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Rising risk of major quake in Chile: study

Central Chile faces increased risk of a very large earthquake close to the site of last February's 8.8-magnitude temblor that killed 520 people and cost 30 billion dollars, scientists said on Sunday.

Jan 30, 2011
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Big quake aftershocks plague New Zealand city

(AP) -- A powerful new 5.1-magnitude aftershock rattled terrified residents of New Zealand's earthquake-stricken city of Christchurch on Wednesday, as officials doubled their estimate for repairing the damage ...

Sep 08, 2010
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Tiny clays curb big earthquakes

California's San Andreas fault is notorious for repeatedly generating major earthquakes and for being on the brink of producing the next "big one" in a heavily populated area. But the famously violent fault also has quieter ...

Jun 24, 2010
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Bond-style tech for emergencies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Instantly deployable James Bond-style information and communication technologies are now available to coordinate disaster response among diverse agencies and NGOs, thanks to European researchers.

May 20, 2010
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Earthquake in Chile -- a complicated fracture

The extremely strong earthquake in Chile on 27 February this year was a complicated rupture process, as scientists from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences found out. Quakes with such magnitude ...

Mar 09, 2010
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Deadly quakes are coincidence, scientists say

(AP) -- Experts say there is nothing unusual about the latest spate of earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and now Turkey, but their devastating effects illustrate how increased construction up and down the world's fault lines can ...

Mar 08, 2010
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