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Collision with the Moon to unearth water

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Wait, what? There's water on the moon? Yes - through the millions and billions of years, comets have constantly impacted the moon. What do comets consist of (among other things)? You got it, ice.

 

Scientists believe that when the comets have struck the moon, they released water onto the moon's surface. How do we know where comets have struck? Simple - just look for the impact zones or craters.


ANIMATION: Tsunami travelling across the Pacific Ocean

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NOAA - America's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association - has just released this incredible animation of last weeks tsunami as it travelled across the Pacific Ocean.

The tsunami was detected from Alaska to Antarctica with New Zealand very near the biggest pool of energy. 


VIDEO: Samoan Tsunami coming ashore

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Youtube footage of one of the Samoan tsunamis coming ashore.

It shows how a tsunami really is more of a wall of water rather than one giant wave.

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Tsunami Relief Fund

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WeatherWatch.co.nz and all of The Radio Network stations have joined the ASB in supporting the Red Cross to raise funds for Tsunami Relief.


Major typhoon about to slam Philippines

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There are fears that a major typhoon about to hit the Philippines may become a super typhoon - the strongest storm classification possible.

Thousands of villagers fled the likely path of a powerful typhoon bearing down Friday on the Philippines, as the government braced for the possibility of a second storm disaster just days after one that killed hundreds.

 


NEW: Air force photos of tsunami devastation

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Photos have just come in to Newstalk ZB of the devastation in Samoa caused by yesterday's tsunami.


Tsunami death toll could rise - McCully

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Looking back along the south coast of Upolu from the destroyed village of Lalomanu in Samoa. Photo / Dave Leng, nzherald.co.nz


Two New Zealanders have been confirmed dead and one missing, presumed dead. One was this morning identified by her family as Mary Ann White, 55.

The official death toll in Samoa is around 80.


NZer killed by tsunami; more NZ fatalities "likely": Acting PM

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Acting Prime Minister Bill English reports a NZer has died in Samoa according to family members.  Official confirmation is yet to come in however Mr English describes the source as "reliable".

The death is a direct result of the tsunami.

Mr English says "there are likely to be more New Zealand fatalities".


Waves "as high as coconut trees"

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(NewstalkZB) -- The death toll from the Samoan earthquake and tsunami is growing fast with the devastation at its worse on the southeast coast of the Western Samoan island Upolu.

A New Zealand man who has had been in touch with his family in Lalomanu has learned 40 people there have been killed by waves of up to six metres which struck the coast. In American Samoa, more than a dozen people have lost their lives. Local schools and halls in Samoa have been turned into emergency centres.


Reports up to 40 dead after quake, tsunami hit Samoa

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There are unconfirmed reports that 40 people from the Samoan village of Lalomanu - on the south-eastern end of the island of Upolu - have been killed.

A New Zealand man called Radio Samoa in Auckland saying he had been in touch with his family in Lalomanu.