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North Texas records 2.6 magnitude earthquake
KFOX El Paso
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.6 magnitude earthquake hit at 9:32 p.m. CST Tuesday and ... That quake was centered about 20 miles south of Dallas.
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Dallas Morning News (blog)
Los Angeles Earthquake Today 2013 Strikes So California, Torrance
LALATE
Officials tell news that a 2.8 magnitude Los Angeles earthquake today began just after 9:42 AM PST. Thequake had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news ...
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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 9km NNE of Gagret, India on ...VolcanoDiscovery
Jalandhar (India) (75 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The earthquake was a swaying motion from east to west and the sofa I was lying on shook, startling me ...
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Quake jolts Punjab, HaryanaBusiness Standard
An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Punjab and Haryana tonight, ... Thequake, with its epicenter in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, measured 4.9 on the ...
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NDTV

Quake-risk audit on government buildings, structures soughtBusiness Mirror
The extent of destruction caused by the recent earthquake in Bohol and Cebu calls ... an 8-magnitude quake as mandated by law, a senator said on Wednesday.
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InterAksyon

Arts and culture missing quake aidStuff.co.nz
Arts and culture missing quake aid. CHARLIE GATES ... Canterbury Earthquake Appeal trustee Rod Carr said the arts sector lacked co-ordination. "There has ...
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Timeless Toys event will aid quake victims in PhillipinesHomer News
At 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines, ... her son had been staying was among the many structures destroyed by the quake.
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Texas quakes linked to oil companies' gas injections, says studyPentagon Post
The list of earthquake also includes a major quake which had a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale. The earthquakes started after Oil companies have ...
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National Geographic

Philippines quake survivors face super-Typhoon HaiyanReuters AlertNet
The quake on Oct. 15 killed 190 people, displaced 380,000 and affected over 3... Apart from the earthquake in Bohol, over 75,000 people remain displaced in ...
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Asbestos safety gets big push two years post-quakeNew Zealand Doctor Online
His biggest concern is the practice of the Earthquake Commission and other insurers of ... MBIE advises, via email, that in the year of the quakes, it received 20 ...
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Richter magnitude scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The Richter magnitude scale (often shortened to Richter scale) was developed to assign a single number to quantify the energy released during an earthquake.

Natural Disasters - Earthquakes - Damage - ThinkQuestlibrary.thinkquest.org/.../disaster/earthquake/damage.html Cached
Considered a major earthquake. Causes serious damage over a larger area. Greater than 8.0: ... an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, ...

3.9-magnitude earthquake hits Oklahoma, little damage reportedwww.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/11/05/39-magnitude... Cached
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook the Oklahoma City area, the largest in a series of local earthquakes in the past week, the ...

Earthquakes Magnitude Scale and Classes - Michigan ...www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/magnitude.html Cached
Magnitude: Earthquake Effects: Estimated Number Each Year: 2.5 or less: Usually not felt, but can be recorded by seismograph. ... Major earthquake. Serious damage. 20:

Earthquake Damage Photos - Emergency Management - Emergency ...embc.gov.bc.ca/em/hazard_preparedness/Earthquake_photos.html Cached
Earthquake Damage Photos Collapse of Masonry Church On December 7, 1988, amagnitude 6.9 earthquake shook northwestern Armenia, and was followed four minutes later by ...

Major earthquake could cause $75B in damage, study warns ...www.cbc.ca/news/business/major-earthquake...damage-study...
Canada is unprepared for a major earthquake that would cause between $60 billion and $75 billion in damage, a new study warns.

Earthquakes - USGS Earthquake Hazard Programearthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes Cached
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

Earthquake In Southern Japan Reported - The Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/03/earthquake-japan_n... Cached
TOKYO — A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported. The Japan ...

Moderate earthquake strikes central Chile, shakes buildings ...www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/19/moderate-earthquake... Cached
A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage.

No major injuries from magnitude-5.8 quake in Japanwww.usatoday.com/.../04/12/japan-sumoto-earthquake/2079017 Cached
A strong earthquake struck southwestern Japan around dawn Saturday, causing several minor injuries but no major damage.

How big was that quake? - Carleton Collegeserc.carleton.edu/.../methods/quantlit/Earthquake_mag.html Cached
Earthquake intensity is a measurement of damage. Earthquake magnitude is a measurement of the "size" of the quake - typically related to the amount of energy released.

