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7.0-magnitude earthquake hit northern Philippines: at least four fatalities, 60 injuries

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). At least four people have died and 60 others were injured in the powerful earthquake that...

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Sinkhole opened up in private pool: one man found dead after being swept into

A man was found dead on Thursday afternoon, hours after a sinkhole opened up in an inground swimming pool at a private home in central Israel, with the receding water dragging him away along with ano...

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Dasmariñas bridge collapse: eight fatalities - the body of last missing victim found

Authorities found Thursday, July 28, the last missing victim in the collapse of a suspended steel bridge in Sitio Talisayan, Barangay Sampaloc IV on Tuesday evening, July 26. On July 27, authorities...

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Uganda, Kenya: A new dam to provide water and electricity to five towns

The East African Community (EAC) is helping to increase access to water and electricity in Uganda and Kenya through the All Purpose Water Resources Development Project (AWDP). The cross-border region...

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Longest bridge in the Baltics: the estimated duration of the Neris bridge works is 2.5 years

The bridge impinges on a site protected by the EU’s Natura 2000 ecological network, so work will not be carried out during fish migration and spawning. To avoid damage to the ecosystem, the bridge’s...

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Northern Philippines: At least five fatalities and dozens injuries after 7.0-magnitude earthquake triggers landslides

At least five people have been killed and dozens have been injured after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the northern Philippines set off multiple landslides and damaged buildings. So far, 64 people ha...

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British Columbia: Canada supports flood, landslide recovery efforts with $870 million

The advance payments of over 870 million Canadian dollars (700 million U.S. dollars) is in addition to the 207 million Canadian dollars (166 million U.S. dollars) in support of wildfire recovery effo...

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At least 106 homes damaged in Ambon due to flood and landslides

At least 106 homes in Ambon City, Maluku Province, were damaged between June 19 and July 20, 2022 due to floods and landslides that triggered by high-intensity rainfall, according to data provided by...

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Afghanistan earthquake: dozens injuries, hundreds of homes destroyed

An overnight 5.1-magnitide earthquake in a remote southeastern region injured at least 44 people and destroyed 600 homes on Tuesday, Taliban authorities in Afghanistan said. The temblor jolted seve...

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Hoover Dam transformer explosion: no fatality was reported

A transformer exploded on Tuesday at Hoover Dam, one of the nation's largest hydroelectric facilities, producing a thick cloud of black smoke and flames that were quickly extinguished. The cause of t...

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Backyard homes to be built by 3D printers

Ross Maguire, CEO of Azure Printed Homes, is holding what looks like a piece of white plastic but he says it’s the future of accessory dwelling units, or more commonly known as ADUs, that clients can...

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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...