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WHOI experts stress lessons From Japan earthquake

While Japan's 8.9-magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami represent a devastating natural disaster for the country's residents, scientists should also seize upon the massive temblor as an important learning tool for ...

Mar 14, 2011
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Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital's status as one of the world's most seismically active cities, scientists ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Eight seconds of terror

(Phys.org) —Twenty years ago this week, in the predawn darkness of Jan. 17, 1994, at five seconds before 4:31 a.m. PST, the ground ruptured violently on a blind thrust fault (a crack in Earth's crust that ...

Jan 17, 2014
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