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2011-04-13 14:52:35

Scientists have found a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movements in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors take place. Understanding why plates change direction and speed is key to unlocking huge seismic events like last month's Japan earthquake, which shifted Earth's axis by several inches. The researchers from France and Germany found that the strengthening Indian monsoon had accelerated movement of the Indian plate over the past...

Word of the Day
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.