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Taiwan to boost quake warning system

Taiwan plans to build its first undersea seismic station, designed to improve the island's early warning system and save valuable seconds when earthquakes strike, officials said.

dateNov 15, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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Put a seismometer in your living room

Back in the 1960s, Charlie Richter (PhD '28) installed a seismometer in his living room. It was bigger than his TV set, and it didn't go with the sofa, but it saved him a lot of late-night drives into the ...

dateJun 19, 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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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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