Science/Weather

Earthquakes in Chile and L.A. Raise Fears About ‘Ring of Fire’

The 8.2 earthquake that shook northern Chile and surrounding countries late Tuesday night was one of a string of recent earthquakes along what is known as the “Ring of Fire,” a circle of quake-prone areas on the Pacific Rim.

A magnitude 5.1 quake hit Los Angeles last week, followed by aftershocks along the California coast. And South America will be on the lookout in coming days for aftershocks that have already started following Tuesday night’s temblor...

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Niagara Falls Freezes…

  1. The calendar may show spring is only a couple weeks away, but it certainly doesn't feel like that in most parts of the country. Most major Canadian cities have experienced their coldest and snowiest winters in decades, and for the second time this winter, Niagara Falls is mostly frozen. On the plus side, the cold provides some stunning images.

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Cancelled! Record Number of Flights Dropped due to Storms

Airlines canceled nearly 2,300 flights Monday as the latest winter storm hit the East Coast, with New York City being among the hardest hitdespite just a dusting of snow.

 

 

 
It's been a daunting winter for air travelers. Airlines have canceled more than 87,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, a record number. The previous record was set in the winter of 2000-2001, with 66,000 flights canceled, according to an analysis by...

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