Strong earthquake off coast shakes Tokyo and eastern Japan ...www.foxnews.com/...earthquake-off...japan-but-no-damage-seen Cached
A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan early Wednesday, though no injuries or damage was immediately reported.

Magnitude 7 Earthquake | Earthquake Scaleearthquake-scale.findthedata.org/l/9/7 Cached
Magnitude 7 Earthquake - Find and compare various earthquake scales including Richter magnitude, Mercalli intensity, Moment magnitude, and the TNT equivalent. Data ...

Earthquake in Greece: A 6.4 magnitude quake shakes Crete ...www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/1012/... Cached
Earthquake in Greece: A major quake shook Greece but caused little damage and no serious injuries were reported. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake Saturday was ...

The Severity of an Earthquake - USGSpubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq4/severitygip.html Cached
The Severity of an Earthquake The severity of an earthquake can be expressed in terms of both intensity and magnitude. However, the two terms are quite different, and ...

MAJOR CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKES - WELCOME TO CENTURY-NATIONAL ...www.cnico.com/pgs/earthquake/earth3.aspx Cached
Damage was wide-spread, sections of major freeways collapsed, ... MAGNITUDE: 7.1 . The Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in ...

No major damage reported in Mexico 7.4 magnitude earthquakewww.registercitizen.com/general-news/20120320/no-major... Cached
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking central and southern parts of the country, collapsing a pedestrian bridge and ...

earthquake: Major Earthquakes | Infoplease.comwww.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/science/earthquake-major... Cached
earthquake. Major Earthquakes. On average about 1,000 earthquakes with intensities of 5.0 or greater are recorded each year. Great earthquakes (magnitude 8.0 or ...

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits western Mexico, no major ...indiatoday.intoday.in/story/earthquake-of-5.9-magnitude... Cached
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.

6.9 Earthquake Registered Offshore Near Torishima, Japan ...www.weather.com/news/69-earthquake-registered-offshore... Cached
A strong earthquake has shaken the Tokyo area and eastern Japan, though no injuries ordamage was immediately reported.

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes New Zealand - CNN.comwww.cnn.com/2013/08/15/world/asia/new-zealand-quake Cached
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand on Friday, disrupting transportation and trapping people in elevators.

Earthquake Strikes China - Business Insiderwww.businessinsider.com/earthquake-strikes-china-2013-4 Cached
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has hit China in Western Sichuan at 8:02 AM Beijing time. This is according to the China Earthquake Networks Center via Xinhua News.

Richter Scale – Scale That Measures The Magnitude of ...scienceray.com/...that-measures-the-magnitude-of-earthquakes Cached
During the announcement of an earthquake, it is always talked about how the phenomenon has reached degrees on the Richter scale. Ultimately, what is it and ...

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan — RT Newsrt.com/news/earthquake-japan-hokkaido-tsunami-308 Cached
At least ten people have been injured as 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The authorities are assessing the extent of material ...

Earthquake Magnitude Scales - EarthquakesCanada / SéismesCanadawww.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/.../magnitude-eng.php Cached
Description of Earthquake Magnitude Scales. Natural Resources Canada. ... Rare greatearthquake. Can cause major damage over a large region over 1000 km across.

UPDATE 1-New Zealand hit by quake of magnitude 6.9, minor damagewww.reuters.com/article/2013/07/21/newzealand-quake... Cached
UPDATE 1-New Zealand hit by quake of magnitude 6.9, minor damage. ... Anearthquake of magnitude ... but there were no immediate reports of major damage ...

Magnitude / Intensity Comparison - USGS Earthquake Hazard Programearthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/mag_vs_int.php Cached
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

7.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico, but no major damage ...westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/nation-world-news/74... Cached
7.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico, but no major damage reported Previous Click to see local deals Next ...

New Zealand Earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 Temblor Hits Kermadec ...www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/30/new-zealand-earthquake... Cached
A strong earthquake hit northeast of New Zealand on Monday, the USGS NationalEarthquake Information Center reported. The magnitude 6.7 temblor was ...

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits western Mexico, no major damagem.indiatoday.in/story/earthquake-of-5.9-magnitude-hits... Cached
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but there were no reports of significant damage or injuries.

