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As usual, the TED community is making headlines. Below, some highlights.

A close look at the beauty and pain of hospice care. End Game, a short documentary that follows the last few days of terminally ill patients, is up for an Oscar this weekend. The heart-rending film highlights the work of doctors and caregivers — including BJ Miller — reimagining what palliative care and hospice work can be. In a column for Hollywood Reporter, Motion Picture and Television Fund head Bob Beitcher says, “End Game’s Dr. BJ Miller embodies the commitment and compassion that is crucial to cutting-edge palliative care, helping families and patients travel the difficult journey together.” The film is streaming on Netflix. (Watch Miller’s TED Talk.)

Also up for an Oscar? Period. End of Sentence. Entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham kickstarted a cultural revolution in India with his sanitary pad machine, and now the tale is a compelling Netflix documentary. The Oscar-nominated short doc explains how Muruganantham’s invention empowers rural women, providing them with both clean sanitary napkins and reliable employment, while reducing stigma. “The strongest creature created by God in the world is not the lion, not the elephant, not the tiger … the girl,” says Muruganantham in the film. (Watch Muruganantham’s TED Talk.)

Nita Farahany co-leads AI seminars for congressional staff. Alongside Vincent Conitzer and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, ethicist Nita Farahany kicked off the three-part Duke in DC seminar series on artificial intelligence for a congressional audience. Farahany, a professor of law and philosophy at Duke University, spoke on the potential impact of AI and human collaboration on policy. Questions ranged from predictive policing methodologies to the role of government in AI development. As quoted on Duke’s website, Farahany said, “Because AI is still in such a nascent phase of its development, and because we as a society are going to increasingly face ethical and legal dilemmas from its use and development, there is an important role for government in the field.” (Watch Farahany’s TED Talk.)

Stroke of insight: A choral work based on Jill Bolte Taylor. Identical twin composers the Brothers Balliett have written a new three-part piece for a choral orchestral and mezzo soprano called Fifty Trillion Molecular Geniuses — based on neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor’s book and TED Talk. The Cecilia Choir of New York will premiere the piece with soloist Amanda Lynn Bottoms at Carnegie Hall in early May. Tickets are available now. (Watch Taylor’s TED Talk.)

Mark Kelly runs for US Senate. Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly has launched a campaign in Arizona’s 2020 senatorial special election. Kelly and his wife, former congressional rep Gabby Giffords, announced the campaign with a video highlighting Kelly’s career as an astronaut and pilot, his family roots and his pivot toward gun control activism following an assassination attempt on Giffords in 2011. Kelly describes the issues he cares for most including health care, job and economic growth and the environment. “We’ve seen this retreat from science and data and facts, and if we don’t take these issues seriously, we can’t solve these problems,” he says. (Watch Kelly and Giffords’ TED Talk.)

The Explorers Club Medal awarded to Kenneth Lacovara. For his discoveries of some quite remarkable dinosaur fossils, paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara will be honored at the 115th Explorers Club Annual Dinner. The Explorers Club Medal, the group’s highest award, is presented to those who have made “extraordinary contributions directly in the field of exploration, scientific research, or to the welfare of humanity.” Other TEDsters who have received the honor include Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall and James Cameron. In a statement for Rowan University Lacovara said, “I’m honored and humbled to be joining a group of medalists that includes so many of the heroes and adventurers who inspired me as a child … I am fortunate to have played a small role in uncovering our wondrous past.” (Watch Lacovara’s TED Talk or see his TED Book, Why Dinosaurs Matter.)

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NASA Space Day to Share Accomplishments, Opportunities at Texas Capitol

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NASA is heading back to the Texas Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 26, for Space Day, a celebration highlighting achievements in human space exploration throughout Texas.

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Update 15:43 UTC:  NO serious damage due to this or the M5.5 earthquake. Only slight damage like on the picture below.

Update 13:28 UTC:  Professor Max Wyss, who specialises in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects : 0 to 50 injured people.

