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#33865 - 02/05/11 02:17 PM February National Park News:
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#33866 - 02/05/11 02:25 PM 02/05/11 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Flight noise reduction plan for Grand Canyon receives mixed reception
The National Park Service has released a draft, more than 20 years in the making, of potential plans to restore quiet to Grand Canyon National Park by reducing noise from aircraft that give tours and that bring visitors in and out.
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/arizona/politics/article_75449578-3021-11e0-8024-001cc4c002e0.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Wildlife Experts Joining Calls Of Alarm Over White-Nose Syndrome In Bats
With traces of white-nose syndrome in bat colonies being found further and further west of the Northeast where it was first documented, more and more concern is being raised over the disease's potential to decimate bat species.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ndrome-bats7575
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Jasper National Park News:
Jasper Nat'l Park lookout deck under the microscope
A proposed tourist attraction called the Glacier Discovery Walk is the centre of a fight between a travel company and environmentalists.
http://www.inews880.com/Channels/Reg/LocalNews/story.aspx?ID=1357498
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Protest against parading tiger's body
A week after foresters killed a man-eater near Corbett National Park, a protest is brewing against the killing and "the way the animal was paraded''. On Wednesday, wildlife activists and local guides' association wore black ribbons to mark their protest.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/...how/7421686.cms

Exclusive: Tanzania Park 'Highway' to Remain Undeveloped
Researchers and conservationists around the world have been reacting with dismay to news that the Tanzanian government will forge ahead with plans to build a highway bisecting Serengeti National Park. But now the government says it will leave an existing dirt road within the park "untouched" while improving roads on either side of the fragile park that lead to the passage.
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/02/exclusive-tanzania-park-highway.html?ref=ra
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
RMNP aims to be 'greener' park by cutting energy use
Rocky Mountain National Park plans to cut its energy consumption to 30 percent below its 2003 levels by 2015 in an effort to become a "greener" park, National Park Service officials said Tuesday.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110203/LOVELAND01/302030005
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Groups ask judge to stay killing of Yellowstone bison
Conservation groups asked a federal judge on Thursday to grant a stay of execution for hundreds of buffalo who strayed outside of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/04/us-yellowstone-buffalo-idUSTRE7130S120110204

Yellowstone bison may be sent to slaughter
America's last genetically pure herd of bison representing the great American West may be sent to slaughter. Four hundred migrating buffalo were captured and penned Thursday on the northern boundaries where they had been wandering in search of food.
http://www.examiner.com/pet-rescue-in-national/yellowstone-bison-may-be-sent-to-slaughter

Yellowstone seeks input on improvements to Bechler area
Improved parking, utility upgrades and employee housing are some of the possibilities that will be considered by Yellowstone National Park staff as it crafts a plan for the area around the Bechler Ranger Station.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...7539216440.html

Park bill wins round 2
A bill that would help preserve more than 1,400 acres of state school trust land in Grand Teton National Park passed second reading in the Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=6953
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#33916 - 02/07/11 08:39 PM 02/07/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park may ease elk monitoring in Cataloochee Valley
Park says growing herd doesn't need tight management
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100827/NEWS/308270039/Park-may-ease-monitoring-elk-Cataloochee-Valley?odyssey=nav|head
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Going to the mountains
Sparked by good weather to start the year, Mount Rainier National Park in 2010 had its highest number of recreational visits since 2004. The park had 1.19 million recreational visits last year, up 3.5 percent from 2009.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/06/1532960/going-to-the-mountains-north-cascade.html
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Minister’s photo eye saves a tiger family
The Rajasthan Tourism Minister's new love for photography saved a family of tigers in Ranthambhore National Park this week. The observant Minister, who spotted blood in the hind portion of a tigress in the photographs she took during a visit to the park, got the animal operated upon for cleaning a wound infested with maggots. The Minister, Bina Kak, is now being lauded by the conservation community not for saving one tiger but a whole family of three.
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/article1159860.ece
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Plan to slaughter stray Yellowstone bison ignites furor
A plan to slaughter scores of buffalo that strayed from Yellowstone National Park has reignited a debate about the nation's last purebred herds.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/05/us-yellowstone-bison-idUSTRE7142CH20110205

