Two Large Earthquakes Today!

Indonesia and Australia both hit by large earthquakes today, July 15, 2019

Indonesia was hit by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake and Australia with a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.  No reports of damage at this time.

 

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US may form joint naval force in Gulf to combat tanker troubles

Multinational ship in formation in the Persian Gulf May 21, 2013, during an International Mine Countermeasures Exercise. (Michael Sandberg/US Navy)

Mission would provide military escorts for commercial vessels moving though strategic waterway, reviving 1987-1988 effort to protect Kuwaiti ships from Iranian harassment

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Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

The Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous, that the U.S. Navy says was damaged by a limpet mine, is anchored off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, during a trip organized by the Navy for journalists, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The limpet mines used to attack the oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a U.S. Navy explosives expert said Wednesday. Iran has denied being involved. (AP Photo/Fay Abuelgasim)

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Porous border could hinder efforts to stem spread of Ebola

People coming from Congo have their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda Friday, June 14, 2019. In Uganda, health workers had long prepared in case the Ebola virus got past the screening conducted at border posts with Congo and earlier this week it did, when a family exposed to Ebola while visiting Congo returned home on an unguarded footpath. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

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Hong Kong police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at protesters

Protesters react to tear gas during a large protest near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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