Earthquakes related news May 13, 2011

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Geologists Find Way to Peer Back in Time & Down Into Earth's Mantle. During its violent, molten infancy, earth began to settle into layers: The densest elements sank and formed the core, the lightest migrated upward to form the crust, and all the rest ended up in the mantle, a mishmash that has been churning in our planet’s interior ever since. $$$

Philippines (Volcanoes)
At least 11 volcanic quakes were recorded around Taal Volcano in Batangas and Mayon Volcano in Albay in the last 24 hours, state volcanologists said Friday. But the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the alert level at Taal and Mayon remain the same at "2" and "1," respectively.  $$$

New Zealand (Christchurch demolition of city center)
The face of quake-devastated Christchurch is set to change forever with news that 900 of the city's prettiest and most historic CBD buildings will be demolished. As families prepare for the first inquest for the 181 people killed in the February 22 earthquake, they must also face the dawning certainty that most of their town centre will be cleared and rebuilt. Many large buildings that engineering experts thought once salvageable have been added to the black list after shifting on subsiding ground or losing masonry in the violent aftershocks. $$$

United Kingdom (insurance)
Recent natural disasters may cost Lloyd's of London about 3.8 billion US$, the insurance market says.  $$$

Tsunami preparedness
When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in March, Brian Tucker was in Padang, Indonesia. Tucker was working with a colleague to design a refuge that could save thousands of lives if — or rather, when — a tsunami like the one in 1797 that came out of the Indian Ocean, some 600 miles southeast of where the 2004 Asian tsunami originated, strikes again.  $$$

QuakeSOS+ and QuakeSOS free are iPhone applications developed by Armand Vervaeck, the founder of Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is feeding the users with Earthquake Report news. The 0.99 US$ QuakeSOS+ version will support the activities of SOS Earthquakes.

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