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7.2 Earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warned

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck off Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported. This is just two days after a 7.4-magnitude jolt shook the southern coast. The quake, which struck 150km southwest of the town of Arawa, appears to be relatively shallow. There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties, Reuters says. A tsunami alert has been issued by the Pacific... 

'Bomb train' derails in North Dakota, explosion forces village evacuation

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A train carrying crude oil through Wells County, North Dakota has derailed. At least six rail cars have caught fire, sending thick, black plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. The village of Heimdal and nearby farms have been evacuated. “The [Federal Railroad Administration] has deployed a ten person investigation team to the site and will be conducting a thorough investigation into the cause... 

Top Google executive killed in Nepal quake, 100s of foreign tourists missing

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Dan Fredinburg was one of three Americans killed when the massive earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people. He was given letters by friends and family when he reached the summit. The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also... 

250 killed in Nepal mudslide avalanche

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A door standing by the rubble of a collapsed home 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the epicenter of Saturday’s massive earthquake in Pokhridada, Gorkha district, Nepal. At least 250 villagers are feared missing in a new mudslide and avalanche days after a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit the South Asian country of Nepal. On Tuesday, officials said the mudslide and avalanche took place in the... 

Over 2,000 people killed in Nepal earthquake

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The death toll from Nepal’s massive earthquake has surpassed 2,000 in the Himalayan country and neighboring nations as the rescue operations continue in the region. Nepalese national police spokesman Kamal Singh Ban said Sunday that the number of confirmed dead from quake had risen to 1,953 in the country. This is while officials in neighboring India said the toll from the tremor stood at 53 and... 

California's 'Big One' could trigger super cycle of destructive quakes

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A major earthquake, the Big One, is statistically almost certain in California in the coming decades, and there is even worse news below the ground: it is likely to be followed by a series of similar-sized temblors, according to a leading seismologist. The current relatively quiet seismic period, in which “far less” energy is being released in earthquakes than it is being stored from tectonic... 

5,000 Chileans evacuated after twin volcano eruptions

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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet Around 5,000 people have been evacuated from their houses in southern Chile following the twin eruptions of the Calbuco volcano. According to reports on Thursday, the Chilean officials declared a state of emergency in the country and evacuated thousands of frightened people from a 21-kilometer radius around the mountain in the southern province of Llanquihue. No... 

US Expands Massive Animal Kill To Include All Domestic Cats

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Another grim Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today is warning that the Obama regime has vastly expanded its massive “animal kill” plans to include all domestic cats residing in the United States and Canada in yet another of its “steps” toward its preparations for total global war. As we had previously reported, the SVR and the Ministry of Healthcare (MoH)... 

Australian Storm Kills 3, Leaves 200,000 Homes Without Power

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A powerful storm hitting Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) coast has killed at least three people so far and left thousands without power. The gusts of wind averaged 100km/h and some 30cm of rain fell in some areas, many times more than usual. The average yearly amount of precipitation in the region is 5.5cm. People on the ground have taken to social media to post some of the damage from the storms,... 

6.8 quake off Taiwan coast prompts tsunami alert in southwestern Japan

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Japan’s Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas have been placed on high alert with tsunami advisories being issued following a shallow 6.8-magnitude underwater earthquake off Taiwan’s coast. Warnings were lifted after no significant wave activity was registered. Following the quake, Japan Meteorological Agency issued tsunami advisories for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas of Japan. While JMA issued alerts... 

Mystery Disease claims 18 lives in southeast Nigeria

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At least 18 people have been killed in a southeastern Nigerian town due to a “mysterious” disease which kills in less than 24 hours, government says. “Twenty-three people (were affected) and 18 deaths were recorded,” AFP quoted the Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, as saying on Saturday. Earlier in the day a government spokesman, Kayode Akinmade, had put the number... 

Epic storm turns day into night in Belarusian city

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An “apocalyptical” storm swept through several regions in Belarus, including the capital. But it was in the city of Soligorsk where clouds as black as ink obscured the sun light, while strong winds ushered in a sand storm. Soligorsk residents, about 120 kilometers from the capital Minsk, were both scared and excited by the weather phenomenon that hit Belarus on Monday. At around 17:00 local time,... 

Mass Whale Beaching Re-Ignites Quake Fears Among Japanese

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Only three of some 150 electra dolphins are believed to have been saved, after being washed ashore in the Ibaraki Prefecture. Scientists are trying to explain the incident, while some see it as an ominous sign to a similar case before the 2011 earthquake. At least 149 melon-headed whales, a species of dolphin, were found at the Hokota beach on Friday, according to local officials. Rescue efforts were... 

Fukushima radiation found off Canadian coast

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Radiation produced by the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has been confirmed off the coast of Canada, as the Japanese struggle to contain a number of leaks. The levels, however, are too low to pose a threat, scientists say. Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 were discovered in samples collected on February 19 in the waters near Vancouver Island in British Columbia,... 

Obama Secret Meeting With Mormon Leaders Spark End Time Fears

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A startling report prepared by the Federal Security Service (FSB) circulating in the Kremlin today is describing the text of a recently “translated” communiqué between the Russian and Chinese branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church or, informally, the Mormon Church) as “chilling” in that it describes last weeks sudden and unannounced visit by President Barack... 
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