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  1. Small tsunami generated in Pacific after earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, generating a small tsunami and frightening locals near the epicenter, but prompting no reports of damage or injuries. A tsunami of half a meter was measured in the harbor of Rabaul, a town near the epicenter of the magnitude-7.7 earthquake, said Martin Mose, acting director for Papua New Guinea's National Disaster Center.

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  2. South Pacific Rocked by 7.7 Magnitude QuakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KTVN Reno

    A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for vast swathes of the Pacific and as far north as Russia. The magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck at a depth of 65 kilometers , about 50 kilometers southeast of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  3. Earthquake in Papua New Guinea prompts tsunami warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Earthquake in Papua New Guinea prompts tsunami warning Magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Papua New Guinea prompts tsunami warning Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://on.wtsp.com/1bHI47C - SYDNEY - A powerful earthquake struck near the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Monday, prompting officials to warn that hazardous tsunami waves could affect some coastlines in the Pacific. The magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck Monday at a depth of 65 kilometers , about 50 kilometers southeast of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  4. Phivolcs: No tsunami threat in PhilippinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sun-Star

    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said there is no tsunami threat in the Philippines following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea on Monday morning. "This is for information purposes only and there is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake," the agency said.

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  5. Earthquke revised to 7.7-magnitude quake in 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea -- USGSRead the original story

    Sunday | Xinhuanet

    An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale jolted 54km SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at 2015-03-29 23:48:34 GMT on Sun , the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 65.65 km, was initially determined to be at 4.7457 degrees south latitude and 152.56 degrees east longitude.

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  6. 7.6-magnitude quake hits Taron, Papua New Guinea -- USGSRead the original story

    Sunday | Xinhuanet

    A 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted 45km SW of Taron, Papua New Guinea at 2348 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 33.0 km, was initially determined to be at 4.7 degrees south latitude and 152.7 degrees east longitude.

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  7. Tsunami Warning Issued for Papua New GuineaRead the original story

    Sunday | Bloomberg

    Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. -- A tsunami warning was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the region.

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  8. URGENT - Papua New Guinea EarthquakeRead the original story

    Sunday | WICU12 Erie

    A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday. The quake's epicenter was 34 miles (54 km) southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, USGS said.

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  9. Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes off the Coast of Papua New GuineaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | AccuWeather.com

    A preliminary magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck 34 miles southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea around 7:49 EDT Sunday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reports . The USGS initially reported the earthquake's magnitude as 7.7 with a depth of 25 miles .

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  10. Tsunami warning lifted after PNG quakeRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 29 | Fiji Times

    Update: 11:08PM A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, triggering a tsunami warning for coastal communities across the South Pacific nation and the neighbouring Solomon Islands that was later lifted. The quake hit 55 kilometres southeast of Kokopo, the capital of East New Britain province that's home to about 26,000 people, according to the US Geological Survey.

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  11. USGS: Strong Quakes Strike Off South Pacific IslandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Voice of America

    A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west. A number of 6.8 magnitude quakes struck southwest of the Samoan capital Apia, in waters between the two island states of Tonga and Samoa.

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  12. Earthquake measuring 5.9 magnitude strikes in Moluccas, Indonesia-USGSRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | AlertNet

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  13. Effort to better understand earthquakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Inside Bay Area

    For most Bay Area residents, earthquakes are just an accepted part of life, as deeply-rooted as morning fog and heavy traffic. But the uncertainty of the "Big One," and being prepared for it, is not as easy to swallow.

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  14. Study raises concerns about Roundup component glyphosateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Ukiah Daily Journal

    Seventeen experts from 11 countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, in Lyon, France, to assess the carcinogenicity of pesticides including glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide found in Roundup, brought to the market by Monsanto in 1974. The paper was published earlier this month, on March 20. According to the U.S Geological Survey, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. rose to more than 88,000 tons in 2007, up from 11,000 tons in 1992, and according to Friends of the Earth in Europe, it is the top-ranked herbicide in the UK and is used widely in Denmark, Germany, France, Romania and Hungary with an estimated worldwide use of 650,000 tons in 2011.

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  15. Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burnRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Holtville Tribune

    Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of both public perception and policy. The CU-Boulder study authors looked at the three peak years of Western wildfires since 2002, using maps produced by federal land management agencies.

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  16. Study maps development one county at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

    Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have developed a county-by-county map of the United States' "lower 48" that tells a story of land cover and development across the nation, and could provide a framework for planners and policy makers as they consider future development. In a study published in the journal "PLOS ONE," Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis, associate professor, and Dr. George Grekousis, post-doctoral associate at ESF, compared land consumption in about 3,000 counties across the country.

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  17. Today in HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Daily Record

    On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred with a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. In 1834, the U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.

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  18. Perspective: China's colossal cement centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | St. Petersburg Times

    The skyline of Shanghai spreads out below the shadow of the 2,073-foot-tall Shanghai Center Tower. China's scale is hard to fathom: In 2009, it had 221 cities with more than a million people in each.

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  19. 3.7 earthquake hits near Twentynine PalmsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Twentynine Palms area this morning, according to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was reported at 8:36 a.m. about 14 miles south of Twentynine Palms and 17 miles northeast of Indio, and occurred at a depth of 2 kilometers.

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  20. In case you missed itRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Boulder Weekly

    Well, it's official. The 2016 presidential campaign season has left the dock with tea party playmate of the month Ted Cruz steering the ship.

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