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MIT shows China quake was rare event

Could be a long wait before next big temblor–or maybe not A new analysis of the setting for last month’s devastating earthquake in China by a team of geoscientists at MIT shows that the quake resulted from faults with little seismic activity, and that similar events in that area occur only once in every 2,000 to 10,000 years, on average.

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All you need to know about earthquakes

Earthquakes are one of the worst natural calamities. Earthquakes were first recognized as early as in 350 BC by the Greek scientist Aristotle. Though the earthquake that hit China in 780BC during the Zhou Dynasty was said to have complete record, the earliest recorded earthquake was Shandong Province of China earthquake that occurred in 1831 BC

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Did Panda Bears Sense China Earthquake Coming?

In the minutes before a massive earthquake shook central China on Monday, captive pandas near the epicenter began acting strangely.

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