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Magnitude 7.2 quake hits Mexico


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 2 (IANS) A major earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted offshore Mexican state of Chiapas, Tuesday, according to a local radio station. There was no ... Read more...

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Virginia, Washington, D.C.


August 24th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Virginia. The quake was felt in Washington, New York and North Carolina. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake struck ... Read more...

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Researchers help map Japan’s tsunami and earthquake damage


March 25th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, are currently processing satellite images of areas in Japan that were recently affected in a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ... Read more...

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Strong 6.8 earthquake rocks northeast Myanmar


March 24th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the northeastern region of Burma Thursday evening, near its border with Laos, China, and Thailand; and was felt as far away as Bangkok, ... Read more...

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Japan quake moved coast by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Geological Survey Institute has announced that the massive earthquake that triggered the devastating tsunami moved the Japanese coast by as much as 13 feet.The quake which ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake moves its coastline by 13 feet


March 14th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.14 (ANI): Massive 8.9 quake in Japan has moved its coastline as much as 13 feet, averaging eight feet along a stretch measuring 300 miles, according to the Geographical Survey Institute.According ... Read more...

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Japan earthquake fault may have slipped some 40 metres


March 13th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): The massive earthquake - one of the largest ever recorded - that struck Japan last week appears to have moved the area of fault by about 40 metres ... Read more...

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Japan quake aftershocks could go on for years, says expert


March 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 13 (ANI): An expert has warned that people in Japan should brace for aftershocks from devastating earthquake because it could go on for years, though they'd get weaker as time ... Read more...

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Massive tsunami claims over 100 lives in Japan


March 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): The devastating tsunami following an 8.9 earthquake magnitude off the northeastern coast in Japan has reportedly killed over hundreds of people and injured many others.Around 300 bodies ... Read more...

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Massive tsunami kills 23 in Japan


March 11th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): The devastating tsunami following a 8.9 earthquake magnitude off the northeastern coast in Japan has reportedly killed 23 people and injuring many others.The earthquake has led to ... Read more...

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Disaster management operations on: Japan PM


March 11th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 11 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday said that the country's disaster management operations have been activated to counter the after effects of earthquake-cum-tsunami measuring 8.9 in the ... Read more...

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Scientists find significant increase in microearthquakes after Chilean quake


February 26th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology studied seismographs from the earthquake that hit Chile last February and found a statistically significant increase of microearthquakes in central California ... Read more...

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68pc of beaches in New England, Mid-Atlantic region eroding: Study


February 24th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A U.S. Geological Survey report has reported that an assessment of coastal change over the past 150 years has found 68 percent of beaches in the New England ... Read more...

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Largest volcano ‘to erupt after 600,000 yrs, wipe out two-thirds of the U.S’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have predicted that the world's largest volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming could erupt for the first time in 600,000 years and wipe out 66 ... Read more...

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Massive quake rocks Pakistan, Northern India and UAE


January 19th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by admin
Jan 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 7.2 magnitude quake struck South Western Pakistan, according to the U.S. Geological survey. The quake occurred at 01:23:17 AM January 19th Local time (January 18, 2011 ... Read more...

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Californians Fear ‘ARkStorm’


January 18th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Californians seem to have lost their calm ever since the prediction of a catastrophic storm broke out. It is not only the storm that is posing ... Read more...

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Mild Earthquake Hits San Francisco


January 8th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An official with the U.S. Geological Survey reported that a mild, earthquake of 4.1-magnitude took place at 4:10 p.m. on Friday that was felt mildly but ... Read more...

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E-mail alerts to warn pilots about volcanic eruptions


December 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Scientists from New Zealand are developing a new system to alert pilots on flights via e-mails about volcanic eruptions by detecting the lightning their ash clouds trigger. ... Read more...

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Polar bears ‘can be saved from extinction by emission cuts’


December 16th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Polar bears and its Arctic habitat can be saved if we cut global greenhouse emissions, according to scientists.Polar bears were added to the threatened species list nearly three ... Read more...

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NASA’s Cassini spots possible ice volcano on Saturn’s moon


December 15th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sec 15 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted what could be ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan.According to scientists, these possible ice volcanoes are similar in shape to those on Earth ... Read more...

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Climate change ‘causing wildfires to burn more fiercely’


December 6th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Climate change is causing wildfires to burn more fiercely, pumping more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than previously thought, reveals a new study.This is the first study to ... Read more...

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NASA researchers discover arsenic-based life form on Earth


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.NASA researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California ... Read more...

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NASA Finds Traces Of Life In One Of Saturn’s Moon, Reports Say


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several novels and a number of movies have so far dealt with the concept of aliens and extra terrestrial life. All of them were limited to ... Read more...

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Earthquake Hits Maui In The Middle Of Game


November 24th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Lahaina, Hawaii, Nov 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Residents of Hawaii experienced a jolt for the second time after the coast of Hawaii was hit by a mini earthquake on Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Earthquake In Hawaii Did Not Cause Any Civic Damage


November 24th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It started with an initial jolt and then the real treble put Hawaii into turbulence. The earthquake that hit Hawaii at 6:34 PM yesterday, shook the ... Read more...

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Oklahoma Experiences 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake


October 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Norman, Oct 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state of Oklahoma experienced an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale on Wednesday morning causing minor damages across the parts of the state. ... Read more...

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Coastal residents need better education about tsunamis: Experts


September 18th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 18 (ANI): The ability of the US to detect and forecast tsunami may have improved in the last efforts, but the current efforts are still not enough to meet the ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea; no tsunami risk


August 21st, 2010 - 1:41 am ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck offshore Papua New Guinea's Bougainville region on early Saturday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or ... Read more...

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New satellite images reveal how world’s mangrove forests have declined


August 19th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): Scientists have got the most comprehensive and exact data on the distribution and decline of mangrove forests from across the world, all thanks to new satellite imagery.The research, ... Read more...

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Major 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocks the Mariana Islands


August 14th, 2010 - 5:07 am ICT by BNO News
HAGATNA, GUAM (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck on Friday 230 miles from the U.S. Pacific island territory of Guam, south of the Mariana Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The 7.2-magnitude ... Read more...

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Strong, deep 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits central Ecuador, no major damage expected


August 12th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by BNO News
AMBATO, ECUADOR (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck central Ecuador on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but no major damage was expected.The 6.9-magnitude earthquake at 6.54 a.m. local time ... Read more...

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Powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu Islands, Port-Vila struck by small tsunami


August 10th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT-VILA, VANUATU (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck off Vanuatu Islands on Tuesday, seismologists said, generating a small tsunami that struck the Vanuatu capital of Port-Vila.The 7.5-magnitude earthquake at 04:23 ... Read more...

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Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia; no tsunami risk


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's Molucca Sea on Tuesday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued.The 6.3-magnitude earthquake at 08:08 p.m. local time (1208 GMT) was centered ... Read more...

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Philippines Earthquake Leaves No One Injured And Dead


July 24th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Philippines, July 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today as many as six earthquakes hit the Moro Gulf of Mindanao Island located in southern Philippines and these were succeeded by another quake that ... Read more...

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Strong 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran


July 21st, 2010 - 3:07 am ICT by BNO News
TEHRAN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southern Iran on Tuesday night, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.8-magnitude earthquake at 11.08 p.m. local time (1938 ... Read more...

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