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Quake is 5th biggest, but Japan best prepared

(AP) -- Take the world's most earthquake-prepared country, jolt it with one of the biggest quakes in history and add a devastating tsunami minutes later. In the classic battle of Man vs. Nature, Nature won again.

dateMar 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The impact of plate tectonics

Helping to settle a debate over plate tectonics that has divided geologists for decades, scientists at Harvard University have moved a step closer to understanding the complex physical deformation of one of ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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A speed gun for the Earth's insides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Bristol reveal today in the journal Nature that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth. Using this technique they will b ...

dateOct 27, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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