Earthquakes

Citizen seismologists multiply the impacts of earthquake studies
phys.org
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People have been reporting on the earthquakes they feel through dedicated websites such as the USGS' Did You Feel It site since 2000, and online reporting of earthquakes has proliferated through social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook and …

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GM idles four US, Canada plants due to Japan earthquake
www.usatoday.com
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General Motors said Friday it will idle four plants in North America for two weeks because of parts shortages caused by the recent earthquake in Japan just as the company is launching several new vehicles made at those plants. The Detroit automaker …

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Ecuador earthquake's death toll tops 600
www.pressherald.com
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The death count rose to at least 602 on Friday, surpassing the dead from Peru's 2007 earthquake and making this the deadliest quake in South America since a 1999 tremor in Colombia killed more than 1,000 people. Ecuadorean officials listed 130 people …

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Nepal earthquake: How is country faring one year on?
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Nearly 9,000 people died and 22,309 were injured in the two earthquakes that struck Nepal last year. The first was on 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which caused most of the damage and loss of life. A large number of aftershocks followed, …

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Strong quake hits disaster-stricken Ecuador
www.reuters.com
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Correa said the death toll would have been lower had Ecuadoreans respected stricter building regulations that were introduced after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 300,000 people. Ecuadoreans had a mixed reaction to tax increases and …

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US military pitches in after Japan earthquakes
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TOKYO — Instead of getting ready for a new assignment that will take him to the National War College in Washington, D.C., Marine Corps pilot Chris Murray spent the last week ferrying food, water and other emergency supplies to earthquake-stricken Japan.

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