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

State Of Emergency Declared In Oklahoma After Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

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A state of emergency was declared in Pawnee, Oklahoma, after a record-tying magnitude 5.6 earthquake — which could be felt as far as Chicago — rattled the county Saturday morning. “The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the

Updated New Zealand Earthquake: Small Surges Recorded As Tsunami Warning Is Upgraded

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The central North Island was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning, located 130km north-east of Te Araroa. A Tsunami warning was issued which has now been upgraded as small surges have been recorded. 8.30am: Civil Defence has

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.1 Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

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A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck off the coast of New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said. New Zealand’s Civil Defence have advised residents that there is a tsunami warning. The quake hit 105 miles (169 km) northeast

Earth Is Heating Up Faster Than Ever

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According to experts at NASA, global warming is seriously impacting planet Earth; in fact, NASA’s top climate scientist has gone on the record to say that currently, Earth is warming at a faster pace that the planet has seen in

1,600 Stranded, 17 Missing In Japan After Typhoon

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MORIOKA — About 1,600 people are stranded and 17 are unaccounted for in the northeastern prefecture of Iwate Thursday after Typhoon Lionrock battered the area Tuesday. Local authorities said that some 1,600 people in eight municipalities are stranded. The municipalities

Half Of South Asia Groundwater Contaminated With Arsenic

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Sixty percent of groundwater in the Indus and Ganges river basin – essential for the lives of over 750 million people in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh – is too contaminated to drink or use for irrigation, a new study

Arsenic laced Soil Being Tested In Kentucky

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MOUNT STERLING A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes

323 Million At Risk Of Disease From Dirty Water

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More than 300 million people in Asia, Africa and Latin America are at risk of life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid because of the increasing pollution of water in rivers and lakes, the U.N. Environment Program said Tuesday. Between 1990

6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea – No Tsunami

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A magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, officials say, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning has been issued. The tremor was estimated at a depth of close to 500 kilometres some 900 kilometres north-east of the capital Port Moresby,

Typhoon Lionrock Crashes Into Japan’s Tsunami Hit Coastline

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A typhoon has slammed into northern Japan, threatening to bring floods to an area still recovering from the 2011 tsunami. Typhoon Lionrock made landfall near the city of Ofunato, about 480 kilometres north east of Tokyo. It is the first

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

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Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly