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2013-04-19 19:21:48

News from the Seismological Society of America 2013 Annual Meeting The entire world becomes an aftershock zone after a massive magnitude (M) 7 or larger earthquake–but what hazard does this pose around the planet? Researchers are working to extend their earthquake risk estimates over a global scale, as they become better at forecasting the impact of aftershocks at a local and regional level. There is little doubt that surface waves from a large, M7 earthquake can distort fault...

2006-08-11 09:41:39

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake was felt in Mexico City on Friday and some buildings were evacuated, witnesses said. The tremor was also felt in the neighboring state of Morelos. The strength of the earthquake was not immediately known or whether there were any casualties.


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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