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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.

Headlines Around the Web

Young Japanese embrace microblogging

Oct 03, 2013 - Financial Times

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Fukushima

Sep 20, 2013 - MarketWatch

Shrine insurance is big business

Jul 08, 2013 - The Times of India

7.8-magnitude quake strikes southern Iran

Apr 16, 2013 - Financial Times

Japanese economy shrinks 0.9% in third quarter

Nov 12, 2012 - Financial Times

12 feared dead after Myanmar quake

Nov 12, 2012 - MarketWatch

Hawaii hit by tsunami after Canada quake

Oct 28, 2012 - MarketWatch

Articles About Earthquake

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

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is
Recent Japan Typhoons Impact Fukushima Reactors, Radiation Levels at All Time High

By IBTimes AU

The levels of contaminated waters at the Fukushima nuclear power plant have surged. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, CANCER, TSUNAMI

An Air New Zealand Plane Flies Over Houses In Mount Victoria
New Zealand Named Fifth Most Resilient Country and Second in World's Best Tax Rate Systems

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand is in the top 5 of FM Global Resilience Index 2014 because of its strong performance in corruption control, risk management and supply chain quality. (Oct 10)

MORE TOPICS: MANAGEMENT, AUSTRALIA, DISASTERS

Buildings At A Government Housing Development
New Zealand Minister Blames Local Councils For Creating Housing Crisis

By IBTimes AU

The decision to go for public-private partnership in housing sector will be a good policy change provided the results are good. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: SETTLEMENT

Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s (Tepco) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture July 9, 2014. The media were shown on Tuesday the site where Tepco is
Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture Stricken by 5.0-M Earthquake

By IBTimes AU

Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has been jolted by a pair of moderate earthquakes on Wednesday. (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, TSUNAMI