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81 dead as magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, heavy damage, injuries reported

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people, as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. 330 more words

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Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing major damage, injuries

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. 341 more words

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Huge Magma Reservoir Discovered - Is Yellowstone Super Volcano Overdue For Eruption?

University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. 232 more words

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Calbuco volcano in Chile erupts after 42 year dormancy

Billows of ashy clouds covered the southern sky of Chile after two eruptions on Wednesday and Thursday from the Calbuco volcano.

The volcano first erupted on Wednesday afternoon, showering ash more than 10 miles into the Chilean air.  93 more words

News Wrap

Americans at risk for earthquakes

The U.S. Geological Survey released that nearly half of Americans live in areas that are prone to earthquakes on Wednesday, April 22.

The report said,  “Around 28 million people are facing the risk of experiencing “strong, ground shaking in their lifetime,’ but it does not stop there. 202 more words

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Increasing Concentrations of Property Values and Catastrophe Risk in the US

Increasing Concentrations of Property Values and Catastrophe Risk in the US (PDF)
Source: Karen Clark & Company

Residential, commercial, and industrial property values in the US continue to increase faster than GDP growth and the general rate of inflation.

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Business And Economics

How Human Activity Is Causing Earthquakes Across the United States

The Rock may be about to star in the earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, but it turns out California is no longer the leading state for quakes. 438 more words