Researchers claim it could be 2,000 times more powerful than Mount St Helens
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Friday 27 January 2012
Tuesday 24 January 2012
A major earthquake is far more likely to hit Tokyo in the next few years than the government predicts, researchers at the University of Tokyo said yesterday, warning companies and individuals to be prepared for such an event.
Sunday 22 January 2012
I'm back at work now, after six weeks' writing from the sofa, incapacitated first of all by a plaster cast, then simply by aching joints that had forgotten how to function and scar tissue so taut that walking felt like naughty elves shooting staples into my kneecap. The first day at my desk was, to my mind at least, just like when Jesus arrived at Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, yet without the bell-ringing or the crowds singing "Hosanna".
Thursday 19 January 2012
I begin with a little quiz. Who said the following words, and when? I will give you a clue, the second part of the question is at least as important as the first. Here are the words: "I have to level with you all ... a plan for growth now will help get the economy moving again and stop the vicious circle on the deficit – but by itself it won't secure our economic future or magic the deficit away. A steadier, more balanced, medium-term plan to get the deficit down will still mean difficult decisions and tough choices in the years ahead. Tough choices on tax and spending ... Discipline in public and private sector pay. And no matter how much we dislike particular Tory spending cuts or tax rises, we cannot make promises now to reverse them."
Monday 16 January 2012
Every week somewhere in the world new evidence surfaces that confirms our worst fears about the environmental dangers of fracking.
Saturday 07 January 2012
You’d expect the teenagers of the National Youth Orchestra to have some good moves but the opening and closing items of their winter concert took us all the way to the club floor and back again.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
An earthquake has damaged dozens of buildings in a city in southwestern Siberia, but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Friday 23 December 2011
A series of strong earthquakes struck Christchurch, New Zealand, today, rattling buildings, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified Christmas shoppers to flee into the streets.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Britain's fledgling shale gas industry could be stopped in its tracks after dramatic new evidence established a link for the first time between the "fracking" technology used to dislodge natural gas trapped in rocks and water pollution.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Saturday 10 December 2011
Deforestation and extreme weather may later cause earthquakes, scientists believe.
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