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July 20, 2016
A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond
New York NY (SPX) Jul 14, 2016
A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there, where two tectonic plates underlie the world's largest river delta. They estimate that at least 140 million people in the region could be affected if the boundary ruptures; the destruction could come not only from the direct results of shaking, but changes in the courses of great rivers, and in the level of land already perilously close to se ... read more

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A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook Tokyo and large ares of eastern Japan Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. ... more
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Super Typhoon Nepartak barrelled toward Taiwan early Friday, forcing schools and offices to shut and the cancellation of more than 100 flights as residents waited for season's the first major storm to hit. ... more
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