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Wel we were lucky as far as the freezing rain & show went, What we have is freezing cold weather here.

Which isn't the case in the south going N.E. of us as the blast of icy weather moves along it's path.

It is a video so have your sound on, which is only 1 minute & 13 seconds long..


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Icy Blast of Winter Weather Hits South, Midwest


8 hrs ago 1:13, 6 Dec. 2013. Associated Press Videos


Cold and Icy weather is hitting from the South to the Great Lakes on Friday. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. (Dec. 6)
http://news.yahoo.com/video/icy-blas...103431047.html

I think this video will make it onto You Tube.
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The only damage so far is to the Honeymooners view of the frozen in time falls. It is a 50 second video.
Now in the Frost Bite in 5 minutes video which isn't thayt long one can see some of the damage cuased by the need to drive when everyone hould stay home.
Plus there are other video's.


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Niagara Falls frozen by arctic chill


5 hrs ago 0:50 Reuters Videos


The polar vortex has turned Niagara Falls into an icy winter wonderland. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Floods again, which is part of climate change or you can believe it is just another Natural normal sad event. Take a look at the pictures at this site.

And think if this isn't a normal even in a few decades it will be millions fleeing low lying areas. Then go to the Topic Climate Change in this same Topic area and read this: Massive Antarctic Glacier Uncontrollably Retreating

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Thousands flee storm, persistent floods in Philippines

Manila (AFP) - Thousands of people fled rising floods and an approaching storm in a fresh round of evacuations in the Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of foul weather rose to 37.

Nearly 13,000 people left their villages along the flooded banks of the Agusan river on the southern island of Mindanao in the past 24 hours, the civil defence office in the region said in an updated report.

"The rains come to this region around this time, but this year has been terrible," John Uayan, an operations official for the government agency, told AFP.

The state weather office said a weather system off the Philippines' east coast has turned into a tropical storm and would hit Mindanao's coast on Saturday, increasing the danger to residents of the already flooded Agusan basin.

The storm looks set to spare the nearby region where Super Typhoon Haiyan left nearly 8,000 people dead or missing and made more than four million people homeless in November -- a rare piece of good news for the disaster-weary Asian nation.

But many in Mindanao were bracing for a fresh wave of appalling weather.

"We expect intense rain over the (Agusan) region starting tonight," forecaster Alczar Aurelio told a news conference.

"The public is being warned about the possibility of landslides and flash floods," Reynaldo Balido, spokesman for the government's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The coastguard expects stormy local waters and has barred ferries from setting sail, Balido told the news conference.

More than 218,000 people are now temporarily housed in schools and other government buildings across the eastern third of Mindanao after a week of bad weather, civil defence officials said Friday.

Some of them have been there since shortly after heavy rains began pounding the region on January 10, they added.

Floods and landslides unleashed by heavy rains killed 18 people in the Agusan basin, including a woman who drowned on Thursday and three gold prospectors whose bodies were pulled from a landslide.

Nineteen other people were killed earlier in the week along Mindanao's east coast, including areas still recovering from Typhoon Bopha that left 1,900 people dead or missing in December 2012, they added.

Two ferries and a cargo vessel ran aground off the central islands of Cebu and Bohol on Wednesday and Thursday, but no casualties were reported and nearly 400 passengers and crew are being transferred to other vessels, the coast guard said.
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I also found this for today.......

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Kilauea Eruption Triggered Unusually Strong Earthquakes


By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor January 17, 2014 8:58 AM

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On June 17, 2007, in what became known as the "Father's Day event," magma intruded into …



Strong earthquakes can occur when molten-hot magma rapidly pressurizes volcanoes, researchers found after studying activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano during 2007.


Such quakes could help researchers forecast volcanic activity, the scientists said.

The researchers found that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, located on Hawaii's Big Island, has been erupting since 1983. By the end of 2012, the years of lava flows had covered 48.4 square miles (125.5 square kilometers) with about 1 cubic mile (4 cubic km) of molten rock, and added about 500 acres (202 hectares) of new land to the volcano's southeastern shore. The flows also destroyed more than 200 structures and buried about 9 miles (14.5 km) of highway with as much as 115 feet (35 meters) of lava.

