Despite the advanced technology devoted to the monitoring of seismic and volcanic activity, the unexpected eruption of the Japanese volcano Mount Ontake proves that Nature can still surprise us.

The unexpected eruption led to a heavy death toll; there are 36 people confirmed dead and many other were injured as 250 hikers were caught unawares by a deluge of red hot hail and rocks.The search for the bodies of the unfortunate hikers has now had to be called off amidst fears that the eruption is intensifying. Reports from the Japanese meteorological agency stated that volcanic tremors in the area could mean that another explosion was on the way.
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This is one of the most unusual UFO videos we have ever received on Unknowncountry. The object in this video is not the planet Niburu, contrary to what the videographer suggests. If another planet was that close to Earth, and exploding, our world would be in desperate trouble right now. However, this appears to be a well worked out video and so unusual that we are publishing this as a news story rather than an Out There story. The videographer begins with an excellent visual explanation of just where he observed the object in the sky. For another eight minutes of the video, the object is seen moving slowly in the evening sky. The contrail observed appears unrelated to the object, and an ordinary contrail. Then, at 10:25 the object explodes.
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Ever since the publication of the groundbreaking book the Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes in 2006, a controversy has raged about whether or not the explosion of a comet over southern Canada almost 13,000 years ago might have led to the catastrophic collapse of the great ice sheets and the floods that followed, that are memorialized in myths and legends around the world.

Now a new study offers further evidence that this is exactly what happened. Could it happen again?
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Indian geologists believe that a series of thunderousexplosions heard in the Kutch and Saurashtra regions ofGujarat in India may be related to seismic activity. Gujaratis located on the Arabian Seanorth of Mumbai (Bombay).A total of 384 tremors took place in the area in January andearly February. 356 of these were under 1.0 in intensity onthe Richter Scale.

Similar blasts were also heard in the Una, Kodinar, and Veravaltalukas of Junagadh district. Government officials claimedthat the sounds had caused no damage, but residents complainthat windows and walls have been damaged throughout the area.
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