Update 10:31 UTC:  Good news so far : NO reported damage (but be aware that this is a very remote region in the Amazones lowland)

Update 10:28 UTC:  Shaking map with possible related damage from the natural disaster specialists at CATnews (Risklayer – CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany. Map generated by Andreas Schäfer.

Update 10:20 UTC:  We, at earthquake-report.com are receiving MMI shaking values of VII and even VIII which are indicating very strong felt shaking. 

Update 10:20 UTC:  the main shock was followed by a strong M5.5 earthquake at intermediate depth closer to Quenca and Guyaquil 

Update 10:18 UTC:  Although the epicenter region is only sparsely populated, the depth of the hypocenter (breaking point) will result in a much larger potential damage area. 

Update 10:17 UTC:  Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage

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Magnitude : 7.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-02-22 10:17:23

Depth (Hypocenter) : 148 km

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  • Salinas – 1 minute several pulses from moderate to strong
  • Vilcabamba – J’ai été réveillée car le lit et toute la maison s’est mis à vibrer. Comme si jetais sur une machine a laver pendant 5 à 10s. Je dormais je ne suis pas sûre de la durée.
  • Cuenca – We were both in bed; the time was around 5:20AM. We live in a 3-story apartment and the entire building was shaking enough to wake us up and cause concern. We have been living in Cuenca, Ecuador for 20 months and this is the strongest earthquake we have ever felt. We both got up and there were a couple of small after shocks that caused some swaying in the building. Several people also got up and went outside of the building to stand in the street.
  • Vilcabamba – J’ai été réveillée le matin et toute la maison s’est mis à vibrer. Comme si je jetais sur une machine à laver. 5 à 10s. Je ne suis pas sûr de la durée
  • Chipipe Beach Salinas – We were in bed 5:19am woke up the the bed swaying/shaking and bedside table lamp banging on glass , very scary. We went through the one in 2016.
  • Quito – Weak shaking
  • Quito – Where were at the last floor on the bulding and its shaking againg
  • Guayaquil – 0520hrs worn by bed and building shaking lasting 2-3 mins.
    05:42hrs further shaking for 30 secs
  • Santo Domingo – We were sleeping and it shook hard enough to wake us up. Some neighbours are up and outside. Lots are alarmed.
  • Cuenca – Woke me up because the bed was shaking. It lasted for at lease 30 seconds to a minute. It is the strongest earthquake we have felt in the five years we’ve lived here. No immediate dame seen, but lights are coming in the homes around us.
  • Guayaquil – The shaking lasted for a while, I thought I was flying through turbulence, it was real scary!!! , i thought I was dreaming!
  • Cuenca – Woke us at about 5:20. Fairly long shakes, and don’t recall any stronger in the 9 years we’ve lived here. Seemed to settle down, then again at 5:40, equally strong, it seemed. Some people left our wis story condo building.
  • Cuenca – I’m in Cuenca, woke up to shaking and the noise if the building rattling.
  • Olon – Woke up the whole house. Aftershock also. Doors opened, house creaked.
  • Puerto Cayo – Light shaking
  • Montanita – The shaking lasted for about 5 seconds , there were 2 shakings with an interval of about 30 minutes
  • Chiclayo-Lambayeque – Moderate shaking
  • Salinas – Bed shaking several seconds -woke us up. 7th floor
  • Guayaquil – Not sure amount of time, but it felt like a while. The initial rumble woke me up and gave me time to move to a corner of the room before the heaviest shaking was felt.
  • Trujillo – On 17th floor of building, awakened by bed swaying a bit. Wasn’t sure if it was an earthquake. Lamp by bed rattled a little, too. Lasted at least 15 seconds because it had to have time to wake up us, too. About five minutes after it ended, an earthquake alarm sounded outside!
  • Guayaquil – I was laying in bed when i felt the bed shaking and then the entire house. My family woke up out of their sleep in a panic and ran to the threshold of the bedroom doorway. After a minute or two it stopped. We went back to our rooms. A few minutes later, maybe less than 10, we felt a light aftershock. Around 5:40 there was a bigger earthquake shock again. my entire family got very afraid and the shaking was strong. The whole neighborhood went outside into the street. it lasted maybe 2 minutes.
  • Cuenca – Very strong shaking
  • Reque, Chiclayo, Peru – Lasted 15 seconds with two aftershocks in waves
  • Zamora, Ecuador – Moderate shaking
  • Cuenca – Long one, then milder after shock. No damage.
  • Cuenca – Multiple shakes, stronger than I have felt in the past 6 years.
  • Cuenca – Unsure if there is any damage to property. Building shook for what seems like a long time but the shaking wasn’t stronger than what I’d experience in LA in the past 6 years so I did not seek cover. Aftershock came less than 30 mins later and was much more mild and lasted only a few seconds.
  • Montanita – 5:19 woke up to bed shaking, lasted about 1 min, then again at around 5:40 lasted about 30secs
  • Lima – Minor shaking 05:20. We’re on the 10th floor which would have amplified the effect of any shaking on the ground.
  • Cuenc – Strong shaking around 5.30am for less than a minute
  • Cuenca – 5 18 am Windows sounding like the devil was pounding on them..Took a few seconds to realize..Dog was freaked out. Ran outside, looked back in to see hanging lights swinging. 5 40 felt what we thought was an aftershock, but was a separate earthquake
  • Loja – About 1.5 minutes
  • Cuenca – Been in Cuenca 5 1/2 years strongest earthquake yet and the longest shook for up to a minute. 25 minutes later another one
  • Trujillo – Light shaking for about 15 or 20 seconds accompanied by a little noise (rumble?). On the second floor of a very well-built, modern building.
  • Yomblon – Lasted 3 minutes damaged to houses.
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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?

