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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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Articles About Earthquake

West Australian Government Launches Shark Kill Zones along Beach Shorelines to Address Shark-Related Deaths [WATCH]
Monstrous Great White Shark Threatens Australia's Beaches

By IBTimes AU

A 16-foot great white shark detected skimming in the southwest coast of Australia lead popular beaches in the country to close down and residents near the area to avoid entering the water. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, TSUNAMI

The Remains of Decommissioned Submarines Float at a Nuclear Waste Disposal Plant in Fokino
Floating Nuclear Power Plant Best Against Tsunamis, Earthquakes—U.S. MIT

By IBTimes AU

For countries about to construct nuclear power plants, or even those that had, a floating facility built offshore would serve best against tsunami and earthquake threats. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, TSUNAMI

A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo Electric Power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March
Fukushima Leakage Again: Technical Malfunction Dumps 200 Tonnes Radioactive Groundwater in Wrong Facility

By IBTimes AU

A technical malfunction at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has triggered the release of some 240 tonnes of radioactive groundwater into a wrong part of the facility. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, MANAGEMENT, TSUNAMI

Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters
Nikkei Slips to New six-month Low on Wall St Slide, Ukraine Jitters

By Reuters

Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: TOYOTA, JAPAN, BANK OF JAPAN, UKRAINE, MANAGEMENT, TSUNAMI

A forest fire burns in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago
Eleven Dead in Valparaiso Blaze, 500 Houses Destroyed

By Reuters

At least 11 people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by a fire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and used aircraft to battle the blaze. (Apr 14)

MORE TOPICS: COPPER, ARCHITECTURE, CONGRESS

With an impending rare astronomical event of four blood moons or Total Lunar Eclipses approaching, fears are growing of an apocalypse. (Image: Wiki Commons)
Blood Moon’s Apocalypse Coming? Will The World Come to an End after Total Lunar Eclipse?

By IBTimes IN

With a rare astronomical event of four blood moons or Total Lunar Eclipses approaching, fears are growing of an impending apocalypse. (Apr 09)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, ISRAEL

Residents push prams along a damaged road leading to Alto Hospicio commune after a series of aftershocks in the northern port of Iquique April 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
With 50 Earthquake Aftershocks Per Hour, Chileans Head Uphill

By IBTimes AU

Experiencing at least 50 aftershocks per hour since Tuesday's big earthquake rumbler, Chileans from the port city of Iquique have started to flock uphill. (Apr 04)

MORE TOPICS: TSUNAMI

A general view shows the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iquique on Tuesday even
Chile Earthquake: New Zealand Woman Rachel Lilburn Recalls Experience of 8.2 Magnitude Quake

By IBTimes AU

Rachel Lilburn, a New Zealander living in Chile has experienced earthquakes before but none were stronger than the 8.2 magnitude quake last April 2. The strong quake triggered landslides and a 2-metre tsunami. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: TSUNAMI, FACEBOOK

Residents prepare to sleep on a street after an earthquake and tsunami hit the northern port of Iquique April 2, 2014.  Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a smal
Strong 7.8 Magnitude Quake Hits off Northern Chile - USGS

By Reuters

A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: TSUNAMI

Fishermen try to salvage their boats in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami that hit the northern port of Iquique, April 2, 2014. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 8.2, struck off the coast of northern Chile near the copper exporting port of Iqui
Chile Assesses Damage after Massive Quake, Tsunami

By Reuters

Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact appeared to be mostly limited. (Apr 03)

MORE TOPICS: COPPER, TSUNAMI