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Pakistan: Island 200 feet wide surfaces after 7.7 earthquake kills hundreds (Video)

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ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN) – The powerful 7.7 earthquake that hit Pakistan created a new island off the country’s southern coast on Wednesday. The island rose from the sea after destryoing hundreds of homes in the region of Awaran and the Kech district. The isalnd is said to be 100 feet high and 200 feet wide.  As [...]

7.8 Earthquake Strikes Iran: Hundreds of Deaths Possible (Video)

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Iran was struck by a 7.8 earthquake on the Richter scale Tuesday. The epicenter of the quake was in the Sistan-Baluchistan province in the south-eastern part of the country. The area is close to the border with Pakistan and the country’s media has already confirmed the death of at least 40 people. The number of [...]

PHOTO: North Korea conducted its third Nuke Test on ‘Nuclear Test Rd.’

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North Korea conducted its third nuclear test since 2006. The test caused a quake the U.S. Geological Survey detected on Tuesday night. The tremor provided Google with the exact coordinates of the tremor’s epicenter. The Washington Post used the coordinates to pinpoint the exact location of the site. The road, which Google Maps labelled “Nuclear [...]

‘Artificial earthquake’ in North Korea confirmed to be country’s Third Nuclear Test

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SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea has sucessfully carried out its third nuclear test since 2006 at a northeastern test site on Tuesday. North Korean officials confirmed the news and said the test was aimed at coping with “outrageous” U.S. hostility. Reports of North Korea conducting a nuclear test started to emerge when South Korean, [...]

7.3 magnitude quake hits northern Japan: tsunami warning issued

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TOKYO – A 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan on Friday afternoon prompting the Japan Meteorogical Agency to issue a tsunami warning in the prefecture of Miyagi. Strong tremors were also felt in Tokyo were buildings swayed for at least several minutes, reports the Associated Press. The BBC reports: The US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center [...]

Study links water levels to deadly earthquakes

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Human activities are believed to have played a major role in last year’s deadly earthquake in Spain. According to Pablo Gonzalaz of the University of Western Ontario, the author of a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the drop in the water level of a reservoir pressured the Earth’s surface causing the deadly quake [...]

Earthquake rattles Maine and New England

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A 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook both Maine and New England on Tuesday evening. No damage or injuries were reported. The quake’s epicenter was nearby Hollis Center and it struck at 7:12 p.m.. Trembles were also felt in Connecticut. Local resident Barbara Reigelhaupt spoke with the L.A. Times about the quake. When the earthquake struck, she [...]

California areas on edge after earthquake swarms

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BRAWLEY, California – A magnitude-4.2 earthquake rattled communities 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of San Diego on Monday night, despite observations from earthquake experts that a series of small to moderate earthquakes seemed to be slowing down and getting smaller in magnitude. Earthquakes are unpredictable, according to U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist Shengzao Chen, and prior [...]

Tsunami warning issued after strong quake hits off El Salvador coast

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GOLDEN, Colorado – A tsunami warning was issued early Monday when a 7.4 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador. Tsunami warnings are in effect in for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Mexico after the quake struck at 10:37 p.m. Sunday. A small swell was registered just off El Salvador. The quake [...]

Iran: quake death toll over 300

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TEHRAN, Iran – The twin earthquakes that struck Iran on Saturday morning has claimed the lives of 306 people, state government officials have said. The death toll was raised on Monday by Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi who told parliament that more than 50 people died in hospital. More than 3,000 people were injured in [...]

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