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Large eruption of Tonga’s active undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai

30 декабря 2014 No comments

Large eruption of Tonga's active undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai A large volcanic eruption is currently taking place at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai undersea volcano near Tonga«s capital Nuku»alofa. The volcano is indeed sending ash and steam high into the sky today, however, no official advisory was available at the press time... Read more...

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Tropical Storm “Seniang” (Jangmi) leaves a trail of destruction, Philippines

30 декабря 2014 No comments

Tropical Storm «Seniang» (Jangmi) leaves a trail of destruction, Philippines ​Tropical Storm «Jangmi», locally known as Seniang, made landfall near the town of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur province of northeastern Mindanao, Philippines early on December 29 (local time) and left a trail of destruction as it moved across the central pa... Read more...

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Intense eruption of Italy’s Mount Etna

30 декабря 2014 No comments

On Sunday, December 28, 2014 Italy's Etna volcano produced a brief but the most intense eruption of the year, the strongest since December 2, 2013.The activity started rather abruptly at about 16:50 UTC and has rapidly intensified, accompanied by a sudden increase o... Read more...

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Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake registered in Fiji region

30 декабря 2014 No comments

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake registered in Fiji region A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:17 UTC on December 30, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 598.2 km (371.7 miles).Epicenter was located 37 km (23 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 359 k... Read more...

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Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

29 декабря 2014 No comments

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 09:29 UTC on December 29, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 37.9 km (23.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.4 at depth of 33 km.Epicenter... Read more...

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Heavy rain, severe flooding and landslides displace 800 000 in Sri Lanka

28 декабря 2014 No comments

Heavy rain, severe flooding and landslides displace 800 000 in Sri Lanka Severe weather that started a week ago in Sri Lanka has claimed lives of at least 21 people by Saturday, December 27, 2014 and displaced more than 800 000 people. Officials from the Disaster Management Center said flood has affected the nation's north central and ea... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: December 17 – 23, 2014

25 декабря 2014 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from December 17 - December 23, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 7 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fogo, Cape Verde | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia) | N... Read more...

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Severe cold wave paralyzes northern India

24 декабря 2014 No comments

Severe cold wave and dense fog are paralyzing northern India for the tenth consecutive day now. Unusual winter conditions are especially harsh in the state of Uttar Pradesh where at least 26 lives were lost on Tuesday, December 23. The total number of casualties has now... Read more...

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New eruption of Asosan volcano, Japan

23 декабря 2014 No comments

Japanese Asosan volcano experienced a new eruption at 01:33 UTC on December 23, 2014. Tokyo VAAC reported volcanic ash cloud reached an altitude of 2.1 km (7 000 feet) and extended East. At 06:11 UTC it rose to approximately 2.3 km (8 000 feet) and was still extending... Read more...

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Earthquake swarm registered off the coast of B.C., Canada

22 декабря 2014 No comments

Earthquake swarm registered off the coast of B.C., Canada A swarm of earthquakes is being registered off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The cluster zone is about 186 kilometres SW of Bella Bella, northwest of Vancouver Island, where the Juan de Fuca plate begins to meet the North American tectonic plate. The swarm star... Read more...

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