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2011-03-28 05:55:00

Mega-quakes, such as the recent massive temblor off the coast of Japan are not expected to set off other large quakes in distant regions of the world.

2009-01-24 16:30:00

Southern California could be overdue for a major earthquake along the San Andreas Fault, researchers say. A study by scientists at the University of California at Irvine found there were five major temblors along a southern section of the San Andreas Fault in the past 700 years, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.

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2005-05-19 10:20:00

New NASA research confirms that northern metropolitan Los Angeles is being squeezed at a rate of 5 millimeters (0.2 inches) a year, straining an area between two earthquake faults that serve as geologic bookends north and south of the affected region.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.