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2006-04-19 01:31:13

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone with winds of up to 200 kph (125 mph) crossed Australia's remote northeast coast on Wednesday, officials said, the second cyclone to hit northern Queensland in a month. There were no early reports of damage in the area, where there are few major settlements or infrastructure. Residents had been warned to take shelter as Tropical Cyclone Monica, a mid-range category-three storm, closed in on Lockhart River, an Aboriginal community of about 600...

2006-03-30 21:10:00

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Hundreds of residents on Australia's remote northwest desert coast began mopping up on Friday after a powerful cyclone battered towns with destructive winds and torrential rain. "We've still got beer and plenty of ice, so the pub will still be open," Don Skipworth, a resident of the small town of Onslow directly hit by Cyclone Glenda, told local radio. There were no reports of injuries or major damage after Glenda crossed the coast on Thursday night, but emergency...

2006-03-30 09:35:00

PERTH, Australia -- A tiny town known as "cyclone city" on Australia's remote northwest coast was being lashed by winds of up to 235 kmh (145 mph) late on Thursday as a severe tropical cyclone slammed ashore from the Indian Ocean. Tropical cyclone Glenda, the second destructive storm to hit Australia in 10 days, had earlier forced the evacuation of hundreds of people in larger towns, shut down oil and gas rigs and disrupted iron ore shipments in the region. Meteorologists said the eye of the...

2006-03-30 01:55:00

PERTH, Australia -- Hundreds of people were evacuated and thousands more prepared to ride out a severe cyclone bearing down on the northwest Australian coast on Thursday, carrying winds of up to 155 mph. Gale-force winds of at least 62 mph were lashing the coast as tropical Cyclone Glenda approached, emergency officials said. The cyclone had already shut oil and gas fields and disrupted iron ore shipments. It was expected to roar ashore within hours between the iron ore and tourism town of...

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2006-03-24 06:45:00

INNISFAIL, Australia -- Since Cyclone Larry hit early Monday, Joey the wallaby hasn't been seen. And the whereabouts of nearly 50 other kangaroos and related species at Margaret Tabone's crocodile farm are unknown. "We can't find them yet - hopefully they're going to be somewhere and hopefully they're going to be alive," Tabone said Thursday. Tabone, 64, reared the small kangaroo-like creature on her farm since Joey was just a hairless baby, after the wallaby's mother died. Even the...

2006-03-20 06:45:00

By David Crisafulli INNISFAIL, Australia -- One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns on Monday with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph), ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and flattening crops. There were no reports of deaths by late Monday but authorities said about 30 people had received minor injuries. The eye of Cyclone Larry crossed the coast just south of Cairns, the sugar-growing town of Innisfail taking the...

2006-03-19 20:56:29

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A powerful cyclone hit Australia's far northeast early on Monday near the tropical city of Cairns, with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph) uprooting trees, flattening crops and ripping off the roofs of houses. Tropical Cyclone Larry posed a "very serious threat to life and property" in the far north of Queensland state, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said, adding it had forced thousands of people to take shelter or evacuate. There were no immediate reports of...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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