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Eruption of Mount Sinabung continues, alert level remains at highest

17 января 2016 No comments

Eruption of Mount Sinabung continues, alert level remains at highest In August 2010, Indonesia's Sinabung volcano roared back to life with its first eruption in known history. The volcano emitted diffuse white plumes that rose 20 m (65 feet) above the crater and showed signs of increased activity on August 28. On August 29,... Read more...

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Severe erosion devastates the beach in Hallands overnight, UK

16 января 2016 No comments

Series of damaging storms that battered the UK over the last few weeks triggered a rapid erosion of the beaches along Devonshire coast. The beach in Hallands disappeared overnight as thousands of tons of sand, and small pebbles were washed away, leaving behind only... Read more...

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Moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru

16 января 2016 No comments

Moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru Peru's INGEMMET reports a moderately strong eruption took place at Ubinas volcano at 17:53 UTC on January 15, 2016. An ash plume rose to about 3 km (9 842 feet) above the summit and drifted to the southeast. This is about 8 672 m (28 450 feet) above the sea... Read more...

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New research suggest reevaluation of earthquake and tsunami hazards around Pacific Rim

15 января 2016 No comments

New research suggest reevaluation of earthquake and tsunami hazards around Pacific Rim A new research based on the fieldwork conducted in Alaska's Aleutian Islands indicates a section of the Aleutian Subduction Zone fault could generate a large earthquake, strong enough to produce a large tsunami across the Pacific to Hawaii. New data can aid the... Read more...

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Strong M6.7 earthquake hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

14 января 2016 No comments

Strong M6.7 earthquake hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan A strong earthquake registered by JMA as M6.7 hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 03:25 UTC on January 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 51.4 km (31.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter... Read more...

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Hurricane “Alex” becomes the strongest January hurricane in Atlantic since records began in 1851

14 января 2016 No comments

Hurricane «Alex» becomes the strongest January hurricane in Atlantic since records began in 1851 Subtropical Storm «Alex» formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on January 13, 2016, and intensified into a hurricane at 15:00 UTC on January 14. The occurrence of the system during this time of the year is very unusual, as only four known... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 6 – 12, 2016

14 января 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 2 volcanoes from January 6 — 12, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Masaya, Nicaragua | Soputan, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Chirpoi, Kuril Islands... Read more...

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Very deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bolivia

14 января 2016 No comments

Very deep M6.1 earthquake hits Bolivia A strong and very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Bolivia at 03:25 UTC on January 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 582.4 km (361.9 miles). The epicenter was located 7 km (4 miles) WSW of Charagua, 34 km (21 miles) NE of Camiri, 159 km... Read more...

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Strong explosion at Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua

13 января 2016 No comments

Strong explosion at Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua After 110 years of being dormant, Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua, seems to have become fairly active over the last two months. The latest eruption occurred on January 12, 2016 (local time), Volcano Discovery reported. A strong explosion at 12:10 (local time) sent an... Read more...

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Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru

13 января 2016 No comments

Rapid decline in glacier coverage of the Cordillera Blanca contaminating surrounding waters, Peru 70% of the world's tropical glaciers are based in the Peruvian Andes and are responsible for providing local communities with drinking water and the water supplies for agriculture, energy production and tourism. According to new research, glacier coverage of the... Read more...

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