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India records its hottest temperature ever – 51 °C (123.8 °F)

20 мая 2016 No comments

India records its hottest temperature ever — 51 °C (123.8 °F) The city of Phalodi, in India's Rajasthan, has set a new temperature record for the entire country hitting a scorching 51 °C (123.8 °F) on May 19, 2016. According to the IMD, the previous high was 50.6 °C (123 °F), reached in 1956 in the city of... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 11 – 17, 2016

20 мая 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 2 volcanoes between May 11 and 17, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Awu, Sangihe Islands (Indonesia) | Ruapehu, North Island (New Zealand). Ongoing activity: Aira,... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Northern Territory, Australia

20 мая 2016 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Northern Territory, Australia A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as Mwp6.1 hit Northern Territory, Australia at 18:14 UTC on May 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is... Read more...

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Strong eruptions at Turrialba spew ash over Coronado, Moravia and Guadalupe, Costa Rica

20 мая 2016 No comments

The activity at Costa Rica«s Turrialba volcano increased significantly on May 19, 2016, with three strong eruptions and constant ash emissions. Country»s National Seismological Network (RSN) registered the first explosion at 21:46 UTC. The eruption lasted... Read more...

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Powerful eruption at Santa Maria (Santiaguito) ejects ash up to 4.5 km, Guatemala

20 мая 2016 No comments

Two loud explosions occurred at Santa María's Santiaguito lava-dome complex in Guatemala at 15:30 and 15:56 UTC on May 19, 2016. The eruption generated a column of ash that reached an altitude of 4.5 km (14 763 feet) above sea level and drifted south and... Read more...

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Strombolian eruption at Etna’s Voragine crater, Italy

19 мая 2016 No comments

Strombolian eruption at Etna's Voragine crater, Italy During the afternoon of May 18, 2016, the lava fountaining activity at Etna's Voragine crater passed into a modest Strombolian activity, which continued to feed the lava overflow toward west until the late evening, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports today. A second... Read more...

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Pyroclastic flows observed at Fuego, large lahars possible, Guatemala

19 мая 2016 No comments

Pyroclastic flows observed at Fuego, large lahars possible, Guatemala Guatemala's Fuego volcano produced at least 9 explosions early May 18 that expelled volcanic ash to a height of 4 300 m (14 110 feet) and dispersed at a distance of 7 — 10 km (4.3 — 6.2 miles) to the south. Moderately large pyroclastic flows were observed later... Read more...

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Massive sand influx buries 16 villages, southeastern Iran

19 мая 2016 No comments

According to Amin Baqeri, the governor of Rigan, Iran's southeastern province of Kerman, 16 villages in Rigan were buried in sand and became completely deserted amid consistent sand storms. "Massive sand influx and consistent sand storms have led to the... Read more...

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Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador

18 мая 2016 No comments

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Ecuador at 16:46 UTC on May 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 31 km (19.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). After M6.7 at 07:57 UTC, this is a second... Read more...

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New eruption starts at Mount Etna, Italy

18 мая 2016 No comments

New eruption starts at Mount Etna, Italy After a gradual resumption of activity observed at Italy's Etna volcano since early April 2016, the volcano is now exhibiting mild to strong strombolian activity accompanied by dense smoke. The Aviation Color Code is Orange. During the night of May 16, 2016,... Read more...

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