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Active volcanoes in the world: February 25 – March 3, 2015

5 марта 2015 No comments

New activity was observed at 6 volcanoes from February 25 - March 3, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Ambrym, Vanuatu | Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Fuego, Guatemala | Popocatepetl, Mexico | Sa... Read more...

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Amazon deforestation ‘threshold’ causes species loss to accelerate

4 марта 2015 No comments

One of the largest area studies of forest loss impacting biodiversity shows that a third of the Amazon is headed toward or has just past a threshold of forest cover below which species loss is faster and more damaging. Researchers call for conservation policy to switch... Read more...

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Large eruption of Shiveluch volcano sends ash up to 11.2 km, Russia

4 марта 2015 No comments

Large eruption of Shiveluch volcano sends ash up to 11.2 km, Russia Russian Shiveluch volcano erupted at 22:50 UTC on March 3, 2015 sending ash up to 11.2 km (drifting NNE), Tokyo VAAC reported. Aircraft on the North America — Japan routes are advised to avoid the area.The volcano is in an intense phase of activity, characterized by str... Read more...

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The end of volcanic eruption in Holuhraun (Bardarbunga), Iceland

3 марта 2015 No comments

The end of volcanic eruption in Holuhraun (Bardarbunga), Iceland The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun which began on August 31, 2014 came to an end on Friday, February 27, 2015, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Icelandic Civil Protection said on February 28 and confirmed today. The Aviation Color Code for Bardarbunga was downgraded... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia

3 марта 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia A strong and shallow M6.4 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 10:37 UTC on March 3, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 37.6 km (23.3 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles).There are abou... Read more...

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Strong eruption of Villarrica volcano, Chile

3 марта 2015 No comments

After a significant increase in seismicity which started in February, Chile's Villarrica volcano violently erupted at 06:46 UTC (03:46 local time) on March 3, 2015 ejecting magma fragments up to 1 km above the crater. Ash column reached an altitude of about 3 km and... Read more...

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Jordan and Israel sign historic deal to end the shrinking of Dead Sea

2 марта 2015 No comments

Jordan and Israel sign historic deal to end the shrinking of Dead Sea Jordan and Israel signed a historic deal last week to build a pipeline that would link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea in an effort to combat regional water shortages and save the Dead Sea from drying out. The idea of linking the two bodies of water together has... Read more...

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Strange behavior of Antarctic noctilucent clouds

2 марта 2015 No comments

Strange behavior of Antarctic noctilucent clouds The southern noctilucent clouds (NLCs) season is over now, but looking back over the entire season reveals something unexpected.In an 8-year plot of the Antarctic noctilucent cloud frequencies, the 2014/15 season is clearly different from the rest, SpaceWeather reports. Read more...

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