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Intense explosions at Sakurajima, Japan

31 января 2015 No comments

Intense explosions accompanied by volcanic ash which is falling on nearby communities are continually observed at Japanese Sakurajima volcano.The Tokyo VAAC reported an explosion at 03:38 UTC today sent volcanic ash up to 2.7 km. Explosion at 09:41 UTC sent ash up 3 km. Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

30 января 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia A strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Island, New Caledonia at 17:57 UTC on January 30, 2015, according to Geoscience Australia. Their preliminary report mentions depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.1 km. EMSC measured M6.0 at... Read more...

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Dudinka, frozen Siberian town at -40 degrees Celsius

30 января 2015 No comments

Dudinka, frozen Siberian town at — 40 degrees Celsius A state of emergency has been declared in Siberian town of Dudinka earlier this month after a powerful storm left residents without heating, water and electricity at freezing temperatures of up to — 40 °C. Later, a water main broke causing several streets to flood an... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 21 – 27, 2015

29 января 2015 No comments

New activity was observed at 7 volcanoes from January 21 — 27, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 12 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Colima, Mexico | Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai, Tonga Islands | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Klyuche... Read more...

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Low level inspection flight over Holuhraun lava field, Iceland

29 января 2015 No comments

Comprehensive cross-section measurements from air from December 30, 2014 and January 21, 2015 show that the lava field has thickened substantially during these three weeks and that the volume of the lava field is now little less than 1.4 km³. The flow of magma, dur... Read more...

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Deep M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji

28 января 2015 No comments

Deep M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake was registered off the coast of Fiji on January 28, 2015 at 02:43 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 483.6 km. Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 452 km.Epicenter was located 46 km (29 miles) SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji and 328... Read more...

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Phutkal river blockade poses threat of destructive floods in Jammu and Kashmir, India

27 января 2015 No comments

Phutkal river blockade poses threat of destructive floods in Jammu and Kashmir, India A landslide that occurred on December 31, 2014, in northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir blocked the Tsarap river (also called the Phutkal river) creating 8 kilometers (5 miles) long artificial lake. Aerial surveys suggest the mound of debris blocking the river... Read more...

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Extreme weather – Major nor’easter to affect northeastern US

26 января 2015 No comments

The stage is being set for a major nor'easter to affect parts of the Northeast US Monday through Wednesday, January 26 — 28, 2015. This system, named Winter Storm «Juno», will be responsible for heavy snowfall and strong winds, with blizzard conditions pos... Read more...

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Very high resolution satellite image of newly created Tongan island

26 января 2015 No comments

Very high resolution satellite image of newly created Tongan island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha«apai, a submarine volcano located about 65 km NW of Tonga»s capital Nuku'alofa, awakened mid-December 2014 after 5 years of sleep and started erupting from two new vents.The eruption has created a new island between the existing islands... Read more...

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Very high values of SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site, Iceland

24 января 2015 No comments

Very high values of SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site, Iceland Seismic activity in Bardarbunga is slowly decreasing but it still continues to be strong. The lava field has recently thickened substantially and activity on the surface has decreased.Meanwhile, very high values of sulfur dioxide (SO2), about 84000 µg/m3, were... Read more...

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