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By End-Times, Dec 8 2014 04:33PM

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Panama's Pacific coast at a depth of 20 km on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

In the latest update, the USGS said the epicenter was located 20 km southeast of the town of Punta de Burica and 58 km southwest of the city of David.

In earlier USGS bulletins, the magnitude of the quake, which occurred at 0854 GMT, was put at 6.7 and the depth at 10 km.

No tsunami alert was issued in the wake of the temblor.

By End-Times, Dec 2 2014 11:53AM

Eleven people have been killed in floods caused by torrential rains in Morocco, with one area receiving rainfall equal to a whole year in just three days.

Floods triggered by torrential rains have killed 11 people in Morocco, a week after a storm left 36 dead.

Storms again lashed the south of the kingdom, with the resort of Agadir experiencing the equivalent of an entire year's rainfall - more than 250mm - between Friday and Sunday.

The bad weather, which finally eased on Monday, led to many rivers bursting their banks and causing widespread damage, especially in the Guelmim region 200km south of Agadir, which has been declared a disaster area.

The 2M public TV channel said the storm killed 11 people, citing an "authorised source", as no official national death toll has yet been released. Previous reports gave seven dead.

Among the dead are two college students who drowned on Friday in the Anti-Atlas mountain range, and a youth swept away southwest of Marrakesh. A woman and her child were also killed when a house collapsed near Figuig.

Several thousand homes were damaged or destroyed, roads cut and power networks damaged, the authorities said, adding that at least 250 villages had been cut off.

By End-Times, Nov 26 2014 05:27PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Indonesia, but officials say a tsunami is unlikely.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.0 quake hit late Wednesday about 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of Kota Ternate. It said it was centered 65 kilometers (40 miles) below the seabed. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said based on historical records the quake was not sufficient to trigger a tsunami.

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In 2004, a massive earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

By End-Times, Nov 24 2014 03:28PM

RABAT, Morocco – Morocco's government says heavy flooding in the south of the country has killed at least 17 people with a further 18 missing after heavy rains over the weekend.

In the southern city of Guelmim alone, 13 people were killed by a flash flood that roared through a dry river bed, reported the Interior Ministry in a statement carried by the national news agency late Sunday.

There has also been flooding around the resort city of Marrakech, highly popular with European tourists, with roads being cut and tour buses briefly stranded, according to local media.

The ministry added that at least 18 people have been reported missing.

The press has also reported that dozens of homes have been swept away and bridges cut by the flooding.

By End-Times, Nov 15 2014 11:14AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A 7.3-magnitude quake hit Indonesian waters Saturday morning and has the potential to generate tsunami waves along nearby coasts, a monitoring agency said.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake hit 154 kilometers (96 miles) northwest of Kota Ternate at a depth of 47 kilometers (29 miles).

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake could cause hazardous tsunami waves within 300 kilometers (186 miles) of the epicenter along the nearby coasts of Indonesia and the southern Philippines. Waves could reach up to a meter (3.28 feet) or less, it said.

The nearest communities of Tabukan Tengah on North Sulawesi island could be at risk within an hour or so if a tsunami occurs, the agency said.

The waves could also reach as far as Taiwan, Okinawa in southern Japan, the U.S. territory of Guam, Papau New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific within the next six hours, it said.

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

In 2004, a monster temblor off Aceh shores triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries. Most of the deaths were in Aceh.

By End-Times, Oct 21 2014 04:19PM

LONDON – A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds.

London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at the scene in the Knightsbridge area.

Several other people across the country were injured by falling branches, and the wind brought down trees onto railway lines.

The Meteorological Office said wind gusts were expected to hit 70 mph (113 kph) in coastal areas.

Heathrow Airport canceled about 100 flights, and some ferry crossings between Britain and Ireland were called off.

Gonzalo battered Bermuda last week with sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) before dumping heavy rain on the Canadian province of Newfoundland and then heading out over the Atlantic.

By End-Times, Oct 20 2014 10:49AM

MEXICO CITY – Heavy rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Trudy have caused mudslides and flooding in southern Mexico that left at least six people dead.

Raul Miliani, deputy secretary of Civil Protection in Guerrero state, told a news conference Sunday that five of the dead were killed in the municipality of Ometepec, 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Acapulco, where part of a water-soaked mountainside collapsed and a raging river swept away a 70-year-old man.

The sixth person died in Tlacoachistlahuaca, a municipality near the border with Oaxaca state.

Miliani said states of emergency have been declared in 36 municipalities, and that 4,075 people were evacuated to shelters.

He said classes had been suspended for an area stretching from the tourist resort of Acapulco to the border with Oaxaca.

By End-Times, Oct 14 2014 09:09PM

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of El Salvador at approximately 11:51 EDT Monday, according to the USGS.

The earthquake may cause hazardous tsunami waves along the coasts of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.

Those near the coasts of these countries should take action in the case that a tsunami hits.

A destructive pacific-wide tsunami is not expected at this time for Hawaii, Alaska, or other areas bordering the Pacific Ocean.

By End-Times, Oct 10 2014 03:51PM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan authorities say a 5-year-old girl is dead after record rains unleashed landslides and flooding that swamped hundreds of homes.

The country's Institute of Territorial Studies reports that 14.9 inches (378 millimeters) of rain fell in just 24 hours, the most on record.

Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo said Thursday that the girl was swept away by strong currents in the village of Santa Teresa on the island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua.

There were five landslides at the Concepcion volcano on Ometepe, and authorities closed roads in the popular tourist area.

Murillo said 890 homes were flooded and 24 destroyed.

Rain was expected to continue through Friday and possibly Saturday.