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Very shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

31 января 2016 No comments

Very shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Balleny Islands region, Antarctica A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica at 17:39 UTC on January 31, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). According to the USGS, the... Read more...

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hit Kamchatka, Russia

30 января 2016 No comments

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hit Kamchatka, Russia A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 03:25 UTC on January 30, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 161 km (100 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 158 km. CENC is reporting M7.0 at the same depth. According to... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 20 – 26, 2016

29 января 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes from January 20 — 26, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Masaya, Nicaragua | Planchon-Peteroa, Zhupanovsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity:... Read more...

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El Misti volcano officially confirmed awake, Peru

28 января 2016 No comments

El Misti volcano officially confirmed awake, Peru New studies conducted by the Southern Volcano Observatory (OVS) show the El Misti volcano in Arequipa, Peru, is awake and emitting gases, not asleep as previously thought. Its activity is not a cause for alarm, though, as there are no signs of hazardous eruption at... Read more...

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Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides hit Nariño, Colombia

27 января 2016 No comments

Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides hit Nariño, Colombia Heavy rainfalls that have been battering western Colombia since January 25, 2016, have caused severe floods and landslides in the Nariño region, on the border with Ecuador, Colombia Civil Defense reported. At least 8 provinces in the area reported flooding. ... Read more...

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Intense storms cause sinkholes to form in Santa Cruz, California

27 января 2016 No comments

The stormy weather brought huge tides to Santa Cruz County in California over the last three months, causing two sections of the coast to crush. Some of the swells that hit the coastline last week were between 2.7 and 4.6 m (9 and 15 foot) high, according to media... Read more...

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Live stream: Popocatépetl volcano erupts in a series of explosions, further ashfall expected

26 января 2016 No comments

Live stream: Popocatépetl volcano erupts in a series of explosions, further ashfall expected The Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico, erupted in a series of explosions on January 25, 2016, following a couple of days of heightened activity, Mexico's Center for Natural Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) reported. Ashfall has been reported in Puebla city,... Read more...

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Another landslide hits the jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar

26 января 2016 No comments

Another landslide hit the Hpakant jade mining region in the Kachin State, Myanmar on January 25, 2016. The number of missing people is not known yet, and local authorities are currently engaged in a search and rescue operation in the area. The latest landslide is... Read more...

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Large and growing earth crack causes severe damage to Aponte, Colombia

26 января 2016 No comments

A giant earth crack in the Aponte village in Nariño, Colombia has caused huge damage to local roads and houses and affected at least 210 families so far. The crack in the earth is an unexplained geological phenomenon which first occurred in the area in early... Read more...

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Remnants of Winter Storm “Jonas” bring coastal flooding and strong winds to parts of Ireland

26 января 2016 No comments

The remnants of Winter Storm «Jonas» which wreaked havoc across the US East Coast have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and slammed into Ireland on January 26, 2016. The strong Atlantic low brought rainstorms accompanied with strong gales and caused coastal... Read more...

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