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Well this is a lot larger than most in or around America of late..


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July 17, 2017 / 6:48 PM / 19 hours ago

Magnitude 7.8 quake hits off Russia's Kamchatka: USGS


(Reuters) - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 off Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula triggered a tsunami warning but the threat has now passed, the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said.

The quake struck at 11:34 a.m. on Tuesday (2334 GMT on Monday) some 125 miles (200 km) from the city of Nikolskoye on Bering island off the Kamchatka Peninsula. The epicenter was west of Attu, the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

The earthquake was very shallow, only 6 miles (10 km) below the seabed, which would have amplified its effect, but it was far from any mainland and there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

The Kamchatka branch of Russia's emergency situations ministry had warned that waves up to 50 cm (1-2/2 feet) high could reach Nikolskoye.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had warned earlier that "hazardous tsunami waves were possible for coasts within 300 km (186 miles) of the earthquake epicenter." But it later said that based on all available data the tsunami threat from this earthquake had passed.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 7.7 before being revised down to 7.4 and finally upgraded to 7.8, a major quake normally capable of causing widespread and heavy damage when striking on or near land.

The quake was followed by numerous aftershocks, including several above magnitude 5.0.

Reporting by Sandra Maler; Additional reporting by Alex Winning in Moscow; Editing by Peter Cooney and Diane Craft
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Default Re: Natural Events that cause damage. :-(

Well it appears this year Natural Events are growing in size and strength causing more damage, injuries and deaths.

So I ask, "do you believe in the end times?" One might give it some thought..

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Strongest quake to hit Mexico in 85 years kills at least 34

JUCHITAN, Mexico, Sept 8 (Reuters) - At least 34 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late on Thursday was stronger than a devastating 1985 temblor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands.

This time, damage to the city was limited, as the quake was deeper and further from the capital, but still shocking.

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"It almost knocked me over," said Gildardo Arenas Rios, a 64-year-old security guard in Mexico City's Juarez neighborhood, who was making his rounds when buildings began moving.

The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings reduced to rubble.

"The situation is Juchitan is critical; this is the most terrible moment in its history," the town's mayor, Gloria Sanchez said, after the long, rumbling quake that also shook Guatemala and El Salvador.

The government said 25 people were killed in Oaxaca, and the state's governor Alejandro Murat said 17 of those were in Juchitan.

A spokesman for emergency services said seven people died east of Oaxaca in the state of Chiapas, where thousands of people living on the coast were evacuated from homes as a precaution when the quake sparked tsunami warnings.

Waves rose as high as 2.3 ft (0.7 m) in Mexico, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, though that threat passed.

State oil company Pemex said it was checking for damage at its installations. President Enrique Pena Nieto said operations at the Salina Cruz refinery in the same region as the epicenter were temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure.

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Strongest quake to hit Mexico in 85 years kills at least 34


The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other buildings reduced to rubble.
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Default Re: Natural Events that cause damage. :-(

Are we checking to see where some of the larger earthquakes have hit?

While the Hurricanes have gone the news is about all the wild fire out west..

2 billion spent so far.. And it will cost more. Plus replacement costs for homes, etc...
Nature is on a quest it would appear... We ought to listen.. Just saying


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Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

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Matthew Daly and Dan Elliott, Associated Press Updated 5:08 pm, Thursday, September 14, 2017


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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, the Eagle Creek wildfire burns on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore. Wildfires that have blackened more than thousands of square miles across the American West have also ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, for thinning of forests that have become so choked with trees that they're at "powder keg levels." (Genna Martin /seattlepi.com via AP, File)



WASHINGTON (AP) The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country a record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons.

Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of Thursday, including 21 fires in Montana and 18 in Oregon. In all, 48,607 wildfires have burned nearly 13,000 square miles (33,586 square kilometers).

The fires have stretched firefighting resources, destroyed more than 500 homes and triggered health alerts as choking smoke drifted into major Western cities.

The Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the nation's primary firefighting agency.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the severe fire season means officials "end up having to hoard all of the money that is intended for fire prevention, because we're afraid we're going to need it to actually fight fires..."
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires - SFGate
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Harsh weather is to be shared with the world. There will be damage and injuries. Hopefully deaths... Ye the Nam is much more developed now, cleaner and street crime isn't like it was... Yet in the cities still a crowded..

I see no need to hold onto the past. My mind some times disagrees....


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Typhoon Doksuri slams into central Vietnam with winds, rains
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Published September 15, 2017.. Associated Press


HANOI, Vietnam – Typhoon Doksuri has slammed into central Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 135 kilometers (84 miles) per hour, blowing off roofs, felling trees and electricity poles.

Disaster official Ngo Duc Hoi in Ha Tinh province, where the typhoon made landfall Friday, says six coastal districts are feeling the brunt of the typhoon.

There are no immediate reports of casualties amid gusts of up to 185 kph (115 mph) and heavy rain.

Forecasters have warned of flash floods and landslides in some parts of the country's northern and central regions........................................... .............


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Default Re: Natural Events that cause damage. :-(

I hear now that California is going to sue the oil companies for global warming.

Why not sue everyone that uses products made from petroleum?

Since every person in American uses petroleum products every single day, they could make a bundle.

Not sure how that money will change the weather, but hey, it would make a few people rich.
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I hear now that California is going to sue the oil companies for global warming. ,... ,.... ...........

Why not sue everyone that uses products made from petroleum?

Since every person in American uses petroleum products every single day, they could make a bundle.

Not sure how that money will change the weather, but hey, it would make a few people rich.


.................... which line do I stand in to sue? I prefer to not become a plaintiff..
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