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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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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