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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 ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateJun 24, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateMar 08, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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