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Moderate earthquake hits Peru

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred Saturday in the Pacific Ocean waters near the Peruvian capital Lima. No casualties or property losses have been reported so far.

The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean waters, some 49 km southeast of the city of Callao, near Lima, a report released by the Peruvian Geophysics Institute said

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Severe weather kills 8; water rises in Indiana

Wicked weekend storms pounded the country from the Midwest to the East Coast, forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded communities, spawning tornadoes that tore up houses and killing at least eight people.

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Earthquake swarm picks up again in northern Nevada

A months-long swarm of earthquakes picked up again Sunday as a string of minor temblors rattled Reno, causing downtown high-rises to sway and knocking items off walls and shelves.

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Colorado, US: Firefighters say fire near NORAD likely sparked by lightning

Firefighters say a wildfire that broke out in grass and scrub oak near Cheyenne Mountain may have been started by lightning.

Colorado Springs Fire Lt. Brian Keys says the five-acre fire Friday likely was sparked by a lighting strike Thursday that smoldered.

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US: Tornado watch issued for northern Illinois

The weekend storms have left thousands of Chicago area residents dealing with power outages, property damage and traffic snarls -- and more dangerous weather is on the way.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for northern Illinois -- including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kankakee, Lake, McHenry and Will counties -- that will remain in effect until 1 a.m. Monday.

Additionally, approaching storms have prompted a lakeshore flood warning that will remain in effect until 9 p.m. because a two-foot drop in Lake Michigan water near Chicago indicates a seiche is in progress across the southern parts of the lake, causing water levels to fluctuate rapidly.

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Landslide kills two in Hong Kong

Two people were killed in Hong Kong on Saturday when their hut was crushed in a landslide triggered by the some of the worst rain here since records began, a report said.

The landslide sent a 20-tonne wall crashing onto the hut that the pair, a man and a woman, were sleeping in, local broadcaster RTHK reported on its web site.


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Hong Kong town cut off after severe floods

An isolated town in Hong Kong remained cut off Sunday, a report said, a day after torrential rain lashed the territory, killing two people.

All roads to the fishing town of Tai O, well-known for its houses propped up on stilts above the water, were blocked following landslides caused by the downpour, local broadcaster RTHK said.

The town's telephone links were cut off and there was no access to fresh water, the report said. Authorities have dispatched a tanker filled with fresh water to supply the town, which is on the outlying island of Lantau.

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One dead, one missing in flooding in Indiana

One person died and another was missing as flooding inundated central Indiana, forcing evacuations and numerous boat rescues, a state official said.

"We have one confirmed casualty," John Erikson, spokesman for the midwestern state's Department of Homeland Security told AFP, saying he did not have more details about the victim.

He also said one person was missing as flood waters swamped areas south and west of Indianapolis on Saturday.

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Lightning strike at Connecticut park injures 5

MADISON - Five people are in the hospital after lightning struck a pavilion at a Connecticut state park.

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Iowa City at risk for flooding

Officials warn that the Coralville Reservoir could top its spillway and flood Iowa City by Tuesday.

Levels for the Iowa River are predicted to be similar to those seen in the flood of 1993. Officials say that people whose property was affected in 1993 should assume that situation will repeat itself.