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ly another natural event that has taken to many lives.

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Italy avalanche leaves 25 feared dead in mountain hotel disaster.

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Several children were among the missing Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel with more than 25 people believed to be trapped inside.

The prospects of anyone being rescued alive from the ill-fated Hotel Rigopiano looked bleak with rescue efforts hampered by heavy snow that had blocked access roads to the remote site.
The three-storey building was hit by a two-metre (six-feet) high wall of snow late on Wednesday afternoon.

The first rescue workers only reached the remote site in the early hours of Thursday and it was midday by the time a snow plough and the first mechanical excavation equipment got there.

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Image grab made from a video released by Italy's Guardia di Finanza on January 19, 2017 shows a wall of snow inside the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain, central Italy


As some 35 firemen and sniffer dogs combed the rubble, officials said one body had been recovered and the location of another one identified by early afternoon.
"We are trying to recover bodies," said fire service spokesman Luca Cari. Asked if there was any hope of survivors, he told AFP: "You never know."

- Wife and children missing -

He added: "The building was basically run over by the avalanche leaving it buried.

"I saw mattresses that had been dragged for hundreds of metres, which shows how big the search area is. There are tonnes of snow, tree trunks and all kinds of detritus."
Italian television showed images of piles of masonry and rubble in the entrance area of what they dubbed a 'coffin hotel'.

The region was hit by four seismic shocks measuring above five magnitude in the space of four hours on Wednesday, when at least one person was confirmed to have died. Quake experts said the tremors almost certainly triggered the snowslide.
The four-star hotel's guests had been assembled on the ground floor awaiting an evacuation following the quakes that was delayed by snow-blocked roads when the avalanche struck.

The building was moved some 10 metres off its foundations by the force of the hurtling wall of snow.
Local officials confirmed two guests who were not inside when the avalanche struck had been rescued. They were suffering from hypothermia but not in any danger.

One of them, identified as Giampiero Parete, 38, was quoted by friends in Italian media as saying his wife and two children, aged 6 and 8, had been inside the hotel.

Officials said there had been 20 guests staying and seven or eight staff on duty at the hotel on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain.
The first mountain police on the scene got there by helicopter with others following on skies.

They were quoted as saying there were no signs of life inside the building while one of their commanding officers told reporters: "There are many dead."
Ambulances were blocked for hours by two metres of snow in the nearest village, Farindola, some nine kilometres (5.5 miles) away, according to the civil protection agency.

- Waiting for Godot -

The hotel was located at an altitude of 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) around 90 kilometres (55 miles) east of the epicentres of Wednesday's earthquakes, all near Amatrice, the town devastated in an August quake in which nearly 300 people died.

A region dominated by Gran Sasso, a majestic 2,912 metres (9,554 feet) peak, has numerous small ski resorts popular with day-trippers from Rome and urban centres on Italy's east coast.
The one person confirmed dead Wednesday was a man found buried under the debris of a building in Castel Castagna, a small town to the north of Farindola.

The quakes affected an area that straddles the regions of Lazio, Marche and Abruzzo which is home to many remote mountain hamlets.
Although many residents had been evacuated from their homes after last year's quakes, there were fears for families who had decided to stay and are now cut off.

Guido Castelli, the mayor of the Marche town of Ascoli said his staff were trying to check on around 1,000 people in cut-off hamlets.
"It is like Waiting for Godot," he said.

Some 130,000 homes were without electricity overnight as a result of quake-damage to pylons and other infrastructure.
Schools in the affected region have been closed until next week to allow structural safety checks to be carried out.
Italy is prone to earthquakes but has rarely suffered so many in quick succession.

Since the Amatrice disaster, there have been nine shocks measuring more than a five magnitude and a total of 47,000 registered aftershocks.
Italy straddles the Eurasian and African tectonic plates, making it vulnerable to seismic activity when they move.............................................. ............
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Not as many died in the avalanche as were said to. Search teams found some alive.. Some are calling it a miracle.

