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Virginia Tech: Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network

Archive-It Partner Since: May, 2007

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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Virginia Tech, with funding from the US National Science Foundation through grant IIS-0916733, is leading an international consortia to build a human and computing network to collect, archive, organize, and provide ready access for scholars, professionals, and the public interested in supporting ongoing recovery of communities that have faced a crisis or tragedy. In scope are school shootings and all other types of man-made or natural disasters. We welcome involvement of those with relevant content or who are interested in developing collections, as well as those seeking or promoting deeper understanding of CTR.

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Chile Earthquake

Archived since: Oct, 2009


The 2010 Chile earthquake occurred off the coast of the Biobio Region of Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010, at 03:34 local time (06:34 UTC), having a magnitude of 8.8 on the moment magnitude scale, with intense shaking lasting for about three minutes. It ranks as the sixth largest earthquake ever to be recorded by a seismograph

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  Chile

Chilean Earthquake

Archived since: Mar, 2010


IA collection for Chilean earthquake of Feb 2010

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  Chile

Guatemala Earthquake

Archived since: Nov, 2012


A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people, injuring about 150 and leaving 23 unaccounted for, government officials said. They warned that the official toll was preliminary and could rise.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  guatemala

Haiti Earthquake Anniversary

Archived since: Jan, 2011


This is a web document collection using the Google News/RSS feeds about Haiti Earthquake 1 year later.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  haiti

Indonesian Volcanic Eruption, Tsunami, Earthquake in 2010

Archived since: Oct, 2010


This collection contains web information about the Indonesian volcanic eruption, earthquake and tsunami in Oct. 2010.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events volcanic eruption Indonesia,  earthquake ,  tsunami

Indonesian Volcanic Eruption, Tsunami, Earthquake in 2010 (Part 2)

Archived since: Nov, 2010


The second collection of the Indonesian disaster in 2010. Top 50 Google RSS feeds have been used as seeds. 'robots.txt' is ignored.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Indonesia,  earthquake ,  tsunami volcano

Japan Earthquake

Archived since: Mar, 2011


This collection depicts the events surrounding the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and the post-disaster reconstruction. Content includes blogs, social commentary, television/online news sites and aid organizations, with content in both English and Japanese.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  tsunami Japan

Nepal Earthquake

Archived since: Apr, 2015


7.9M earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday April 25, 2015

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  Earthquake

New Zealand Earthquake

Archived since: Feb, 2011


Earthquake in New Zealand in Feb 2011

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  New Zealand

Sikkim Earthquake (September 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011


At 6.8 on the Richter scale, September 18th 2011 evening's quake was the worst earthquake in 20 years for the northeast. As many as 20 after-shocks have been experienced in Sikkim since Sunday. The death toll of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Sikkim on Sunday evening has reached 62. Sikkim is the worst hit with 38 casualties, 10 deaths have been confirmed in Bihar and West Bengal and 14 in Nepal and Tibet.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  india

Turkey EarthQuake(October 2011)

Archived since: Oct, 2011


Turkey was struck by its most powerful earthquake in at least a decade Sunday, as a major tremor and at least seven aftershocks rattled the poor east of the country.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  turkey

Virginia Earthquake (Aug 23rd, 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011


The 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred on August 23, 2011, at 1:51 pm EDT (17:51 UTC) in the Piedmont region of the U.S. state of Virginia. The epicenter, in Louisa County, was 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Richmond and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southwest of the town of Mineral. The earthquake, along with a magnitude-5.8 1944 quake on the New York-Ontario border, is the largest to have occurred in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains since an 1897 quake centered in Giles County in western Virginia[5][6] whose magnitude has been estimated as 5.8 or 5.9. The damage was estimated by one risk-modeling firm at $200 million to $300 million, of which about $100 million was insured

Subject:   Spontaneous Events,  earthquake ,  United States Virginia

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