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What Happened in Haiti?

(PhysOrg.com) -- As the world focuses on the heart-wrenching losses and unbelievable devastation of the recent earthquake in Haiti, researchers at Michigan Technological University, discuss what happened there ...

Jan 20, 2010
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Strong quake hits Haiti: US geologists

A strong earthquake that scientists measured at 6.1 magnitude hit Port-au-Prince Wednesday, sending residents running into the streets eight days after the city was razed by a 7.0 quake.

Jan 20, 2010
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Samoan Tsunami wave was 46 feet high

(AP) -- The tsunami that killed more than 200 people in the Samoan islands and Tonga earlier this year towered up to 46 feet (14 meters) high - more then twice as tall as most of the buildings it slammed into, scientists ...

Dec 04, 2009
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Small aftershock rattles downtown Los Angeles

(AP) -- A small but widely felt aftershock jolted the Los Angeles region Tuesday, two days after a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck. An apartment building in Long Beach was evacuated due to roof damage but there were no reports ...

May 20, 2009
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Fingerprinting slow earthquakes (w/Podcast)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful earthquakes happen at the junction of two converging tectonic plates, where one plate is sliding (or subducting) beneath the other. Now a team of researchers, led by Teh-Ru ...

Apr 23, 2009
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