Natural Disasters

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New Earthquake Hits Nicaragua
Nicaragua earthquake
April 11th, 2014
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 shook Nicaragua Friday (April 11), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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Powerful Aftershock Shakes Chile
April 3rd, 2014
A strong aftershock rattled northern Chile late Wednesday night (April 2), a day after an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 triggered a tsunami in the region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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Chile Earthquake Unleashes Tsunami ... and Sensors Track It
April 2nd, 2014
A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Chile Tuesday night (April 1) originated at a rupture in the Earth's crust that has produced some of the world's strongest earthquakes in history.
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Damaging Earthquake Strikes Nicaragua
Nicaragua earthquake
April 11th, 2014
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook Nicaragua Thursday (April 10), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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Predicting Where Water Will Go In A Hurricane
hurricane flooding, prediction
April 3rd, 2014
A computer model can determine where a hurricane's surge will land.
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Earthquake Survival Guide: What You Need to Know
1964 alaska earthquake tsunami
April 2nd, 2014
Do you know what you need to do if an earthquake hits?
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Tornado Survival Guide: What You Need to Know
Tornado over Millsap, Texas
March 27th, 2014
When a tornado hits, preparation plays a big role in you chances of survival.
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Earthquake Strikes Near Greece
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April 4th, 2014
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.7 shook Greece today (April 4), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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Chile Earthquake: Do Bigger Tremors Loom?
April 2nd, 2014
The earthquake that rocked Chile Tuesday struck in a stretch of the Pacific coast that had been alarmingly quiet for more than a century. Some worry that the rupture still has more built-up stress to unleash.
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Huge Earthquake Triggers Tsunami Warning in Chile
April 1st, 2014
A massive earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck Tuesday (April 1) off the coast of northern Chile, prompting a tsunami warning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
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