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Hurricane Flossie Closing In on Hawaii - Projected Path

Hurricane Flossie Closing In on Hawaii

Hurricane Flossie
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(Best Syndication) Hurricane Flossie is still packing a punch as it heads towards the Hawaiian Islands. Just hours after residents were shaken by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake, the Big Island of Hawaii began to feel the effects of the storm. Although the hurricane has been downgraded, it is still reported to be a Category 2 with sustained winds of 110 mph.

At 4 PM local time the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued advisories on hurricane Flossie located about 107 miles south of South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. Even though the eye of the hurricane is expected to sweep 80 miles off the coast, because of its size damage may still occur. Waves may exceed 20 feet and there could be 10 inches of rain.

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Tropical Storm Dean Expected To Become Hurricane - Projected Path

Tropical Storm Dean Expected To Become Hurricane

Dean Projected Path

(Best Syndication) Tropical storm Dean was upgraded from a tropical depression earlier today and is headed west towards the Caribbean and may reach hurricane status. Right now Dean is centered at 11.7N 39.4W and is moving west at 12 miles per hour with winds of 35 to 45 knots (5 PM EDT Tues).

The National Hurricane Center reports that Dean will “move west near 12N44W tonight...12N47W Wednesday ...12N50W Wednesday night ...12N53W
Thursday... then will increase to a hurricane.” They say that Dean will “continue to strengthen as it moves through the tropical north Atlantic waters Friday and Saturday”.

Large Earthquake Hits Near Jakarta Indonesia – Major Quake Registers 7.5 On Richter Scale Just Past Midnight Local Time

Large Earthquake Hits Near Jakarta Indonesia – Major Quake Registers 7.5 On Richter Scale Just Past Midnight Local Time

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(Best Syndication) A major earthquake hit the southern Pacific nation of Indonesia just past midnight local time measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale. There are no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warning was issued because the trembler struck 282.1 kilometers beneath the Java Sea.

The US Geological Survey puts the quake at 65 miles east of Jakarta and 70 miles north of Bandung. The earthquake occurred just past midnight local time or 11:04 AM MDT, Aug 8, 2007. “Because this earthquake is located about 290 km below the surface of the earth, it will have been felt strongly over a wide area, but is not likely to cause severe damage,” the USGS report.

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Earthquake shakes Japan with 6.8 Magnitude

Earthquake shakes Japan with 6.8 Magnitude

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[Best Syndication] This Monday, hundreds of homes were destroyed and at least seven people have died after an earthquake of a 6.8 magnitutde happened that was centered in northwestern Japan off Niigata state near the city of Kashiwazaki. The earthquake hit shortly after 10 a.m. local time.

Kashiwazaki is a city with a population at around 90,000 was hit the hardest. The earthquake left 3 feet wide fissures in the ground running along the coast.

Damage from the earthquake occurred to several hundred of homes. There have been 300 homes that were destroyed in Kashiwazaki. So far there have been seven people that have been killed all of them either in their 70’s and 80’s.

Live Earth Concerts adds Washington DC will cover Seven Continents this Saturday

Live Earth Concerts adds Washington DC will cover Seven Continents this Saturday

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[Best Syndication] Tomorrow is the big day July 7th, 2007, either people will be saying “I do” as record numbers of couples are getting married because of the lucky 777, or you might find yourself catching the Live Earth Concerts that are being held around the world that are to bring attention to global warming.

The last minute addition of Washington at the National Museum of the American Indian with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood expected to perform. The museum was already planning a climate change concert by itself but joined efforts last minute with Live Earth.

Live Earth concerts that will also go on this Saturday will be in New York, Rio De Janeiro, London, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Syndey.

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