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Christchurch earthquake leaves third of city buildings facing demolition | World news | guardian.co.uk

  Christchurch earthquake leaves third of city buildings facing demolition | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Christchurch earthquake: “I’m dying Dad” – National – NZ Herald News

Christchurch earthquake: “I’m dying Dad” – National – NZ Herald News.

Discovery Space Shuttle Launch Caught On Video From An Airplane

  Discovery Space Shuttle Launch Caught On Video From An Airplane.

See the latest photos from the revolution in Libya –

  See the latest photos from the revolution in Libya -.

Quake lessons: New Zealand earthquake puts spotlight on Los Angeles buildings – latimes.com

    In New Zealand, the quake destroyed many buildings of the types that California officials have long said are most vulnerable in a major temblor: Older unreinforced brick buildings and concrete-framed office buildings erected in the 1960s and ’70s. There are thousands of such buildings in the state, and many have not been retrofitted … Continue reading

New Zealand shows even strong building codes are no match for monster earthquake, experts say [Update] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic safety codes. “If the dart lands right on you, it generates intense shaking and a lot of buildings that we think are safe turn out to not be safe,” said Susan Hough, seismologist with … Continue reading

New Zealand earthquake: buildings failed when ground turned to liquid | Weather | The Guardian

    The severity of the damage appears to be due to a combination of the earthquake coming from a previously unknown fault that runs beneath the city from the nearby Alpine fault, and the violence of the shaking because the city rests on damp sediments. via New Zealand earthquake: buildings failed when ground turned … Continue reading

Downtown Los Angeles Live Cam | Los Angeles California Live Cams | abc7.com

  Downtown Los Angeles Live Cam | Los Angeles California Live Cams | abc7.com.

Saturday Night Live – 2012 – Video – NBC.com

Saturday Night Live – 2012 – Video – NBC.com. http://widget.nbc.com/videos/nbcshort_at.swf?CXNID=1000004.10045NXC&widID=4727a250e66f9723&clipID=1207108&showID=61