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2011-03-28 05:55:00

Mega-quakes, such as the recent massive temblor off the coast of Japan are not expected to set off other large quakes in distant regions of the world.

2011-03-25 00:00:30

AccuConference is offering free calls to Japan in the wake of the earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear crisis taking place there.

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2011-03-24 11:29:23

An earthquake struck Myanmar on Thursday night, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok.

2011-03-22 13:03:00

LONDON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of the time difference, I, like most of Britain, discovered the news of the Tohoku earthquake hours after the record-breaking 9.0 magnitude tremor was recorded 81 miles off the Japanese East Coast - an earthquake so epic that the resulting tsunami reached across the Pacific and the coasts of America and New Zealand.

2011-03-22 11:53:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin companies RunTex, Appconomy, and edioma announced today the "AustinCares" campaign to raise disaster relief funds for victims of the recent earthquake in Japan.

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2011-03-22 09:07:47

Five Sony plants in Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu and Oita, Japan have suspended operations until the end of March after the March 11 earthquake due to shortages of components and intermittent power outages.

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.

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.

2011-03-21 19:44:52

In the wake of the devastating loss of life in Japan, the urgent question is where the next big earthquake will hit.

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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.


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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