How Are Earthquake Magnitudes Measured? - Michigan ...www.geo.mtu.edu/UPSeis/intensity.html Cached
A magnitude 8 earthquake releases as much energy as detonating 6 million ... The amount of damage caused by the earthquake may not accurately record how strong it ...

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Southern Japan | Stuff.co.nzwww.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/9125097/Strong-earthquake...
A strong earthquake shook the Tokyo area and eastern Japan today, though no injuries or damage were immediately reported.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, no tsunami ...www.ndtv.com/article/world/6-4-magnitude-earthquake-hits... Cached
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea today, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and no damage was immediately ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits in Oaxaca, Mexico: USGS | Reuterswww.reuters.com/article/2013/03/26/us-mexic0-quake... Cached
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in Mexico City, but there were ...

Magnitude-7.8 quake hits Iran, Pakistan; dozens killedwww.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/04/16/earthquake... Cached
Seismologists say a major earthquake has struck a region near the Iran-Pakistan border.

6.5 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand capital - RTÉ Newswww.rte.ie/news/2013/0816/468454-wellington-nz-earthquake Cached
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of New Zealand's capital sending panicked Wellington workers and residents into the streets, but little major damage was ...

damage expected after major earthquake taiwan - evolveStar ...www.evolvestar.com/want/damage...major-earthquake-taiwan Cached
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Nantou county of Taiwan at 1:43 pm Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. - Search - damage ...

Major tsunami damage in Japan after 8.9-magnitude earthquakewww.necn.com/03/11/11/Major-tsunami-damage-in-Japan... Cached
Major tsunami damage in Japan after 8.9-magnitude earthquake. ... An 8.9-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan, triggering a powerful tsunami that swept away cars, ...

Japan quake, tsunami cause 'major damage' - World - CBC Newswww.cbc.ca/news/...quake-tsunami-cause-major-damage-1.996978
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami that washed ... Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the disaster caused "major damage" in broad areas in northern ...

What Is the Richter Scale? - wiseGEEKwww.wisegeek.org/what-is-the-richter-scale.htm Cached
The Richter scale is a measurement of the magnitude of earthquakes. Most earthquakes are very low on the Richter scale, but...

5 die after earthquake near Indonesia - CNN.comwww.cnn.com/2012/04/12/world/asia/indonesia-earthquake/... Cached
There were no immediate reports of major damage. CNN's Jethro Mullen, ... We know that an 8.7-magnitude earthquake is a big one, but how are they measured?

Latest magnitude 4.5+ earthquakesearthquakestoday.info Cached
Latest magnitude 4.5+ earthquake. Latest magnitude 4.5+ earthquakes. Impact levels. ... Can cause major damage to poorly constructed buildings over small regions.

Recovering, preparing for a major earthquake | WTVR.comwtvr.com/.../23/recovering-preparing-for-a-major-earthquake Cached
RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) — Today marks two years since a 5.8 magnitude earthquakehit Louisa County, causing major damage. Bob Spieldenner with the Virginia ...

Ontario earthquake rattles Toronto with 4.8 magnitude tremor ...news.nationalpost.com/...8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ontario Cached
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Braeside, Ont, Friday, according to Earthquakes Canada, with shaking felt as far away as Toronto and Ottawa

Earthquake | Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resiliencecsc.uoregon.edu/opdr/resources/earthquake Cached
The occurrence of a major earthquake or seismic event would be the most ... areas receiving major damage from an 8.0 – 9.0 magnitude earthquake would include most ...

Japan Earthquake 8.8 Magnitude Causes Major... | Gathernews.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979131621 Cached
An 8.8 magnitude Japan earthquake hit just before 3 p.m. local time. A tsunami warning was issued, and unfortunately, there has been major damage caused...

Pakistan earthquake: 7.7-magnitude quake rocks southwestern ...www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/09/24/pakistan... Cached
A major earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday in the country's largest but also least populated province. Here's the Associated Press with the ...

No deaths, major damage reported from Colombia earthquake ...www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFraW5nbmV3cy13d3... Cached
Update: No reports of damage or casualties after magnitude 6.4 earthquake hits between Baja California and West Coast of Mexico - @NBCNews

Richter Magnitude - University of Nevada, Renocrack.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/magnitude.html Cached
What is Richter Magnitude? Short answer: Seismologists use a Magnitude scale to express the seismic energy released by each earthquake. Here are the typical effects ... Alexander Language Schools, Franchise Alexander Language Schools
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