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Earthquakes Strike Chile Again

Chile has been struck by devastating earthquakes in the past, but with the most recent ones they have gotten lucky. On Sunday February 27, 2011, a Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Concepcion. Unlike past earthquakes this one has caused zero … Continue reading

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Dirty Thunderstorms, Volcanos Produce Lightning?

When thinking of a volcano a person thinks of lava, ash, and mudslides, but lightning?  Yes I said lightning.  This little understood and somewhat rare occurrence happens when the ash from the erupting volcano, ice particles, and rock fragments collide … Continue reading

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Is Another Quake Headed Chile’s Way?

After the 2010 earthquake-tsunami dual disaster in Chile, scientists believe the risk of yet another quake has increased. The 8.8 magnitude quake occurred where the Nazca Plate (which is an oceanic lithospheric plate) subducts under the South American mainland at … Continue reading

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2010 Named Deadliest Year

The United Nations recently released a report naming 2010 as one of the most deadly years for natural disasters out of the last 20 years. This is largely due to the Haitian earthquake (January 27, 2010) and Russian heat wave … Continue reading

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