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Significant increase in seismicity detected at Taal volcano, Philippines

5 февраля 2015 No comments

Taal volcano’s seismic network recorded 35 volcanic earthquakes during the past 24 hours, PHIVOLCS said in their bulletin issued 08:00 local time today. From February 3 to 4, they recorded a total of 39 earthquakes. One of these earthquakes that occurred at 20:42... Read more...

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Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna increasing

5 февраля 2015 No comments

Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian yellowfin tuna are increasing at a rate of 3.8 percent or more per year, according to a new University of Michigan-led study that suggests rising atmospheric levels of the toxic substance are to blame. Mercury is a toxic trace metal th... Read more...

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Landslide closes a major highway in Norway

4 февраля 2015 No comments

Landslide closes a major highway in Norway One of the bridges that make up the new four-lane E18 highway through Vestfold, Norway collapsed on Monday afternoon, February 2, 2015. The collapse left around 45 motorists waiting to be evacuated and the highway, which just opened a few years ago, was immediately clos... Read more...

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Most beautiful volcanic eruption – Sakurajima, Japan

4 февраля 2015 No comments

Video below was captured by meteorologist Robert Speta of the WestPacWx during the early morning hours of February 3, 2015. Sunrise provided a reddish tint in the ash.Notice lightning at 0:18 min. Video courtesy of WestPacWxTokyo VAAC reports an explosion at 06:55 UTC t... Read more...

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New eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

4 февраля 2015 No comments

New eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion A new eruption has started after a brief seismic swarm at the massive Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion on February 4, 2015. Toulouse VAAC said the eruption started at 06:50 UTC and is probably characterized with lava flow without ash. Bad weather prevented direct... Read more...

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Severe floods in southern Africa damaged crops, affected 930 000 including some 300 000 displaced

3 февраля 2015 No comments

Severe floods in southern Africa damaged crops, affected 930 000 including some 300 000 displaced After a few months late start to southern Africa monsoon season, Mozambique, Malawi, and Madagascar have all received above-average rainfall since early January. Some areas received weekly accumulations well over 100 millimeters causing water levels to increase along th... Read more...

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Water levels in Lake Baikal fell to their lowest point in 60 years

2 февраля 2015 No comments

Water levels in Lake Baikal fell to their lowest point in 60 years Water levels in Russian Lake Baikal, world's oldest and deepest body of freshwater, fell to their lowest point in 60 years during January 2015. Authorities in Buryatia and Irkutsk regions declared a state of emergency to allow a solution to be found.During Summer an... Read more...

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Impressive lava flow after rapid increase of seismicity at Mount Etna, Italy

2 февраля 2015 No comments

Impressive lava flow after rapid increase of seismicity at Mount Etna, Italy The seismic monitoring network on Mount Etna detected a rapid increase in volcanic tremors at 06:38 UTC on January 31, 2015, but bad weather conditions prevented direct crater observations.Volcanic tremor at Etna. Image credit: INGV-OE.Red glow visible through the cloud... Read more...

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Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina

2 февраля 2015 No comments

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina A strong and deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.3 hit San Luis, Argentina at 10:49 UTC on February 2, 2015 (07:49 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 172.3 km. EMSC is also reporting M6.3 but at a depth of 157 km.Epicenter was located 87 km (54 miles) NW o... Read more...

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