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Floods, landslides and abundant snow across Italy claim 5 lives

29 февраля 2016 No comments

Floods, landslides and abundant snow across Italy claim 5 lives Torrential downpours and snowstorms lashed Italy since February 27, 2016. Strong storms caused floods and a landslide, widespread power outages, and infrastructural damage. Five people were reported dead so far. The low pressure Atlantic front «Golia»... Read more...

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Heavy flooding in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia

29 февраля 2016 No comments

Heavy flooding in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia The Malaysian state of Sarawak on the Borneo Island suffered a third wave of flooding this year since another round of heavy rainfalls began on February 27, 2016. In total 631 people were evacuated at the peak of flooding. Luckily, no deaths or injuries occurred.... Read more...

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JMA warns eruption of Mount Io possible, Japan

28 февраля 2016 No comments

JMA warns eruption of Mount Io possible, Japan After an increase in shallow volcanic earthquakes detected on February 28, 2016, the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned a small eruption is possible at Io volcano, Mount Kirishima mountain ranges, southern Kyushu, Japan. In the event of an eruption, large stones... Read more...

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Large pyroclastic flows recorded as Mount Sinabung erupts, Indonesia

27 февраля 2016 No comments

Indonesian Sinabung volcano erupted on February 26, 2016, sending thick smoke and ash up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l. and producing very large and impressive pyroclastic flows. According to Agus Salihin, a volcanologist at the Sinabung observation post,... Read more...

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Tungurahua erupts sending ash more than 6 km above the crater, Ecuador

26 февраля 2016 No comments

Tungurahua erupts sending ash more than 6 km above the crater, Ecuador Ecuador's Tungurahua erupted at 17:02 UTC on February 26, 2016, sending ash more than 6 km (19 685 feet) above the crater (11 km / 36 089 feet a.s.l.). IGEPN reported there have been four explosions so far today. Ash emissions were observed traveling north-west.... Read more...

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Severe floods affect Jakarta, traffic disruptions and evacuations reported

26 февраля 2016 No comments

Severe floods affect Jakarta, traffic disruptions and evacuations reported Torrential downpours triggered severe flooding in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia, and surrounding areas on February 25, 2016. Traffic disruptions and infrastructural damage were reported across the affected areas, and 40 people were forced to leave their homes in... Read more...

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Russia’s Sheveluch erupts in a 6.4 km (21 000 feet) high ash plume

25 февраля 2016 No comments

Russia's Sheveluch erupts in a 6.4 km (21 000 feet) high ash plume Sheveluch volcano in Kamchatka, Russia, erupted on February 24, 2016, Tokyo VAAC reported. Based on the satellite data, an eruption plume rose to approximately 6.4 km (21 000 feet) altitude and drifted northwest at a speed of 46.3 km/h (28.8 mph). On February 24,... Read more...

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Greenland ‘Warm Blob’ surface water responsible for abrupt climate swings in the last ice age

25 февраля 2016 No comments

Greenland «Warm Blob» surface water responsible for abrupt climate swings in the last ice age New research shows a «warm blob» of surface water in the Atlantic played a significant role on the wild climate swings in Greenland during the last ice age. Researchers used the foraminifera fossils to compare the changes in the ocean temperature with the... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 17 – 23, 2016

25 февраля 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes from February 17 — 23, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Telica, Nicaragua | Zhupanovsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia).... Read more...

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Ash plume and incandescent bombs ejected from Etna’s NE crater, Sicily

24 февраля 2016 No comments

Ash plume and incandescent bombs ejected from Etna's NE crater, Sicily An unusual eruption was observed from Etna volcano's NE crater on the morning of February 23, 2016. INGV reports several hundred meters high ash plume and incandescent bombs ejected above the rim of the crater. The video and thermal cameras of the... Read more...

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