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Trinidad: Locusts Take “Hostages” In Point Fortin

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SOME residents of Strikers Village in Point Fortin says they feel like “hostages” in their own homes as a result of the locusts swarming across their community. And officials trying to eradicate the insects appear powerless. Farmer Kelvin Harper said

80% Of Pakistan’s Drinking Water Contaminated With Toxic Metals

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More than 80 per cent Pakistanis consume contaminated and unsafe water, a top official said. Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer told the Senate on Tuesday that the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) had conducted various

Mayon Volcano In The Philippines About To Erupt

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The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded a volcanic earthquake on the Mayon Volcano in southeastern Luzon, a day after warning locals to avoid areas close to the active dome due to “abnormal activity”. The warning to the

Italy Earthquake Causes Apennine Mountains To Grow By Up To 4cm

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Italy’s devastating earthquake has caused the Apennine Mountains to grow by up to 4cm in parts, research has found. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said data from satellites and GPS stations show the range was permanently changed

9.2 Earthquake And Tsunami Drill In India. 40,000 Evacuated

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A massive earthquake of 9.2 magnitude was simulated on Wednesday morning in Indonesia, as part of a two-day tsunami drill. Other than Indonesia, 23 countries are participating in this drill, including India. An earthquake this big can jolt cities in

Tokyo Hit By 4.9 Earthquake – No Tsunami

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world’s most

Oceans Hit Their Limits To Cope With Rising Temperatures

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Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Director General of

6.2 Earthquake Hits Off Russia – No Tsunami

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A STRONG 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked Russian islands in the volatile “Ring of Fire”. The earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean near the Commander Islands, just off Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, on Tuesday. The epicenter was shallow – just 8

57 Students Injured In Stampede After Minor Earthquake In Pakistan

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At least 57 students were injured during a stampede in a school in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the northwest Pakistan yesterday. Three of them are in critical condition and shifted to district hospital for emergency

Zika Virus Cases In Singapore Go From Zero To 242 In One Week

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In just one week, Zika cases in Singapore have gone from zero to 242, raising concerns about a potential rapid surge in cases across Asia. A recent study estimates that roughly 2.6 billion people in the region and Africa could

Typhoon Prompts Wind, Slide and Flood Warnings In Nagasaki

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Typhoon Namtheun made landfall in the city of Nagasaki early Monday, prompting the Meteorological Agency to warn of strong winds, heavy rain, mudslides and flooding, especially along river valleys. After making landfall shortly after 1 a.m., the typhoon moved over

Another Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital Quito

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The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador registered it as another earthquake and not an aftershock from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16. Another earthquake hit Ecuador’s capital Quito at 7.22 p.m., local time. While only a 4.6 magnitude earthquake, the