Yellowstone Set to Slaughter 400 Buffalo
Yellowstone National Park is supposed to be a safe haven for the last great remaining wild herd of Buffalo in the United States. However, the results of the unusually harsh and cruel winter weather conditions may ultimately result in hundreds of buffalo being slaughtered.
http://www.tinygreenbubble.com/animal-rights/item/1511-yellowstone-set-to-slaughter-400-buffalo

With Yellowstone's Bison, Why Aren't the Times A-Changin'? (Note: Editorial)
With 300 wild bison captured earlier this week and many of them now awaiting slaughter, Yellowstone National Park’s annual wildlife tragedy is well underway. Call me wishfully naïve, but I thought things would be different this year.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-skoglund/with-yellowstones-bison-w_b_818246.html


Snowy season presents increase in snowmobile wrecks
Rescue personnel responded to several snowmobile wrecks in the backcountry during another popular weekend of snowmobiling in the West Yellowstone region.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/news/article_3780d83e-31eb-11e0-a854-001cc4c03286.html

Light earthquake hits Yellowstone
A light earthquake has struck Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2011/02/06/news/state_news/news43.txt
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#33930 - 02/08/11 06:23 PM 2/8/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Exotic invasion: Pythons back in the Everglades
Invasive species that threaten South Florida’s environment appear to have weathered last year’s killer cold snap all too well.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/07/2055413/exotic-invasion-pythons-back-on.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier NP seeking Artists in Residence
Glacier National Park is looking for its next Artists in Residence. The 2011 candidates must live at the park for four weeks over the summer and produce original artwork for Glacier National Park.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/glacier-np-seeking-artists-in-residence/

Glacier National Park Rangers to Lead Moonlight Cross-Country Ski, Weather Permitting
Night-time cross-country ski excursions can be wonderful opportunities to see a national park landscape from a different perspective. On February 19, Glacier National Park rangers will lead a four-mile ski for all interested, weather permitting of course.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...-permitting7590
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon welcomes applicants for rafting trips
The National Park Service is holding its annual lottery this month to assign launch dates for private river trips through the Grand Canyon.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/feb/08/bc-az-grand-canyon-rafting/?features&travel
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Kruger poachers shot dead
Four poachers were shot dead and one injured in the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Park in KwaZulu-Natal, officials said on Monday.
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article898731.ece/Kruger-poachers-shot-dead
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Huge Yellowstone Volcano Rising
The huge volcano under Yellowstone National Park has been rising at an unprecedented rate during the past several years, according to a new study.
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/yellowstone-caldera-uplift-110207-1073/

Study links Yellowstone bison fate to genetic flaw
A congenital defect combined with U.S. government plans to kill bison exposed to an infectious cattle disease could doom America's last wild herd of pure-bred buffalo at Yellowstone National Park, a genetics expert said in a new study.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/08/us-bison-yellowstone-idUKTRE7170DA20110208
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#34001 - 02/12/11 06:26 AM Re: 2/8/2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Hi Everyone,

I apologize that there has been no news the last few days. I am working on a project and I have not been able to update as usual. I hope to be able to get moving again in a few days.

James
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#34091 - 02/17/11 11:12 PM 02.17.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Denali National Park News:
Dallas paleontologist finds two new bird species in Alaska
It doesn’t happen overnight, and in fact, it took world-renowned paleontologist Tony Fiorillo, curator of Dallas' Museum of Nature & Science, more than five years just to get to where he is today in regard to his most recent discovery. Fiorillo discovered two new species of prehistoric birds in Alaska.
http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2011/feb/15/dallas-paleontologist-tony-fiorillo-bird-alaska/

