A destructive tornado hit northern Dallas on Sunday, Oct. 20, causing widespread power outages and significant property damage.
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A mud-volcano island that burst from the waters off the coast of Pakistan during a deadly earthquake in 2013 has disappeared beneath the waves.
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A destructive tornado moved through the outskirts of Kansas City on Tuesday, injuring at least a dozen people and killing one.
Recent rumblings at Yellowstone National Park are actually aftershocks of a quake that occurred 60 years ago.
Oklahoma, northwest Texas and the Texas panhandle are bracing for a day of extreme weather, including dangerous tornadoes, flooding and thunderstorms.
A massive, underground "blob" might be triggering hundreds of earthquakes in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Falsified data suggested that an earthquake was terminated by one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
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