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Christchurch torn by entirely new fault

A new threat of landslides has emerged near to the epicentre of the quake, where boulders loosened by the tremor have already killed two and crushed homes. An aerial survey by scientists found no surface trace of the fault, which is centred southeast of

February 24, 2011

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Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active

February 24, 2011

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Creatures of the 'Aerosphere' Are No Longer Under the Radar

Using cutting-edge technology such as radar that can spot a bee dozens of miles away, scientists are exploring a vast frontier that may look like mostly empty space but is teeming with life: the "aerosphere."The aerosphere is the layer of the atmosphere closest to

February 24, 2011

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Building volcanic activities seen worldwide

Increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater of smaller Lokon-Empung volcano in Indonesia was followed by a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. There was also 16 quakes recorded after the ash

February 23, 2011

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Earth's core is rotating much slower than previously believed

Scientists believe they have achieved the first accurate estimate of how much faster Earth's core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet. University of Cambridge study has discovered that earlier estimates of one degree quicker each year were wrong. The

February 23, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011

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M6,3 hit Christchurch, New Zealand

A strong quake hit New Zealand's second-biggest city of Christchurch on Tuesday for the second time in five months, toppling buildings, causing "multiple fatalities," trapping people beneath rubble and sparking fires.Local TV showed bodies being pulled out of

February 22, 2011

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16 quakes recorded around Bulusan after ash explosion

At least 16 volcanic quakes were recorded around restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, less than 24 hours after its latest ash explosion. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also reported ash deposits in many areas in Sorsogon following Monday's

February 22, 2011

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Thousands of ducks and geese found dead along Lake Erie and Maumee River

Wildlife officials say they have no idea what is killing thousands of ducks and geese along Lake Erie and the Maumee River. Infected birds simply throw their heads back and lose their motor skills before they die. No one knows how far it could spread. "This may...

February 22, 2011

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Ground-Based Lasers Vie With Satellites To Map Earth's Magnetic Field

Mapping the Earth's magnetic field - to find oil, track storms or probe the planet's interior - typically requires expensive satellites. University of California, Berkeley, physicists have now come up with a much cheaper way to measure the Earth's magnetic field

February 22, 2011

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Electrical storms with 27 000 recorded lightning strikes have swept Queensland

Spectacular electrical storms have swept across large parts of southern Queensland, causing flash floods and leaving more than 20 000 properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology had been warning of a severe storm all day, so flood-weary residents were not...

February 21, 2011

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High tide destroys 400 homes along coast of Angola

At least 400 houses were destroyed on Saturday by high tide in Kilombo ward in Luanda island. Angop learned that strong winds and waves which reached two metres were recorded in the region, and thus it hindered the traffick flow and access to the said ward. According

February 21, 2011

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Stranded whales feared dead in New Zealand's Stewart Island

More than 100 pilot whales are dead after a stranding on Stewart Island.A pod of 107 whales was found beached at Mason Bay on the island by two tourists on Saturday. The pair, who had tramped into Mason Bay hut on the west coast of the island on Saturday, found the

February 21, 2011

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Mass deaths of blackbirds in the Crimea, Ukraine

Dozens of the migratory birds have been found dead on the Kamyshovskoye highway in Sevastopol, along Kazachya Bay and in other coastal areas, ITAR-Tass reported Saturday.Ornithologist Alexander Grinchenko of the Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds said

February 21, 2011

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Mt. Bulusan spews ash - evacuation in progress!

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the volcano emitted ash as high as two kilometres (1.2 miles) on Sunday and have recorded at least twenty-eight (28) volcanic earthquakes were recorded by Bulusan Volcano’s (12°46.2’N,

February 21, 2011

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Weather experts predict major flooding in Midwest

Millions of people in the Midwest are at risk from major flooding this spring, according to a forecast being released Friday by the National Weather Service.A huge part of the north-central USA, including the cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Sioux Falls, S.D.;

February 21, 2011

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Planet could be 'unrecognizable' by 2050, experts say

A growing, more affluent population competing for ever scarcer resources could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned at a major US science conference Sunday. The United Nations has predicted the global population will reach seven billion this

February 20, 2011