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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

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A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, January 9, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica

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The quake occurs at 8:28 pm local (0228 GMT; 10:28 am, Manila time) on the Central American country’s Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Nov. 13, 2017) — A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, November 12 (November 13, Manila time) but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Continue reading Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica

More than 140 killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

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Destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, where nearly 100 died. Photograph: Pouria Pakizeh/AP

Rescuers battle to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings after the 7.3 magnitude quake

November 13, 2017 — More than 140 people have been killed in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between the two countries, state media said. Continue reading More than 140 killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

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INJURED. An earthquake victim is aided at Sulaimaniyah Hospital on November 12, 2017, in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Shwan Mohammed/AFP

The quake took place along a 1,500 kilometer fault line between the Arabia and Eurasia tectonic plates, the USGS says

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2017) — A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, November 12, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds more, triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, officials said. Continue reading At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

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An earthquake victim receives help at Sulaymaniyah hospital in Iraq on Sunday. Photograph: Shwan Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 deaths in Iran reported with over 300 injured and Iranian media say at least six also dead in Iraq

November 12, 2017 — A powerful earthquake struck the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in Iran, an Iranian official has said. Continue reading Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

Faults off Alaska Look Akin to Those Behind 2011 Japan Disaster

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Previously unrecognized tsunami dangers may threaten towns in the Aleutian Islands, like this one on Unalaska Island, Alaska, as well as parts of the U.S. West Coast and other far-flung shores. Credit: lfreytag/iStock/Getty Images Plus

In a seismically quiet segment of Alaska’s subduction zone lie faults with structures similar to those of the system that caused the deadly Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

September 22, 2017 — Recent high-resolution imaging of a major subduction zone running along the Aleutian Islands shows that an area known as the Shumagin Gap may pose a significant tsunami risk Continue reading Faults off Alaska Look Akin to Those Behind 2011 Japan Disaster

Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

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Waves crash against the seawall in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

At least eight reported killed as unprecedented hurricane continues towards Haiti, Cuba, and possibly Florida, leaving devastation in its wake

September 7, 2017 — The death toll from Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has risen to eight as the category 5 storm advanced across the northern Caribbean towards the US mainland on early Thursday morning. Continue reading Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

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Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, spews lava as it erupts on the southern island of Sicily, Italy February 28, 2017. Photograph: Antonio Parrinello/Reuters

There are parallels between today’s and past greenhouse gas-driven climate changes

August 1, 2017 — Coincidence doesn’t prove causality, as they say, but when the same two things happen together over and over again through the vast span of geological time, there must be a causal link. Continue reading Underground magma triggered Earth’s worst mass extinction with greenhouse gases

Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

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QUAKE DAMAGE. A magnitude 6.5 quake destroys a house in Leyte. The homeowners managed to flee to safety before this happened. Photo courtesy of Mehc Nedia

Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town, near the epicenter of the quake

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 7, 2017) — Residents fled their houses in panic overnight on Friday, July 7, as aftershocks hit the central Philippines a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed two people and injured at least 72 others, authorities said. Continue reading Panic, damage after deadly Leyte quake

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

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SHAKEN. Rubble is strewn along a street in the village Plomari on the Greek island of Lesbos on June 12, 2017, following an earthquake. Stringer/AFP

The tremor, felt as far as Athens and Izmir in Turkey, damaged at least 3 churches and shops in south Lesbos, local owners say, while rock slides blocked some roads

ATHENS, Greece (Jun. 13, 2017) — A woman died and 10 people were hurt on Monday, June 12, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios and the Aegean coast of western Turkey, officials said. Continue reading One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands