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These new satellite images show the scale of Irma’s destruction
Hurricane Irma caused life-changing devastation after it ripped across the Caribbean and the US state of Florida. Meteorologists have described it as one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded.
Irma’s maximum wind speeds reached 185mph, tying it with the 1935 Florida Keys hurricane and Hurricane Gilbert from 1988. Irma only trailed Hurricane Allen, which hit 190mph wind speeds. At its peak, Irma was a category five hurricane, the highest possible. It stayed that way for three consecutive days which is the longest time ever seen since satellites have been monitoring the Earth’s weather. Irma hit the Leeward Islands with its maximum 185mph wind speeds, making it the strongest hurricane to ever hit this part of the world, surpassing the 160mph storms that had previously landed there. It was also the first category…
People looting after Hurricane Irma ‘just trying to survive’ says owner of raided business
People looting in the wake of Hurricane Irma should not be criticised, according to the owner of a company that has been raided.
Looters are stealing from businesses on the British Virgin Islands in a desperate bid to survive and help their families…
3.3-Magnitude Earthquake Felt in SF Bay Area
A small earthquake struck near the Bay Area, California, on the morning of Sept. 14.
The quake, which registered as 3.3 on the Richter scale, was reported one mile east of East Foothills, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The temblor occurred at 10:32 a.m. local time, at a depth of less than one mile. The USGS says the epicenter of the quake was located fives miles from Milpitas, six miles from San Jose, and three miles from Alum Rock.
Some locals said that they felt the quake, including the Fremont Police Department. “We felt it!” it tweeted about three minutes after the quake struck…