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Major earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake http://bbc.in/1Ew8jVU #NepalEarthquake
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Why earthquakes in Nepal?
The movement of the Indian plate, which collided with the Eurasian plate and gave birth to the Himalayas, makes the region a seismic hot zone. On average, the Indian plate moves about 18 millimeters towards the Eurasian plate and slips underneath it. This movement loads up some of its energy into earthquake faults, which extend on a line from east to west, and the process is much like loading energy in a spring. And every so often that energy is released in snap, resulting in an earthquake.
Roger Bilham, geologist with the University of Colorado Boulder who studies the seismicity of the Himalayan area as saying, "At a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale, the April 25 earthquake has caused devastation but it is not the anticipated "great Himalayan earthquake”. This does not qualify as a great earthquake which needs to be of magnitude 8".
If you look back 70 million years, all of India as we know it today was an island,” said K Muthumani, chief scientist at the Advanced Seismic Testing and Research Laboratory in Chennai. “It drifted into the Eurasian plate and pushed against it.”
THE WORST IS YET TO COME NOBODY KNOWS WHEN. SCIENTISTS EXPECT EARTHQUAKE OF MAGNITUDE OF 9 IN RICHTER SCALE. AND THEN WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
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So it takes a bathtub of water to grow just one avocado? And this innocent looking gigantic berry is partly responsible for depleting water resources? WOW! Why can't we stop 'farming' avocados to see if they can sustain and grow naturally like seasonal fruits and vegetables? Did the poor avocado know that it would be marketed as a super fruit that would drive up sales so much so that supply wouldn't be able to keep up with demand? More here....
 
From wreaking havoc on water resources to piquing the interest of Mexican cartels, find out why you might want to start avoiding avocados. #FutureofFood
On Cinco de Mayo, you might consider skipping the endangered avocados.
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A new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava met sea water giving rise to plumes of steam and ash. Almost 7,000 miles away in Mexico, the Colima volcano blew its top after a period of relative calm. A steam and ash cloud rose two miles into the sky and the grumbling of the mountain could be hea...
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I am no expert either. 😊Just a very curious person who wants to increase my knowledge. 
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Prayers for those impacted by mother earth's fury in Nepal and India. Sending loads of positive energy to the subcontinent. Amen! 
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Fairly decent article that encapsulates how people were bracing for the big one but didn't know it was coming so soon. Also the 1934 earthquake had razed Kathmandu to the ground, but the city returned with its 2 distinct classes - royalty and poverty. One can't prevent earthquakes, however, one can prevent the consequences - says this article:

http://news.yahoo.com/experts-gathered-nepal-week-ago-ready-earthquake-050003819.html

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McDonald, 29, said Layka saved his life on an overseas deployment in Afghanistan in 2012. McDonald was on his eighth overseas tour and completing a routine mission with his teammate and Layka, a trained military dog.
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Understanding the 'meta message' and trying to figure out what's meant vs what's said is quite a challenge in communication. Good luck to those who try and decipher what's not said and better luck to those who run with what they think they understand of what's said 🙏🏼👍
 
Remember that when you’re communicating with someone who's less direct, you can’t take everything you hear at face value.
Read between the lines in cross-cultural communication.
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Quality of the food we put in our mouths determines our propensity to weight gain. Balanced meals with foods that have a LOW GLYCEMIC LOAD and high protein may yield best results. 120,784 individuals participated in this research - that definitely lends some credibility. 
With weight gain, slow and steady is the common pace—we often look back, wondering: “How did I get to this weight?” Long-term weight gain typically happens at a miniscule 1-2 pounds per year, which...
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Exemplary compassion.
I salute the Sikh community for their outstanding support. 
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