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Quake moved Japan by 8 feet: USGS

Japan's recent massive earthquake, one of the largest ever recorded, appears to have moved the island by about eight feet (2.4 meters), the US Geological Survey said.

Mar 13, 2011
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Old fractures caused rare 8.6 magnitude earthquake

On 11 April 2012, an 8.6 magnitude earthquake occurred 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the coast of Sumatra. This earthquake was unusual in that it originated within the plate rather than at a plate boundary. In fact, it is ...

Aug 31, 2012
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Are large earthquakes linked across the globe?

The past decade has been plagued with what seems to be a cluster of large earthquakes, with massive quakes striking Sumatra, Chile, Haiti and Japan since 2004. Some researchers have suggested that this cluster has occurred ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Apocalyptic scenes as smog engulfs Singapore

Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore's top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended ...

Jun 20, 2013
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