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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Britain confirms Iran unsuccessfully tried to seize UK tanker in Gulf

The HMS Montrose seen during an exercise off the coast of Oman in 2005 (Mick Storey/MOD)

London says it is ‘concerned’ after its warship was forced to issue verbal warnings and position itself to prevent action; incident comes after Iranian ship detained in Gibraltar

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Iran to raise uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal limits

From left to right, spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, attend a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a “valid document” and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

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