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M7.5 Earthquake Jolts Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 7.5-magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Monday, in the wee hours and a tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was near the town of Rabaul, 787 km north-east from the capital, Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with a depth of 40 km. Nearby centre Geoscience Australia said the earthquake struck at 10.48am Sydney time ...

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NASA images show Blizzard wave and gusts

When blizzard warnings were in effect in New England, NASA’s ISS-RapidScat instrument provided forecasters with wind speed data on the nor’easter that had hurricane-force wind gusts. “The nor’easter has been over a large enough region that RapidScat has had ascending and descending passes over parts of it every 24 hours,” said Doug Tyler who creates RapidScat imagery at NASA’s Jet ...

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Latest Update earthquake in Chile

Santiago, April 2:Five people have been killed in a massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale that hit off Chile’s northern coast Tuesday and triggered tsunami waves, authorities said Wednesday. According to the University of Chile Seismological Service, the powerful tremor hit off northern Chile’s coast at 8.46 p.m. (11.46 p.m. GMT) and the epicentre was located 99 km ...

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