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Experts urge Jamaica to prepare for big quake

A U.S. seismic expert on Wednesday urged authorities in Jamaica to start long-term efforts to prepare for another major earthquake on the island, where the seaside capital was mostly destroyed by a big temblor just over a ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Strong quake jolts Chile; magnitude 6.8

(AP) -- A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year's magnitude-8.8 quake spawned a tsunami and devastated coastal communities.

dateFeb 12, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A global murmur, then unusual silence

In the global aftershock zone that followed the major April 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake, seismologists noticed an unusual pattern. The magnitude (M) 8.6 earthquake, a strike-slip event at intraoceanic tectonic plates, caused ...

dateApr 19, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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