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August 14, 2017
Chile eyes quake fault that could strike capital
Santiago (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Earthquake-prone Chile may be one of the countries best prepared for seismic shocks, but officials are nervously watching a major fault line that could shift any time, threatening the capital. Long accustomed to quakes such as the 8.8 monster that killed some 500 people in 2010, Chile has strict building norms aimed at limiting damage from the shifting of tectonic plates. But seismologists are now closely monitoring a more unusual earthquake threat: the San Ramon fault. Underground near the ... read more

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A category-one hurricane weakened into a tropical storm Thursday after slamming into Mexico's eastern coast with powerful winds and heavy rain capable of producing deadly flash floods. ... more
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China combs through quake region for victims
China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims. ... more
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Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. ... more
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Global warming is altering the timing of floods in Europe, making some rivers swell early and others later than usual, a phenomenon that impacts farming and daily life across the region, researchers said Thursday. ... more
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Atlantic hurricane season could be 'extremely active': As Franklin strengthens
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Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19
China on Wednesday evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more
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Tens of thousands evacuated after China quake kills 19
China on Wednesday evacuated tens of thousands of people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more
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Storm Franklin set to become a hurricane when it strikes Mexico
Tropical Storm Franklin will likely strengthen into a hurricane when it makes landfall again on Mexico's eastern coastline, storm forecasters said Wednesday. ... more

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Mexico braces for more Tropical Storm Franklin
Tropical Storm Franklin swept Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rain on its pristine beaches but doing relatively little damage - though the country was braced for a second round. ... more
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Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least seven people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. ... more
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Increased risk of eruption measured for Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano
Scientists have developed a new algorithm to predict eruptions from Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador. The latest forecasts suggest an increased risk of hazard for those living nearby. ... more
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Typhoon Noru brings heavy rain to Japan, injures 51
Typhoon Noru dumped heavy rain on Japan Tuesday as it moved back out to sea, causing flooding and property damage while the number of injured reportedly rose to 51. ... more
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Typhoon Noru kills two, draws near Japan
Strong typhoon Noru brought heavy rain and strong winds to southwest Japan, killing two people, local officials said Sunday as they warned of landslides and floods. ... more
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Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have mapped a geologic structure that they say signals potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign. They say th ... more
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Floods in Thailand's northeast kill 23
Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods in years to Thailand's rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Florida gears up for Tropical Storm Emily
The US state of Florida braced Monday for a tropical storm as authorities declared an emergency in some areas and warned of heavy rainfall and possible flash floods. ... more

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Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said Monday. ... more
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The bodies of 25 people, including 17 members of a single family, were pulled from the mud Wednesday as the death toll from major flooding in India climbed towards 120, an official said. ... more
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Eight more dead in India's worsening monsoon floods
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Floodwaters swallow Myanmar pagoda
Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more heavy rains ahead. ... more
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Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts
At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey. ... more
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A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a subduction zone, comes from remobilizing limestone reservoi ... more
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