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Earthquake Faults Around San Francisco Are Dangerously Interconnected

Geologists have discovered that two deadly faults beneath San Francisco — the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults — may be linked. Should one slip, it could trigger the other fault to collapse as well, causing an earthquake even larger than the one that struck back in 1989.

Satellite Images Show Haiti Stripped Bare By Hurricane Matthew

It’s been almost two weeks since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, killing hundreds and setting the stage for disease and starvation. New photos taken from space reveal the extent of the damage and the disturbing amount of vegetation lost in the storm.

Photos Of Hurricane Matthew's Devastation In The Caribbean Are Heartbreaking

Hurricane Matthew is one of the most powerful storms to barrel through the Caribbean in over a decade. The violent windstorm has already claimed the lives of more than 108 people in Haiti and at least four people in the Dominican Republic. The hurricane has displaced tens of thousands more across the Caribbean including the Bahamas and Cuba.

3D Modelling Reveals The Beauty Of Pompeii Before Its Destruction

By combining archaeology with 3D computer modelling, European researchers have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii, showing how lavish and colourful these structures truly were before they were destroyed by a catastrophic volcanic eruption.

These Oil Wells In Iraq Have Been Burning For Months

A camera aboard the Landsat 8 satellite has been tracking the progress of oil fires in Iraq that have been burning since June. The dark plumes of smoke, which are wreaking havoc onto local communities, are a stark reminder of the ongoing war in the region.

12 Ways Humanity Could Destroy The Entire Solar System

We humans are doing a bang-up job of messing up our home planet. But who’s to say we can’t go on to screw things up elsewhere? Here, not listed in any particular order, are 12 unintentional ways we could do some serious damage to our Solar System, too.

Rising Sea Levels Threaten Over A Trillion Dollars Worth Of US Homes

Real estate database company Zillow is warning that nearly 1.9 million homes in the United States could be flooded by the end of the century. That’s about two per cent of the nation’s total housing stock, amounting to $US882 billion ($1.1 trillion) in value.

New Simulation Extends Possible Crash Site Of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370

Italian researchers have used the location of confirmed debris from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared two years ago, to estimate where the missing airliner might have crashed, and where further debris may be found onshore. Their simulations show that the wreckage may lie upwards of 500km further north than current estimates.

Thousands Forced To Evacuate As California's Sand Fire Continues To Spread

Shifting winds and blazingly hot temperatures are fuelling a wildfire in southern California that has now spread to 132 square kilometres and is now threatening several neighbourhoods.

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