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Time to shift view of seismic risk - experts

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favour of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of ...

May 22, 2011
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Are we living in an age of giant quakes?

Searching for patterns in the occurrence of large magnitude earthquakes after a succession of large tremors -- surpassed by the recent magnitude-9.0 quake in Japan -- has researchers wondering if the amount ...

Apr 08, 2011
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Quake could alter Tokyo risk: experts

Seismologists were crunching data Friday to figure out if the magnitude 8.9 quake that rocked Japan increased the chances of a mega-quake hitting the Tokyo basin, home to 30 million people.

Mar 11, 2011
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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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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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