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Earthquakes (Disasters) 

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An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph. The moment magnitude of an earthquake is conventionally reported, or the related and mostly obsolete Richter magnitude, with magnitude 3 or lower earthquakes being mostly imperceptible and magnitude 7 causing serious damage over large areas. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale.

At the Earth's surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by a shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When a large earthquake epicenter is located offshore, the seabed sometimes suffers sufficient displacement to cause a tsunami. The shaking in earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally volcanic activity.

In its most generic sense, the word earthquake is used to describe any seismic event—whether a natural phenomenon or an event caused by humans—that generates seismic waves. Earthquakes are caused mostly by rupture of geological faults, but also by volcanic activity, landslides, mine blasts, and nuclear experiments.

An earthquake's point of initial rupture is called its focus or hypocenter. The term epicenter means the point at ground level directly above this.

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Between all the threads about the EQ and Tsunami --- LET'S PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS OF THIS DISASTER!Anonymous Coward6267
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Japan Tsunamidseigler20155N/A03/11/11
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DOOM ALERT: FIRST VIDEO FOOTAGE OF TSUNAMI STRIKING CALIFORNIA!Anonymous Coward4954
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SEND LOVE TO JAPAN: Tsunami waves raging, buildings burn after 8.9 Japan earthquakeWINGZERO0281N/A03/11/11
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Earth Quake hits China....Hundreds Dead! What nextTrompem1305N/A03/11/11
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Live video of tsunami hitting CaliforniaAnonymous Coward4400N/A03/11/11
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LISTEN TO HAWAII POLICE/FIRE SCANNER HERE-PRETTY ACTIVE DUE TO TSUNAMIAnonymous Coward246,927
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ALERT TSUNAMI HITS CALIFORNIAAnonymous Coward1586N/A03/11/11
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LIVE feed from Cali,,, they show the tsunami ,,,, if it happensHitndahedfred4385
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Video""""" Earthquake and Tsunami Japan 2011 March 11Anonymous Coward4747
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Pictures of Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan!SecretSquirrel7735
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Oregon Tsunami Effects Starting To Drift In - NewsAzzy1911
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Was the Richter Scale Recalibrated in the '70s or '80s?Anonymous Coward2285N/A03/11/11
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More tsunamisAnonymous Coward0163N/A03/11/11
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Tsunami Alert, Google Front page!Old Timer2398N/A03/11/11
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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 anime (must watch!)Anonymous Coward3457
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Don't blame TSUNAMI's or Earthquakes for the flood damage! Man-made DAMS that break cause the destruction.Anonymous Coward0595
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Nibiru Earth Quakes.RavenDubya4523N/A03/11/11
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CNN BREAKING NEWS!! Tsunami Hits Crescent City California2012gregg21,281
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BREAKING *** We need 3 more Japan Earthquake / Tsunami threads pinned..HURRY !!!Anonymous Coward0195
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BREAKING CNN: MASSIVE TSUNAMI PREDICTED IN OREGON1-2-Follow121,197
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I AM ALSO WORRY OF THE TSUNAMI OF THREADS WITH RELIGION "BIAS" EXPLANATION ABOUT JAPAN E.Q !!!Anonymous Coward3313
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JAPAN TSUNAMI VIDEOAnonymous Coward0282N/A03/11/11
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NPR reported no tsunami Guam and Mariana Islands .5 hour agocalendulaceum11634N/A03/11/11
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Charlie Sheen announces that all tsunami victims are "losers" and that people inland in Japan are winningAnonymous Coward0329N/A03/11/11
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Breaker Breaker 1 , 2 ...20ft. TSUNami on the way-Japan,Hawaii, California fucked!Anonymous Coward2493N/A03/11/11
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Indiaecho.com - Tsunami Hits Japan CoastAnonymous Coward0176N/A03/11/11
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Charllie Sheen = Solar Flare = Chinese Double Suns = Japan Quake = Tsunami = EleninAnonymous Coward0608
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I CALL HAARP ON THIS EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMIAnonymous Coward0308N/A03/11/11
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GOD PROOF TSUNAMI ON MASK DRHOECKERAnonymous Coward2248N/A03/11/11
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Why the HELL would you sit on beach when a tsunami is coming??Anonymous Coward21463
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Tsunami vs. U.S. West CoastAnonymous Coward1186N/A03/11/11
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Is There Anything of Significance Going on Today, Outside of the Earthquake/TsunamiAnonymous Coward9868N/A03/11/11
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Amazing pics of japan tsunamiAnonymous Coward1333N/A03/11/11
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ALERT: Earthquake + Tsunami videos - You have to see this!Anonymous Coward3552
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Tsunami warning issued in 20 countries after massive Japan earthquakenewsseeker0239
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Live feed WA, state - tsunami’s first surge on the mainland USA2012Portal0709N/A03/11/11
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Supermoon' catastrophe fears rear head after Japan tsunaminewsseeker0305
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Tsunami predict to hit Cali in approx 10 mins... Does anyone have links to live video feeds?Anonymous Coward1816N/A03/11/11
