earthquake

Post image for Nepalese Cultural Sites in Peril as Calls for Relief Go Unanswered

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said the country needs about $2 billion for reconstruction and has expressed the hope that all buildings — homes, businesses, and historic sites — will be back up in two years.

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Post image for Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

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Post image for New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country.

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Post image for Open-Source Maps Help Guide Nepalese Earthquake Relief

A crucial need in any rescue effort — perhaps just as important to saving lives as medical supplies, food, and tents — is an up-to-date map that humanitarian workers can use to more efficiently navigate the rubble.

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Post image for Reconstructing Managua Before the 1972 Earthquake

MANAGUA — Most people will advise you, on touching down in Managua, to rent a car and drive as fast out of the Nicaraguan capital as you can.

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Post image for Earthquake-Proofing Michelangelo’s Statue of David

After more than 250 small earthquakes shook Italy last week, the Italian Ministry of Culture announced it will spend €200,000 (~$245,000) on an anti-seismic base to secure Michelangelo’s statue of David, the Agence France-Presse reported.

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Post image for OMG…Now I Know: How to Protect Your Antique Statues During an Earthquake

The Getty Museum has come up with a video to demonstrate how to save your precious sculptures during an earthquake. Thanks, Getty!

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Post image for Turkish Earthquake Damages Historic Sites, Including 10th C Armenian Church

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake that shook Turkey on Sunday and killed 535 while leaving 50,000 homeless has also damaged important historic monuments in eastern Turkey’s Van region.

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Washington Monument Closed Indefinitely

by Hrag Vartanian on September 26, 2011

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“The National Park Service said Monday that the Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely and that the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August had done more damage to the monument than had been previously disclosed.” [WashPo]

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Post image for National Cathedral in DC Suffers Minor Damage in East Coast Quake

“The Washington National Cathedral, the highest building in the city, suffered damage in Tuesday’s earthquake, with three pinnacles in the central tower breaking off, a spokesman said.” [Reuters]

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