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Overall Green Earthquake alert in United States on 12 Mar 2016 18:06 UTC
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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 6.3M, Depth:22.35km
  • on 12 Mar 2016 18:06 UTC
  • About 188 people within 100km
  • inserted at 12 Mar 2016 18:27:00 UTC

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:54:00 +0100   usaToday (en)

AMAZONIA, Ecuador — Indigenous communities in the Amazonian rainforest believe nature has a spirit. Trees, flowers and plants have as much importance as human lives in Ecuador’s rainforest, possibly the most biologically diverse place on the planet. “To take down a tree is like killing a....

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An heat affected Barely or Wheat crop with an invasion of Capeweed (Arctotheca calendula) during an green drought in Gregadoo, New South Wales. Photograph was taken the temperature was 27.4°C, Dew point; -7.3°C and Relative humidity; 10%. Climate change is being blamed for the shortage of food in....

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