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Getting to the bottom of the Fijian Ocean

( -- Scientists will soon have a greater understanding of the dramatically spreading, rifting and faulting boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, thanks to research from The Australian National University.

dateJun 13, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Zircon crystals reveal onset of plate tectonics

( -- 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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