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December 21, 2004

5.1 Quake Hits Near Anchorage, Alaska; Sonic Boom Causes Quake Scare; Trauma From 2003 Quake Continues; Fla. Hurricanes 3rd Biggest Story Of 2004; Snow Heads For Indy, Central Ohio; Arctic Weather Kills 3; Cold Air, Made In Canada; Titan Image II

Moderate Earthquake Near Anchorage: Preliminary Magnitude 5.1 Quake Hits Southern Alaska: Center of the quake was 91 miles southeast of Anchorage. The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock. Resources: Anchorage-Area Weather/Webcam ImagesNew: I’ve added a second live earthquake list to the lower left column of this page. The feeds show the world’s most recent quakes above magnitude 2.5, and magnitude 5. Additional resources are in the right column of our National/International page

Eurofighter Sonic Boom Causes Earthquake Scare: Emergency services in the U.K. were inundated with calls from people who feared there had been an earthquake.

Thousands Still Suffer From Trauma Caused By Devastating Dec. 2003 Quake In Iran: 26,000 people were killed, 75,000 left homeless and practically every family in Bam, a city of almost 120,000, has lost a parent, child, sibling or friend.

AP Survey: Fla. Hurricanes 3rd Biggest Story Of 2004: U.S. Election Voted Top News Story Of ’04: #1. U.S. Election, #2. Iraq, #3. Florida Hurricanes… What an opportunity to remind everyone that I have a poll in the right column of this page that asks what you think the biggest weather story of 2004 was. Please take a moment to cast your vote!

Let It Snow: Metro Indianapolis Braces For Snow | White Central Ohio Christmas: 4-6 Inches Of Snow Likely Resources: Indy Weather/Webcam Images | Columbus-Area Weather/Webcams

Cold Blast Deadly: Arctic Weather Blamed For At Least 3 Deaths | Michigan Hit By Snow, Frigid Temepratures; One Dead: Conditions Monday sent vehicles skidding off roads and led police to issue warnings against travel in some areas.

Cold Air, Made In Canada: Clipper Sends Cold Air Blast Across Continent

Another interesting Titan illustration in Astronomy Picture of the Day

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday: 1. Green Bay 2. Boston 3. New York City 4. Syracuse 5. Minneapolis … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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