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Prayer Thread for those hit in Japan by EQ/TsunamiTols3532
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2 suns seen over China / 8.8 Quake & Tsunami in Japan / Could it be related??Anonymous Coward11,698
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Tsunami to hit California coast at 1:30pm local time!!!!
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<<<Tsunami waves slam Hawaii as storm sweeps islands>>>Anonymous Coward2400N/A03/11/11
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Train unaccounted for in tsunami-hit coastal area of MiyagiAnonymous Coward6543N/A03/11/11
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Twitter overloaded Tsunami trafficgz0205N/A03/11/11
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WHEN you have to WAIT for a Tsunami, THAT'S NOT A TSUNAMI!!! I want Deep Impact dammit!!!Anonymous Coward2201
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BREAKING : Watch Live Hawaiian Tsunami Broadcast !Anonymous Coward0270
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<<tsunami after 8.9 Japan quake>>>Anonymous Coward1176N/A03/11/11
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Tsunami due to hit Guam in 40 mins!
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WTF : After Weather.gov Disabled Tsunami Warning Hawaiitsunami.com Is Also Down !Anonymous Coward0322N/A03/11/11
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Earthquakes, Volcanoes, TsunamisWisdomSpeaks0916
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SUPER DOOM! Massive earthquakes, tsunamis predicted for "SUPER MOON" event on March 19th!Anonymous Coward0927
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Ship with 100 people swept away in tsunami: Kyodowatchingandwaiti​ng1227
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Isn't it great when you hear about people "STOCKING UP" on goods a few minutes before the Tsunami hits????!!! WTF!!!!Anonymous Coward2207
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Earthquakes & Tsunamis It's Just Modern Warefare -share your thoughtsAnonymous Coward6237
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SKY NEWS REPORTS TSUNAMI HEADING TO HAWAII HAS BEEN RECORDED MID WAY PACIFICAnonymous Coward0285
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I'm in Californai! Should I bug out from tsunami???Anonymous Coward7260N/A03/11/11
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HAARP BLOCKING THE TSUNAMI IN HAWAII!!!HAARP233,751
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What does the Tsunami and Quake mean for the Economy??Oddfuture11808N/A03/11/11
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Futures fall as quake sets off tsunami alertsAnonymous Coward0161N/A03/11/11
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BREAKING !! : 100 people kidnapped by the tsunamiAnonymous Coward1213N/A03/11/11
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Link to japan tsunami . AWESOME POWERForesight1314N/A03/11/11
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tsunami watch for californiaJags91,142
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Fox News...."A ship carrying 100 people crashed in the tsunami and smashed into pieces" :(Lady Wolf1551N/A03/11/11
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TSUNAMI LIVE FEEDS >>>>>Anonymous Coward11694N/A03/11/11
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Hawaii Tsunami Sirens Going Off Now!!!!
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List of estimated tsunami arrival times for North American Pacific coastAnonymous Coward1712N/A03/11/11
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Tsunami web camsAnonymous Coward0246N/A03/11/11
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BREAKING NOW TSUNAMI HAWAII 3AM THEIR TIME....WARN EVERYONE NOW>>>>>>>>>>Anonymous Coward293,102
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Tsunami alert Caspian SeaAnonymous Coward3296N/A03/11/11
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Tsunami WARNING Times for Points Along North Amer W Coast: AK, BC, WA, OR, CA, MXPrepare & Make calls254,072
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TSUNAMI Waves ETA higher than PACIFIC ISLANDS on the way..Anonymous Coward71,344
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BREAKING!!! - Five nuclear plants shut down in Japan after quake, tsunami waves continue to hitAnonymous Coward71,196
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I'm in a tsunami evacuation zone, ask me a question.Kailua Beach12400N/A03/11/11
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The irony? BAY AREA NATIONAL TSUNAMI AWARENESS AND PREPAREDNESS WEEK MARCH 20-26, 2011Anonymous Coward1536
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TSUNAMI FOOTAGEAnonymous Coward0165N/A03/11/11
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tsunami warning in British Columbia Canadagardenzero1515N/A03/11/11
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BREAKING News : Weather.gov Disabled Tsunami Warning For USA and North AmericaAnonymous Coward51,073
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US Navy bracing for tsunami Yokosuka Naval Base-map of arrival timesDa Cat II02,297N/A03/11/11
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FOX LA: TSUNAMI WARNING 3 FOOT WAVE IMMINENTAnonymous Coward61,049N/A03/11/11
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Japanese tsunami official statementsAnonymous Coward0167N/A03/11/11
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Breaking Now Guam smashed by 120 foot tsunami wavesAnonymous Coward231,866
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BREAKING-CNN-JUSTNOW-​ TSUNAMI WARNING FOR ENTIRE WEST COAST!Anonymous Coward6332N/A03/11/11
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Any real info on what tsunami heights can be expected in USA?theONEandONLY3444N/A03/11/11
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TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED: ENTIRE WEST COAST OF US & CANADAAnonymous Coward1162N/A03/11/11
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BREAKING!!! - Tsunami watch issued for Oregon coastAnonymous Coward192,075
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BREAKING!!! - Magnitude 4.5 - HAWAII REGION, HAWAIIAnonymous Coward0237
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BREAKING NEWS; TSUNAMI WARNING OREGONGF0448N/A03/11/11
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