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Taiwan’s IC Foundry Hold Its Ground Despite Earthquake Risk

The earthquake occurred on February 6 in Tainan, Taiwan, leading to more than fifty people were killed and hundreds injured, while undermining the part of the fab plant of TSMC. Which resulting in TSMC’s Fab 6 and Fab 14 had to shut down to recover for more than three days, once triggered disruption risk of global semiconductor manufacturing chain….

 

2 Congo disasters uncover new source of strong earthquakes

The Nyiragongo volcano erupted in January 2002, killing more than 100 people and leaving more than 100,000 people homeless. Eight months later a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the town of Kalehe, which is 12 miles from the Nyiragongo volcano. (Credit: MONUSCO Photos/Flickr)

The Nyiragongo volcano erupted in January 2002, killing more than 100 people and leaving more than 100,000 people homeless. Eight months later a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck the town of Kalehe, which is 12 miles from the Nyiragongo volcano. (Credit: MONUSCO Photos/Flickr)

A closer look at two natural disasters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has identified a new source for strong earthquakes—with a magnitude between 6 and 7. The event is called “diking” and it can occur all over the world but most often occurs in areas where the Earth’s tectonic plates are moving apart, such as Iceland, Hawaii, and parts of Africa in the East African Rift System. As plates spread apart, magma from beneath the Earth’s surface rises into the space, forming vertical magma intrusions, known as dikes. The dike pushes on the surrounding rocks, creating strain…

 

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a biological attack on the US. The project was called Operation Dark Winter. What they discovered was that the country was ill prepared to cope. Within two weeks there would be enormous civilian casualties, a catastrophic breakdown in essential institutions, and mass civil unrest. Food supplies, electricity and transport infrastructures would all collapse…

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