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Elevated volcanic activity observed at Karymsky, Russia

13 января 2016 No comments

Elevated volcanic activity observed at Karymsky, Russia Karymsky volcano, Kamchatka is showing signs of elevated activity. Several explosions over the last couple of days have sent ash plumes rising to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above the crater, the Tokyo VAAC reported. Karymsky volcano is one of the few continually active... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland

12 января 2016 No comments

Heavy snowfall causing major traffic troubles in Finland Heavy snowfall blanketed parts of Finland on January 12, 2016. Huge amounts of snow, blizzard conditions and cold temperatures caused traffic disruptions, closures and delays across the country. The large snowstorm that hit southern and central Finland caused... Read more...

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Rising rivers inundate north and central Portugal

12 января 2016 No comments

Rising rivers inundate north and central Portugal Portugal's Porto and Coimbra districts reported flooding after the rivers Douro, Mondego and Tamega overflew their banks in the period between January 10 and 11, 2016. A spell of heavy rainfall accompanied with strong winds affected the north and central parts... Read more...

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Strong and deep M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

11 января 2016 No comments

Strong and deep M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan A strong earthquake registered by JMA as M6.0 at a depth of 260 km (161 miles) hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 17:08 UTC on January 11, 2016. USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 236.1 km (146.7 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 75 km... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Talaud Islands, Indonesia

11 января 2016 No comments

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Talaud Islands, Indonesia A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.8 hit off the coast of Talaud Islands, Indonesia at 16:38 UTC on January 11, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 29 km (18 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 12.9 km (8.0... Read more...

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Persistent drought threatens South Africa’s food supplies

8 января 2016 No comments

Record high temperatures were recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 7, 2016. The region has been facing persistent drought conditions and related food shortage since December 2015 when the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued an alert... Read more...

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Major flooding incident in eastern Scotland

8 января 2016 No comments

Heavy rainfalls caused severe flooding in Aberdeenshire, Scotland as the River Don overflew its banks on the night of January 7 to 8, 2016. Numerous evacuations have taken place in the Inverurie town in the center of the county as water levels reached record high... Read more...

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State of emergency declared over the largest natural gas leak in US, California

8 января 2016 No comments

A state of emergency was declared over a large natural gas leak pouring high quantities of methane and other gases into a Los Angeles neighborhood on January 6, 2016. Numerous residents reported health issues and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate the... Read more...

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Out of control fireball blasts burn the small town to the ground, Australia

8 января 2016 No comments

A catastrophic «tumbling wave» of wildfire devastated a small town in southwest Australia and burned over 58 000 hectares of bushland on the evening of January 7, 2016 (local time). Residents were evacuated and several firefighters sustained injuries while... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: December 30, 2015 – January 5, 2016

7 января 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from December 30, 2015 - January 5, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Nevados de Chillán, Chile ... Read more...

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