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08.23.11 Myles Tanzer

The earthquake that lightly rattled the East Coast today really freaked New Yorkers (and Twitter users) out. It’s worth noting that earlier this year, a federal report put Indian Point at the top of a list of nuclear reactors that are most vulnerable to quakes. But whoever runs the Twitter account for the controversial facility […]

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Myles Tanzer

An earthquake shook the New York City area today and along the eastern coast of the United States. A 5.8 magnitude reading was recorded between Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. Buildings including some on Delancey Street were evacuated shortly after tremors struck, but the real reverberations were felt on Twitter. UPDATE: The earthquake has just been […]

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03.22.11 Bucky Turco

Unless you’re buying some of these products, you probably don’t give a shit about the people of Japan. […]

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03.11.11 Bucky Turco

They’re newscasters in Japan covering the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the shit out of the country on Friday afternoon and caused a tsunami, creating even more destruction. With the island nation bracing for the aftershocks and additional quakes—like the one that reportedly just struck the city of Nagano—you really can’t blame […]

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11.30.10 Bucky Turco

There was an earthquake off the coast of Long Island today and luckily, it was both small and no where near Plum Island. […]

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04.04.10 Bucky Turco

With earthquakes becoming more frequent—southern California was hit on Sunday with one measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale—here’s some good news from the science world. Researchers in Italy witnessed a mass exodus of male frogs from breeding sites they normally don’t abandon days before the 2009 quake that struck L’Aquila and think they could serve […]

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03.09.10 Bucky Turco

Not only did the quake in Chile make an earth day shorter by a few undetectable seconds, but it also moved the entire city of Concepcion 10 feet to the west. […]

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03.08.10 Bucky Turco

Turkey was the latest country struck by an earthquake and in light of all the recent seismic activity, tectonic expert Bob Holdsworth reassures the massives: “I can definitely tell you that the world is not coming to an end.” Whew! […]

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03.03.10 Bucky Turco

Even before the earthquake in Chile, there’s been a lot of online chatter about HAARP and it being used as a tectonic weapon. Well, stories like this don’t help the cause: On February 26th, military scientists in Alaska tested the controversial machine, one full day before the quake in the South American country. […]

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03.02.10 Bucky Turco

So, just how powerful was the earthquake in Chile? NASA says this much: [It] “may have shortened the length of each Earth day” which amounts to “about 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).” […]

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