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<p>A monorail is just like any railway – except for that it uses just one rail instead of a pair of rails. Monorail trains started production at the beginning of the 20th century. The earliest monorail trains were stabilized by a gyroscope. With this new innovation, ...
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<p>A powerful earthquake with a suspected magnitude of 6.6 has shaken western Japan, injuring seven people - one seriously.</p><p>The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (05:10 GMT) in Japan's western prefecture of Tottori, ...
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<p>A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s Kumamoto region on Friday, the day after a 6.2 quake struck, killing at least nine people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Friday’s quake struck at a depth of about 6 miles around 9:25 a.m. PST, ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards