Numbers: Oct. 30, 2006

6.7 Magnitude of last week's earthquake that hit the Big Island of Hawaii, the strongest in the state in more than 20 years

$46 million Estimated cost of damage on the mostly undeveloped island. The 1994 Los Angeles-area quake of the same magnitude caused $25 billion in damage

118 Atomic number of the newest element on the periodic table. The number refers to the quantity of protons in the nucleus of the element--the heaviest ever detected

.001 sec. Length of time that the element existed, according to Russian and U.S. scientists who said last week that they had created it in...

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