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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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