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Deadly landslide destroys more than 600 houses leaving unknown number of missing, Burundi

30 марта 2015 No comments

Mud and rocks loosened by heavy rains swept down the Kijejete Hill located in the western Gitaza town near Lake Tanganyika, Burundi (Africa) on March 29, 2015 destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 10 people.The landslide destroyed bridges, two schools, a cli... Read more...

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Two very strong and shallow earthquakes M6.4 and M6.5 hit Samoa Islands region

30 марта 2015 No comments

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes M6.4 and M6.5 hit Samoa Islands region Two very strong and shallow earthquakes with recorded magnitudes of 6.4 and 6.5 (USGS) were registered in Samoa Islands region on March 30, 2015 at 08:18 and 08:48 UTC, respectively. USGS is reporting depths of 11.5 and 15.5 km.Geoscience Australia's preliminary rep... Read more...

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Major M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain region generating small tsunami, Papua New Guinea

30 марта 2015 No comments

Major M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain region generating small tsunami, Papua New Guinea A major earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.5 (USGS) hit off the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 23:48 UTC on March 29, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.7 at a depth of 72 km (44.7 miles).Epicenter w... Read more...

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Deadly landslide buries part of Tegal Panjang village in west Java, Indonesia

29 марта 2015 No comments

A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried parts of Tegal Panjang village (Sukabumi district) in west Java, Indonesia on March 28, 2015. According to officials, 12 people were killed and 11 houses buried.A particularly heavy downpour which lasted for 2.5 hours caused a... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered near Calama, Chile

28 марта 2015 No comments

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake registered near Calama, Chile A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 (USGS) was registered near Calama, Chile at 16:36 UTC on March 28, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 109.3 km (67.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 111.7 km (69.4 miles).Epicenter was located 40 km (25... Read more...

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Strong eruption of Colima volcano accompanied by pyroclastic flows, Mexico

28 марта 2015 No comments

Mexico's Colima volcano is still very active with an average of 10 — 15 low to moderate explosions per day. An eruption which occurred at 15:17 UTC on March 27 (08:17 local time) generated ash plume which reached an estimated height of about 3 — 4 km and produced... Read more...

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Atacama Desert flooded after 7 years of rain fell in just 12 hours

28 марта 2015 No comments

At least 10 people have been killed by catastrophic floods in northern regions of Chile after thunderstorms brought the equivalent of 7 years of rain in just 12 hours on March 26. Search and rescue operations are still in progress and authorities fear the number of casu... Read more...

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Increased seismic activity at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aleutian Islands

26 марта 2015 No comments

Earthquake activity at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aleutian Islands that began in January continues, and has increased in intensity over the past few days, Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reports.In addition, AVO detected brief periods of seismic tremor, which can indicate... Read more...

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

26 марта 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 9 volcanoes from March 18 — 24, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 10 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Lewotobi, Flores Island (Indonesia) | Moyorod... Read more...

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Massive landslide buried parts of Chosica, Peru

25 марта 2015 No comments

A massive landslide caused by heavy rains buried parts of Chosica, Peru killing at least 9 people on March 24, 2015.Alfredo Murgueytio, the head of the National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci), said yesterday six people were missing and 25 were injured in the disaster... Read more...

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