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2011-08-17 03:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chengdu Institute of Care-life (ICL), Chengdu Meihuan Tech. Co., Ltd. ("Meihuan Tech.") and I. Trade International Trade Ltd. ("I. Trade") signed a strategic co-operation agreement last week. I.

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2011-08-15 06:44:01

Like scars that remain on the skin long after a wound has healed, earthquake fault lines can be traced on Earth's surface long after their initial rupture.

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2011-08-08 14:07:02

MIT researchers report that they have reconstructed Baja California's 2010 "Easter Earthquakes."

2011-07-27 00:01:19

Following natural disasters, increased communication is common, as people seek to contact family and friends in the disasters zone, and seek information regarding food, shelter and transportation.

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2011-07-19 09:30:41

Japan's March 11 Tohoku Earthquake is among the strongest ever recorded, and because it struck one of the world's most heavily instrumented seismic zones, this natural disaster is providing scientists with a treasure trove of data on rare magnitude 9 earthquakes.

2011-07-15 19:41:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitexx Data Systems, Inc. has launched REFLEXX Smart System for Buildings, a new damage detection and performance evaluation reporting system that provides essential structural health data in less than 15 minutes.

2011-07-13 13:35:28

The extended Coulomb failure stress (ECFS) criteria and anisotropic porosity and permeability tensor at micro/meso/macro scale under ultra‑high temperature and pressure (UTP) conditions were developed employing the flow driven pore‑network crack (FDPNC) model under multiple temporal–spatial scales and the hybrid hypersingular integral equation‑lattice Boltzmann method (HHIE‑LBM).

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2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia.

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2011-06-30 09:15:29

Samples of rock, sediment from beneath the sea-floor help explain quakes like Japan's.

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2011-06-28 07:25:33

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.


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Pacific Ring of Fire
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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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
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