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2010-03-08 14:14:21

The massive magnitude 8.8 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. These preliminary measurements, produced from data gathered by researchers from four universities and several agencies, including geophysicists on the ground in Chile, paint a much clearer picture of the power behind this temblor, believed to be...

2009-08-17 15:38:19

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.Earth, as it turns out, has other secrets to divulge. From the pounding of the surf and the rumbling of thunder, to the gentle rustling of leaves, Earth is not a quiet planet. The key is knowing...

2009-04-27 12:55:00

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...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

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. The epicenter was initially determined to be 13.0 degrees north latitude and 124.4 degrees east longitude, about 80 km east of Legaspi. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages. (c) 2008 Xinhua...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

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. Geological Survey said the early morning quake in Afghanistan, centered about 40 miles south of Kabul, was of 6.0-magnitude, CNN reported. The Hindu Kush mountainous region is located along the border with Pakistan. The National Seismological Network in China reported a 6.8 magnitude...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

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. The depth of the epicenter is about 6 km. The area joins Qingchuan County of Guangyuan City in southwestern Sichuan Province, Wudu District of Longnan City of northwestern Gansu Province, and...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

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. The epicenter was initially determined to be 24.6 degrees north latitude and 122.6 degrees east longitude, about 120 kilometers east- southeast of Taipei. There were no reports of casualties or damage so far. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS....

2008-09-09 09:00:25

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. The epicenter was initially determined to be 19.9 degrees south latitude and 169.0 degrees east longitude, about 250 kilometers south-southeast of Port Vila. There were no reports of casualties or damage so far. (c) 2008 Xinhua News...

2008-08-27 09:00:49

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. The epicenter was initially determined to be 51.7 degrees north latitude and 104.2 degrees east longitude, about 230 km west of Ulan- Ude. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-07 09:00:32

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. The epicenter was initially determined to be 53.9 degrees north latitude and 153.0 degrees east longitude, about 380 kilometers west- northwest of Petropavlovsk-kamca, Russia. There were no reports of casualties or damage so far. (c) 2008...


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This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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