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Major quakes hit Japan; tsunami warning for U.S.

Quake of 8.9-magnitude, aftershocks, and tsunamis strike Japan, causing major damage, triggering evacuations in several countries, and leading to tsunami warnings for Hawaii and West Coast of U.S.

By Mar. 11, 2011


Supertall Tokyo Sky Tree shrugs off quakes (photos)

The Tokyo Sky Tree is built on reclaimed land in quake-prone Japan, but engineers are confident the world's tallest tower won't topple.

5 Images By Feb. 29, 2012


Catch quakes with your laptop

Laptop accelerometers are being recruited by scientists who study seismic activity.

By Apr. 3, 2008


A machine that can forecast quakes

QuakeFinder CEO Tom Bleier explains the functionality of the QF-1005 Ground Instrument, a machine that can telegraph future earthquakes.

Nov. 1, 2007


Qualcomm in the midst of layoffs, report says

The company is thinning out its middle-management ranks in an attempt to cut costs, according to unnamed sources in a GigaOm report.

By Nov. 21, 2013


Government shutdown can't shake earthquake updates

Those in earthquake country visit USGS.gov to find out the magnitude of the latest temblor. But thanks to Capitol Hill gridlock, the site initially had no data after a 3.0 quake Sunday night.

By Oct. 6, 2013


Giant rooftop pendulums to cut quake shaking in Tokyo

The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.

By Jul. 31, 2013


Despite quake, Japan's Net connections strong

Internet research Renesys says it's surprised by how little the quakes have affected the undersea Internet cables that keep Japan connected to the rest of the world.

By Mar. 12, 2011


iOS 5 gets Japan earthquake notifications

Users of the Apple mobile operating system in Japan will receive early notifications from their devices if an earthquake strikes the country.

By Aug. 22, 2011


Hitachi seawall closes automatically in tsunami

Hitachi Zosen has developed a seawall that closes automatically when under tsumani threat and doesn't require a power source or human control.

By Jun. 10, 2010