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4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes

This file photo from Aug. 24, 2014, shows a cracked section of roadway following an earthquake in Napa, Calif. AP

Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state’s water, according to a geological study published Monday.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan’s volcanoes: Could Fuji be next?

Dense fumes are spewed out from Mt. Ontake as the volcano erupts in central Japan Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Mt. Ontake erupted Saturday, sending a large plume of ash high into the sky and prompting a warning to climbers and others to avoid the area. Japanese broadcaster NHK, citing local authorities, said there were reports of injuries, but no word on their severity. It also reported that people had been evacuated from a mountain lodge. Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest mountain, is seen at top right. AP

The sudden eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend, which is believed to have killed at least 31 people, was a reminder of Japan’s vulnerability to its many active volcanoes.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mound formed by wind, rain draws birds, bats, tourists in North Cotabato


A land formation in Barangay (village) New Rizal here, which residents previously paid little attention to, has been drawing visitors since early this year.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Japan volcanic isle smoldering and growing


A volcanic island off Japan’s southern coast continues to smolder with lava flowing from its craters into the sea, new aerial images showed Friday.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scores of sinkholes found in Bohol

A family of four died in this sinkhole in Antiquera, Bohol. Contributed Photo Paula Cacho

Close to 100 sinkholes have been discovered in nine towns and one city in Bohol, whose name is derived from the local word for hole, following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated the province on October 15.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »