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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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Articles About Earthquake

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Smiles After the General Election in Auckland.
New Zealand’s Labour Party Flays Ruling National Party For High Attrition In Defence Forces

By IBTimes AU

This is a serious charge and National too puts Labour on the defensive saying there was no defence policy when that party was in power. (Sep 10)


The Supermoon Is Pictured Behind The Christ The Redeemer Statue In Rio de Janeiro
Researchers To Study Supermoon Effect On New Zealand's Low-Lying Cities

By IBTimes AU

Researchers will benefit from the appearance of the supermoon on Sept. 9 to study the effect of elevated tidal levels on low-lying cities like Christchurch in New Zealand. (Sep 09)


A meteor streaks over the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at the Maculje archaeological site near Novi Travnik August 12, 2014.
Meteorite Hits Nicaraguan Capital Managua, Creates Crater Near Airport

By IBTimes AU

A small meteorite his Managua on Saturday night, creating a 12-metre wide and 5-metre deep crater near the international airport of Nicaragua. There were no injuries caused by the meteorite, which probably broke off from an asteroid that passed close to Earth. (Sep 09)


Wearing a protective suit and a mask, an employee of Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) walks carefully along a dark aisle after U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy visited the central control room for the unit one and unit two reactors at TEP
TEPCO Slapped with Unpaid Hazard Wages Lawsuit by Fukushima Workers

By IBTimes AU

Workers tasked to decommission the highly radiated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have slapped a lawsuit against operator Tokyo Electric Company (Tepco) over unpaid hazard wages. (Sep 04)


British singer Harry Styles from the band One Direction arrives to attend the presentation of the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during the London Fashion Week.
Harry Styles' Good Looking Cousin Ben Selley Auditions For 'The X Factor' With His Band 'Concept,' Impresses Judges [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"One Direction" hunk Harry Styles' cousin Ben Selley and his band "Concept" auditioned for "The X-Factor." The boys gave a power packed performance on an acoustic version of Labrinth's "Earthquake. (Sep 02)

'Under The Dome’ Spoilers: One Dead, The Fall Closes The Exit Passage, Melanie, Bobby Relationship Revealed In Season 2 Episode 10

By IBTimes AU

Phil, unaware that the water has disappeared and the exit passage has closed, jumps down the cliff to escape and meets his death on a rocky, sharp, pointed bottom. (Sep 02)


Toilet paper
Trade & Industry Ministry Urges Japanese to Save Toilet Paper as Quake-Prone Nation Observes National Disaster Prevention Day

By IBTimes AU

Sept 1 is National Disaster Prevention Day in Japan and to observe it, the Trade and Industry Ministry advised citizens to stock toilet paper (Sep 02)


New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Speaks At A Luncheon In Sydney
New Zealand PM John Key Dismisses 'Dirty Politics' Issue in TV Debate, Outshines David Cunliffe

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and opposition leader David Cunliffe faced-off in a televised debate. Mr Key brushed off allegations of dirty politics employed by National. (Aug 29)

People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in the background at Namie town, Fukushima prefecture March 11, 2014. Tuesday mar
TEPCO Loses in Fukushima Suicide Case, Ordered to Pay $472,000 to Family

By IBTimes AU

A Japanese court has ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, is liable for the suicide of a woman in 2011 due to physical and mental effects brought by the disaster. (Aug 28)


U.S. President Barack Obama departs after delivering a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during his vacation August 20, 2014. Obama on Wednesday condemned the Islamic State militants who beheaded an American journalist as "a cance
ISIS Wants $6.6M and Release of Aafia Siddiqui in Exchange of Head of Female US Humanitarian Aid Worker, 1st American Fighting for Jihadis Dead

By IBTimes AU

The ISIS has renewed pressure on the U.S., demanding this time $6.6 million as well as the release of Aafia Siddiqui, otherwise it will terminate the life of a captured female American humanitarian aid worker. (Aug 28)