News tagged with major earthquake

Nepal earthquake was less intense than feared

The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal produced less damage and weaker shaking than might be expected from a magnitude 7.8 quake in the area, according to a group of ten new articles published this week in Seismological ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Preparing Boston for the "big one"

In 1755, a major earthquake shook the Boston area, toppling chimneys and inspiring sermons and poems about the wrath of God, such as "Earthquakes the Works of God and Tokens of his Just Displeasure" and "The Duty of a People, ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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High earthquake danger in Tianjin, China

With a population of 11 million and located about 100 km from Beijing (22 million people) and Tangshan (7 million people), Tianjin lies on top of the Tangshan-Hejian-Cixian fault that has been the site of 15 devastating earthquakes ...

dateNov 18, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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