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7.3 Earthquake Hits Japan July 10 Tsunami Warning Evacuates Fukishima

July 9, 2011 7:40pm by copythat

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Just 3 months after Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami in March, another major earthquake has today hit Japan: On Sunday, July 10, 2011 (Saturday, July 9, 2011 in United States) a 7.3 quake has struck, triggering yet another tsunami warning across a nation that's still recovering from natural disasters that left 23,000 dead or missing. Read more

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Haboob Hits Phoenix Arizona in Biggest Sand and Dust Storm Video

July 6, 2011 6:47pm by copythat

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The “haboob” that’s enveloped Phoenix, Arizona late is a dust storm of epic proportion: The Tuesday, July 5, sand storm literally enveloped the city as the state was hit by a monsoon—with intensity that hasn’t been seen by even longtime residents in Phoenix area or the state in the past half of a century.
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Lightning May Not Strike Twice But Fatal Bolts Hit Men 5 Times More Often

June 28, 2011 4:32pm by copythat

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The odds of getting struck by lightning may not be that high -- but if it happens, count on it being men. In lightning strikes, 5 times more often it's males who are more likely to be fatally struck by a bolt. Call it lack of common sense or stupid bravado. Or call it golf.
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Earless Japan Rabbit Born Without Ears Sparks Nuclear Radiation Mutation Fears

June 9, 2011 11:26pm by hearit

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An earless rabbit is the first visual reminder in horrific, possible radiation effects caused by Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant --the accident following Japan's natural disasters of epic propo Read more

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Longest Traveling Debris Sets Record Joplin Tornado Receipt Flies 525 Miles

May 27, 2011 10:51pm by hearit

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A paper receipt travels 525 miles from Joplin, Missouri to an Indiana porch--setting the longest recorded journey of debris ever related to a tornado, more than doubling a Kansas record of 1915.
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Oldest Flying Bird Mom and Chick Escape Tsunami 112,000 Dead

March 25, 2011 12:18am by copythis

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The oldest living mom – who gave birth to a baby chick just a month ago – has been spotted, while biologists were fearing for the worst after the tsunami from Japan hit the albatrosses' wildlife refuge.
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200 Foot Guatemala Sinkhole Opens after Agatha Storm

June 1, 2010 2:13pm by hearit

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What some thought to be the work of a Photoshop artist has been confirmed as real: photo of an enormous 200 foot deep sinkhole in Guatemala City that swallowed an entire three-story clothing factor Read more