Daily Archives: June 16, 2012

Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano Threatens 25 Million People.

June 16, 2012 – Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano is showing more signs of activity: A permanent camera set up near the volcano showed it was belching out incandescent rocks and smoke.  The National Center for Disaster Prevention has registered 68 exhalations … Continue reading

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A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Luzon, Philippines.

June 16, 2012 – A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Struck West of Luzon: The quake hit at 6:18AM on June 17th (because of the International Dateline). The tremor was 35 kilometers deep (22 miles). It was 58 miles southwest of Dagupan, … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Murder Rate Unmatched Among Middle-Income Countries – NYTimes.com

June 16, 2012 – 155,788 Murders and Counting:  One hundred fifty-five thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight. That, according to new research by the Venezuelan criminologist Fermín Mármol García, is the number of murders committed in Venezuela since 1999.  Pictured above, A … Continue reading

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Russia Sending Air and Sea Defenses to Syria – NYTimes.com

June 16, 2012 – Russia Brings Back the “Cold War Chill:”  Russia’s chief arms exporter said Friday that his company was shipping advanced defensive missile systems to Syria that could be used to shoot down airplanes or sink ships if … Continue reading

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