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Zircon crystals reveal onset of plate tectonics

(Phys.org) -- We're familiar with the theory that the Earth's crust is composed of tectonic plates that move, sometimes dramatically to create earthquakes and tsunamis - but until recently, nobody knew how long this movement ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Tokyo mega-quake 'would kill over 9,000'

More than 9,600 people would die with nearly 150,000 injured if a mega-quake struck Tokyo, a disaster that would also level large parts of the Japanese capital, a government projection said Wednesday.

dateApr 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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