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New Zealand’s geologic hazards agency reported this week an ongoing, “silent” earthquake that began in January is still going strong. Though it is releasing the energy equivalent of a 7.0 earthquake, New Zealanders can’t feel it because its energy is being released over a long period of time, therefore slow, rather than a few short seconds.
While Japanâ€™s massive earthquake and accompanying tsunami represent a devastating natural disaster for the countryâ€™s residents, scientists should also seize upon the massive temblor as an important learning tool for future quakes around the world, including the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.