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California: July earthquake caused fault to move for first time on record

Ruptures in Ridgecrest sequence ended a few miles from the Garlock fault, which is slowly creeping, says study The for the first time on record, researchers said on Thursday. Ruptures in the study released in the journal Science. Its surprising, Zachary Ross, assistant professor of geophysics at Caltech and lead author of the paper, said. In California, weve been monitoring earthquakes for a long time. We think we have a pretty good sense of what typical behavior is over long timescales and then when something happens thats anomalous, that obviously…

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Typhoon Hagibis: Four dead in Japan as worst storm in 60 years roars through

Threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by earthquake in Chiba prefecture Four people were killed and 17 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, flooding rivers and putting millions under evacuation warning before it ploughed up the north-eastern coast. Authorities lifted rain and flood warnings for the Kanto region around a becalmed Tokyo before dawn but imposed them on areas further north after super-typhoon Hagibis blasted through the capital. Attention focused on Fukushima, where Tokyo Electric Power Co overnight reported irregular readings…

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At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake is deadliest to hit country in more than 30 years and has brought down buildings in the capital, Mexico City Emergency crews and volunteers are digging through rubble with their bare hands in search of trapped survivors after a powerful earthquake Mexico earthquake The earthquake also appeared to have triggered an eruption of Mexicos Popocatpetl volcano. In Atzitzihuacn on the slopes of the volcano, a church collapsed during mass, killing 15 people, Puebla governor Jos Antonio Gali said. Authorities said at least 54 people died in…

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Earthquake in Turkey and Greece leaves at least two dead in Kos, 200 injured

6.7 magnitude quake struck overnight between Bodrum and Greek islands, injuring 200 people and sending residents and tourists running into the streets A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 has killed at least two people on the island of Kos and injured 200 in Greek and Turkish coastal towns. The quake struck near major tourist destinations around the Aegean sea in the early hours of Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. Around 200 people have been injured, officials said, with at least 120 on Kos and 70 in Turkey. The United…

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