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Gulf of California Hit By Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

Earthquake Map Baja California

GUAYMAS, SONORA, MEXICO | April 26, 2011

Off the coast of Baja California, Mexico on Tuesday a magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck at around 2:10 p.m. in the Gulf of California, 45 miles east of Santa Rosalia and 54 miles southwest of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico at a depth of 9.4 miles at the epicenter.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the temblor was felt in and around the town of Guaymas.

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Flash Flood Watch for Angelenos and Surrounding Areas

Flash FloodThe National Weather Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Oxnard office has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Antelope Valley; Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Mountains excluding the Santa Monica Range; Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley; Los Angeles County San Gabriel Valley. The flash flood watch is in effect from 7pm this evening through Sunday evening for the recent burn areas of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. It is reported that a “plume of deep subtropical moisture will stream over southwestern California” and combined with storm fronts, could deposit 5 to 10 inches of rainfall by Monday. As rainfall is expected to taper off on Sunday and Monday, the possibilities that heavy rainfalls could occur again after Monday and Tuesday and may cause the flash flood watch to be extended. Then Wednesday, another storm system could affect the area with yet another storm system to affect the area through the Christmas holiday.

The National Weather Service states that the level of rainfall through Wednesday could be some of the highest levels of rainfall to hit the area in recent years and provides the following instructions to residents in the aforementioned areas:

“A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. RESIDENTS IN OR BELOW THE RECENTLY BURNED AREAS ARE URGED TO TAKE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY. PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN ALERT AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OFFICIALS.”

[This article is a reprint of an article originally published at allvoices.com]

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Midwest Storm Produces 56 Tornadoes in 2 Days

Midwest Storm Produces 56 Tornadoes in 2 Days; Headline ReviewsResidents of North Dakota and North Carolina were hit by what the National Weather Service reported as the second-largest October storm recorded with torrential winds, rain and snow, and 56 tornadoes in just 2 days.

"Tornadoes formed as far east as Virginia, with eight touching down in Indiana, three in Kentucky and six in Ohio. Some residents across the Midwest and the East Coast also lost power as a result of the storm."

Tornadoes also affected the states of Wisconsin, Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois where homes were flattened and road accidents resulted.

Two days ago on Tuesday, Illinois residents were told by meteorologist forecasters that they should brace themselves for  possibly the most intense storm in over 70 years to pass through the area.

500 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had to be cancelled causing numerous delays and financial losses.

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Midwestern US slammed by fierce storm

US Midwest Battered By 56 Tornadoes in 2 Days

Fierce Storm Muscles Through Midwestern US

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