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2011-03-22 00:00:29

PhysioGenix, a diabetes and cardiovascular Preclinical Contract Research Organization, donates money to the American Red Cross to aid in the Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief effort. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 PhysioGenix has donated to the American Red Cross to help provide relief for the recent earthquake and tsunami victims. PhysioGenix has been in e-mail contact with several of their Japanese colleagues who have informed them that they and their families are all...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

Aaron Equipment Company Reminding Business Owners of the Importance of Being Prepared Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2011 In the wake of a natural disaster that is being hailed as the worst crisis for Japan since World War II, millions of Japanese citizens are learning just how much havoc an unexpected event can wreak. Having backup generators in place could have averted some of the devastating after effects that resulted from the earthquake and tsunami. In particular, it could have...

2011-03-21 19:44:52

TAU researchers investigate sediment slides and coral reefs to study historic earthquake patterns In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit. To answer it, geologist Prof. Zvi Ben-Avraham and his doctoral student Gal Hartman of Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Planetary Sciences in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences are examining coral reefs and submarine canyons to detect earthquake...

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2011-03-21 14:41:08

Geologists say the earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11 has altered the earth's surface and loaded more stress on a fault line much closer to Tokyo. Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey said that the structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines around the city makes it unlikely that Tokyo would be hit by a quake anywhere near the intensity of the 9.0-magnitude one that struck a few weeks ago. However, any trembler could be devastating given the 39 million people who live in...

2011-03-19 04:53:36

The oldest segment of Japan's population will likely be the hardest hit as a result of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami, based on data from previous catastrophic events. Approximately 23 percent of Japanese citizens currently are age 65 and above. "Japan's population "” with the highest proportion of older people in any country "” gives us an indicator of where the world as a whole is headed," said James Appleby, RPh, MPH, executive director of The Gerontological...

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2011-03-18 06:15:00

When Japan's devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake began last Friday afternoon, engineers at Google's Tokyo offices were initially undaunted. But as the disaster unfolded, and the scope of the tragedy became clear, they contacted Google.org, Google's philanthropic unit, to suggest it play a role in the emergency response as it had after the recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and New Zealand. Within an hour, as aftershocks shook the capital city, the "ËœJapan Person Finder' website...

2011-03-17 16:57:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We cannot believe the overwhelming amount of donations that have come through. We are delighted to announce that together, we raised more than $50,000 for the American Red Cross "Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami" Disaster Relief Fund in less than 72 hours. Over 270 donations came from you, matched by PSP, Inc.'s $20,000. On behalf of all of us at PSP, Inc. and those in Japan, we thank you for your contributions and sincerely appreciate...

2011-03-17 00:07:46

The earthquake disaster on March 11 - scientific evaluation The earthquake disaster on 11 March 2011 was an event of the century not only for Japan. With a magnitude of Mw = 8.9, it was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded worldwide. Particularly interesting is that here, two days before, a strong foreshock with a magnitude Mw = 7.2 took place almost exactly at the breaking point of the tsunami-earthquake. The geophysicist Joachim Saul from the GFZ German Research Centre for...

2011-03-16 13:00:00

SINGAPORE and KYOTO, Japan, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's devastating 11 March earthquake and tsunami have hit its struggling economy and ineffective government at what was an already uncertain time for the country. The earthquake, measuring up to 9.0 on the Richter scale, and subsequent tsunami have devastated a wide area of northeast Japan, killing more than 10,000 people and washing away whole communities and infrastructure. The biggest quake in Japan's recorded history has...

2011-03-16 10:18:00

SEATTLE, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeGuard Structures LLC of Seattle, WA is introducing a product line of furniture designed to protect human life in an earthquake, especially in a multi-storey building collapse. The new company is the first to provide personal bodily protection for people who live and work in earthquake-prone areas. Desks, tables and consoles are built to support over a million pounds, while a person can remain safely inside with access to emergency supplies. The...


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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'