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Mercury contamination widespread across western North America

21 сентября 2016 No comments

An international research team has found that mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife. The team, led by researchers from the USGS, evaluated potential risks from mercury to the... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Japan

20 сентября 2016 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Japan A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.3 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 16:22 UTC on September 20, 2016 (01:22 JST on September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 62 km (38.5 miles).... Read more...

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Powerful Typhoon “Malakas” hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo

20 сентября 2016 No comments

Powerful Typhoon «Malakas» hits Kyushu with record-breaking rain, heading toward Tokyo Powerful Typhoon «Malakas» has made landfall over Kyushu, Japan on September 19, 2016, dumping record-breaking rain and causing widespread disruption. Heavy flooding was reported and dozens of flights were canceled. Around 7 000 homes have already suffered... Read more...

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Significant landslide on Piz Cengalo, Swiss Alps

19 сентября 2016 No comments

A significant landslide event occurred on the Piz Cengalo, a mountain in the Bregaglia range of the Alps on the border between the Swiss canton of Graubünden and Italy, on September 11, 2016. This is the same mountain where approximately 1.5 million m2 (4.9... Read more...

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

17 сентября 2016 No comments

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mwp6.0 hit near Norsup, Vanuatu at 02:31 UTC on September 17, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.8 km (22.9 miles). The epicenter was located 6.8 km (4.2 miles) NNE of Norsup (population 2 998), 9.7 km (6.1... Read more...

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu

17 сентября 2016 No comments

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mwp6.0 hit near Norsup, Vanuatu at 02:31 UTC on September 17, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.8 km (22.9 miles). The epicenter was located 6.8 km (4.2 miles) NNE of Norsup (population 2 998), 9.7 km (6.1... Read more...

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2016 Arctic sea ice minimum the second-lowest on record

16 сентября 2016 No comments

2016 Arctic sea ice minimum the second-lowest on record The Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its seasonal minimum for 2016 on September 10, the NSIDC said yesterday in a preliminary announcement. A relatively rapid loss of sea ice in the first ten days of September has pushed the ice extent to a statistical tie... Read more...

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2016 Arctic sea ice minimum the second-lowest on record

16 сентября 2016 No comments

2016 Arctic sea ice minimum the second-lowest on record The Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its seasonal minimum for 2016 on September 10, the NSIDC said yesterday in a preliminary announcement. A relatively rapid loss of sea ice in the first ten days of September has pushed the ice extent to a statistical tie... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 7 – 13, 2016

15 сентября 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between September 7 and 13, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Piton de la... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 7 – 13, 2016

15 сентября 2016 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between September 7 and 13, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Piton de la... Read more...

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