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Turkey, a country at seismic crossroads

The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Van province in eastern Turkey on Sunday, causing hundreds of fatalities, underscores the country's fate to be straddling one of the world's most active seismic zones.

dateOct 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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US, Mexico to upgrade border quake system

(AP) -- The U.S. and Mexico will upgrade an earthquake monitoring system along the border between California and Baja California in order to better deal with temblors such as last year's magnitude-7.2 shock and to identify ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Calif quake project aimed to ID future hotspots

In the ongoing quest to better anticipate future earthquakes, scientists embarked on an ambitious experiment: Identify the likeliest places where magnitude-4.9 quakes or stronger would occur in seismically active California ...

dateSep 26, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Nepal capital tops quake risk list

With rescue work still under way in Nepal after the deadly earthquake in the Himalayas, scientists have warned that the capital Kathmandu is a high-risk city unprepared for the next "Big One".

dateSep 21, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Trial opens against scientists for Italy quake

Seven scientists and other experts went on trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

dateSep 20, 2011 in Other
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East vs. West quakes: Way different creatures

(AP) -- The East Coast doesn't get earthquakes often but when they do strike, there's a whole lot more shaking going on. The ground in the East is older, colder and more intact than the West Coast or the famous Pacific Ring ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Jaded West Coast chuckles over East Coast quake

Soon after the lunch plates stopped rattling and books stopped thumping to the floor, shaken easterners could hear another sound from Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 quake: snickering emanating from the opposite side of the continent.

dateAug 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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