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California’s Chances of Having a Major Earthquake Next Week Just Went Up

California’s Chances of Having a Major Earthquake Next Week Just Went Up

A cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes beneath the Salton Sea in Southern California earlier this week has scientists waiting to see if the slumbering San Andreas fault nearby could be the next to move. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that following the quake swarm at the Salton Sea on Monday and Tuesday, the likelihood of a magnitude-7 or greater earthquake being triggered is as high as 1 in 100 over the next seven days, though the odds will lower as time goes on…

 

Hurricane Matthew Is Now An ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Category Four; U.S. Impacts Still Uncertain

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Hurricane Matthew exploded into a powerful category four hurricane on Friday evening when Hurricane Hunters measured maximum winds of 150 MPH near the center of the storm. Matthew has developed in a hurry—it intensified from a tropical disturbance to a major hurricane in two days and doubled its intensity in just the past 24 hours. The hurricane will make a turn to the north this weekend and its predicted track will take it close to the United States late next week, but it’s still too early to determine what—if any—impacts Matthew will have on the country…

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