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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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New system can warn of tsunamis within minutes

Seismologists have developed a new system that could be used to warn future populations of an impending tsunami only minutes after the initial earthquake. The system, known as RTerg, could help reduce the death toll by giving ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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7.7-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island

(AP) -- A powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia late Monday, briefly triggering a tsunami warning that sent thousands of panicked residents fleeing to high ground. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

dateOct 25, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Keeping trains on track

Thousands of people around the world have died in train wrecks caused by natural disasters. In 2004, the tsunami in Southeast Asia derailed a Sri Lankan train, killing 1,700 people. But with modern advances, these tragedies ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Engineering
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NASA Demonstrates Tsunami Prediction System

(PhysOrg.com) -- A NASA-led research team has successfully demonstrated for the first time elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system that quickly and accurately assesses large earthquakes and estimates the size of ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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