Also some of the best Maps showing the worst avalanches in years are at the site.
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AFP, by Ella Ide with Angus Mackinnon in Rome
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PENNE, Italy — A woman and four children were pulled Friday from the ruins of an Italian hotel and five other survivors were found, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche.
The rescues mean all four children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday have been saved.
It also means that an entire family of four survived the disaster in extraordinary circumstances.

Giampiero Parete had feared the worse after he avoided being swamped by the avalanche because he had gone to the family car to get his wife's headache tablets.
His wife Adriana and their son Gianfilipo, 7, were found on Friday morning and guided to safety.

As she was lifted out of a tunnel in the snow, the mother could be heard mouthing "my daughter, my daughter". But her despair was short-lived. Just after nightfall it was announced six-year-old Ludovica had also been rescued.
The news was widely hailed as little short of miraculous.
It came at the end of a day of painstaking efforts to find signs of life amid the snow-covered remains of the three-storey spa hotel located on the eastern lower slopes of Monte Gran Sasso, the highest peak in central Italy Another five survivors were still under the rubble with at least one of them injured.

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this was back some as pages go.

Well it has been a happening few weeks as the weather and damage from storms go in America but most get that news from the local news. gee I hope you readers do watch a bit of TV News. As life online will become dull..


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Mount Etna volcano erupts in fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily - CBS News

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The future of earthquakes in California just might be better foretasted with better results than predictions in the past.

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California Fault Line Worse Than Suspected


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The odds of the earth moving beneath the feet of Southern Californians just got a lot higher. According to a newly published study, a fault line that stretches along that coast could produce earthquakes far more severe than previously suspected.

The research centered on what has long been considered two distinct geological features: the Newport-Inglewood Fault and the Rose Canyon Fault. It turns out that these two systems are actually one continuous fault. Like an underwater scar, this fault traces a jagged route from San Diego Bay to the Los Angeles Basin.

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The future of earthquakes in California just might be better foretasted with better results than predictions in the past.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/to...ted/ar-AAo2iN8
You don't need grant money to figure this one out, Look at a map. The San Andreas Fault extends from Mt St Helens in the north to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and splits California in two. The fault created both.

California at some point will be one of the worlds largest islands. Maybe a few million years. Maybe tomorrow. But it's 100% sure that this or alternative two, far less likely, the plate movement will reverse and create the world's largest and newest mountain range. There's no third alternative.

The Jimbo translation. Now that the environmental grant money is probably drying up, we need a new gig. Predicting the inevitable might work.
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You don't need grant money to figure this one out, Look at a map. The San Andreas Fault extends from Mt St Helens in the north to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, and splits California in two. The fault created both.

California at some point will be one of the worlds largest islands. Maybe a few million years. Maybe tomorrow. But it's 100% sure that this or alternative two, far less likely, the plate movement will reverse and create the world's largest and newest mountain range. There's no third alternative.

The Jimbo translation. Now that the environmental grant money is probably drying up, we need a new gig. Predicting the inevitable might work.
Good to see you watch TV to... I saw the same thing a couple of weeks ago and last year also.

California there you have the complete report..... So buy boats to float or mountain climbing gear to climb..

I guess that's why they never hired you Jimbo, the group wanted to be sure the grants kept flowing.
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A You Tube so have your sound on... And on the right of this is plenty of others.

Drone captures footage of Mount Etna volcano erupting

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I just checked these sites and they are not as they once were. You will have to sort out things as you use these links, as they will take you to the newer site.
Just use the links at the bottom of each page....

.................. And this is but one of the reason why from the site:

Please check our site map at the bottom of any of our webpages or Search our website to find the page's new location

Earthquakes



And then this map: Earthquakes


Also the Monitoring: Monitoring



Monitoring

Source: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

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And then this map: Earthquakes


Also the Monitoring: Monitoring



Monitoring

Source: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

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I just checked out the first link in bold. America had 9 earthquakes today. From OK, and 3 going up to Alaska. Which had the most earthquakes.

I use to check it daily. All in all there were 41 earthquakes around the world today. The Philippines is still rocking from the other day 6.8 earthquake.

It is all one one page, Just click each circled area and then look to the left for the data.



Earthquakes



And then this map: Earthquakes


Also the Monitoring: Monitoring



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Source: Latest Earthquakes in the World - Past 7 days

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