Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand Struck by another Devastating Earthquake.

December 23, 2011 – Christchurch, New Zealand Struck by another Devastating Earthquake: Quake-weary Christchurch got an unwelcome pre-Christmas reminder of the horror of February when two large earthquakes hit the city. Three unoccupied buildings have collapsed and there have been … Continue reading

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Tokyo Waits for “The Big One” as the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 Moves Ever Closer.

December 22, 2011 – Tokyo Waits for “The Big One” as the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 Moves Ever Closer: “And the Sun in the sky never wearies Of spreading his radiance around, And the Moon in haste eclipsed … Continue reading

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First Earth Sized Planet Discovered Outside our Solar System.

December 21, 2012 – First Earth Sized Planet Discovered Outside our Solar System: NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are too close to … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Washi Ravages the Philippines.

December 17, 2011 – Tropical storm Washi ravages Philippines – death toll rises: The death toll from tropical storm Washi has surged to 200, with nearly 400 people missing in flash floods that ravaged the southern Philippines. Over 100 bodies … Continue reading

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Punjab, India Hit by Deep Freeze.

December 16, 2011 – Punjab, India Hit by Deep Freeze: A cold wave further intensified in Punjab and Haryana today with mercury dropping by up to five degrees below normal and fog engulfing several parts of the region. Punjabi is … Continue reading

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A 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck South of the Kermadic Islands One Hour Ago.

December 15, 2011 – A 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck South of the Kermadic Islands: Less than one hour ago, the New Zealand and Australia region was hit by another earthquake. The 6.3 tremor occurred at a depth of 34 kilometers … Continue reading

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A 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

December 14, 2011 – A 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea: The quake hit at 3:04AM in the remote southeast of New Guinea (NG), Papua New Guinea (PNG). The tremor occurred at a relatively deep 121 … Continue reading

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A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the South Pacific in Indonesia.

December 13, 2011 – A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck near Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia: The very earthquake prone south-west Pacific Ocean region, saw a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit 42 miles south of Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia. At a relatively deep 160 kilometers … Continue reading

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A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck the South Sandwich Islands Region.

December 11, 2011 – A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Near the South Sandwich Islands: The quake occurred at 7:54AM at the epicenter at a depth of 121 kilometers (75 miles). No tsunami warnings or watches are likely with a quake … Continue reading

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A Large 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Struck in Guerrero, Mexico.

December 11, 2011 – A 6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Guerrero, Mexico: A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, knocking out lights in parts of the capital and sending people rushing into the streets. … Continue reading

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