Rough-backed mountains with strange straight-sided peaks and pinnacles of rock recede into the misty distance, and the umbilical thread of what will be the world’s longest river spills out of a round-bellied lake. 876 more words
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Seismologists studying the 2011 Chile earthquake have discovered a previously undetected earthquake that took place seconds after the initial rupture. This newly discovered phenomena, which they called a `closely-spaced doublet,’ presents a challenge to earthquake and tsunami early warning systems as it increases the risk of larger-than-expected tsunamis in the aftermath of a typical subduction earthquake.
When you think of earthquakes in the United States, do you tend to think of Missouri?
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“The earthquakes began about two o’clock on the morning of Monday, 16 December 1811.”
Wow. This was a first. My phone made a very loud warning sound at 3:06 am, and it turned out to be a tsunami advisory. 106 more words