Posts Tagged ‘kilometer’

One-Kilometer Zip Line Over Historic Old City in Jerusalem Causes Outrage

In a surprising new move, a one kilometer zip line and cable car have been approved in Jerusalem to take tourists over the historical Old City, causing outrage in some circles. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Activists form a 4-kilometer human chain around Garzweiler mine in Germany

About 2,500 people in western Germany demonstrated on Saturday 7 August for a quick halt to coal mining in the region, where a village could be bulldozed to make way for a mine’s continued operation. Participants in the protest formed a 4-kilometer human chain between the threatened village of Lutzerath and nearby Keyenberg. Lutzerath stands […]

Ebeko Volcano on Kurils, Russia sends two-kilometer ash plume into air

     Volcano Ebeko is a natural sight featuring quite often in news reports, as it frequently stages spectacular “ash” shows for those living on Russia’s Sakhalin island as well as guests to the picturesque Far Eastern region. On Saturday, the volcano, which lies on Paramushir island on the Northern Kurils sent up into the air […]

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Alaska

     A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake’s epicenter hit near Cook Inlet, 162 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was about 50 miles deep. Joshua Veldstra, a professional photographer who lives in Homer, said the earthquake lasted about 30 seconds. “When it hit, it was just […]

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