Minor earthquake felt in Denali Park region
A minor earthquake this morning was felt in Cantwell.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/16/1547461/minor-earthquake-felt-in-denali.html
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Going to the mountains: Mount Rainier National Park sees high numbers in 2010
Sparked by good weather to start the year, Mount Rainier National Park in 2010 had its highest number of recreational visits since 2004.
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/16/2659117/going-to-the-mountains-mount-rainier.html
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Pacific Rim National Park and Reserve:
Keep Your Dogs On Leashes: Six Wolves Hunting Around National Park
Prevention is the best way to maintain safety in a region where wolves are part of the natural ecology, says Bob Hansen, wildlife-human conflict specialist for PRNPR of Canada.
http://www.westcoaster.ca/news/alberni-c...ional-Park.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Cull of Yellowstone buffalo gets go-ahead
THE slaughter of hundreds of buffalo straying from Yellowstone National Park has been given the legal green light in Montana.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928003.300-cull-of-yellowstone-buffalo-gets-goahead.html

Senate passes bill to sell Grand Teton land
The state Senate passed a bill that would authorize selling about 2 square miles of state land in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government for $107 million.
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-an...1cc4c03286.html
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#34106 - 02/18/11 08:45 PM 02.18.11 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Summer tourism up; state launches new draws to Maine
Maine tourism officials recapped the 2010 summer season and unveiled three new initiatives for 2011 at the start of the Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism on Thursday.
http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/02/1...draws-to-maine/

Maine group lauds Obama budget push for conservation funding
The talk in Washington these days largely has been about proposed cuts in federal spending, but a Maine environmental advocacy group is lauding President Obama for attempting to increase funding for national parks.
http://www.pressherald.com/blogs/maine_washington_politics/116429424.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Pew Statement on Obama Administration's Grand Canyon Mining Proposals
Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to a range of U.S. Interior Department proposals to withdraw areas around Grand Canyon National Park from new mining claims.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/...-116433879.html

McCain opposes Canyon quiet plan
Not quite two weeks after the National Park Service released a compromise proposal to cut noise from tour flights over the Grand Canyon, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is making other plans.
http://www.azdailysun.com/news/local/gov...d4325e498d.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Newfound Gap Road work to create traffic delays in Smokies
Starting Tuesday, March 1, motorists on Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can anticipate delays as work begins on a 2.4-mile stretch of the road.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/feb/18/newfound-gap-road-work-to-create-traffic-delays-in/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Montana gov. blocks Yellowstone bison slaughter
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer blocked the impending slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison on Tuesday, in a surprise move intended to spark an overhaul of how the federal government deals with the iconic but disease-plagued animals.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/18/us-yellowstone-bison-slaughter/
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#34160 - 02/21/11 05:35 PM 02.21.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Outdoors Dispatches
Acadia National Park is currently accepting applications for its Raptor Interpretation Internship.
http://www.pressherald.com/life/outdoors/outdoors-dispatches_2011-02-20.html
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Denali National Park News:
Denali-area business leaders see a bright future for region
Note - Check towards bottom of page for info about Denali NP.
http://newsminer.com/bookmark/11519857-Denali-area-business-leaders-see-a-bright-future-for-region
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier officials want to repair fire lookout
Glacier National Park officials say an environmental assessment of a plan to stabilize the Heavens Peak Fire Lookout is available for public comment.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/feb/19/bc-mt-glacier-lookout-project/?features&travel
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon to be shielded from mining
The Obama administration has announced a draft plan to protect 1 million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining. Conservationists and tribal leaders hailed the move, citing thousands of new mining claims threatening Grand Canyon's watersheds, fragile seeps and springs, American Indian sacred sites, critical wildlife habitat and the region's tourism-based economy.
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20110220/NEWS01/102200332
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Newfound Gap Road construction starts March 1
West Virginia native Steward Haugan's first visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was what he called, "memorable."
http://www.wbir.com/news/article/157976/2/Newfound-Gap-Road-construction-starts-March-1
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Emergency ops center dedicated at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Emergency crews will have a jump start on the next disaster to strike a national park across the Pacific.
http://www.hawaii247.com/2011/02/19/emer...-national-park/
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Misc. National Park News:
No more Grand Canyons -- restricting national monuments (Editorial)
If legislation introduced in Congress last week were law a century ago, mines would have sprouted in the Grand Canyon, and the Olympic elk would have been shot for meat to the last animal.
http://www.seattlepi.com/connelly/435779_JOEL21.html?source=mypi

