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August 20, 2014
Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile
Paris (AFP) Aug 13, 2014
North Chile is at risk of a mega earthquake after a tremor in April released only some of the tension building along a high-risk fault zone since 1877, researchers said Wednesday. Two studies published in the journal Nature said the 8.1-8.2 magnitude quake that shook the city of Iquique, killing six people and forcing a million to leave their homes, may not have been the anticipated Big One. Scientists have long kept an eye on the north Chile subduction zone, where a slab of the Earth's crust is ... read more

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Rescuers Sunday found 12 more bodies buried under mud and debris to bring the death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal to 97, sparking fears of a cholera outbreak. ... more
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Strong quake in west Iran 'leaves 40 hurt'
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Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India
The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. ... more
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Ecuador quake death toll lowered to three
Ecuador said Thursday that three people - not four - were killed in an earthquake that shook the country this week, triggering deadly landslides. ... more
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Foreshock series controls earthquake rupture
A long lasting foreshock series controlled the rupture process of this year's great earthquake near Iquique in northern Chile. The earthquake was heralded by a three quarter year long foreshock seri ... more
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Swiss authorities were on Wednesday forced to chase a 50-tonne floating construction platform down the River Rhine after it broke free of its moorings due to the rain-swollen current. ... more
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Earthquake shakes Ecuador capital
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the Ecuadoran capital Quito and the surrounding area Tuesday, officials said, causing buildings and homes to shake violently. ... more
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2010 Chilean earthquake causes icequakes in Antarctica
Seismic events aren't rare occurrences on Antarctica, where sections of the frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-earthquakes an hour due to ice deformation. Some scientists call them icequ ... more
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Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with parents
An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said Thursday. ... more
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Typhoon Halong leaves 10 dead in Japan: reports
At least 10 people died and dozens were injured as Typhoon Halong hurtled across the Japanese archipelago at the weekend, reports said Monday, with heavy rain still lashing the country's north. ... more
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Floods kill 45 in eastern India: official
Flooding in eastern India has killed 45 people and displaced more than 300,000 in the past week, a senior official said Monday, adding that water levels were now gradually receding. ... more
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Floods hit blast-ravaged Taiwan city
Torrential rain Monday forced the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung to shut schools and offices as floods overwhelmed its sewage system which was severely damaged by gas explosions last month that killed 30 people and injured 300. ... more
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Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter
An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster. ... more
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China quake toll rises to 615: state media
The death toll from an earthquake that devastated a remote region of China has killed 615 people, state media said Thursday, as hopes of finding any more survivors faded. ... more
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Typhoon Halong rips through western Japan
Typhoon Halong slammed into western Japan on Sunday, making landfall on the main Honshu island as the weather agency issued its highest alert. ... more
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Flooding hits Serbia and Bosnia again
One person was killed and another was missing after heavy rains brought a new wave of flooding to Serbia and Bosnia this week, just three months after historic floods killed almost 80 people. ... more
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China earthquake death toll passes 400
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A man drowned in a raging river while more than half a million people were advised to evacuate over the weekend as heavy rain lashed western Japan, officials said Monday. ... more
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