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Crust: Made up of tectonic plates which make up all the different countries. The crust is divided into
two parts ­ the continental crust and the oceanic crust. The thickness of these ranges from 0 ­ 100

Mantle: The thickest part of the earth and makes up 80%…

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Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the
north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami.

Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the
8.9-magnitude tremor, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of

A state of emergency has been declared at a…

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The quake was the fifth-largest in the world since 1900 and nearly 8,000
times stronger than the one which devastated Christchurch, New Zealand,
last month, said scientists.

Measured at 8.9 by the US Geological Survey, it struck at 1446 local time
(0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km.



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