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At least 160 people have been killed after an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hit Balochistan province in south-western Pakistan, officials say.

2008-10-29

 Pakistan Quetta earthquake
The imagination of the science fiction author Sir Arthur C Clarke bubbled over with ideas about the future of science, technology and human society. Here, BBC science and technology staff look at some that came true, and some that did not. 1. Space elevator 3. Space guard 5. Atomic travel 2. Millennium Bug 4. Communications satellites 6. Earthquake prevention 7. Brain backup 8. People freezing.

2008-03-19

 future technology satellite travel science earthquake space brain download Arthur C. Clarke cryogenics prediction
In the town of Selfoss, near the epicentre of the quake, buildings were damaged and residents poured onto the streets in panic, reports say.<br />

2008-05-29

 Iceland earthquake
At least 90 people are believed dead and tens of thousands homeless after an earthquake hit L'Aquila and other towns in central Italy, rescuers say. About 1,500 people were injured and many people are still missing as rescuers search desperately for survivors trapped beneath rubble. The 6.3-magnitude quake struck at 0330 close to L'Aquila...

2009-04-06

 Italy earthquake
Typhoons can trigger imperceptible, slow earthquakes, researchers say. ... This gentle release causes an earthquake that dissipates its energy over several hours rather than a few potentially devastating seconds.

2009-06-11

 earthquake typhoon weather pressure
University of Utah mathematicians developed a new cloaking method, and it's unlikely to lead to invisibility cloaks like those used by Harry Potter or Romulan spaceships in "Star Trek." Instead, the new method someday might shield submarines from sonar, planes from radar, buildings from earthquakes, and oil rigs and coastal structures from tsunamis...

2009-08-17

 cloaking Invisibility wave earthquake field
At least 1,100 people have died in the earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, the UN humanitarian chief has said.

2009-10-01

 Indonesia Sumatra earthquake
Many recent earthquakes may have been the aftershocks of large quakes that occurred hundreds of years ago, according to scientists.

2009-11-04

 toread earthquake history geology
Tweets are being used by the US Geological Survey (USGS) to get instant public reaction to earthquakes.

2009-12-15

 Twitter earthquake crowdsourcing
The head of a geothermal energy company has gone on trial in Switzerland accused of damaging property by triggering earthquakes.

2009-12-15

 earthquake energy geothermal Switzerland
A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Haiti, rocking the capital and sparking a tsunami alert for neighbouring states.

2010-01-12

 Haiti earthquake
The leading US general in Haiti has said it is a "reasonable assumption" that up to 200,000 people may have died in last Tuesday's earthquake...

2010-01-18

 earthquake Haiti
In the 18th century, the genre of “earthquake sermon” was good business. Two small shocks in London, in 1750, sent the preachers to their pulpits and pamphlets. The bishop of London blamed Londoners’ lewd behavior; the bishop of Oxford argued that God had woven into his grand design certain incidents to alarm us and shake us out of our sin. In Bloomsbury, the Rev. Dr. William Stukeley preached that earthquakes are favored by God as the...

2010-01-23

 earthquake religion politics Haiti Lisboa punishment
Bless the President for having rescue teams in the air almost immediately. That was President Olafur Grimsson of Iceland. On Wednesday, the AP reported that the President of the United States promised, "The initial contingent of 2,000 Marines could be deployed to the quake-ravaged country within the next few days." "In a few days," Mr. Obama?...

2010-01-17

 Greg Palast earthquake Haiti USA disaster capitalism politics humanitarian aid

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