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Earthquake

An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor, or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude (or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude) of an earthquake is conventionally reported, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale.

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7.8-magnitude quake strikes southern Iran

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Articles About Earthquake

Water tanks storing radiation contaminated water are seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool
TEPCO Removes Spent Fuel At 1st Of 4 Fukushima Reactors

By IBTimes AU

Spent radioactive fuel in reactor number 4 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant had been cleared. (Dec 23)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, TSUNAMI

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smiles as he reports to his cabinet members Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics at the IOC meeting after returning from Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a cabinet meeting at th
Japan’s Fukushima Badly Wants To Host 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By IBTimes AU

Japan's north-eastern Fukushima prefecture wants to host some of the preliminary events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, TSUNAMI

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014.
Google Top Searches in New Zealand for 2014 [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Google has released the most searched items in New Zealand for 2014. (Dec 17)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, UKRAINE, COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Cast member Dwayne Johnson poses at the Los Angeles premiere of "Hercules" in Hollywood, California July 23, 2014.
'San Andreas' Trailer Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson And Carla Gugino Show Hollywood Crumbling Due To A Massive Magnitude 9 Earthquake [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

“The Rock” will try to be the hero amidst an earthquake that not only threatens to wipe out the entire state of California, but also puts his only daughter in danger . (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, HOLLYWOOD

Germany's Mario Goetze hugs his girlfriend Ann-Kathrin Brommel after extra time in the 2014 World Cup final between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
New Zealand Earth Quake Authority Chief Quits Over Sexual Harassment On Colleague

By IBTimes AU

The official seems to have understood that crossing the border of official decorum is fraught with risks. (Nov 18)

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and his wife Laureen (2nd L), and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his wife Sara (2nd R), look at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during a visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Va
Canada’s Science And Tech Museum To Receive $80M Upgrade, To Reopen In 2017

By IBTimes AU

Canada will be renovating its Science and Technology Museum and will reopen it in time for the country's 150th birthday celebrations in 2017. (Nov 18)

MORE TOPICS: AGING

A man passes by the debris of a damaged house at a street in Paruro after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Cuzco, September 28, 2014. At least eight people were killed by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit rural southern Peru over the weekend, emergency au
Strong 6.7 Quake Jolts New Zealand, No Tsunami Warning Issued

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's been stricken by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on Monday, but authorities assured no tsunami will happen after it. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SETTLEMENT, TSUNAMI

Clooney And Wife Alamuddin At Venice City Hall
Amal Alamuddin And George Clooney To Become Parents: Couple To Adopt A Child From A War-Torn Country—Report

By IBTimes AU

Amal and George were reportedly inspired by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt a kid. (Nov 17)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, LAWYER, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, TSUNAMI

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg Set To Fight Ebola Through Facebook's New Icon [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Facebook introduced a new icon to donate for the cause. (Nov 09)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK

A doctor operates on a patient with a surgical robot in Hefei, Anhui province September 24, 2014. Technology is playing a growing role as Beijing overhauls a healthcare management sector blighted by chaotic patient data, underfunded rural health centres,
Ebola Update: US Mulls Deploying Robots To W. Africa To Reduce Risk To Human Lives

By IBTimes AU

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea may soon be seeing robots working to combat the dreaded Ebola in their countries. (Nov 08)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, WHITE HOUSE, INFECTION, TSUNAMI