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Displaying 61 - 90 of 93 • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:35am

EarthquakeThe death toll in Japan's earthquake and tsunami will likely exceed 10,000 in one state alone, an official said Sunday, as millions of survivors were left without drinking water, electricity and proper food along the pulverized northeastern coast. "This is Japan's most severe crisis since the war ended 65 years ago...." • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:26am

Earthquakeappears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis. • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:26am

EarthquakeAccording to officials, at least 1,000 people were killed - including 200 bodies found Sunday along the coast - and 678 were missing in the earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that hit with breathtaking force and speed, sweeping away everything in its path. • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:25am

Earthquake"If this accident stops right now it will already be one of the three worst accidents we have ever had at a nuclear power plant in the history of nuclear power," • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:24am

EarthquakeNOAA energy map shows the intensity of the tsunami caused by Japan's magnitude 8.9 earthquake. • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:23am

Earthquake"We had an earthquake caused by the Pacific Ocean plate sliding under the Asian plate and as it slides under the Asian plate is pushed up...any time you move the ocean floor up or down you induce a tsunami in the ocean. "Tsunamis travel fast when the ocean is deep they travel slowly when the ocean is shallow. When the ocean is deep, the wave spreads out so you have maybe a foot high wave that's spread out hundreds of miles and it's traveling at literally 500 miles an hour." • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:23am

EarthquakeCrude prices fell slightly on predictions Japan's energy use would drop in the wake of the disaster, though some analysts said the period could be followed quickly by a rebuilding phase in which the country's energy demand could surge. • Sun 2011 Mar 13, 7:21am

EarthquakeThe emergency cooling system at a second nuclear reactor at the Fukushima power plant has failed, raising fears of serious accident but officials have said the low radiation levels pose no risk to human health • Sat 2011 Mar 12, 12:26pm

EarthquakeA municipal official of the town of Futaba in Fukushima prefecture said: ''More than 90% of the houses in three coastal communities have been washed away by tsunami. Looking from the fourth floor of the town hall, I see no houses standing.'' In one of the worst-hit areas of Fukushima prefecture, people buried under rubble could be heard calling out for help, the Kyodo news agency reported. Four trains running in a coastal area of Miyagi and Iwate prefectures are still unaccounted for. In Ibaraki prefecture, north-east of Tokyo, many homes are still without power and there are queues at the few petrol stations that are open, says the BBC's Chris Hogg. • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 9:40pm

EarthquakeJapanese officials may only have hours to cool reactors that have been disabled by Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami or face a nuclear meltdown.... • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 9:39pm

EarthquakeA dam in Japan's northeast Fukushima prefecture broke and homes were washed away, Kyodo news reported on Saturday, after the biggest earthquake in the nation's history wreaked death and havoc. • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 10:33am

EarthquakeTwo seismologists quoted in an article on the website Life's Little Mysteries (a sister site of said that just as the moon's gravity has an effect on Earth tides, it can also have a minimal effect on the land in what is known as "land tides" or "solid Earth tides." Ultimately, ocean tides and land tides can have an effect upon seismic activity. [Wow, gravity of a body in close proximity and 1/6th the size of our planet might tug on the delicate, cracked, plates and sub-plates floating on the core of our world, which might even trigger some event that was about to pop anyway? WHAT A SURPRISE!] • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 10:31am

EarthquakeTV weatherman John Kettley said: "A moon can't cause a geological event like an earthquake, but it will cause a difference to the tide. If that combines with certain weather conditions then that could cause a few problems for coastal areas." [WHAT? NO EFFECT? WADR, you asked a WEATHERMAN? Let's ask some seismic specialists instead!] • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 10:03am

Earthquakelargest in the country's recorded history - and the fifth-largest to hit the world since 1900. It triggered a giant tsunami in the Pacific Ocean, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people. At least 60 people have been confirmed dead as of Friday morning, and the entire U.S. West Coast braces for the aftershocks of the disaster. • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 10:03am

EarthquakeMost astonishing was footage of a tsunami rolling in, swamping the land and causing boats to smack into an overpass. ... a wall of water put at 10 to 13 feet high, rushing in... death toll in one village alone was 300... boat with 100 aboard had been reported swept away.... scenes of refinery fires, shaken offices, shattered glass, cracked walls and stranded passengers... another disaster could be looming because the area around a nuclear power plant had been evacuated and that a leak was possible... "Most nuclear power plants in Japan … are able to withstand an earthquake of about 7 or 7.2," she said. "Something this big, an 8.9, even an 8.9 offshore, that certainly is going to raise some alarms." She said that was the "gray zone" of what a nuclear plant could withstand. ... the rate of earthquakes around the world could increase because such a large quake causes distress in the Earth's crust. ...Japan will feel earthquakes for years and decades to come because the fault line could be 400 miles long. • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 10:01am

