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When an Antarctic Iceberg the Size of a Country Breaks Away, What Happens Next?

Source: The Epoch Times, By Mark Brandon

You never forget the first time you see an iceberg. The horizon of a ship at sea is a two dimensional space and to see a three dimensional piece of ice appear in the ocean is quite something. 243 more words

Natural Disaster

51 years ago today...

On March 27, 1964, at 5:35 pm,residents of Alaska were heading home from work, making dinner for their families, getting ready to attend services (it was Good Friday).  283 more words

Everyone! To the Bunker!

Five days ago, the people of Nigeria began broadcasting messages to friends and family. The messages advise everyone to: 1. Stock up on at least a week’s supply of food and water. 221 more words

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On this day: the 1812 Caracas earthquake

At 4:37pm on the 26th of March, 1812, an earthquake hit Caracas, Venezuela. Measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, it killed between 15 000 and 20 000 people. 13 more words

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The first five minutes

In researching personal accounts of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake for my novel THE VOLUME OF WATER, one of the things that stood out to me was the amount of damage that occurred in the first few minutes of the quake. 781 more words