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2005-10-12 16:10:31

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan on Wednesday, 85 miles north of Islamabad, according to preliminary reports from the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which occurred at 1:23 a.m. local time on Thursday, is the latest in a series of aftershocks in the four days after a devastating earthquake in the region that is estimated to have killed more than 40,000 people.

2005-09-15 15:46:43

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has stirred up memories of the earthquake that reduced parts of Mexico City to rubble 20 years ago, but the capital has armed itself for the next time disaster hits. The September 19, 1985 earthquake, measuring a giddy 8.1 on the Richter scale, caught Mexico off guard, killing thousands as it toppled housing blocks and office buildings in a city built on the soft mud left by a dried-up...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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