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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu

20 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu A strong and shallow M6.1 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 04:25 UTC on February 20, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 13.5 km (8.38 miles).Including the February 16th M6.9, this... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 11 – 17, 2015

19 февраля 2015 No comments

New activity was observed at 9 volcanoes from February 11 — 17, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Colima, Mexico | Fuego, Guatemala | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Ru... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Vanuatu

19 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Vanuatu A strong and shallow M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) earthquake was registered off the coast of Vanuatu at 13:18 UTC on February 19, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 39 km (24.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).There are about 5... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in South Sandwich Islands region

17 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in South Sandwich Islands region A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered in South Sandwich Islands region at 22:00 UTC on February 16, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 145 km (90 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and 2 518... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

17 февраля 2015 No comments

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan A very strong and shallow M6.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 23:06 UTC on February 16, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 23 km (14.2 miles). JMA is describing this quake as a... Read more...

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Deadly floods hit Cordoba province, Argentina

17 февраля 2015 No comments

Heavy rain has caused devastating floods in Cordoba province, central Argentina and claimed lives of at least 7 people by February 17, 2015. Four others are still missing.Local media reported that as much as 320 mm of rain fell in just 12 hours in some areas causing riv... Read more...

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Queensland hit by very rare M5.1 earthquake, Australia

16 февраля 2015 No comments

A shallow M5.1 earthquake was registered 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city of Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia at 02:57 AEDT on February 16, 2015 (15:57 UTC on February 15). Geoscience Australia (GA) is reporting depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Numerous aftershock wer... Read more...

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Strong explosive eruption of Chikurachki volcano, Northern Kuriles, Russia

16 февраля 2015 No comments

A strong explosive eruption occurred at the Chikurachki volcano located on the Paramushir island, Northern Kuriles, Russia around 22:00 UTC on February 15, 2015. The last eruption of this volcano occurred in 2008.Ash plume produced by the eruption reached an estimated a... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

13 февраля 2015 No comments

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge A very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake was registered at Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on February 13, 2015 at 18:59 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Epicenter was l... Read more...

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8 million tons of new plastic waste enters our oceans each year

13 февраля 2015 No comments

8 million tons of new plastic waste enters our oceans each year Plastic debris in the marine environment is well known and widely documented, but the quantity of plastic making its way into the world’s oceans and from where it originates has been a mystery until now.A new study published today in the journal Science, quantifie... Read more...

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