Doing with a bit less at Rainier, Olympic?
Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks face slight decreases in their budgets under President Barack Obama's spending proposal for fiscal year 2012, while North Cascades National Park complex would see a significant increase.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/02/20/1552197/doing-with-a-bit-less-at-rainier.html
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Wind fans fires, causes travel chaos
Dangerous winds spread brush fires and caused travel delays around the Washington region Saturday.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dr-grid...pid=dynamiclead

Firefighters from across the country headed to Shenandoah National Park
125 firefighters from Virginia and across the United States are headed to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive to battle a wildfire that has consumed between 800 and 1,000 acres thus far, according to an official with the Warren County, Va. Fire & Rescue Department.
http://wcrnews.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/...-national-park/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Judge: Yellowstone bison slaughter can proceed
A federal judge on Feb. 14 denied a request from wildlife advocates to stop the planned slaughter of hundreds of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that were captured as they migrated into Montana.
http://www.nativetimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4951:judge-yellowstone-bison-slaughter-can-proceed&catid=56&Itemid=32

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#34193 - 02/22/11 06:01 PM 2.22.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Glacier National Park News:
Public Meeting Scheduled to Take Input on Glacier National Park's Plans for Heavens Peak Fire Lookout
A public meeting is set for next week to discuss Glacier National Park's plans for stabilizing the historic Heavens Peak Fire Lookout station.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ire-lookout7657
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park
Woman Who Died in Fall at Grand Canyon Identified
A body recovered from below the South Rim on Thursday, February 10 has been identified as that of 64-year old Janice Wotherspoon of St. George, Utah.
http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/2011-02-17_id.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Road Work Planned for Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
It's less than three miles of roadway, but when work begins on a stretch of Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park next month, it will at times pinch the road down to one lane, according to park officials.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...tional-park7652

Events in the Smokies showcase Appalachian heritage, history, culture
Townsend, a gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies,” hosts a series of annual events to preserve and promote the heritage, history and culture of Appalachia while entertaining and educating visitors.
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Events_in_the_Smokies_showcase_Appalachian_heritage,_history,_culture_id_008155
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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve News:
Sand Dunes among nation's quietest parks
Among the scattered ranches and homes lining the north end of the San Luis Valley is another party concerned about noise.
http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/sand...1cc4c03286.html
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Shenandoah National Park News:
Fire continues to burn in Shenandoah National Park
Firefighters continue to work on the Smith Run Fire in Shenandoah National Park for a third day, park officials reported Monday.
http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/f...park-ar-857608/
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Wind Cave National Park News:
Movement of elk in SD park being monitored
Researchers are tracking 34 elk in Wind Cave National Park as part of a new management plan to reduce the size of the park herd.
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2011/feb/22/bc-sd-elk-study/?features&travel
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#34209 - 02/23/11 04:30 PM 2.23.2011 National Park News: [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Public now can weigh in on Grand Canyon mining
Uranium mines don't belong anywhere near the Grand Canyon. Too much is at stake, including tourism, wildlife, air quality and the drinking water of 25 million people.
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic...l#ixzz1Eng327v5
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Misc. National Park News:
Guns in parks rule reaches one-year anniversary (Editorial)
One year ago today, on February 22, 2010, the National Park Service lifted the ban on carrying concealed weapons in the parks for those who have permits to do so.
http://www.examiner.com/national-parks-i...y#ixzz1EngFhTxc
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Alpine National Park
Burke demands national park cattle grazing halt
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has called on the Victorian Government to stop cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/23/3146234.htm

Glacial calving after earthquake
Yesterday's Christchurch earthquake triggered a spectacular glacier calving at Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, with a 30 million tonne iceberg calving at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/glacial-calving-after-earthquake-4039406
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