Here’s what you need to know to start off your week informed:
Although the recent severe earthquakes in both Japan and Ecuador happened within a short span of one another, they are not related, the New York Times reports. The fact that the earthquakes occurred within such a short time of each other doesn’t even mean earthquake activity is increasing. Instead, the consistent data documenting the frequency of earthquakes as strong as these allows for their co-occurrence without any major significance.
Just as was forecasted, this week has gotten off to a soggy start. A flood warning has been issued for Bastrop and Hays Counties and several school districts have either delayed or canceled school for the day. Keep up with weather updates throughout the day here, and take a look at pictures of the recent weather here.
The finish line won’t mean the end for some Boston Marathon participants during today’s race. As Today reports, some Boston Marathon bombing survivors will run an additional 3,000 miles across the United States to show thanks to the people who helped see them through recovery.
A man is suing Round Rock police for shooting and killing his 8-year-old Rottweiler, Bullet, when responding to an alarm at the man’s house, the American-Statesman’s Claire Osborn reports. Although the police said they shot the dog as he charged, an autopsy showed that the dog was shot while retreating.
Amazon Prime has announced it will offer a monthly service, similar to Netflix, at $10.99 per month, Engadget reports. The $99 annual option will still be available.