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Hurricane Cristobal forecast to lose its tropical characteristics Friday, but should remain a powerful extratropical cyclone over the north Atlantic through Sunday - @CBSMiami


Taron, New Ireland, PG

Earthquake: M 5.1 - 172km SE of Taron, Papua New Guinea


Akureyri, Akureyri, IS

Earthquake: M 5.2 - 107km SSE of Akureyri, Iceland



New Orleans' Times-Picayune on 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: 'It is important to remember the more than 1,800 lives that were lost in Louisiana and Mississippi 9 years ago...These deaths will always make this a hallowed day' - @NOLAnews

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Athens, Attica, GR

More: 5.7 magnitude Earthquake strikes southern Greece; felt in Athens, no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties - @Reuters

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#BREAKINGNEWS Iceland volcano eruption produces small amounts of ash. Aviation alert code raised to red. All airports remain open. - @ABC7


Iwaki-shi, Fukushima Prefecture, JP

Earthquake: M 4.9 - 30km ESE of Iwaki, Japan


Bardarbunga volcano eruption, August 2014

Iceland raises volcano alert to red after Bardarbunga volcano erupts; air traffic ban around region in place - @AFP

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Papua New Guinea

Photo: Eruption of Mount Tavurvur volcano in Papua New Guinea (Kokopo/LilyPNG) - @SamBolitho

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Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake: M 4.5 - 220km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands


Papua New Guinea

Qantas reroutes flights as Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur volcano erupts - @smh

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Raoul Island, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Earthquake: M 4.7 - 143km NNW of Raoul Island, New Zealand


Adamas, Aegean, GR

Earthquake: M 5.6 - 60km W of Adamas, Greece


Athens, Attica, GR

Preliminary magnitude-5.6 earthquake strikes 80 miles south of Athens, Greece - @USGS

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Springfield, IL, US

Flash flooding reportedly causes road closures in Springfield, Ill., police say - @breakingweather

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27-year-old surfer almost drowns in high surf at Los Angeles' Venice Beach; condition unknown - @latimes

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Guizhou, CN

Hundreds of rescuers continue to hunt for survivors in landslide in Guizhou, China that killed at least 14 - @AP

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Nashville, TN, US

Lightning delays start of game between Temple University and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. - @AP

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Papua New Guinea

Photo: Lava, smoke billow into sky as Mount Tavurvur erupts in Papua New Guinea - @abcnews

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Papua New Guinea

Major volcanic eruption reported at Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur volcano - @abcnews

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