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In Brief

In Brief

Earthquake shakes most of Britain
The strongest earthquake to hit Britain in more than two decades was felt across large parts of the country early yesterday, officials said. Some homes had minor damage but there were no reports of injuries.
The British Geological Survey said the 5.3-magnitude quake struck at about 1 a.m. (British time) and was centered about 200 kilometers north of London.
Helicopter down
A helicopter carrying Brazilian oil workers made a forced landing in the ocean shortly after leaving an offshore oil rig Tuesday, killing one passenger and leaving four missing, said state-controlled oil company, Petrobras.
The helicopter went down less than 100 kilometers offshore from the coastal city of Macae in Rio de Janeiro state, Petrobras said in a statement.
Pesticides in parks
Pesticides, heavy metals and other airborne contaminants are raining down on national parks across the West and Alaska, turning up at sometimes dangerously high levels in lakes, plants and fish.
A federal study released Tuesday found evidence of 70 contaminants in 20 national parks and monuments.


Updated : 2021-03-09 16:58 GMT+08:00