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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?

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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or “easy glide” drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?

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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
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    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?

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    Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

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    Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down.

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    Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

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    Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames.

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    –>
    characters allowed
    characters typed extra


    X

    .hover_bkgr_fricc{
    background:rgba(0,0,0,.4);
    cursor:pointer;
    display:none;
    height:100%;
    position:fixed;
    text-align:center;
    top:0;
    width:100%;
    z-index:10000;
    left:0;
    }
    .hover_bkgr_fricc img.thankyou-div {
    width: 150px;
    }
    .hover_bkgr_fricc .helper{
    display:inline-block;
    height:100%;
    vertical-align:middle;
    }
    .hover_bkgr_fricc > div {
    background-color: #fff;
    box-shadow: 10px 10px 60px #555;
    display: inline-block;
    height: auto;
    max-width: 551px;
    min-height: 100px;
    vertical-align: middle;
    width: 60%;
    position: relative;
    border-radius: 8px;
    padding: 15px 5%;
    }
    .popupCloseButton {
    background-color: #fff;
    border: 3px solid #999;
    border-radius: 50px;
    cursor: pointer;
    display: inline-block;
    font-family: arial;
    font-weight: bold;
    position: absolute;
    top: -20px;
    right: -20px;
    font-size: 25px;
    line-height: 30px;
    width: 30px;
    height: 30px;
    text-align: center;
    }
    .popupCloseButton:hover {
    background-color: #ccc;
    }
    .trigger_popup_fricc {
    cursor: pointer;
    font-size: 20px;
    margin: 20px;
    display: inline-block;
    font-weight: bold;
    }

    var PREV_MII_Help = false;
    var PREV_v = false;
    var LANG_count_text = jQuery(“#quake_c_count”).text();
    var LANG_extra_text = jQuery(“#quake_c_extra”).text();

