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An 1817 earthquake in the Bermuda Triangle caused an East Coast tsunami

The Bermuda Triangle is well known as an urban legend haven: shipwrecks, ghosts, and strange disappearances populate stories about the area. But in 1817, a real disaster occurred in the legendary location: an earthquake with an epicenter in the Bermuda …

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Move over, Mauna Loa Volcano: Earth’s largest volcano discovered and other volcano facts

For more than a century – since its first documented eruption in 1843 – Mauna Loa Volcano in the Hawaiian Islands has been considered Earth’s largest volcano. But although Mauna Loa makes up half of the big island of Hawai’i …

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