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Earthquake prediction: It’s not easy

Seismologist Raffaele Bendandi predicted that Rome would be hit by a huge earthquake on 11 May. On 11 May an earthquake occurred near the town of Lorca in southern Spain. Once again proving that earthquake prediction is a tricky task. … Continue reading

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Highly recommended: Horizon – Japan Earthquake Special

A recent episode of Horizon covers the Japan earthquake and tsunami. It can be viewed on BBC iplayer for the next few days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0101nq2 A short description of the program: “Professor Iain Stewart examines the powerful geological forces that unleashed … Continue reading

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Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami hits Japan

During the night 8.9-magnitude earthquake occurred about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. It has been reported to have been 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, which hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km, … Continue reading

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