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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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It is just a co- incidence that we have felt quakes in quick successions over Delhi and surrounding areas.
Summary: At least ten people have been killed in southeast Spain after two earthquakes struck the region in quick succession.
Ryan Lowe then scored twice in quick succession to set up what looked set to be a tense finish, first converting from the spot after Lee Ridley brought down Andy Morrell in the box.
Half-an-hour later, after four minutes of stoppage time that enhanced nobody's afternoon, referee James Linington disturbed the pea in his whistle three times in quick succession and everybody went home.
Thirsk netted twice within the first 15 minutes of the second half and the 75th minute saw them score two more in quick succession.
Summary: A pair of roadside bombs went off in quick succession during the morning rush hour in east Baghdad on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 14 others, police and hospital officials said.