Earthquake* One train is derailed and another missing in Miyagi prefecture, Kyodo says. - Up to 300 bodies found in Sendai city, domestic news agency Jiji says. - Some 3,000 residents living near a nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture, north of Tokyo, have been told to evacuate the area, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano tells reporters. - Government says no radiation leaking; evacuation is precaution after reactor cooling malfunction. - Bank of Japan to hold policy meeting on Monday, will announce decision same day, cutting short scheduled Monday-Tuesday meeting. - First signs of tsunami begin to appear on shores of Hawaii. • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 9:56am

EarthquakeJapanese refiners Cosmo Oil and JX Nippon Oil and Energy shut their refineries in the eastern part of the country following a massive earthquake that struck the area on Friday afternoon. Several power plants and ports in the Tokyo Bay area were also closed... Japan's Tohoku Electric Power Company shut its three nuclear reactors at its Onagawa power plant while a Tokyo Electric Power Company spokesman said it had shut seven units at two of its nuclear power plants in Fukushima prefecture... Key ports in the Tokyo Bay area also suspended operations... The quake unleashed a 10 meter-high tsunami that tossed ships inland and sparked fears that destructive waves could hit across the Pacific Ocean... • Fri 2011 Mar 11, 9:55am

EarthquakeThe quake that hit Japan was a magnitude 8.9, the biggest earthquake to hit the country since officials began keeping records in the late 1800s, and one of the biggest ever recorded in the world, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of six miles, about 80 miles off the eastern coast, the agency said. The area is 240 miles northeast of Tokyo. A tsunami warning was extended to a number of Pacific, Southeast Asian and Latin American nations, including Japan, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Chile. In the Philippines, authorities ordered an evacuation of coastal communities. • Mon 2009 Jun 22, 7:27pm

Earthquakeradar to give them a 3-D close-up of the San Andreas Fault... will map the fault segment by segment, repeating the same radar observations in hopes of measuring deformations in the crust that might occur between observations... • Wed 2009 Jun 3, 1:56pm

Earthquakea major earthquake centered in the New Madrid seismic zone potentially is one of the most serious natural hazard threats facing the state of Missouri. Experts mostly agree that it is not a matter of if a significant earthquake will occur, but rather it is a matter of how soon one will happen. • Tue 2009 Jun 2, 3:04pm

EarthquakeRichard Allen has created... a suite of algorithms designed to measure real time seismic data and then rapidly detect the initiation of an earthquake • Mon 2009 Jun 1, 2:04pm

EarthquakeThe quake caused 80 million tons of dirt and trees to slide from the southeast side of the canyon into the Madison River at an estimated 100 miles per hour. The force of the slide displaced both the air in the canyon and the water in the Madison River below and buried the Rock Creek public campground. The slide created a barrier across the Madison River that formed a new lake that still exists today, Quake Lake. All told, twenty-eight people lost their lives in the quake and its aftermath. • Thu 2009 May 28, 8:05pm

EarthquakeWhile researching this morning's major earthquake off of the coast of Honduras, I came across an interesting story. It was about the fear of a tsunami in Puerto Rico, reported just yesterday. This is on the other side of the Caribbean, but could it be connected? The Tsunami Watch was dropped this morning, but other questions have been raised. • Thu 2009 Apr 30, 9:07pm

Earthquakean anomalous layer at the top of a subducting plate coincides with the locations of slow earthquakes and non-volcanic tremors... The presence of such a layer in similar settings elsewhere could point to other regions of slow quakes. Slow earthquakes, also called silent earthquakes, take days, weeks, or even months to release pent-up energy instead of seconds or minutes as in normal earthquakes.... • Wed 2009 Apr 29, 3:01pm

Earthquakemagniture 3.4 quake was centred 37 kilometres west-southwest of Bay Roberts, which is located on the island's Avalon Peninsula. • Wed 2009 Apr 29, 2:59pm

EarthquakeThe Dynamic Designs Challenge will invite teams of students around the world to take part in a unique competition to design a building for an earthquake zone. • Sun 2009 Apr 19, 5:10pm

EarthquakeNew Madrid appears to be cold and dying. ... thermally New Madrid is surprisingly similar to other areas of the eastern United States.... future earthquakes will occur somewhere else when the New Madrid system "shuts down." Once this happens, it may be a very long time — thousands of years or longer — before New Madrid becomes active again. "Although we don't know when the New Madrid fault system will shut down, it may be dying today," • Sun 2009 Apr 5, 12:14am

EarthquakeThe progress of the earth sciences and the advancement of technologies associated with the understanding of our planet during the 1940's and 50's have led geologists to develop a new way of looking at the world and how it works. This exhibit explains the history of our new understanding of the Earth and provides a brief overview of the theories behind it. • Sun 2009 Apr 5, 12:13am

EarthquakeTo see continental positions during a particular time, click on the STOP button of your browser as the red arrow reaches the era of interest.