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6.1 quake hits off coast of Panama

The U.S. Geological Survey says a moderate earthquake has struck off the coast of Panama, but there is no tsunami warning. Full story

Earthquake in central Indonesia panics residents

An earthquake has hit waters off Indonesia's main island of Java, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and office buildings. No tsunami warning has been issued, and there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Full story

Earthquake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 hit eastern Japan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Full story

5.2 earthquake shakes Australian cities

An earthquake has shaken cities in northeastern Australia but no damage has been reported and no tsunami warning issued. Full story

Massive aftershock rattles northeastern Japan

   Another powerful aftershock struck off Japan's northeast coast on Thursday and prompted a tsunami warning that has since been lifted. The epicentre was off the coast of Miyagi prefecture, not far from the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima. ITN's Paul Davies reports.

How the major stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks ended the day with small losses after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck Japan. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as many as 96 points in morning trading, but recovered most of its losses after a tsunami warning was lifted. Full story

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Video

  Large quake hits Northern Japan

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Northern Japan, and a tsunami alert has been issued. Don Blakeman, of the National Earthquake Information Center, and Mike Seidel, of the Weather Channel, discuss with msnbc's Thomas Roberts.

  GOP budget cuts leave America vulnerable

Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., talks about the Republicans’ plan to cut tsunami tracking systems and other disaster response agencies from the federal budget.

  If tragedy happens here

Ed breaks news that a fourth reactor is on fire in Japan, releasing more radiation, and talks with Chris Hayes about what happens if tragedy hits the U.S. and the vitality of funding for warning system technology.

  The terrifying science behind a tsunami

NASA scientist Tom Wagner explains how earthquakes create the incredible force of a “wave train” and discusses what scientists are doing to improve tsunami warning systems.

  SNL’s bittersweet take on corn syrup

Best of Late Night: Bill Maher skewers the GOP budget proposal for slashing funding to tsunami warning agencies, and SNL has a little fun with corn syrup.

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