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Lots of Shakin' Goin' On! 6.0 Earthquake in Pacific

UPDATE!

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: CENTRAL EAST PACIFIC RISE
Geographic coordinates: 4.483S, 105.178W
Magnitude: 6.0 Mw
Depth: 39 km
Universal Time (UTC): 4 Aug 2007 14:24:58
Time near the Epicenter: 4 Aug 2007 07:24:58
Local time in your area: 4 Aug 2007 08:24:58

Location with respect to nearby cities:
2441 km (1517 miles) SSW (194 degrees) of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

Bizarro Earth

Monumental landslide shakes Yukon's Mount Steele

Geologists in the Yukon want to find out what caused a massive landslide last week that made one of Canada's tallest mountains a little smaller.

A piece of Mount Steele, the country's fifth-highest peak, suddenly broke away sometime last week, thundering onto the glacier below.

©Eric DeGiuli
Mount Steele - North Face

Yukon government geologist Panya Lipovsky, who heard of the slide from researchers who witnessed it, said it may have been the single largest landslide in living memory in the territory.

Attention

1,000 hectares of forest fires put out in Krasnoyarsk Territory over 24 hours

There are seven forest fires, 356 hectares in total area, in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, according to the reports made on August 7.

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Greece: Heavy floods take up baton from wildfires

Greece's summer of natural disasters took a new twist yesterday as authorities in northern Greece switched from fighting wildfires to trying to cope with floods caused by rainfall that was much heavier than the seasonal average.

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Planes bombard flames threatening historic Croatian resort

ZAGREB - Firefighting planes on Monday bombarded flames that threatened the historic Croatian resort of Dubrovnik where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

Three Canadair water bombers came to the aid of 250 firefighters and hundreds of residents who are trying to save their imperiled town on Croatia's Dalmatian coast.

Bomb

Fires flare again in Italy's south

ROME (AFP) - Around 40 fires flared up in Italy's south Sunday, forcing firemen backed by aircraft to deploy to protect woodland and national parks, Italy's civil protection service said.

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'Mini-tornado' over Aberdeen, Scotland



©BBC

A "mini-tornado" has been spotted on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

The spiral was seen swirling over the Peterculter area at about 1230 BST, with people taking pictures of what they saw.

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Mild earthquake rattles western North Carolina

It wasn't an alarm clock that awakened some residents of western North Carolina this morning.

A mild earthquake centered southeast of Asheville shook the region shortly after 6 a.m.

The earthquake's magnitude was 2.8. A National Weather Service meteorologist says the quake started on a fault 5.8 miles deep and six miles northeast of Lake Lure in Rutherford County, just west of Chimney Rock.

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High tidal waves reported on India Tamil Nadu coast

High tidal waves were reported on Friday along Tamil Nadu's coast, but the weather office here said they were "normal" as there was no significant weather phenomenon over the Bay of Bengal.

As the waters were rough and the surging waves reached a height of seven feet, fishermen stayed away from the sea.

©Unknown

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Utah earthquake causes mine collapse, 6 Miners Missing

A coal mine collapsed Monday in central Utah, trapping six miners, less than 20 miles from the epicenter of a minor earthquake, authorities said.

The Genwal mine reported a "cave-in" at 3:50 a.m., an hour after the magnitude 4.0 earthquake, the Emery County sheriff's office said.

"Rescue workers are on scene trying to locate six miners that are unaccounted for," the sheriff's office. The miners are in the Crandall Canyon Mine.