Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

MERS virus detected in air samples from Saudi camel barn

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus is seen in an undated transmission electron micrograph from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  REUTERS/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Handout via Reuters

The Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus is seen in an undated transmission electron micrograph from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). REUTERS/National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Handout via Reuters

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10 dead, 10 missing after Yunnan mudslide

10 dead, 10 missing after Yunnan mudslide

Rescuers and local residents conduct rescue work at the site of a mudslide in Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture of Dehong, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, July 21, 2014. The mudslide happened at around 6 a.m. Monday in Huna Village of Monghai Tow, where 13 houses were crushed and dozens of others damaged. The local public security bureau said the death toll reached ten, ten are missing and another seven were injured as of 4 p.m. Monday. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Los Angeles awaits earthquake that could be the ‘Big One’

The southern section of the San Andreas fault that runs near the city has not had a

The southern section of the San Andreas fault that runs near the city has not had a “mega-quake” of more than magnitude-7.5 since 1680 and it is, according to seismologists, more than a century overdue.       Photo: Getty

A mega-quake in America’s second most populous city is long overdue, and 50-year-old buildings could come crashing down, killing thousands

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