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2011-05-25 14:31:36

The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch – first violently shaking, then swamping the islands – causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.

2011-05-23 21:58:25

Earthquake scientists trying to unravel the mysteries of an unfelt, weeks-long seismic phenomenon called episodic tremor and slip have discovered a strange twist.

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2011-05-12 11:40:00

An earthquake in Lorca, Spain has killed eight people and left many more injured.

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2011-05-09 06:25:00

Bolivia may need to prepare for a possible megaquake that would be 125 times more powerful than previously calculated.

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2011-05-06 08:25:00

Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts.

2011-05-04 16:25:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About the exhibition: While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.'s Artist-in-Residence Aleve Mei Loh, was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.

2011-04-25 12:10:00

TACOMA, Wash., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When the next major earthquake hits this region, a substantial amount of buildings and schools are likely to sustain major damage and, in many cases, even collapse.

2011-04-20 09:22:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Energy Corporation (OTCBB: CPPXF) (the "Company") an emerging international oil and gas company, today updated 2011 plans on the Bengara-II Block, Indonesia, owned by its 18% subsidiary Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) Ltd.

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2011-04-19 10:20:14

The massive subduction zone earthquake in Japan caused a significant level of soil “liquefaction” that has surprised researchers with its widespread severity, a new analysis shows.

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2011-04-18 13:15:36

The USGA reports that an earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday.


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2013-02-19 13:18:27

The Pacific Ring of Fire, or Ring of Fire for short, is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 25,000 mile horseshoe shape, it’s associated with an almost continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic belts, volcanic arcs and/or plate movement. The Ring of Fire contains 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75 percent of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It’s sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the...

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2010-11-15 18:30:29

The Richter scale assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released by an earthquake. The scale uses a base-10 logarithm by calculating the logarithm of the combined horizontal amplitude of the largest displacement from zero on a particular type of seismometer. A earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has a shaking amplitude 10 times larger than one that measures 4.0. The moment magnitude, calibrated to give generally similar value for medium-sized...

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