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Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador Begins to Erupt, People Evacuate

The Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador spewed ash up to 4 kilometers in the sky and produced superheated gas flow (pyroclastic flows) approximately one kilometer down the volcano flank Tuesday.
The eruption created large clouds of gas and ash above the summit and is reportedly directed towards the southeast and the west, near Banos, about 178 km (110 miles) south of Ecuador’s capital Quito, the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador said.

 
Bangkok continues to battle Thailand floods


The authorities in Thailand are continuing to battle to manage the flow of floodwater passing through the capital, Bangkok.The centre of the city has been protected and remains dry, but a fifth of Bangkok is under water.More than 430 people have lost their lives nationwide in the floods.And now it appears that another industrial park is at risk from the water, threatening more factories and jobs.
 
ElchinKhalilov: To GNFE, Turkish earthquake did not come as a surprise. Interview

Monday, 24 October 2011, 13:26 Baku time, 08:26 GMT
Exclusive interview by AZE.az of Professor ElchinKhalilov, President of the Global Network for the Forecasting of Earthquakes (GNFE), on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake which struck the Van province, southeastern Turkey.

 
The devastating earthquake in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- As night fell over eastern Turkey on Sunday following the most powerful earthquake in more than a decade, citizens were using flashlights and shovels as they clambered over the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors.
At least seven aftershocks rattled the region, one of the nation's poorest.

 
Thailand floods: Waters rising north of Bangkok

22 October 2011 Last updated at 02:09.Rising floodwaters in Thailand are putting more districts north of Bangkok under threat.

The government is trying to lower the water levels by redirecting it through the capital's canals to the sea. Residents have been urged to move their belongings to higher floors.

 
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