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Quick Update: In the Wake of the Tsunami

March 11, 2011 will be remembered as the date of one of the largest earthquakes and tsunamis in living history. An 8.9 earthquake, along with massive tidal waves, hit Japan with incredible force, causing catastrophic devastation. As the quake hit and the tsunami moved across the Pacific,

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New Zealand earthquake mapped by satellite

A satellite has mapped the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, showing how the ground deformed, researchers say. Radar data from the Japanese Alos spacecraft show the magnitude 6.3 tremor that killed more than 160 people Feb. 22 was centered directly under the city's southeastern suburbs, the BBC reported Monday.

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Lack of a crystal ball frustrates scientists

Senior seismologist Clive Collins was on duty when the first signals from Tuesday's Christchurch earthquake registered on computer screens at Geoscience Australia's Canberra operations centre.

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Space Tools Help Relief Efforts in Haiti

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Indonesia: TSF reinforces emergency response system

On October 25th 2010, an earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami struck the Mentawai Islands, a group of four large islands – Siberut, Sipora, Pagai Utara and Pagai Seletan - situated off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

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Satellite Images from GeoEye and Google Earth- The Destruction in Port-au-Prince

The New York Times Interactive Feature covers the Destruction in Haiti, Then and Now. Satellite photos from GeoEye and Google show Port-au-Prince before and after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.

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Earthquake

The scale of earthquakes is commonly measured by Richter scale which compares the maximum heights of the seismic waves at a distance of 100 kilometers from the point on the earth's surface directly above where the earthquake originated within the earth, the epicenter[1].

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter May 2010

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Mon, 31/05/2010
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SpaceAid supports response to China earthquake bridging space data providers with disaster management authorities

On April 14, 2010 the Southern Quinghai region in the north-west of China experienced a 6.9 magnitude earthquake which left hundreds of people dead and the majority of population injured. The immediate reports from China indicated more than 15,000 houses destroyed with a high risk of people being trapped by the destroyed infrastructure.

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7.1-magnitude quake hits China

About 300 people have died and 8,000 others were injured after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Qinghai Province early on Wednesday, a local official said.

Many others are still buried under the debris of collapsed houses near the epicenter, said Huang Limin, deputy secretary-general of the government of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu.

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