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The giant earthquake that unleashed the Indian Ocean tsunamis in 2004 - killing more than 225,000 people in one of the deadliest natural disasters in history - might also have triggered other quakes around the world, new findings reveal. The earthquake that ravaged China last week may also have set off other quakes around the globe, but that data has not been analyzed yet.
Scientists have found a way to estimate an earthquake's ultimate strength by analyzing the initial seconds of a rupture - a step that could one day provide early earthquake warning.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, one of the world's most earthquake-prone nations, plans to launch a seismic alert system next year to capture early quake movements and issue warnings of more damaging tremors, officials said on Saturday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake jolted Tokyo and its vicinity on Sunday afternoon, causing buildings in the capital to shake, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
The San Francisco Bay region has a 25 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake in the next 20 years, and a roughly 1 percent chance of such an earthquake each year, according to the "Virtual California" computer simulation.
When will the next Indonesian tsunami strike? With last December's tragedy and a second large earthquake in the area just three months later, that's more than just an abstract scientific question.
A well drilled 300 feet deep to study fluctuations in groundwater has proven extremely useful for monitoring major earthquakes around the world.
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