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At Least 7 Quakes Occur In Northern California Area In 3 Days

DANVILLE ― The East Bay has been rattled by numerous small earthquakes from Friday through Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The most recent jolt occurred at 12:25 a.m. on Sunday with a magnitude of 1.9.

It was the second quake felt within an hour by Contra Costa County residents; a magnitude 1.5 quake struck about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday.

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UK: 21 Dolphins die after mass stranding

Twenty-three dolphins have died after becoming stranded on the Cornish coast.

An RNLI lifeboatman described Porth Creek near Portscatho as a "scene of carnage" after 21 dolphins died there. One was believed to be pregnant.

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At least 60, oil-covered penguins on Uruguayan beaches

At least 60 dead penguins washed up on Uruguay's coast Sunday in an incident that an environmentalist linked to a fuel spill following a boat crash near Montevideo's port days ago.

Another 34 penguins, covered in oil but alive, also appeared on the beaches of this South American nation's southern coast, Richard Tessore of the Fauna Marina environmental group told local online news outlet Observa.

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China Offers Reverse Sterilization to Mothers Who Lost Children in Quake

China is sending a medical team to its earthquake ravaged southwest to offer reverse sterilization surgery for women who lost their only children in the May 12th quake.

China's "one-child" policy limits most families to a single child in most cases and many mothers opt for sterilization surgery after giving birth.

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Moderate earthquake hits central Philippines

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake hit Mindoro Occidental province in Southern Luzon, the Philippines, before dawn Sunday, without causing damage or casualties, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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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.