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Two strong aftershocks rock Japan minutes apart


March 15th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes struck Japan on late Tuesday evening, days after one of the largest earthquakes on record devastated the country, seismologists said.The first 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 10.28 ... Read more...

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At least 91 dead, scores missing after quake, tsunamis devastate Japan


March 11th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A series of enormous earthquakes struck off the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, generating huge tsunamis that devastated coastlines and has prompted ... Read more...

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1-in-3 odds of a huge quake hitting Northwest in next 50 years


May 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): There is more than a one-in-three chance that a major earthquake will possibly strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States within the next 50 years.New analyses ... Read more...

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Chilean President Pinera declares a state of catastrophe after strong aftershock


March 12th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A series of strong aftershocks rocked central Chile within a timespan of just one hour on Thursday, seismologists said. A major disaster has been declared, but ... Read more...

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Three strong aftershocks rock Chile in quick succession


March 11th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A series of strong aftershocks rocked Chile within a timespan of just one hour on Thursday, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or ... Read more...

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Two strong aftershock earthquakes rock Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong aftershock struck near Santiago, the capital city of Chile, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The first 7.3-magnitude earthquake happened ... Read more...

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Strong 7.2 earthquake hits Chile


March 11th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong aftershock struck near Santiago, the capital city of Chile, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake happened at ... Read more...

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Large quakes can weaken fault zones worldwide


October 1st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): US seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas ... Read more...

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Taiwan shaken by two mild earthquakes


June 15th, 2008 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
DPA Taipei, June 15 (DPA) Taiwan was struck by two mild earthquakes Sunday, but there was no report of damage or casualties. The first quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at ... Read more...

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Earthquake measuring 5.7 jolts Taiwan


May 11th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
DPA Taipei, May 11 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Taiwan early Sunday morning, but there was no report of damage or casualties. The quake struck at 3.42 a.m. ... Read more...

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Any place having tectonic plate stresses can experience mega-quakes


March 10th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that it is not just certain high-risk subduction zones that experience mega-quakes, but any place where one tectonic plate is being actively shoved ... Read more...

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New study might determine explanation for Tsunami prone zones


November 16th, 2007 - 4:23 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research by geoscientists would help to assess why particular regions of the world are more prone to giant tsunamis than others. Using 3D seismic data collected ... Read more...

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