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Since last September nearly 1000 earthquakes have occurred in the state of Arkansas which is part of the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Two of these earthquakes registered above a magnitude of 4. This includes a magnitude 4.7 quake on Feb. 27, the largest quake to hit the state in 35 years, and an earlier magnitude 4 on Feb. 15.

April 14th, 2011 • 9:32 AM

Speaking on April 7 to a meeting with policymakers to discuss the future of Russia's space program, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recalled the "legendary event" of Yuri Gagarin's flight 50 years ago as starting "a new chapter in human history." In closing remarks, Putin said, "our colleagues have just mentioned that we noticed certain signs of the earthquake that struck Japan before it happened.

April 12th, 2011 • 10:26 AM

That is the way U.S. astronaut Ron Garan characterized the significance of the first human space flight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, 50 years ago on April 12th.

April 10th, 2011 • 5:54 PM

Thursday's daylong series of panels at the European Geosciences Union's General Assembly in Vienna, chaired by Pier Francesco Biagi, Tommaso Maggipinto, and Masashi Hayakawa (the latter reportedly represented by a substitute because he had to remain behind in Japan), demonstrated that a collaborative network of earthquake scientists girdling the globe, is successfully applying Kepler's principle f

April 8th, 2011 • 11:07 AM

At a time when the US can expect Japan-magnitude quakes to strike the West Coast, a Congressional hearing today exposed the ugly reality of utter US unpreparedness. And yet if Japan had not been as well-prepared as it was, loss of life would have been ten times greater.

April 8th, 2011 • 11:07 AM

"The time is come," Lyndon LaRouche said Monday afternoon, "that we have a President who is totally incompetent, who's leaving the American population and others in terrible jeopardy with his insane policy in terms of space and engineering and science, and economy.

April 12th, 2011 • 10:39 AM

Since the U.S. bi-annual elections of Nov. 2, 2010, the very meaning of the word “election” should now be changed in a profound and far-reaching way. The only worth-while issues of policy-shaping are not merely crucial; they represent, implicitly, global, existential and strategic changes in standpoint of reference, rather than some mere aggregation of a merely national or local set of campaigns. The nature of those urgently needed changes is the subject of this LPAC policy statement.

April 10th, 2011 • 11:58 PM

A further examination of the record of earthquakes and volcanoes for the past century shows a greater increase in the threat level from large seismic and volcanic activity, beginning at the time of the year 2000 solar maximum, than previously calculated.

April 10th, 2011 • 5:51 PM

After the Dec. 26, 2004 earthquake, and the tsunami that followed, had taken 229,866 lives, of which 10,881 were Indian causalities (and more than 5,792 missing), the Government of India established the Tsunami Early Warning System (EWS) in 2005 at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

April 8th, 2011 • 11:07 AM