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October 22, 2014
Australian volcanic mystery explained
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 22, 2014
Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia's only active volcanic area, in the country's southeast. The research explains a volcanic region that has seen more than 400 volcanic events in the last four million years. The 500 kilometre long region stretches from Melbourne to the South Australian town of Mount Gambier, which surrounds a dormant volcano that last erupted only 5,000 years ago. "Volcanoes in this region of Australia are generated by a very different proce ... read more

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Hurricane Gonzalo gained strength in the Atlantic Thursday as it barreled toward Bermuda, which was bracing for a hit from the powerful Category Four storm. ... more
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Search for missing on Japan volcano called off until next year
Japan on Thursday called off the search until next year for seven hikers still missing on a volcano that violently erupted last month, saying freezing conditions had made the operation impossible. ... more
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Two dead, one missing as Typhoon Vongfong pounds Japan
Two men were killed and another remains missing, officials said Tuesday, after Typhoon Vongfong smashed through Japan leaving the country counting the cost of the latest natural disaster. ... more
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'Great wall of Jakarta' plan to combat floods
Jakarta has launched a multi-billion-dollar scheme to build a huge sea wall to combat flooding as the Indonesian capital sinks, but there is scepticism about its chances of success in a country with a history of corruption and failed megaprojects. ... more
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Gonzalo gains strength in Atlantic: US forecasters
Hurricane Gonzalo continued to gain strength east of the Caribbean basin Monday, and forecasters said it could become a "major hurricane" in the coming days. ... more
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Death toll hits 22 from deadly India cyclone
Powerful Cyclone Hudhud which battered India's east coast at the weekend has killed at least 22 people, damaged thousands of homes, blacked out villages and left people scrambling for supplies, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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Gonzalo gathers strength as major hurricane
Gonzalo gained strength as a major Category Four hurricane Wednesday, packing strong winds as it headed over the Atlantic toward Bermuda, US forecasters said. ... more
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Three missing as Gonzalo strengthens over Atlantic
Hurricane Gonzalo gained greater strength as it moved over the open Atlantic Tuesday, leaving several people missing in the Caribbean, forecasters said. ... more
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One dead in Central America quake
Aftershocks rattled Central America on Tuesday after a powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore, killing one person, damaging homes and scaring people into spending the night outside. ... more
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Typhoon Vongfong slams into Japan
Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan's main islands Monday, with at least one person missing and scores injured while more than 550 flights were grounded, officials and local media said. ... more
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Workers clean up as deadly Indian cyclone toll hits 17
Workers rushed Monday to restore communication and power links and clear roads after a cyclone battered India's east coast, killing at least 17 people and leaving a trail of destruction. ... more
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Three killed as Cyclone Hudhud slams into India's east coast
Three people were killed Sunday despite a mass evacuation when Cyclone Hudhud slammed into India's east coast with winds of almost 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, downing power lines and closing roads and railways. ... more
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Fresh lava spews out of Philippine volcano, stoking eruption fears
Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent, authorities said Sunday. ... more
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Indian authorities were setting up relief camps and stockpiling food Friday as they braced for a "severe cyclone" due to slam into the country's east coast this weekend. ... more
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China earthquake leaves 300 injured, one dead
Thousands of rescuers were deployed in southwest China Wednesday after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, with over 100,000 displaced, state-run media reported. ... more
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Major new fault found in New Zealand capital
A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital's status as one of the world's most seismically active cities, scientists revealed Wednesday. ... more
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Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits China's Yunnan province
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16 still missing on Japan volcano, typhoon threatens recovery
Sixteen people remain unaccounted for on a still-smouldering Japanese volcano that erupted at the weekend, officials said Friday, as a typhoon looming off the coast threatened to further delay the stalled recovery operation. ... more
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Drone with GoPro camera films closeup of Iceland volcano
A team of videographers recently sent a drone armed with a GoPro camera to visit the currently erupting Holuhraun fissure atop Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano. The results are stunning and exceedingly rare, featuring closeup footage of bubbling, exploding magma. Watching, you can almost feel the lethal heat as the drone hovers above the vent of red, molten rock. ... more
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Philippines evacuates farm animals as volcano simmers
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Strong typhoon Phanfone slammed into Japan Monday, packing gusting winds and huge waves that swept three US military officials out to sea and brought travel chaos to a nation accustomed to dealing with nature's fury. ... more
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