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Major tsunami after 8.9 quake devastates Japan's eastern coast

UPDATE:Japanese police say 200 to 300 bodies have been found in a northeastern coastal area where a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami. The bodies were found in Sendai city, the closest major city to the epicenter. The magnitude 8.9 quake and 23-foot (7-meter)

March 11, 2011

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Tsunami warning issued for at least 20 countries after quake

The threat of a tsunami prompted the U.S. National Weather Service to issue a warning for at least 20 countries and numerous Pacific islands after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck Japan Friday.The wide-ranging list includes Russia and Indonesia, Central American

March 11, 2011

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Japan's 8.9 earthquake "historic" says geophysicist

“Japan’s earthquake will be considered a great quake,” said Dale Grant, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. “Japan has never seen this before.”Any quake above an 8 in magnitude is considered a great quake, Grant said. Damage can

March 11, 2011

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Groundwater vanishing in Central Valley

Over-pumping is pulling vast and unsustainable amounts of groundwater from the heart of California farming, the Central Valley, a new UC Irvine satellite study shows – with enough lost over four years to fill two-thirds of Lake Mead. The phenomenon shows no...

March 11, 2011

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Hundreds of dead fish appear in Glen Ellyn pond

A pond in Glen Ellyn has become overrun with hundreds of dead fish. Neighbors first noticed the floating fish carcasses a few days ago in a pond called Maryknoll in a small subdivision just east of 355.They say the smell is awful. The pond is a popular fishing spot

March 11, 2011

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Arkansas fault is longer than previous thought

Geologists say a fault in central Arkansas where hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in recent months is longer and potentially more destructive than initially believed. Scientists had thought the fault is 3.7 miles long. Now they estimate it to be 6 to 7.5

March 10, 2011

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Santa Maria erupts, pyroclastic flows detected, Guatemala

Explosions from Santa María's Santiaguito lava dome complex produced ash plumes that rose 800 m above the Caliente dome and drifted SW during March 2 - 3. Two pyroclastic flows were also detected. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas downwind. Based on...

March 10, 2011

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Earthquake magnitude 5,8 hit China

At least 24 people were killed and 207 others injured in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province around noon on Thursday. The earthquake has toppled 1,264 houses or apartments and left 17,658 others seriously

March 10, 2011

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Polar ice is melting more faster than predicted

The massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets that sit near Earth's two poles are melting at an increasingly faster pace, a new study finds. The study, based on measurements covering nearly 20 years, suggests the melting ice sheets are becoming the dominant

March 10, 2011

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More earthcracks in Indonesia

Crack sized 400 meters along western slope of Menoreh hill in Purworejo district, Indonesia threatens the residents of Sidorejo village. At least 67 families in three villages are threatened by landslide. The crack started to opening last week after a period of heavy

March 10, 2011

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New boiling hot springs near Christchurch? New volcano activity?

IceAgeNow posted a letter from a concerned reader writing about new hot spring formed in the area of Cass Bay near Christchurch. There were also various reports recently about new hot springs boiling in the peninsula and people are reporting the stench of sulphur emanat

March 09, 2011

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Massive M 7.2 quake strikes off the east coast of Honshu - Tsunami alert issued

A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan according to the Japan Meteorological Agency prompting a tsunami alert. The quake reportedly occurred at 11:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday according to the U.S. Geological Survey

March 09, 2011

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Fish kills reported on West Australian coast

WA's extended spell of hot, still weather and warm ocean temperatures is believed to be the cause of fish kills along the Mid West coast and out at the Abrolhos Islands.Department of Fisheries Senior Fish Pathologist Dr Brian Jones said he expected the natural

March 09, 2011

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Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in

March 09, 2011

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Land cracks alarm residents in Sierra-Bullones, Philippines

The continued land movement causing huge cracks in a barangay in this municipality alarmed residents as authorities advised them to evacuate to safer grounds especially during uninterrupted rains. Edgar Uporto from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional

March 09, 2011

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Rising waters in Kiribati threatening villages

An increasing number of coastal villagers are asking to be relocated because of rising sea waters in Kiribati. Kiribati is in urgent need of funding to build sea walls to prevent sea water destroying villages and crops. If more funding is not forthcoming in the

March 09, 2011

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Supermoon - Moon's closest approach since 1992

Could 'supermoon' next week disrupt Earth's weather? It doesn't take much to get the Internet's lunar-tics out in force. The web was awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and...

March 09, 2011