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Hundreds more starving sea lions continue to wash up on West Coast

24 марта 2015 No comments

According to Shawn Johnson, the director of veterinary science at Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, for the third year out of five, thousands of sea lion pups have beached themselves in an effort to survive. The sea lions are too young to be without their mothers an... Read more...

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Increased seismic activity detected around Ngauruhoe volcano, New Zealand

24 марта 2015 No comments

Seismic activity around Ngauruhoe, the highest peak of the Tongariro volcanic center, has increased above the typical background level, indicating minor volcanic unrest, GNS Science reports. The agency has raised the Volcanic Alert Level to level 1 (minor volcanic... Read more...

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Very strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile

23 марта 2015 No comments

Very strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile A very strong and deep, M6.4 (USGS) earthquake was registered in Tarapaca region, northern Chile on March 23, 2015 at 04:51 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 120.9 km (75.1 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 121 km.Epicenter was located 48 km (30 miles) ESE... Read more...

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Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into Gulf of Alaska

20 марта 2015 No comments

Massive amounts of fresh water, glacial melt pouring into Gulf of Alaska Incessant mountain rain, snow and melting glaciers in a comparatively small region of land that hugs the southern Alaska coast and empties fresh water into the Gulf of Alaska would create the sixth largest coastal river in the world if it emerged as a single stream, a r... Read more...

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High air pollution currently being measured across England and Wales

19 марта 2015 No comments

High air pollution is currently (March 19, 2015) being measured across a number of regions in England and Wales. This is due to pollution brought in via winds from the continent and particulate matter from a combination of local sources, the Department for Environment,... Read more...

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

19 марта 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from March 11 — 17, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Popocatepetl, Mexico | Ruang, Sangihe Islands (Indonesia) | Turrialba, Costa Rica | Ub... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Concepcion, Chile

18 марта 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Concepcion, Chile A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered off the coast of Concepcion, Bio Bio region, Chile at 18:27 UTC on March 18, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).CSN Chile is reporting the same mag... Read more...

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Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

17 марта 2015 No comments

Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia A strong M6.6 earthquake was registered in Molucca Sea (Halmahera), Indonesia at 22:12 UTC on March 17, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 41.7 km. Geoscience Australia is also reporting M6.6, but at a depth of 66 km. Epicenter was located 134 km (83 miles) NW of Kota Ter... Read more...

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Strong eruption of Turrialba prompts evacuations, causes flight disruptions, Costa Rica

13 марта 2015 No comments

Strong eruption of Turrialba prompts evacuations, causes flight disruptions, Costa Rica A new strong eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano started around 16:50 UTC on March 12, 2015. Volcanic material reached some 500 meters above the summit. This is the second major eruption of this volcano in the last five years.Raúl Mora, volcanologist w... Read more...

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Massive flash floods hit Angolan city of Lobito

13 марта 2015 No comments

Massive flash floods caused by torrential rains hit Angolan city of Lobito destroying dozens of homes and city structures and causing the death of at least 62 people, according to initial reports from local authorities.The Angop state-run news agency reported that the f... Read more...

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