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2011-03-16 07:20:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, an archeologist and geologist who has spent years researching the Bible's stories of catastrophe, says that tsunamis that dwarf those of Japan and Indonesia are written about in the Bible. In his new book "THE COMETS OF GOD" Goodman says the Bible tells of a mega-tsunami that occurred in the past and a...

2011-03-16 02:00:00

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 11, 2011 Japan experienced the largest earthquake ever in its history, a 9.0 magnitude off the coast of Honshu, Japan. Immediately following the earthquake, a major tsunami was triggered and it brought even more destruction and devastation to Japan. Now Japan is battling enormous challenges and a world community is coming together to assist them. Eric Holtzman is the President of Hosting 4 Less, a web hosting company in Southern...

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2011-03-15 07:36:22

Learning from history, TAU invention can improve earthquake prediction today Earthquakes are one of the world's biggest enigmas "” impossible to predict and able to wreak untold damage within seconds. Now, a new tool from Tel Aviv University may be able to learn from earthquakes of the ancient past to better predict earthquakes of the future. Prof. Shmuel Marco of Tel Aviv University's Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact...

2011-03-14 11:49:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As you all are aware of the news of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan hit on March 11, 2011. This is the largest earthquake recorded in Japanese recent history. There are thousands of people who have lost their houses, and there are still over ten thousand people missing in the northern part of Japan. We ask your assistance in helping those people who were affected by this tragic event. PSP, Inc. decided to match your donation up to...

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2011-03-14 09:05:00

While Japan's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami represent a devastating natural disaster for the country's residents, scientists should also seize upon the massive temblor as an important learning tool for future quakes around the world, including the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, according to experts from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). WHOI geophysicist Jeff McGuire said such lessons may be particularly germane to residents of Northern...

2011-03-12 00:00:28

Award-Winning Author and Expert on Earth's Inner Structure Explains Earthquakes and Tsunami in Layman's Terms New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 Dr. Michael Wysession, a renowned authority on earthquake's seismic tomography, is available for media interviews as an expert commentator on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. A co-author of Pearson's digital "Interactive Science" program for middle grades and more than 50 other scientific publications, Wysession was awarded the prestigious...

2011-03-12 00:00:28

Information on Japan's March 11 Natural Disaster Updated Regularly on Trusted Reference Site Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 As people around the world focus on the aftermath of the enormous earthquake and deadly tsunami that hit Japan today, they can turn to the trusted reference website Infoplease for details about this natural disaster, what causes these types of events and the repercussions for other countries. The site has launched a special page, "Tsunami in Japan 2011: Waves...

2011-03-11 16:14:00

Special Looks at What a Similar Quake Could Do to Seattle, Washington, and America's Pacific Northwest WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of today's devastating earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami barreling across the Pacific Ocean, National Geographic Channel will air the world premiere special Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake this Sunday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake As the world witnesses what a devastating...

2011-03-11 11:17:00

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps is responding to the situation in Japan and tsunami-warning areas, following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's coast, triggering a tsunami that devastated northern parts of the country and put a tsunami warning in effect for much of the Pacific. "We are putting together relief teams, as well as supplies, and are in contact with partners in Japan and other affected countries to assess needs and coordinate...

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2011-03-16 06:10:00

Japanese Earthquake And Tsunami Updates UPDATE: Wednesday, 16 March 2011 6:10am CST Japanese authorities have been desperately trying to prevent an environmental catastrophe at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex some 140 miles north of Tokyo.  Workers at the facility have been scrambling to keep the radioactive cores of the reactors from evaporating, which would lead to overheating and possibly a dangerous meltdown. The tsunami that hit Japan following the devastating...


Latest Earthquake Reference Libraries

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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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