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The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands on Sunday. (Aug. 24) Video provided by AP


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Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — The Sixaola River runs along the border between Costa Rica and Panama. For many people, it forms a crucial part of their livelihood, but climate change has caused extreme fluctuations in the water level. In the rainy season masses of water flow down from the mountains, causing the river to burst its banks. That causes damage to nearby farms, and sometimes even changes national borders. After heavy flooding, a farm that was once in Costa Rica had suddenly 'moved' to Panama, with far-reaching consequences for local people.
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Geologists Forecast More Large Quakes for Haiti

Geologists Forecast More Large Quakes for Haiti

Reuters (Feb. 15, 2012) — US geologists in Haiti say the country should prepare for more devastating earthquakes like the one that killed more than 315,000 people in January, 2010. Studies of one particular fault line, have convinced the scientists that the 2010 quake which flattened entire suburbs, was merely the first in a new period of seismic activity for the region.
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Fukushima: Three Years on and Still a Long Road Ahead

Fukushima: Three Years on and Still a Long Road Ahead

AFP (Mar. 10, 2014) — Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which, as well as claiming thousands of lives and destroying coastal communities, sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power. Duration: 00:48 Video provided by AFP
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Alaskans Remember When Earth Shook in 1964

Alaskans Remember When Earth Shook in 1964

AP (Mar. 26, 2014) — On March 27, 1964, the earth shook for about five minutes as the continent's biggest earthquake caused destruction over a 500-mile swath of Alaska. More than 130 people died from the quake and subsequent tsunamis. (March 26) Video provided by AP
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