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Top 20 quakes in 2016
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See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
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Stromboli volcano photos
: The lighthouse of the Thyrrhenian Sea - thanks to its typical, regular explosions that coined the term "strombolian activity", Stromboli is one of the most famous and photogenic volcanoes in the world.
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