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October 8, 2011 – ALASKA – Lava has reached the edge of a crater in a volcano in Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, indicating the mountain could explode and send up an ash cloud that could threaten aircraft. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says satellite images show lava at the edge of the crater rim of 5,675-foot Cleveland Mountain on uninhabited on Chuginadak Island, about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage. Volcano monitors say if the dome continues to grow, it could overflow the rim and increase the possibility of an explosion. The observatory says an eruption could send up an ash cloud 20,000 feet or more. The nearest village, Nikolski, is on another island about 50 miles east and has 18 permanent residents. The village was not considered in harm’s way in previous eruptions of the volcano. –ABC News
STAFFORD, Va. (WUSA)-- A massive hole in the ground behind two houses along Brush Everard St. inside the Austin Ridge subdivision in Stafford is threatening to swallow the two homes near it.
The Stafford County Fire Marshall has ordered the families of the house stay out until further notice, and the site of the dangerous hole has been fenced off to everyone.
According to neighbors the hole showed up on Saturday and has progressively been getting deeper. On Tuesday neighbors said the hole was more than 12 feet deep and it has already swallowed the two back yards of the homes near it.
Katrina Barnes who lives in one of the two condemned houses said , "it was still moving so fast that they were concerned about the structure and our well being, and every day since we've been coming by it's been getting deeper and deeper."
Some neighbors told 9News they believe the recent earthquake, hurricane, and non-stop rains in the Washington area have irritated what they describe as an already weak foundation due to faulty construction.
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Perth parents are being warned to watch for signs of measles in their children
because of fears four infected people may have spread the highly contagious
disease at several locations, including two hospital emergency departments. The
WA Health Department confirmed late today that a large number of people had
potentially been exposed to the viral illness, including people attending
emergency departments at Princess Margaret and Joondalup hospitals. There was
also a risk the infection had spread at several GP surgeries in the northern
suburbs where the patients were seen, and at schools and clubs they attended.
The known cases are an adult who returned from the Philippines with the disease,
and an unvaccinated chid who was infected in Thailand and then passed the
infection on to his two younger unvaccinated siblings. Complications from the
measles can be very serious, particularly in babies and people with poor immune
systems. Many patients need to be hospitalised and one in 1000 develops
encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny
nose and sore eyes followed by a red blotchy rash about three days later. The
rash usually breaks out on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.
Director of communicable disease Paul Armstrong said public health staff were
contacting people who had been exposed to the virus to provide advice.
Recap of the May 13 Costa Rica earthquake : At 4:47 PM a very strong earthquake with a hypocenter (focal point) at intermediate depth and an epicenter only 25 km from the capital San Jose, has scared all the Costa Ricans and also parts of Panama and Nicaragua. Especially the depth of the explosion makes that this earthquake will not be remembered a long time. The only damage we could find were cracks in roads and a number of landslides, all without any harm. The nation was upset that Mobile Phones (operator ICE) did not work after the shaking. People want to call their family to ask whether everything was OK but were unable to speak to their loved ones. An urgent examination will be needed to see what went wrong. Additionally power was lost in some parts of the country and near the epicenter.