    jQuery(document).ready(function( $ ) {

    jQuery(“.hover_bkgr_fricc”).click(function(){
    jQuery(“.hover_bkgr_fricc”).hide();
    });
    jQuery(“.popupCloseButton”).click(function(){
    jQuery(“.hover_bkgr_fricc”).hide();
    });
    var captcha_url = “https://earthquake-report.com/wp-content/plugins/quakesos”;
    var xurl = “https://earthquake-report.com/wp-content/plugins/quakesos/experience.php”;
    var url1 = jQuery(“.quake_felt”).first().attr(“href”);
    jQuery(“#qid”).val(url1);
    jQuery(“#comments”).keyup(function(e) {
    var len = jQuery(this).val().trim().length;
    if (len<=500)
    jQuery("#quake_c_count")
    .html((500-len)+" "+LANG_count_text)
    .css("color","blue")
    .show()
    else
    jQuery("#quake_c_count")
    .html((len-500)+" "+LANG_extra_text)
    .css("color","red")
    .show()
    });
    jQuery(".MMI_help").click(function(e) {
    e.preventDefault();

    if (PREV_MII_Help)
    {
    PREV_MII_Help.fadeOut(300);
    }
    var h = jQuery(this).next();
    h
    .css("position","absolute")
    .css("width", "500px")
    .css("left", (parseInt(jQuery(this).css("left"))+50) + "px")
    .css("top", (parseInt(jQuery(this).css("top"))+50) + "px")
    //.hcenter()

    if (PREV_MII_Help && h.html() == PREV_v)
    {
    PREV_MII_Help.fadeOut(300);
    PREV_MII_Help = false;
    PREV_v = false;
    return;
    }
    PREV_MII_Help = h;
    PREV_v = h.html();
    h.fadeIn(300)
    });

    jQuery("#quake_experience").live("submit", function(e)
    {
    e.preventDefault();
    var FORM = this;
    var FORM_DATA = jQuery(this).serialize();

    jQuery("#exp_submit_button").attr("disabled", "true");

    window.setTimeout(function(){
    jQuery("#exp_submit_button").removeAttr("disabled");
    },1000);

    jQuery.post
    (
    xurl,
    FORM_DATA,
    function(data)
    {
    jQuery("#quake_c_count").html("");
    if (data != ""){
    alert(data);

    }
    else
    {
    jQuery("#comments,#captcha,#location,#local_eq_time").val("");
    jQuery("#form_overlay #qid").val("-1");
    jQuery('input[name="experience"]').removeAttr("checked");
    jQuery("#quake_success").html("
    Earthquake-Report.com appreciates sharing your experience with our readers!”);
    jQuery(“html, body”).animate({ scrollTop: $(“#form_overlay”).offset().top }, 100);
    jQuery(“.hover_bkgr_fricc”).show();
    }
    }
    );

    });
    jQuery(“.quake_felt”).live(“click”, function(e)
    {
    e.preventDefault();
    var url = jQuery(this).attr(“href”);
    var mag = jQuery(this).attr(“mag”);
    var tit = jQuery(this).attr(“title”);
    jQuery(“#quake_title”).html(tit + ” – M ” + mag);

    //jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    //.css(“z-index”, 2000)
    //.find(“#quake_experience”)

    jQuery(“#qid”).val(url);
    //jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    //.hcenter()
    //.fadeIn(1000)
    jQuery(“#comments,#captcha”)//,#email
    .val(“”);
    //jQuery(“#email”)
    //.focus();

    //jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
    // .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
    /*jQuery(“#captcha_reload”)
    .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/reload.png”)
    .attr(“alt”, “Reload security captcha”)
    .attr(“title”, “Reload security captcha”)
    .css(“cursor”, “pointer”)
    .click(function(e) {
    jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
    .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
    });
    */
    jQuery(“html, body”).animate({ scrollTop: $(“#form_overlay”).offset().top }, 500,
    function() {
    var fld = “#email”;
    if (jQuery(fld).val() != “”)
    fld = “#form_overlay input[name=”location”]”;
    jQuery(fld)
    .focus()
    .select()
    }
    );
    });
    jQuery(“#experience_close”).click(function(e)
    {
    jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
    .fadeOut(1000);
    }).css(“cursor”, “pointer”)

    });

    source