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Aerial footage of Chile’s Calbuco volcano spewing ash

27 апреля 2015 No comments

After 43 years of sleep, Chile's Calbuco volcano experienced a major eruption on April 22, 2015 ejecting ash plume up to 12.1 km. A 20 kilometer exclusion zone was established around the volcano and over 4 000 people within this exclusion zone were evacuated during... Read more...

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Ash emissions observed at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea

27 апреля 2015 No comments

Ash emissions observed at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea Darwin VAAC reports an ash plume up to 2.4 km (8 000 feet) was observed above the Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea at 00:30 UTC on April 27, 2015. It extended about 111 km to the west.A pronounced SO2 plume can be seen on satellite data as well, Volcano Discovery reports... Read more...

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Heavy rain, strong winds and large hailstones devastate Peshawar, Pakistan

27 апреля 2015 No comments

A severe storm tore through Peshawar, Charsadda and their surrounding villages on Sunday, April 26, 2015 uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 44 people, officials said Monday. Over 200 people were injured.Director of the provincial meteorological d... Read more...

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Twenty-six water districts in California to begin rationing water

26 апреля 2015 No comments

California is slowly fading into desert land. The fight to save the state's water resources has begun at the state level. Governor Jerry Brown recently imposed a 25 percent mandatory restriction on urban water use. This takes effect in July 2015.This is only the beg... Read more...

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Massive M8.1 earthquake hits Nepal

25 апреля 2015 No comments

Massive M8.1 earthquake hits Nepal A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M8.1 (CENC) hit Nepal at 06:11 UTC on April 25, 2015. CENC is reporting depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M7.9 at a depth of 15.0 km (9.3 miles).Epicenter was located 35 km (22 miles) E of Lamjung, 60 km (3... Read more...

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Magma intrusion is likely source of Columbia – Ecuador border quake swarms

24 апреля 2015 No comments

Magma intrusion is likely source of Columbia — Ecuador border quake swarms The “seismic crisis” around the region of the Chiles and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanoes near the Columbia-Ecuador border is likely caused by intruding magma, according to a report by R. Corredor Torres of the Servicio Geológico Colombiano and coll... Read more...

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Huge magma chamber discovered deep beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano

24 апреля 2015 No comments

Huge magma chamber discovered deep beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano A team of University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock about 19 to 45 km (12 to 28 miles) beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber.The hot rock... Read more...

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand

24 апреля 2015 No comments

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand A strong earthquake registered by New Zealand's GEONET as M6.2 hit South Island, New Zealand at 03:36 UTC on April 24, 2015 at a depth of 52 km (32.3 miles). This classes the earthquake as severe but due to the depth of the quake and distance from populated centers,... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii, Canada

24 апреля 2015 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii, Canada A strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 was registered off the coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada at 13:56 UTC on April 24, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EarthquakesCanada is also reporting M6.1.According to the USGS, epicenter was... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 15 – 21, 2015

23 апреля 2015 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from April 15 — 21, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Chikurachki, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sinabung, Indonesia | Tongari... Read more...

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