Imphal Railway Line: Excavation Work of Longest Tunnel Completed

The Jiribam-Imphal railway line's tunnel-12 excavation work has been successfully finished, according to a statement from the Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) on Wednesday. It was also state...

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The tallest building in Surrey history is getting closer to being approved

After a public hearing on Monday, Surrey city council gave the go-ahead for the 67-story tower project, which would be the highest structure in Surrey, British Columbia. The venture was approved by a...

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Building collapse in Aleppo, Syria's second-largest city: at least 13 fatalities

Authorities and the media claimed that a building collapsed on Sunday in Aleppo, the second-largest city in Syria, killing 13 people, including children. The ministry noted that the five-story struct...

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China’s new dam in Tibet near Indian border

China is constructed a new dam on the Mabja Zangbo river in Tibet, near to the tri-junction, which is a matter that worries both India and Nepal. The Mabja Zangbo river has its source in Nagari count...

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Floods and landslides in Santa Catarina, Brazil: 3 fatalities

The state government said that 26 towns have reported damages brought on by the recent storms, while Rio Negrinho and Ascurra have both proclaimed states of emergency. According to the municipality...

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United States Society on Dams (USSD) publishes Report on Analysis of Seismic Deformations of Embankment Dams

In August 2022, USSD published a report on analysis of Seismic Deformation of Embankment Dams.  Per the foreword, "This report is intended to provide guidance on the evaluation of seismic deformati...

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Landslide in east Taiwan: Suhua Highway tunnel blocked

According to Liberty Times, a landslide destroyed a section of a rock shed on the Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday blocking the traffic. The rock shed connected the No....

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271 building collapse recorded in Nigeria the last 10 years

According to documents from the Building Collapse Prevention Guild, 271 buildings have collapsed in Nigeria over the past ten years. The highest number of fatalities due to building collapse is recor...

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Highlands and Islands: multiple landslides among chaos ensued by strong winds and rain

Engineers have worked to clear 100 tonnes debris from a landslide that closed the road and railway line near Falls of Cruachan. Debris and boulders also fell onto the A85 Oban to Bridgend road, closi...

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The first 3-D-printed, two-story home is under construction in U.S.

A 3D printer is taking home building to a new level. The enormous printer weighing more than 12 tons is creating what is believed to be the first 3D-printed, two-story home in the United States. The...

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Earn Credentials in Sustainable Waterfront Design

You are invited to earn your WEDG Associate credential. An urban planner in Singapore, a chief sustainability officer in San Diego, port engineers in Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and real estate...

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Calculation example - Find the bearing of an apparent dip (two symmetrical to full dip directions), given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the bearing of an apparent dip. Two directions noted, in which a given apparent dip occurs. Known values: Full dip direction = α...

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Calculation example - Find path gradients in different directions, given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find path gradients in three different directions, (a) due N, (b) N 75o E, (c) due E. Known values: Full dip direction = N 30o E Full...

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Calculation example - Find the apparent dip of a plane or seam in any direction

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the apparent dip in any other direction. Known values: Horizontal length along full dip direction = x Full dip rate = 1 in x Sol...

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Calculation example - Find the rate of full dip of a plane or seam, given its direction and the rate and direction of an apparent dip

Given the direction of full dip and the rate and direction of an apparent dip of a plane or seam, find the rate of full dip. Known values: Full dip direction = α Apparent dip direction = &b...

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Calculation example - Seam true thickness and gradient calculation

A vertical borehole passes through a seam with a known dip at 43o. If the apparent thickness of the seam as shown by the borehole core is 2m, calculate: (a) the true thickness of the seam and (b) the...

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Calculation example - Find the coordinates of the intersection of two lines

Calculate the coordinates of the intersection of two lines given the coordinates of four stations. Known values: Coordinates A (EA, NA), B (EB, NB), C (EC, NC), D (ED, ND) i.e. A  &nbs...

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Calculation example - Calculate the height of an object from three angles of elevation

Calculate the height of an object by measuring three angles of elevation only, from stations A, B and C on a straight level line to an inaccessible up-station D. Known values: Measured distances A...