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The Story Behind The U2 Spy Plane And All Its Consequences – May, 1, 1960

Timeline: 1 May 1960: An American U-2 spy plane being flown by CIA pilot Captain Francis Gary Powers is shot down by a Soviet surface-to-air missile. It crashes near the Ural Mountains. 5 May 1960: A statement released by NASA indicates that a weather research plane has gone missing; the USSR admits shooting down a …

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Northern California Offshore Earthquake – June 15, 2005

This earthquake, magnitude 7.2, was a rare event for anywhere in California. It was caused by subduction on the part of the Gorda Tectonic Plate. On June 15, 2005, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the center of the Gorda Tectonic Plate about ninety miles offshore from the northern coast of California. This plate lies relatively …

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