Starting in 2003, researchers noticed the magma chamber within the volcano was inflating — activity that accelerated in 2006. In 2007, the volcano's eruption peaked with a burst of activity known as the Father's Day event (for the time of year it occurred). [In Images: Hawaii's Mount Kilauea Erupts]

New research suggests that in the buildup to the Father's Day event, a pair of strong earthquakes struck beneath the upper part of Kilauea's east rift zone, the part most clearly linked with the network of magma underlying the volcano. Earthquakes are common around Kilauea, but the two 2007 earthquakes were among the most powerful recorded in that region since record keeping began in 1959, with magnitudes of 4.7 and 4.1.

Most quakes linked with the movement of magma in volcanoes — so-called volcano-tectonic earthquakes — have very small magnitudes. To learn more about the mysterious Kilauea quakes, scientists analyzed a range of data from the events, including details from satellite radar and seismic and GPS sensors.
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This happened today earlier. No links as it is from my Win 8 news tile. Much safer this way for my PC. And I can read so many different sites, covering many topics.


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Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupts


A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area.

The Pacaya volcano began spewing ash and lava after a powerful explosion on Saturday afternoon.

New explosions were seen on Sunday, with ash clouds reaching a height or at least 4km (3 miles).

Flights have been diverted from the area, some 50km (30 miles) south of the capital, Guatemala City.

The Pacaya is one of three active volcanoes in the Central American nation. The other two are the Fuego and the Santa Maria.

"We are assessing with the National Disaster Management Centre (Conred) whether we will need to evacuate the 3,000 people who live in the villages of El Rodeo and Patrocinio," said the Pacaya National Park director, Humberto Morales.

"Access to the areas around the volcano has been suspended," he told the Prensa Libre newspaper.

The Guatemalan authorities have issued an amber alert, the third highest. It means people must remain alert and be prepared to leave the area at short notice.
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This happened today earlier. No links as it is from my Win 8 news tile. Much safer this way for my PC. And I can read so many different sites, covering many topics.
Does this mean you like or don't like Win 8? I'm needing a new computer sometime this year and most of the deals are Win 8.
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Does this mean you like or don't like Win 8? I'm needing a new computer sometime this year and most of the deals are Win 8.
Reader's please forgive this as it will last but a minute.

Take the Win 8 and I will get back with you on what you need to read to upgrade to win 8.1.

HP if you get one will haunt you till you make a back up restore set of disk. You will need 4 DVD up to 16 speed with the ability to hold 4.7 GB and a run time of 120 minutes. On my WIN 8 THIS IS ALL THAT WORKS.

But lets do this in the tech topic area okey. I believe I will like the 8.1 much better.

And have your C.C. as everything costs $ believe me. Yet many of the tiles are free.

I just got the DVD's today as I had only 3 left. Plus I spent $135.03 for the Student for the right to use Word but you get the whole packet.

I just never bothered with the others, no needs.

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Well LA., got one that made them think back. Yet the related New Stories has several you might want to go to the sites. But some of the news below this story
might want to allow you to think, check them out to.
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Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles

By Associated Press 1 hour ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach but causing no reported damage.


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The quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS seismologist Robert Graves called it a typical Southern California quake of moderate magnitude and said expectations would be that damage would be slight, if it occurred at all.

Los Angeles police and fire officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.

"It rocked and rolled for about 10 or 12 seconds. I'm surprised nothing fell off the walls or broke and nothing did but it was quite a shaker," said Brian Bland, a retired AP Radio correspondent who lives in suburban Santa Monica.

The 6:25 a.m. quake occurred at a depth of about 5 miles. There were several aftershocks, including one of 2.7 magnitude that caused very minor shaking, Graves said.

The epicenter was near Sepulveda Pass in the Santa Monica Mountains, about 6 miles from Beverly Hills and 7 miles from Universal City, the USGS said.

It was one of the largest quakes to hit Los Angeles since the 6.7-magnitude Northridge quake killed several dozen and caused $25 billion in damage two decades ago, Lucy Jones, a USGS seismologist, told KABC-TV.

