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Increased seismicity at Pavlof, aviation color code raised to Orange, Alaska

13 мая 2016 No comments

Increased seismicity at Pavlof, aviation color code raised to Orange, Alaska At about 18:35 UTC on May 13, 2016, seismic activity at Pavlof volcano increased to levels that are typically associated with minor eruptive activity, Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reports. Based on the change and character of the seismicity, it is possible that... Read more...

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Strong eruption of Turrialba sends ash 3 km above summit, Costa Rica

13 мая 2016 No comments

Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano erupted at 07:19 UTC on May 12, 2016 (01:19 local time), sending a column of smoke and ash up to 3 km (17 000 feet) above the summit (~6.3 km / 20 800 feet a.s.l.). The eruption lasted between 8 and 11 minutes. Emergency services... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 4 – 10, 2016

12 мая 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes between May 4 and 10, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (UK) | Nevados de Chillán, Chile | Ruapehu, North... Read more...

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Deadly flooding rainfall in Haiti and Dominican Republic measured by GPM

11 мая 2016 No comments

Deadly flooding rainfall in Haiti and Dominican Republic measured by GPM Extreme rainfall in Haiti caused severe flooding that resulted in the deaths of at least 5 people over the past several days. In the neighboring Dominican Republic, over 3 400 people were evacuated. Both countries have already seen several rounds of severe weather... Read more...

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Gas output increases at Mount Ruapehu, volcanic alert raised

11 мая 2016 No comments

GNS scientists have observed an increase in the output of volcanic gas from Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake on May 10, 2016. As a result, the Volcanic Alert Level was raised to Level 2. The Aviation Colour Code was also changed, from Green to Yellow. New... Read more...

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Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia

11 мая 2016 No comments

Heavy rains, deadly floods and landslides hit drought-stricken Ethiopia Unseasonal heavy rains have affected tens of thousands of people in southeastern Ethiopia over the last couple of days. As of early Wednesday, May 11, 2016, severe weather in the country suffering its worst drought in 5 decades claimed lives of at least 50 people.... Read more...

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Earth’s magnetic field changes mapped in detail

11 мая 2016 No comments

Earth's magnetic field changes mapped in detail A group of experts utilized the data collected by the ESA«s SWARM satellites to show how the magnetic field is pulsating, where it»s weakening and strengthening, and how fast these changes occur. For the first time, experts have mapped both the changes... Read more...

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Southern China hit by prolonged heavy rainfall, at least 9 casualties reported

10 мая 2016 No comments

Southern China hit by prolonged heavy rainfall, at least 9 casualties reported Severe rainstorms have been affecting southern China for several days, causing traffic disruptions and affecting the lives of millions of people across the area. So far, at least nine causalities have been reported while three people went missing, according to... Read more...

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Intense rainstorm batters portions of South Australia, local flash floods reported

9 мая 2016 No comments

A spell of severe weather wrapped the south of Australia on May 9, 2016. Heavy rainfalls, accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds, caused minor flash flooding and traffic disruptions across the affected areas. About 10 districts have been put on alert. The... Read more...

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Heavy rains and landslides kill at least 53, destroy more than 500 homes in Rwanda

9 мая 2016 No comments

At least 53 people have been killed in landslides caused by heavy rains over the weekend in Rwanda, local authorities reported today. The worst affected was Gakenke district, in the country's north, where downpours destroyed about 300 homes and claimed lives of... Read more...

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