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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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