A Welsh village has been devastated by a 'tsunami' wave of water even though it is 20 miles from the sea.
Ten people were rescued and three homes evacuated when a canal burst its banks - sending a 4ft wave surging through the country village.
|There is still mystery surrounding why the village's canal burst it's banks trailing tonnes of mud and debris into villagers' homes.
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 23:33 UTC
Two strong tectonic quakes hit Bengkulu province of Indonesia's Sumatra island Sunday evening, but no casualties or injuries were reported.
The first struck at 19:34 hours (1234 GMT) with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter Scale, and the second at 19:40 with a 5.5 magnitude, Antara news agency Monday quoted the coordinator of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency in Bengkulu, Adjat Sudrajat, as saying.
The cyclone raging in the Primorsky Territory has left about 100 populated areas of almost 200,000 people without electricity, the head of the press service of the Far Eastern regional centre for emergencies, Olga Alkina, told Itar-Tass.
Repair teams continue to work day and night there, but it is difficult for them to reach some areas because of the heavy snowfall. While some electro-transmission lines are repaired, new line breaks occur, she said.
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 17:46 UTC
A wildfire driven by powerful Santa Ana wind threatened a university and forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in the Malibu Hills on Sunday, authorities said. Flames destroyed a church and several homes, one of them a landmark castle.
It's an unsolved mystery that has entomologists, horticulturalists and beekeepers buzzing.
Honeybees are, or were, dropping like flies, according to Marla Spivak, associate professor at the University of Minnesota's Department of Entomology in St. Paul.
The amount of carbon dioxide being absorbed by the world's oceans has reduced, scientists have said.
University of East Anglia researchers gauged CO2 absorption through more than 90,000 measurements from merchant ships equipped with automatic instruments.
Results of their 10-year study in the North Atlantic show CO2 uptake halved between the mid-90s and 2000 to 2005.
With the quicker warming the Earth's glaciers will melt faster, diluting the salty water in the Atlantic ocean. This has already caused the Gulf Stream to slow down substantially affecting the weather during the last winter as reported on our website. This may lead to an eventual shutdown of the Gulf Stream and a cooling of the climate in the Northern Eurasia and America, paradoxically plunging Earth into another ice age, as some scientists speculate, that is, if a cycle of cometary showers doesn't do it first
A small earthquake rattled Littleton and at least 12 other cities and towns early this morning but caused no damage, according to police and a seismologist. The epicenter of the 2.5 magnitude tremor struck near Littleton Common at 1:23 a.m. and woke up most of town.
An earthquake of moderate intensity rattled southwestern Pakistan on Friday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, an official said.
Studying layers of soil in a trench they dug near the Fremont BART station, earthquake experts have made a startling discovery: The Hayward Fault has had a big earthquake every 140 years, on average, since 1315.
And this Sunday marks year 139.