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The massive earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as the Falkland Islands and Fortaleza, Brazil.
When Apollo punished King Midas by giving him donkey ears, only the king and his barber knew. Unable to keep a secret, the barber dug a hole, whispered into it, "King Midas has donkey ears," and filled the hole. But plants sprouted from the hole, and with each passing breeze, shared the king's secret.
Kodak and prominent American photojournalists team up to produce the Official Barack Obama Inaugural Album, an official photography project of the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the first-of-its-kind commemorative and customizable keepsake that celebrates the Inauguration of President Barack Obama. ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, Kodak is proud to announce the launch of the Official Barack Obama...
Moderate earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines HONG KONG, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Philippines' northwestern island of Luzon at 3:13 a.m. Thursday (1913 GMT Wednesday), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
An earthquake, with epicenter in the Hindu Kush, shook central Afghanistan Monday while other quakes rattled China. There were no reports of casualties or damage from the stricken regions. The U.S.
Quake of magnitude 5.5 jolts western China BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- An aftershock measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit western China at 1:38 a.m. Friday, the National Seismograph Network Center said. The quake struck an area at 32.9 degrees north latitude and 105.6 degrees east longitude.
Earthquake hits sea near Taiwan HONG KONG, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred on the sea near Taiwan at 15:45 Tuesday (0745 GMT), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
Earthquake hits Vanuatu Islands HONG KONG, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred near Vanuatu Islands at 11:14 a.m. on Monday ( 0314 GMT Monday), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
Earthquake hits over Lake Baykal, Russia HONG KONG, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit over Lake Baykal, Russia at 9:42 a.m.(0142 GMT) on Wednesday, according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
Strong earthquake hits sea of Okhotsk HONG KONG, July 5 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale occurred over sea of Okhotsk at 10:19 Saturday (0219 GMT), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).