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Earthquake

Scientists report genetic abnormalities in birds, insects, plants near Fukushima
Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say.

15.08.2014 17:06

Two dead, several trapped following double earthquake in Ecuador
A 5.1 earthquake has struck around 22.5 km northeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, followed by a 4.3 magnitude aftershock. At least two people have been killed as the tremors caused several landslides and trapped at least three people in a collapsed mine.

12.08.2014 20:38

'It's a miracle': Indonesian girl missing after 2004 tsunami reunites with family
An Indonesian girl has been reunited with her family after being swept away by the 2004 tsunami. The girl was spotted on the street by a relative who recognized her after a decade.

09.08.2014 03:18

Hundreds killed in deadly China quake
The death toll keeps rising after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, hit China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The latest number of dead is nearing 600 while the number of injured is over 2,400 people.

03.08.2014 18:51

China quake death toll rises to 381, over 1,800 injured (PHOTOS)
Over 380 people were killed and around 1,800 injured after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, toppled thousands of buildings in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

03.08.2014 11:41

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated
Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

15.07.2014 22:55

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma over weekend
Eleven minor earthquakes shook central Oklahoma over the weekend, renewing speculation that the area’s oil and gas drilling boom - fueled by controversial hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - is to blame for an increase in seismic activity.

14.07.2014 16:23

6.8 quake strikes off Fukushima coast
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, with its epicenter located some 129 kilometers from the city of Namie in Fukishima prefecture, US Geological Survey reported.

11.07.2014 19:32

Some 2,500 earthquakes in Oklahoma linked to fracking
The last five years have seen Oklahoma experience more than 2,500 earthquakes – the vast majority of which are being connected to the oil and gas exploration process of fracking.

08.07.2014 01:51

5 dead as 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Mexico, Guatemala
At least 5 people have been killed after a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake struck the southern Mexican state of Chiapas and neighboring Guatemala.

07.07.2014 11:33

Just 4 fracking wastewater sites cause 20 percent of all central US earthquakes – study
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma – where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process – have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.

04.07.2014 17:12

Colorado halts fracking wastewater injections after earthquakes hit the state
Following the detection of a small earthquake, Colorado state regulators have put a halt to the disposal of fracking wastewater into an injection well located in Weld County.

27.06.2014 19:13

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