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Mexico volcano spouts large column of ash and steam

Popocatepetl Volcano as seen from the city of Puebla, Mexico.

Associated Foreign Press…

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, outside the Mexican capital, spouted a large column of ash and steam Wednesday but officials did not raise alert levels or start evacuations. Full Report →

The Ring Of Fire Is Roaring To Life And There Will Be Earthquakes Of Historic Importance On The West Coast Of The United States

The American Dream…

Does it seem to you like there has been an unusual amount of seismic activity around the world lately?  Well, it isn’t just your imagination.  The Ring of Fire is roaring to life and that is really bad news for the west coast of the United States.  Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire.  Considering the fact that the entire west coast of the United States lies along the Ring of Fire, we should be very concerned that the Ring of Fire is becoming more active.  On Wednesday, the most powerful strike-slip earthquake ever recorded happened along the Ring of Fire.  If that earthquake had happened in a major U.S. city along the west coast, the city would have been entirely destroyed. Full Report →

Millions breathe sigh of relief after tsunami alert is lifted following double quake that spread panic from Indonesia to India

Fears: Lines in the ocean show how far tsunami waves could travel in a few hours

UK Daily Mail…

Millions of people living along the coastline of the Indian Ocean were left breathing a sigh of relief today after warnings of a devastating tsunami were lifted following two massive earthquakes.

Panic spread across the region after an 8.7 magnitude tremor struck 270 miles off the Indonesian province of Aceh – which bore the brunt of the Boxing Day tidal wave of 2004. Full Report →

Live: Multiple Tornadoes in DFW

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NBC DFW…

Severe detached thunderstorms in the Metroplex spawned at least two tornadoes that injured several people, damaged homes and tossed cars and big-rigs into the air Tuesday afternoon.

The storm activity started with storms firing up to the west of the Metroplex late Tuesday morning.  By 11 a.m., the first cells began developing in the western counties.

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USGS: 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes in Guerrero region of Mexico

CNN…

[Updated at 2:42 p.m. ET]  Tourists and residents told CNN they felt the earthquake in the resort city of Acapulco, which, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, is about 120 miles west of the epicenter.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in a Twitter post that there were no immediate reports of serious damage.

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Storms, tornadoes, hail hammer U.S. midsection again

3/1/12 Weather.com

Reuters…

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – Tornadoes touched down on Friday in northern Alabama causing significant damage, part of a parade of dangerous storms packing high winds and baseball-sized hail across the U.S. midsection, where violent weather this week claimed 13 lives.

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area around Huntsville in the aftermath of the severe weather, according to a state emergency management official. No injuries had been reported.

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2011: The year in extreme weather

From HLN…

Extreme weather came in fast and furious in 2011, with unwavering intensity for all twelve months of the year.

  • 12 disasters in 2011 each costing more than $1 billion
  • Rare EF5 tornadoes across America
  • Scorching summer
  • Mandatory evacuation for New Yorkers
  • Raging wildfires and rainfalls

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Rumors of War

This Weeks Headlines…

Haaretz : Report: U.K. preparing for military strike on Iran nuclear facilities
Haaretz: Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran
Reuters:
Israel test-fires missile as Iran debate rages
The Guardian : Iran’s nuclear activity under scrutiny as evidence of weapons threat emerges
PressTV(Iran) : Israel attack on Iran military suicide
Eurasia Review : US To Bolster Military Presence In Persian Gulf
SkyNews: Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran
Ynet News: U.S. fears uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran
Washington Times:
Israeli prisoner swamp may be prelude to attack on Iran
Haaretz: Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing
Haaretz: Netanyahu: A nuclear Iran poses a serious, direct threat to Israel — PM warns of dangers threatening the world and Israel if Tehran obtains nuclear weapons; Netanyahu also speaks about recent escalation in south, promises to retaliate those who harm Israel

Graphic: The spread of Worldwide Unrest

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Legend

Fukushima caesium leaks ‘equal 168 Hiroshimas’

Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima nuclear plant Photo: REUTERS

From The Telegraph…

Japan’s government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.

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