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Mozambique flooding kills 36, displaces thousands.

At least 36 people have been killed and about 70,000 displaced by flooding in Mozambique, according to figures released by the UN, as the African nation braces for renewed storms.

"A total of 26 persons have died in [the worst affected southern province of] Gaza alone, with the nationwide death toll at 36," the UN in Mozambique said in a statement on Saturday.

The number of displaced people now stands at 67,995 while nearly 85,000 have been affected by the raging waters in…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on January 26, 2013 at 10:04pm — 12 Comments

Landslides

"The causes of landslides are not a mystery to mankind. Layers of rock and soil such that rain running along a clay or rock layer can create a slippery surface for the weight of the layers above it is a common cause. A rock jumble from previous mountain building, broken or fractured rock easily dislodged. We have stated that the earthquakes man experiences between the periodic passages of Planet X can be considered…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on August 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 457 Comments

An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken off Greenland -Further Wobble Evidence

A crescent-shaped crack in the centre-right of this NASA satellite image shows where a massive iceberg broke free of the Petermann Glacier and began drifting downstream. The image was taken by the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer, or MODIS, on NASA's Aqua satellite

 

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 19, 2012 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment

Red Rain in parts of Kannur

Though not for first time in the state, red rain in parts of Kannur on Thursday did create some panic and curiosity among the residents in the district. The…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 15, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Brazil biologists investigate penguin deaths

EDIS Number: BH-20120714-35781-BRA

Event type: Biological Hazard

Date/Time: Saturday, 14 July, 2012 at 13:59 (01:59 PM) UTC

Continent: South-America

Country: Brazil

County / State: Multiple areas Area: Sao Paulo state coastal area City:

Coordinate: S 24° 19.024, W 46° 57.334

 

Wildlife experts are…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Manitoba highway sinkhole still moving, officials say.

This aerial photograph of the massive sinkhole on Highway 83 was taken over the weekend by Jason and Sheila Marshall of Inglis, Man. (Jason and Sheila Marshall)

A landslide that caused a sinkhole to form on Highway 83 in western Manitoba is still moving, with the land sinking a…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

More golf ball-sized hail- Tallmadge, OH USA

Source; Amanda Harnocz -…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 9, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments

CANADA: Hail chunks larger than the size of a baseball pelted Sioux Lookout during a severe storm

Arnold Ashton, a severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the storm was quite rare.

“We had hailstones in the order of 8-9 centimetres across in diameter,” he said. “We're talking almost approaching grapefruit-size hail. It's just extraordinary.”

Sioux Lookout Mayor Dennis Leney reported no one was hurt in the storm that…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 4, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Huge Costa Rica Sinkholes! Caribbean Plate Crunch!

The sinkhole is reported 3.5 meters wide and 4 meters deep. Courtesy of SINART Digital.

A giant sinkhole that opened up Tuesday night in the middle of General Cañas Highway has created a snarl of traffic for drivers trying to enter and leave the capital. The highway, which connects San José to Alajuela and also…

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Added by Robyn Appleton on July 3, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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