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Suspicious odor hits 6 workers at Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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Six workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation reported an onion-like smell Wednesday afternoon, October 18, 2017, that may have been chemical vapors. The workers were near a changing trailer outside the...

Earthquake swarm hits Mammoth Lakes, California – 185 tremors and growing

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A swarm of small earthquakes, including a 3.0 temblor and a 2.8 tremor, is currently shaking the area around Mammoth Lakes in California. More than 185 earthquakes have hit the...

75-year-old man swallowed by 15-feet deep sinkhole in Apple Valley, California

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Dennis Love of Apple Valley says he was just walking across the front yard when it happened. A sinkhole that was more than 15-feet deep, just opened up under his...

M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga after period without powerful seismic activity

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After a few days already without powerful quakes, a M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga. The shallow earthquake hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017 at a depth of 10...

And the lights will go back on in Puerto Rico by December – at the earliest!

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It’s been almost a month since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, knocking the island’s power grid entirely offline. And it will be at least another two months until...

Volcanic unrest at Mauna Loa, Earth’s largest active volcano – Is a major eruption imminent?

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Mauna Loa is stirring. Is a major eruption imminent? Here a comparisons with previous eruptions. Mauna Loa is showing persistent signs of volcanic unrest. Since 2014, increased seismicity and deformation indicate...

Giant cracks open up over several hectares in Thailand damaging 8 homes

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After days of rain, huge cracks suddenly opened in the ground of Lampang's Mae Mo district, Thailand over more than 1.3 hectares, heavily damaging 8 houses. The landslide and the...

Sunset at Midday: Storm Ophelia pulls air, dust and sand up from Sahara giving the sun a deep red glow

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The sky has turned dark and the sun a deep red-orange because of Storm Ophelia. All over England, the sky looked as if it was in the middle of a...

M3.7 earthquake hits right into the New Madrid Fault near Manila, Arkansas – Most powerful quake in years

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A shallow M3.7 earthquake has hit in the Red Seismic Zone of the New Madrid Fault, 6km SE of Manila, Arkansas. This was the most powerful quake the Mid-South has...

New earthquake swarm and significant deformation of five centimeters at La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain

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After a few days of inactivity, the anomalous seismic series recorded on the island of La Palma since October 7th restarted at 14.34 UTC on October 13, 2017 in...

As the North Bay wildfires burned, the skies were marked by tragically striking sunsets and dramatic orange skies

As the North Bay wildfires burned, the skies around the Bay Area were marked by tragically striking sunsets and dramatic orange skies.
As the North Bay wildfires burned... The skies around the Bay Area were marked by tragically striking sunsets and dramatic orange skies. Sunset over Lake Merritt in Oakland: Smoky sunset over the...

Can nuclear tests trigger deadly eruption of Mount Baekdu (Paektu) supervolcano in North Korea?

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This article is about nuclear bombs and their effect on nearby volcanoes. Why? Experts fear more tests at the Punggye-ri testing site could cause Mount Baekdu (Paektu) - sacred in...

Insider warnings: Martial law and millions of deaths when “Big One” hits California

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The Big One is a long-overdue megaquake that’s expected to strike the west coast at any time, with California suffering the brunt of the devastation. Yet according to one first...

Ophelia is an odd storm in an odd spot, the farthest east (26.6°W) an Atlantic major hurricane has existed on record!

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Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm! It's rare for hurricanes to tread these waters. Update: Ophelia is the farthest east (26.6°W) an Atlantic major hurricane has existed on record. #Ophelia is...

Yellowstone supervolcano will ‘destroy all of mankind’ much sooner than previously anticipated

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A supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park has the capability to "potentially wipe out life as we know it." Citing an Arizona State University study, the report said this could happen...

Thousands of pigs and ducks die after drowning in floodwaters in Vietnam (pictures and videos)

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Thousands of pigs and thousands of ducks have died after drowning in floodwaters that have already killed more than 50 people in Vietnam. Around 6,000 pigs at Thong Nhat Farm...

That is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. The fire is going straight up in the middle of a tree in Schelville (video)

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That is indeed one of the craziest thing I've ever seen. The fire is going straight up in the middle of a tree in Schelville, an unincorporated community in Sonoma...

‘Ring of Fire’ volcanoes remind Asia of growing seismic peril

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The horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanoes bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its “Ring of Fire” name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and...

10 STORMS in 10 WEEKS: Ophelia becomes hurricane, tying record from 1893

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The feverish 2017 hurricane season doesn’t seem to be letting up. Ophelia became a hurricane late Wednesday, the tenth named storm in a row to reach that status, tying a...

Hurricane Nate gave birth to a series of 22 tornadoes in North and South Carolina

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Last weekend, Hurricane Nate gave birth to a series of 22 tornadoes in North and South Carolina, which in some places led to serious damage. According to preliminary data of...