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Earthquake tops Japanese concerns over natural disasters

Earthquakes are the most feared natural disaster for the Japanese, and the mental trauma stemming from the 1995 tremor in western Japan are still lingering at the 10th anniversary of that devastating disaster, Japanese media polls revealed Monday.

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Tsunami-Causing Earthquake Trimmed Bulge off Earth's Middle

The Dec. 26 earthquake off the coast of Indonesia was the fourth largest in one hundred years. Scientists have determined that this major shift in the Earth’s plates changed the planet’s shape – enough to shorten the day by fractions of a second and to sh

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