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At least 70 homes were destroyed after a landslide hit Tijuana’s Lomas del Rubí neighborhood early Saturday morning, February 3, 2018. The landslide was caused by nearby construction work and the area was evacuated before it took place. There are no reports of injuries. As reported by local media, the slide dragged along some 70 homes, paved streets,
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New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between January 24 and 30, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Kusatsu-Shiranesan, Honshu (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | San Miguel, El Salvador | Zaozan, Honshu (Japan). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |
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After super blue blood Moon on January 31, we are heading toward our next celestial event on February 15 when a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Chile, Argentina, and Antarctica.  The best time of this month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to
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Heavy rain is affecting Guatemala since January 26, causing floods, landslides and damage. At least 15 200 people are affected and 258 evacuated. No fatalities or injuries have been reported. According to CONRED, as of January 31, 258 people were evacuated in Alta Verapaz and Izabal departments and 124 buildings were damaged. In addition, national authorities reported that approximately 15
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A significant ashfall was reported in the municipalities of Camalig and Guinobatan in the province of Albay, Philippines shortly before 13:00 UTC on January 29, 2018, after energetic lava effusion started at Mayon volcano with sporadic lava fountaining events and generation of lava-collapse fed pyroclastic density currents (PDCs). According to PHIVOLCS, the energetic lava effusion started at 11:50
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Following unprecedented road conditions across Morocco on January 20, 2018, when 5 000 km (3 100 miles) of roads were closed due to what authorities described as ‘exceptional’ snowfall, heavy snow arrived to the country’s southern regions on January 29, for the first time in 50 years. To address the unprecedented road conditions earlier this month,
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Controversy has erupted after reports revealed German carmakers have collaborated on experiments in which monkeys and human participants were intentionally exposed to toxic diesel fumes.   The secret experiments, which took place in both the US and Germany, were part of a ‘clean diesel’ research initiative funded by Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker, with BMW
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Controversy has erupted after reports revealed German carmakers have collaborated on experiments in which monkeys and human participants were intentionally exposed to toxic diesel fumes.   The secret experiments, which took place in both the US and Germany, were part of a ‘clean diesel’ research initiative funded by Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker, with BMW