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Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital's status as one of the world's most seismically active cities, scientists revealed Wednesday.

dateOct 08, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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PanSTARRS K1, the comet that keeps going

Thank you K1 PanSTARRS for hanging in there! Some comets crumble and fade away. Others linger a few months and move on. But after looping across the night sky for more than a year, this one is nowhere near quitting. Matter ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Space Exploration
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New clues to prehistoric eruption

Scientists have determined the magnitude of the Mount Gambier volcano eruption 5,000 years ago, and say if a similar eruption occurred again, it could cause widespread damage.

dateDec 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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