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Images coming out of the Fort McMurray disaster paint a scene of apocalypse

May 2016 – CANADA – The situation playing out in the oil-built city of Fort McMurray right now is nothing short of a catastrophe: a wildfire that covers around 10,000 hectares of land has forced the 80,000 people that once lived there to pack their bags and flee. 320 more words
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Epic wildfire threatens to engulf Canadian city as 88,000 flee

May 2016CANADA – A massive wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people in the western Canadian oil city of Fort McMurray and burned down 1,600 structures has the potential to destroy much of the town, authorities said on Wednesday. 525 more words
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Ecuador quake death toll rises to 587 - country faces rebuilding challenges

April 2016ECUADOR – The death count from Ecuador’s worst earthquake in a decade rose to at least 587 on Thursday even as the country faced another grim toll: a long and costly reconstruction effort likely to cost billions of dollars. 617 more words
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6.9 magnitude quake strikes western Myanmar, shakes neighboring countries

April 2016YANGON – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday, causing tremors around the region, including in neighboring Bangladesh where scores were reported injured in stampedes and buildings were damaged. 700 more words
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Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocks New Zealand

February 2016NEW ZEALAND – A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city. 195 more words
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6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes India’s northeast, leaves 11 dead

January 2016INDIA – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least 11 people, injuring 200 others and causing damage to several buildings. 214 more words
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Scientists find Sun capable of destroying life on Earth with a massive superflare

December 2015SPACE – The fact that we are here today is pure luck. The chances of Earth being habitable were astronomical, and still we are here. 404 more words
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