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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern Japan, some 1 000 km (620 miles) SW of Tokyo. Its last eruption took place in 2015. The decision to raise the alert was made due to 26 volcanic earthquakes detected within just a few hours. The largest was M1.9 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles) in almost the same location as a similar pre-eruption quake that struck 3 years ago. JMA warned that eruption could be powerful enough to cause serious damage to the island's residential area. Level 4 alert means that elderly and disabled people should be evacuated and everyone else should prepare to evacuate. This is the first such warning for this volcano since May 2015 when a powerful eruption forced …

Google Engineer Found Murdered in San Francisco Bay

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Mystery over death of Google engineer Chuchu Ma whose body was found floating in San Francisco Bay

Officials from the county sheriff's office said that is not known if the woman's body was dumped into the bay or if it had floated there from another location.


A 23-year-old woman, who was found dead in the waters of the San Francisco Bay on Thursday (7 December), has been identified as Google employee Chuchu Ma.
The female Google engineer was identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office, the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety tweeted.
Officials from the county sheriff's office said that is not known if the woman's half-naked body was dumped into the bay or if it had floated there from another location, Fox 2 KTVU reported.
"The medical examiner and we and our detective units are actively working the investigation to see what there were. We don't know the circumstances of why the body was in the water," Shawn Ahearn, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Officer said.
The body was initially found by a bicyclist on the Bay Trail on the Sunnyvale-Moffett Field border, the television channel reported. He called 911 and reported a dead body floating face down in a drainage canal in Baylands waterway.
Ma had been reported missing the same day and an investigation into the death is ongoing. Detectives did not reveal whether Ma was the victim of a crime.
They have also said that the discovery did not pose a risk to the general public.
Ma worked at Google as a software engineer, NBC's KNTV reported. The company said: "Chu Chu was an excellent software engineer in our developer product team. We are devastated to learn of her passing and our deepest condolences are with her family and friends."
A LinkedIn profile with the same name, which likely belongs to Ma stated that she was a former intern at Yahoo and Telogis and an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin. International Business Times UK could not independently verify if the LinkedIn profile belonged to Ma.
According to Ma's co-worker, she constantly "glowed with cheer" and "always made others smile".
The Bay Trail is a part of a 500-mile loop around San Francisco Bay. The trail was a popular location for Sunnyvale residents, tourists and others who came to the area to appreciate the scenery, KTVU said.
Dan Coyle, a cyclist, said, "It's very sad. This is a beautiful trail. I take it five days a week. Lots of people take it every day. And some people take it to work. It's just very sad to learn that happened, whatever it is."
"I don't feel unsafe here, and I probably am not going to start feeling unsafe here," another cyclist, Joe Bond said.
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