Fear of giant waves, floods, or landslides prompt the move, as Typhoon Melor slams into the archipelago nation.
The powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake was centered near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul.
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Shipwrecks are terrifying catastrophes, but the underwater wreckage they leave behind has odd beauty.
Fire has forced more than 13,000 people to evacuate their homes in Northern California.
Fires are burning out of control in parts of California and one person has died in the effort to contain the drought-fueled blazes.
Sinabung rumbled back to life in 2013, driving 10,000 people so far from their homes.
The landslide sent rocks and debris into the Kali Gandaki river, raising water levels 490 feet.
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