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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:35 pm

Hurricane Norbert hits Mexico's Baja peninsula
Evacuations as storm makes landfall with torrential rains, howling winds

msnbc.com news services
updated 1:56 p.m. ET, Sat., Oct. 11, 2008
LA PAZ, Mexico - Hurricane Norbert roared into Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula with torrential rains and screaming winds Saturday.

Norbert, with wind speeds of 105-mph, made landfall near Puerto Charley on the southwest coast of Baja California, according to officials from the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27088388/

Planet Earth is busy today with other activity: earthquakes in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico area, as well as in Russia. http://www.earthquake.gov/
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Post by fishandchips » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:36 pm

Wildfires in the Los Angeles area of California have thousands of people on the move, as the seasonally warm winds push fires far this year.

Firefighters watch weather as they wrestle with two San Fernando Valley blazes
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Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
A helicopter makes a water drop as fire threatens structures on Neon Way in Granada Hills.

Easing winds raise hopes in neighborhoods threatened by the Sesnon fire in Porter Ranch and the Marek fire near Lake View Terrace. Some Kagel Canyon residents are allowed to return home.
By Louis Sahagun, Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
5:58 PM PDT, October 14, 2008

Santa Ana winds calmed down today as watchful residents and firefighters at the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley waited to see whether they would kick up and further fan two wildfires that have already claimed two lives, 14,000 acres and 49 structures.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at an afternoon news conference that many evacuation orders issued Monday could soon be lifted, but stressed some areas as still too dangerous to be reopened.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... 5467.story
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Post by deja vu » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:50 pm

Strong earthquake hits southern Mexico
No immediate reports of injuries or damage after 6.5 magnitude quake

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Mexican state of
Chiapas on Thursday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake was centered about 13 miles from the city of Suchiate, on the Guatemalan border,
according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Post by dreamon » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:58 pm

'Weak' earthquake hits Midlands

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale has been felt in parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The British Geological Survey described the quake at 1806 GMT as weak, with its epicentre 6km from Bromyard.

Sandra Green, in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, told the BBC she felt a "thud through the whole house".

The BGS is monitoring the area in case there are aftershocks. Seismologist David Galloway said: "It's really a case of wait and see."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7692225.stm

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Post by dreamon » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:45 am

Major Storm for parts of Central and Eastern Canada

Heavy snow likely for sections of Eastern Ontario and Southwestern Quebec later today through tonight.
Snowsqualls developing off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay affecting Southern Ontario. Strong, potentially
damaging winds for Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

A powerful late October storm is developing over the Northeast U.S. and is set to explode over Central and
Eastern Canada later today through tonight. The low pressure centre will deepen rapidly today over New England
and track into Southern Quebec later this evening. Rain in advance of the storm will begin to change to snow in
sections of Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec later today as the strongest part of the storm approaches.

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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:08 pm

170 dead in Pakistani quake
Oct 29, 2008 10:39 AM
Sattar Kakar
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

QUETTA, Pakistan–A strong earthquake struck before dawn Wednesday in impoverished southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 170 people and turning mud and timber homes into rubble.

An estimated 15,000 people were left homeless, and rescuers were digging for survivors in a remote valley in Baluchistan, the remote province bordering Afghanistan where the magnitude 6.4 quake struck.

http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/526612
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Post by deja vu » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:30 am

Rome calls disaster after storm
Worst downpour in 15 years floods streets, cuts power

Rome council on Wednesday called a state of emergency after the Italian capital's worst storm
in 15 years.

''We're still trying to grasp what happened, an exceptional event that we have to cope with,''
said Roma Mayor Gianni Alemanno after more than 70mm of water fell on the city in two hours
Tuesday night, flooding streets and low-lying houses, felling trees and advertising hoardings,
cutting power supplies and halting flights out of the city's two airport

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Post by fishandchips » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:32 am

Hope everyone is helping each other cope with the debris, cleanup and basic needs. Wind to help evaporate the water would be useful.
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Post by CielOnTap » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:14 pm

Minor earthquakes hit Dallas area
The Associated Press
9:40 AM PDT, October 31, 2008

DALLAS -- Several minor earthquakes gave some Texas and Oklahoma residents an early Halloween scare, but no damage or injuries were reported.

A 2.5-magnitude quake at 11:25 p.m. Thursday near Grand Prairie was followed by a series of other small earthquakes in the Dallas suburb, then a 3.0-magnitude quake at 12:01 a.m. today in nearby Irving, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 9723.story
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Post by CielOnTap » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:43 pm

Magnitude-6.1 Quake Shakes Aleutian Islands

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 2, 2008
Filed at 11:04 a.m. ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a significant earthquake has jolted the ocean floor near Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

The agency says in a preliminary report that the magnitude-6.1 quake struck the seismically active but sparsely populated island chain at 4:49 a.m. Sunday.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-A ... quake.html
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