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2011-05-06 08:25:00

Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts Summary: Earthquake and tsunami. March 11, 2011. Japan. More than 26,000 people are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. An estimated 25 trillion yen, or $330 billion dollars, in damages make it the most costly natural disaster on record. The estimates are more than three times those of the second most costly natural disaster, also an earthquake in Japan. The...

2011-05-04 16:25:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About the exhibition:  While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.'s Artist-in-Residence Aleve Mei Loh, was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief. "I was in a room with these incredible people, and it made me wonder what...

2011-05-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's economy will likely withstand the recent disasters, but it was extremely vulnerable before these events, and cyclical and structural economic forces could still make the recovery path uneven, The Conference Board reports in a new analysis released today. The earthquake on March 11 and the resulting aftershocks and tsunami occurred just as Japan's long weak economic performance was beginning to show some improvement. Given the country's...

2011-05-02 10:00:00

MIAMI, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery en Espanol's one-hour upcoming premiere of MEGAQUAKE: HOUR THAT SHOOK JAPAN captures the story of the moment the 9.0 earthquake struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and the tsunami that followed, resulting in more than 12,000 deaths. Poignant testimonies and remarkable footage captured that day reveal what happened in those crucial moments following the quake as a tsunami barreled toward land at 500 miles per hour. The special also takes a...

2011-04-29 12:06:00

Support for Japan earthquake and tsunami response and recovery now $133 million WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today committed another $30 million to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief and recovery efforts, bringing the organization's total contribution to $133.5 million. The latest donation to the Japanese Red Cross followed a four-day visit to Japan by Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross. (Logo:...

2011-04-28 00:35:01

Tokyo, Apr 28, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Sony Corporation ("Sony" or the "Company") today updated the status of Sony Group manufacturing operations affected by the March 11 East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, and related power outages, as of April 28, 2011.As of March 14, 2011, operations at ten Sony Group sites and facilities had been suspended as a result of damage caused by the Earthquake, tsunami and related power outages. As of today, manufacturing operations at nine of these ten sites have...

2011-04-26 16:46:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. (PSP, Inc.) PSP, Inc. announces that it launched the new fund raising website, www.Messages4Japan.com, for PSP, Inc.'s continuous effort toward Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief. With this website, Messages4Japan.com, PSP, Inc.'s Founder, Ken Uchikura, and President, Mayumi Nakamura, will donate a penny for each message posted for the people of Japan up to $10,000 with a million messages. PSP, Inc....

2011-04-25 16:44:41

It took 26 years for marine invertebrates living on the Port Valdez seafloor to stabilize after Alaska's Great Earthquake of 1964, according to a scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "The earthquake, which measured 9.2 on the Richter scale, and the tsunami waves that followed, impacted every marine community in Prince William Sound," said Arny Blanchard,, a research assistant professor at the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Four decades of monitoring, including samples...

2011-04-20 00:00:27

Natural disasters, terrorist attacks and civil unrest happen without much advance warning. For years bomb shelters have been American's, and much of the civilized world's emergency plan for disaster. With the recent influx of tsunami's, tidal waves, earthquakes and floods many are becoming more wary of the government's ability to protect everyone. Security expert David Morris has done his part to ease these fears by training individuals in the lost art of self-sufficient survival. Austin, TX...

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2011-04-18 13:15:36

The U.S. Geological Survey said that a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck in the South Pacific on Monday. The survey said that the epicenter was south of the Kermadeic Islands, about 340 miles east-northeast of Auckland, New Zealand. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, but the U.S. Geological Survey later increased to a 6.6-magnitude quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that it does not expect the earthquake to generate "a destructive, Pacific-wide tsunami." A...


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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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