Geo-researchers say Istanbul could soon experience a devastating earthquake. Tremors have occurred repeatedly where the Eurasian and Anatolian tectonic plates meet. The question is: when will the next earthquake take place and how strong will it be?
Greece has emerged unscathed after an earthquake with a magnitude at least 6.4 struck off the west coast. The tremor could be felt as far away as Libya.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has killed at least two people and injured more than 300 others. There were reports that the quake was felt as far away as Baghdad.
Some of the World Bank loan would be directed towards 150,000 families affected by the earthquakes and tsunami that hit Lombok and Sulawesi islands. Indonesia is still reeling from the quakes that killed 2,000 people.
Seismographs are highly sensitive devices, and they do a good job of registering earthquakes at specific locations. But fiber optic cables — the data lines that delivered these words — can do much, much better.
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