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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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