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2010-04-13 14:12:57

Understanding earthquakes minimizes loss of life and property University of Oklahoma researchers are working with Chinese colleagues to better understand intraplate earthquakes"”those occurring far from a tectonic plate boundary"”in an effort to minimize the loss of life and property in both China and Oklahoma. China holds the record for the deadliest earthquake with 830,000 casualties, even though the event occurred far from a tectonic plate boundary. In recent months, a U.S....


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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