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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

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. (5:51 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, LAWYER, LAWSUIT, TSUNAMI, JAPAN

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. (3:26 pm)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, NEW YORK

Glasses of wine are displayed at the Vinitaly wine expo in Verona April 3, 2009.
The World's Oldest Wine Cellar Found in Israel Could Have Been Used For Large Parties

By IBTimes AU

The world's oldest known wine cellar was found by archaelogists in the Upper Galilee in Israel. (2:08 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL

Earth Splits Open Mysteriously In Mexico Causing Locals To Worry; Experts Explain

By IBTimes AU

Geologists explains why the opening of earth in Mexico may not be an alarming phenomena. (10:14 am)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

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ISIS Posts Threats On Twitter, Works Around California Earthquake Hashtags, Pressures US To Respond To #StevensHeadinObamasHands

By IBTimes AU

Terror group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has started to infiltrate legitimate hashtags on Twitter to circumvent and promote their terroristic propaganda. The hashtags #napaearthquake and #sfearthquake were their latest victims. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, CALIFORNIA, TWITTER

A plane prepares to land
Iceland Volcano: Bardarbunga Stricken by 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake But Still No Eruption, Magma Could be Going Elsewhere

By IBTimes AU

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano still has not yet erupted. It just continues to grumble and rumble for over a week now, prompting scientists to believe the magma from the volcanic system could be flowing somewhere else. (Aug 27)

MORE TOPICS: ICELAND

A car sinks into a hole caused by an earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch June 13, 2011.
New Zealand's High Growth Rate Predicted To Fall When Christchurch Rebuild Halts

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's economy may be heading for "the rocks" when it rebuild in Christchurch and migration rate slows down. Economists believe the country cannot sustain a high growth rate in the coming years. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, WESTPAC, GDP, AUSTRALIA

People stand on the street after evacuating an apartment building after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake was felt in Mexico City, July 29, 2014. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesda
BREAKING: Strong 6.9-magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru, Authorities Rule Out Tsunami Threat to Hawaii

By IBTimes AU

Peru has been hit by a great 6.9-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, CALIFORNIA, COPPER, ICELAND, SILVER, TSUNAMI

A crack runs across the road following an earthquake in Saintsbury, California
A State of Emergency in California after 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake

By IBTimes AU

A state of emergency was declared in Northern California the 6.1 magnitude earthquake injured over 120 people. (Aug 25)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JERRY BROWN, MANAGEMENT

Highly contaminated water leaked from a large storage tank is seen at the H6 area of the contaminated water storage tanks, at Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima prefecture in this Februar
Tsunami Warning Issued Against Japan Island That was Created by a Volcano (VIDEO)

By IBTimes AU

Japan's earthquake experts give forewarnings for a possible tsunami occurrence. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, TSUNAMI