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Each weekday morning, OurAmazingPlanet takes the pulse of the Earth, reporting on natural phenomena and exploration news from around the globe.

Indonesian Quake: A magnitude 7.1 quake ruptured near the Indonesian island of Java. A tsunami warning was issued but quickly called off. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Colorado Wildfires: More than 300 residents were forced to flee from their homes as wildfires burned across 4,000 acres near Fort Collins.

Hail Storm: As predicted, what could be the year's worst severe weather outbreak got underway yesterday with nearly 300 reports of hail. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana and Missouri until 4 p.m. EST (3 p.m. CDT) today. [Related: Worst Severe Weather of the Year .]

Super Outbreak: On this day in 1974, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in U.S. history swept across the country. 148 tornadoes across 13 states killed 330 people. [Related: Twisted Science: Why Tornado Forecasting is Tough .]

Eagle Webcam: More than 100,000 people watched a live video-feed of chicks hatching in their nest in Iowa.

Previously on Our Daily Planet: April Fool's Day Snow and Fugitive Beasts

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