Tag Archives: Earthquakes

Japan’s 8.9 Mega Earthquake Shortened the Earth’s Day

Sunday, March 13, 2011 Geophysicist Richard Gross at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA says the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan on Friday shortened the length Earth’s day by a fraction and shifted how the planet’s mass is distributed. … Continue reading

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Mega 8.9 Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Japan

Friday, March 11, 2011 A mega 8.9-magnitude earthquake — the world’s fifth-largest since 1900 and the biggest in Japan in 140 years, struck Japan 2:46 p.m. local time, shaking buildings violently in Tokyo for several minutes and sending millions fleeing … Continue reading

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Tsunami Travel Times

Saturday, February 27, 2010 This excellent map show the number of hours from the moment the massive 8.8 Chilean earthquake struck, and until the tsunami wave hits land. The Hawaiian Islands will be impacted at 4PM EST today. The tsunami … Continue reading

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8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile

Saturday, February 27, 2010 A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, collapsing buildings, killing at least 76 people and downing phone lines. President Michele Bachelet declared a “state of catastrophe” in central Chile and said the death toll was … Continue reading

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Haiti Rocked by Massive Earthquake

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 A powerful 7.0 earthquake struck the small, impoverished island nation of Haiti on Tuesday, causing massive destruction to the capital city of Port-au-Prince, killing thousands and leaving the country without adequate hospitals to care for injured. … Continue reading

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Arkansas Earthquakes Could Be a Warning of Something Bigger to Come

Saturday, November 29, 2008 I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I spent my early professional life living in Southern California. For me, earthquakes, although not pleasant, are a part of life. You learn to live … Continue reading

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