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  • n  shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
  • v  shake with fast, tremulous movements
  • v  shake with seismic vibrations

  • After a killer quake, Beijing scrambles to show the world it can cope with a massive humanitarian crisis.
  • When an earthquake strikes in rural Iceland, it creates a sense of community.
  • On the night of the quake, there were only 25 arrests for vandalism in San Francisco, down from the usual 100 or so, though such arrests were a low police priority that evening.
News & Articles

  • Analysis: Turkey's history of military coups hangs over protests
    By Ralph Boulton and Parisa Hafezi ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's "pashas", the generals who once made politicians quake at the mere hint of disapproval, are staying silent as riots sweep the nation. Today the words "military coup" are nowhere to be heard, a tribute perhaps to the prime minister now accused of trampling on democracy. Until recently Turkish army chiefs repeatedly got rid of ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Repairs begin on quake-damaged Washington Monument
    Work to repair the earthquake-damaged Washington Monument, the towering tribute to America's first president, has begun.The 555-foot obelisk is the world’s tallest stone masonry structure and offers breathtaking views of the Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol and other iconic structures on the National Mall. But the Washington Monument has been closed since a magnitude-5.8 earthquake rattled the ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
  • 4.5-magnitude quake rattles Wairoa, New Zealand
    WAIROA, New Zealand, June 10 (UPI) -- A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook the town of Wairoa, New Zealand, Monday, officials said. No injuries were reported.
    June 10, 2013 - UPI

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