"It's not that large by California terms. It's the size of earthquake we have across the state once every couple of months," Jones said. "But we haven't had one like this in LA for quite a while."

A magnitude 4.7 quake struck near Inglewood in 2009, she said.

Broadcasters live on the air immediately announced that an earthquake was occurring. Anchors at KTLA-TV took cover underneath their desk before quickly resuming the broadcast by seeking USGS information.

Californians are taught and practice the "drop, cover and hold" technique to prevent injury from falling debris.

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Associated Press Radio Correspondent Matt Small in Washington contributed.
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Well there has been 5 earthquakes I have heard about. The two scary one were in Yellowstone Nation Park or close to two small towns.

If that Super Volcano goes so goes this country then about everyone else.

#3 was close to KS. just in north OK. And this you might have heard about by now.


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Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake


By Victoria Cavaliere

Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:46pm EDT
Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake | Reuters
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Aftershocks around 6.2 are happening. And an 8 is nearly 200 times harsher. Or is it 20 times harsher?

Hey at my age one forgets simple facts unless you use them more than a few times.



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Massive 8.0 quake off Chile coast sparks tsunami


SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country and a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America's Pacific coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed, and struck at 6:46 p.m. local time (2346 GMT) 62 miles northwest of the mining port of Iquique, near the Peruvian border.

The Chilean navy said the first tsunami wave had hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.

"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Iquique is a key copper exporting port, close to the country's main copper mines. Mining companies Codelco and BHP Billiton said that had not yet received reports of damage to mines.

The warning said that aside from Chile, the coasts of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua were also at risk. A tsunami of up to 6.3 feet could strike the town of Pisagua, Chile, within 44 minutes of the quake, it said.

In 2010, an 8.8-magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that caused major damage in several coastal towns in central-south Chile and killed hundreds of people.

(Reporting by Santiago bureau; Addtional reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney and Lisa Shumaker
http://news.yahoo.com/massive-8-0-qu...2--sector.html

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This is from the 30th March. It might have a few things worth the read.

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7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous, experts say

LA HABRA, Calif. Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.

The Puente Hills thrust fault, which brought Friday night's magnitude-5.1 quake centered in La Habra and well over 100 aftershocks by Sunday, stretches from northern Orange County under downtown Los Angeles into Hollywood a heavily populated swath of the Los Angeles area.

A magnitude-7.5 earthquake along that fault could prove more catastrophic than one along the San Andreas, which runs along the outskirts of metropolitan Southern California, seismologists told the Los Angeles Times.

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that such a quake along the Puente Hills fault could kill 3,000 to 18,000 people and cause up to $250 billion in damage. In contrast, a larger magnitude 8 quake along the San Andreas would cause an estimated 1,800 deaths.

In 1987, the fault caused the Whittier Narrows earthquake. Still considered moderate at magnitude 5.9, that quake killed eight people and did more than $350 million in damage.

Part of the problem with the potential damage is that the fault runs near so many vulnerable older buildings, many made of concrete, in downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood. And because the fault, discovered in 1999, is horizontal, heavy reverberations are likely to be felt over a wide area.

The shaking from a 7.5 quake in the center of urban Los Angeles could be so intense it would lift heavy objects in the air, like the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in Northern California, where the shaking was so bad "we found an upside-down grand piano," USGS seismologist Lucy Jones told the Times.

That would "hit all of downtown," Jones said. "And everywhere from La Habra to Hollywood."

About 150 aftershocks, including one of magnitude-4.1, were felt since Friday night's quake, which forced several dozen people in the Orange County city of Fullerton out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said.

Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units after finding a major foundation crack. Structural woes, including broken chimneys and leaning, were uncovered in half a dozen single-family houses, which were also deemed unsafe to occupy until building inspectors clear the structures. Seventy residents remained displaced, down from 83 after the initial quake.

Another 14 residential structures around the city suffered lesser damage, including collapsed fireplaces.

A water-main break flooded several floors of Brea City Hall, and the shaking knocked down computers and ceiling tiles, Stokes said.

It was not immediately clear if City Hall would reopen Monday. An email to the mayor was not immediately returned.
7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous, experts say | Fox News
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