International News Archive - February 06, 2013
Villages on the Solomon Islands were struck by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake Wednesday, triggering a deadly tsunami. Coastal Pacific communities as far away as Hawaii and Australia were also on high alert following the temblor.
Word of the Day
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.