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The discovery of a new, ancient, predatory reptile dubbed Parvosuchus aurelioi—part of a group of crocodile-like reptiles called pseudosuchians—in Brazil is described in a paper in Scientific Reports. The specimen, which dates to approximately 237 million...
Our planet was born around 4.5 billion years ago. To understand this mind-bendingly long history, we need to study rocks and the minerals they are made of. The oldest rocks in Australia, which are some of the...

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurs in Japan

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake occurred in southern Miyazaki Prefecture at around 10:25 April 8. The epicenter was about km (4 miles) north-northeast of Nichinan. The...

5.5-magnitude earthquake rocks China, tremors recorded in Almaty

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 has been registered in China's Xinjiang Region, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported. The epicenter was located 58...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes northeastern U.S.

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook the northeastern U.S. on Friday morning. The earthquake was felt from Boston down to Baltimore at 10:23 a.m. ET, according...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes northern Japan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 hit Iwate and Aomori prefectures in northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicenter...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes China’s Xinjiang region

A 5.8-magnitude struck Akqi County in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region at 12:14 p.m. (0414 GMT) on Sunday, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said. The...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Atacama area in Chile

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck the Atacama region in central Chile on Tuesday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The earthquake was 123...

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes Japan, no tsunami warning yet

Over a week after the country's deadliest quake in nearly eight years, another earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake caused...

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Argentina’s La Rioja region

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 was registered this Wednesday in the province of La Rioja in Argentina, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center announced. According...

It’s not just magnitude: These are the factors that make earthquakes deadly

Currently, more than 2,800 people have been confirmed dead after the earthquake that hit Morocco on September 8. The measured magnitude of the earthquake is...

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Philippine Islands region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck the Philippine islands region on Tuesday, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said. The quake was at a...

VIDEO/ At least 1,000 dead after 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Morocco

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco late Friday night, killing at least 1,000 people and injuring more than 1,200 in three provinces, damaging buildings and...

Japan earthquake of magnitude 6.5 injures some, damages buildings

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck on Friday off Japan's western prefecture of Ishikawa, authorities said, as media reported some buildings had...

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