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March 27, 2015
Flooding in Chilean desert region kills seven
Copiapů, Chile (AFP) March 26, 2015
Flash floods in a normally bone-dry region of northern Chile have killed seven people and left 19 missing, officials said Thursday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency and send in the army. The downpour began late Tuesday in the Atacama region, home to the world's most arid desert, and lashed the area for hours, turning riverbeds that had been dry for years into torrents. Desperate residents climbed onto the roofs of their houses or fled to high ground to escape the floodwat ... read more

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Aid effort stepped up after monster Vanuatu cyclone
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Airport shut as Costa Rica volcano spews more ash
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Colombia quake damaged buildings, but only one injury: official
A strong earthquake that rocked northeastern Colombia damaged some 300 buildings but injured only one person, an official assessment said Wednesday. ... more
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Experts hike risk of big California quake in next 30 years
The risk of a major earthquake hitting California in the next 30 years has risen dramatically, US scientists said Tuesday, using improved forecasting techniques. ... more
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A new level of earthquake understanding
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Thousands evacuated in Argentina flooding
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Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano erupts
A volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, spewing fiery plumes of lava into the night sky and forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people from nearby towns. ... more
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Study outlines impact of tsunami on the Columbia River
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Minor tsunami hits Japan after undersea quake
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