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Medium intensity earthquake shakes SW Mexico, scaring residents

Medium intensity earthquake shakes SW Mexico, scaring residentsMexico City (AFP) – A medium intensity earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Monday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.



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More than 600 residents evacuated in Paris as Seine River rises

More than 600 residents evacuated in Paris as Seine River risesForecasters are predicting the Seine will only rise a few more inches, but there are already reports of water seeping into basements — and more rain is on the way.



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Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher ground

Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher groundA magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska early Tuesday morning, sending residents of the picturesque island fleeing to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The quake also prompted tsunami alerts along the West Coast of the U.S. and Hawaii, but those were canceled after data showed damaging waves were not expected.  Since the first quake hit there have been several aftershocks, some of which have been strong earthquakes themselves, with a magnitude of up to 5.3 on the Richter Scale. Reports indicated water fluctuating by up to 1 foot in a channel that feeds into Kodiak Harbor, but no large, damaging waves.  SEE ALSO: 2017 was one of Earth's top 3 hottest years on record, which should come as no surprise Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, when sudden shifts in the seafloor displace enough water to set in motion waves at the surface that can travel across an ocean in a matter of hours.  The magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred along a "strike-slip" fault, where two plates grind past one another. These earthquakes don't typically give rise to large tsunamis, since they tend to involve horizontal, rather than vertical, motion.   This morning's 7.9 earthquake occurred along a strike-slip fault. The horizontal movement of the two plates in a strike-slip fault, typically limits the threat of tsunami's pic.twitter.com/o7kgwNHqxS — Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) January 23, 2018 Alaska has a long history of powerful earthquakes and tsunamis.  People who live along the coast are well aware of the need to get to higher ground during a tsunami threat.  Tsunami sirens in Kodiak t.co/d4qZJPDbNW — Dave Snider (@DaveSnider) January 23, 2018 So far we are ok and sheltering together, listening to radio – sirens still going and warning in effect. Stay safe out there peeps, and get to higher ground. #earthquake #alaska #kodiak pic.twitter.com/E6gCWegvWq — Lisa Hupp (@LisaHupp) January 23, 2018 Experts are warning of the continued threat of aftershocks, some of which could be as strong as magnitude 6.0. Alaska's Kodiak Police Department told residents in a video posted 20 minutes ago to evacuate their homes and move to ground at least 100 ft or higher amid tsunami alert. pic.twitter.com/biU8XaEnr3 — NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) January 23, 2018 This quake was on the stronger side, but was not the strongest earthquake on record to strike the state.  In 1964, Alaska was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 intensity. This remains the most powerful earthquake in North American history, and it caused widespread damage in south-central Alaska, along with about 140 deaths.  WATCH: From music festivals to natural disasters—this weather shelter's got you covered



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California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationally

California begins issuing Real ID cards for residents traveling on planes or internationallyStarting January 22nd California will begin issuing special identification cards for flying on an airplane and traveling internationally.



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Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents fleeSpectacular lava “fireworks” shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines’ most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days. Lava spurting from Mayon volcano lit up the sky overnight Monday in what scientists said was a sign of increasing activity that prompted official calls for evacuation of areas under threat from a major eruption.



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Residents didn't heed voluntary evacuation before mudslide

Residents didn't heed voluntary evacuation before mudslideResidents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn't heed a voluntary evacuation.



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Boats Rescue Stranded Office Workers and Residents as 'Bomb Cyclone' Slams Boston with Record Flooding

Boats Rescue Stranded Office Workers and Residents as 'Bomb Cyclone' Slams Boston with Record FloodingThe snow was bad enough, but record-setting tides plunged Massachusetts coast with record flooding.



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Boats Rescue Stranded Office Workers and Residents as 'Bomb Cyclone' Slams Boston with Record Flooding

Boats Rescue Stranded Office Workers and Residents as 'Bomb Cyclone' Slams Boston with Record FloodingThe snow was bad enough, but record-setting tides plunged Massachusetts coast with record flooding.



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Witnesses: Residents prevented much worse attack in Egypt

Witnesses: Residents prevented much worse attack in EgyptCAIRO (AP) — Witnesses to an attack outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt that left nine people dead said it was residents and worshippers, not police, who kept the death toll from soaring even higher. One man in particular — a 53-year-old resident who pounced on the gunman as he was reloading his automatic rifle — likely saved dozens of lives.



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Mysterious SpaceX launch confounds LA residents

Mysterious SpaceX launch confounds LA residentsElon Musk's SpaceX satellite launch created an unsettling display in the sky over California.



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