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Hunger Stones: “If You See Me, Weep”

Carved stone in a river

PortandTerminal.com, September 27, 2020 If water levels dipped low enough to reveal an old carving, it would signal to locals that dry, hungry times – similar to the date marked on the stone – were coming HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – A hunger stone (German: Hungerstein) is a type of hydrological landmark common in Central Europe. Put simply, they are warnings engraved on rocks in waterways …

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‘I’m still scared’ – Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

Seawater splashes in the air as the the first tsunami waves hit Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand, on December 26, 2004.

Reuters, December 26, 2019 By Prapan Chankaew PHANG NGA, Thailand (Reuters) – Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters. SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB FILE PHOTO: An Indian woman mourns the death of her relative who was …

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Port Royal: The sunken pirate city in Jamaica

National Geographic Depiction of the quake in Port Royal

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2019 At the beginning of the 1690s, Port Royal was a big city in Jamaica, bustling with trade both legal and illegal. Close to important shipping routes, it was a waypoint for all in the Caribbean. Today though Port Royal is known to archaeologists as the “City that Sank”. On June 7th 1692 at 11:43 am three earthquakes …

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