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Ecuador quake death toll surges to over 400

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The death toll from Ecuador’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake rose to 413 on Monday, with many victims still believed to be trapped under the rubble. Rescue efforts are ongoing, with nine countries sending experts to help out. Over 2,000 people were injured in the quake. Most of the victims were from the western city of Portoviejo, which is home to 200,000 residents. “The pain is immense, but the spirit... 

Yellowstone Eruption In 2016? Shocking New Video Shows What Is Really Going On

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Over the past week, our planet has been hit by large earthquake after large earthquake, and according to Volcano Discovery there are 38 volcanoes around the world that are erupting right now. We have seen a dramatic spike in global seismic activity that is unlike anything that we have seen in ages, and that is why what is going on at Yellowstone is so incredibly alarming. Geologists tell us that... 

5 Major Earthquakes In 48 Hours! Catastrophic Mega Earthquakes Are Coming

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Why is the crust of the Earth shaking so violently all of a sudden? Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might trigger... 

Earth Hour Canceled in Sweden as Nobody Wants to Turn Off Lights, Too Scared of Migrants

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The Swedish city of Ostersund cancelled “Earth Hour” this year. Nobody wants to turn off their lights after a spate of sexual assaults. The citizens of Ostersund, Sweden will skip Earth Hour this year. (Daily Mail) Safety trumps Junk Science in Ostersund. Girls, as young as ten, have been sexually attacked in 14 recent attacks. CWFPAC reported: Ostersund, Sweden, cancelled its annual “Earth... 

Mysterious 'meteor' lights up Scottish sky, rumbles dramatically

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A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed. Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported.... 

World's largest thermal river discovered in Peru

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Scientists say they have discovered the largest boiling river in the Peruvian Amazon. The river reaches up to 80 feet at its widest point and 15 at its deepest. It runs hot for four miles, reaching the boiling point of 100 degrees in some parts. That’s hot enough to cause third-degree burns in a matter of seconds. Unlike expectations, the river is non-volcanic. The thermal river is fed by both boiling... 

Sinking Greek ghost town ignored by government

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New photos of a Greek village sinking since a massive landslide struck in 2012 show the devastating impact the natural disaster and lack of official response has had on the once-thriving community. Ropoto, in central Greece, is now abandoned after villagers were forced to leave their homes due to ongoing landslides. Many buildings have collapsed completely, while others appear to remain largely intact.... 

Bizarre toxic hairy tumbleweed takes over Australian city Wangaratta

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Walls of tumbleweed from neglected farmland are causing havoc in the Australian city of Wangaratta, encircling homes and threatening livestock. It might sound like the unlikely plot of a 1950s B-movie, but the weed – also known as hairy panic grass or witchgrass – has blown into a residential neighborhood. The invasion has prompted local authorities to hold an emergency summit, reports... 

Streets littered with rubble as 6.1 quake strikes off coasts of Spain, Morocco

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An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. Buildings have been damaged by the quake, which was felt in Spanish cities, including Seville and Malaga. The earthquake struck in the early morning around 160km south east of Malaga and 62km north of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports, as cited by AFP. The... 

Huge snowstorm comes to end leaving at least 25 dead on US East Coast

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The Huge snowstorm, ‘Jonas’, which hit and paralyzed the US East Coast has moved away, leaving at least 25 people dead. A travel ban has already been lifted for New York, but not for Washington – and 700 flights are not expected to take off on Monday. The deadly blizzard killed at least 25 people, according to officials. Most of them – 14 – died in car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,... 

EPA head in charge of Flint resigns as Obama pledges $80 million for poisoned water crisis

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President Barack Obama announced his administration is giving $80 million to help repairs Flint’s water infrastructure and make the drinking water safe, calling the situation “inexcusable.” The head of Michigan’s Environmental Protection Agency resigned. “We’re going to have that funding available to you by the end of next week, and that includes $80 million for the state of Michigan,”... 

US East Coast Bracing for Blizzard, DC Expected to Take Direct Hit, Stores Ravaged

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The nation’s capital is preparing to be hit with a massive blizzard over the weekend, and many are now even more concerned after a brief dusting of snow on Wednesday evening essentially shut down the city. DC may get 12 to 24 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said, calling the system “a potentially crippling winter storm.” They have warned of white-out conditions and advised... 

Thousands of dead squid wash up on beach in Chile

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Thousands of dead squid have washed up on the Chilean shores of Santa Maria Island over the past week. The reason for a mass die-out of these large cephalopods is so far a mystery. The mass death has prompted health concerns locally as around 10,000 decomposing squid bodies have invaded a beach on the small island, causing something of a stench, according to Latin Correspondent Technicians from the... 

World's Biggest Canyon Hiding Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Analysis of satellite data of the Antarctic ice sheet has revealed a canyon system that dwarfs the Grand Canyon. The Antarctic is home to the world’s largest canyon, according to a study of satellite data by scientists from Durham University in the UK. “Antarctic scientists have long recognized that because the way ice flows, the landscape beneath the ice sheet was subtly reflected in... 

Scientific report prompts talk of catastrophic ‘volcano season’

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A volcanic eruption with the potential to “return humanity to a pre-civilization state” could happen within the next 80 years, according to a study by the European Science Foundation. Have we now heard the last argument in the debate the study triggered? Authors of the Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience say the threat from low-probability, high impact disasters... 
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