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Five years of earthquakes in Chile

27 февраля 2015 No comments

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Chile on February 27, 2010 was the largest in that country in 50 years.This animation shows that earthquake and all those recorded there in the following five years, including the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chi... Read more...

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Very strong and deep M7.0 earthquake registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia

27 февраля 2015 No comments

Very strong and deep M7.0 earthquake registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia A very strong and deep M7.0 (USGS) earthquake was registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia at 13:45 UTC on February 27, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 547.0 km (339 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 586 km (364 miles).Epicenter was located 132 km... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 18 – 24, 2015

26 февраля 2015 No comments

New activity was observed at 6 volcanoes from February 18 — 24, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Ambrym, Vanuatu | Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (R... Read more...

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Nishino-shima has grown more than 11 times in size since eruption started, Japan

25 февраля 2015 No comments

Nishino-shima has grown more than 11 times in size since eruption started, Japan An underwater volcanic eruption in the Ogasawara Islands archipelago gave rise to a new Pacific Ocean island in late November 2013.The new island, named Niijima, was about 500 meters from Nishino-shima at the time, another volcanic island that last erupted and expaned i... Read more...

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British Columbia dumps over 34 million gallons of raw sewage, pesticides and pharmaceuticals into the Pacific every day

24 февраля 2015 No comments

More than 34 million gallons of raw sewage is pumped off the shores of Victoria, British Columbia, into the Strait of Juan de Fuca daily, polluting the ocean and its ecosystem in ways that are poorly understood by researchers.A report by The Tyee titled, "Victoria&... Read more...

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More mysterious craters found in northern Russia

24 февраля 2015 No comments

More mysterious craters found in northern Russia Several months after a huge black hole was found in Yamal peninsula, Siberia, Russia, researchers say they have found more suspicious-looking craters and lakes and have called for «urgent» investigation of the new phenomenon.The Siberian Times writes that until... Read more...

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Arctic and Siberian air masses trigger hundreds of record lows in eastern US

23 февраля 2015 No comments

Arctic and Siberian air masses trigger hundreds of record lows in eastern US In addition to snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the eastern US triggering many record low temperatures in many states last week.On the morning of February 20, NOAA's Weather Prediction Center (WPC) noted, "There were widespread su... Read more...

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Heavy rain and floods prompt evacuation of over 20 000, Dominican Republic

23 февраля 2015 No comments

Significant rainfall caused by almost stationary frontal system in the eastern portion of the country and resulting heavy floods have prompted evacuations of more than 20 000 people in Dominican Republic over the last couple of days.The Emergency Operations Center (COE)... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico

22 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico A strong and shallow M6.2 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on February 22, 2015 at 14:23 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles).Epicenter was located 211 km (131 miles) S... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

21 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan A strong and shallow M5.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on February 21, 2015 at 10:13 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this earthquake as M6.1 at the same depth.This is now the 14th moderate to str... Read more...

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