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Massive mudslides in Kaikōura Canyon destroyed all seabed life

28 февраля 2017 No comments

Huge mudslides from November’s earthquakes in New Zealand have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikōura Canyon, NIWA reports. New bathymetric data shows that the earthquake resulted in a huge slipping event. Almost every part of the upper... Read more...

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Unseasonal rains cause deadly flooding, cut water to millions

27 февраля 2017 No comments

Heavy, unseasonable rains have caused major floods and mudslides in Chile, leaving at least 3 people dead and 19 missing on February 25 and 26, 2017. In the area of country's capital, Santiago, mudslides have cut off water to around 1.2 million homes. Thousands... Read more...

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Strong increase in activity at Mount Etna, lava overflowing

27 февраля 2017 No comments

Etna«s activity is increasing strongly, and lava is overflowing from the Southeast Crater (SEC) toward south-southwest, Boris Behncke of the INGV»s Etna Observatory reports. The activity has increased sharply on February 27, 2017, following mild Strombolian... Read more...

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Massive mine waste landslide at Kakanj, Bosnia

26 февраля 2017 No comments

Massive mine waste landslide at Kakanj, Bosnia A massive mine waste landslide from an open pit coal mine occurred at Kakanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina last week, blocking a river and forcing 150 people to evacuate Friday, February 24, 2017. The lake created by the landslide overflowed Saturday morning, February... Read more...

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Increased activity at Fuego, ash up to 5.8 km (19 000 feet) a.s.l.

25 февраля 2017 No comments

The activity at Guatemalan Fuego volcano continues with constant moderate explosions ejecting columns of ash and smoke up to 5 km (16 404 feet) above sea level and traveling more than 25 km to the NE, N, NE and E. Ashfall is reported in areas near Alotenango and San... Read more...

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Slow-moving landslide slicing a hill in Abruzzo, Italy

24 февраля 2017 No comments

Slow-moving landslide slicing a hill in Abruzzo, Italy Like the country didn«t have enough natural disasters over the past several months, and years, yet another unstoppable disaster is affecting Italy»s central region of Abruzzo, albeit rather slowly. Civil authorities reported a slow-moving landslide is... Read more...

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Strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji – Tonga region

24 февраля 2017 No comments

Strong and deep M6.9 earthquake hits Fiji — Tonga region A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Fiji — Tonga region at 17:28 UTC on February 24, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 396.1 km (246.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 400 km (248.5 miles). According to the USGS, the... Read more...

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Deadly flooding hits South Africa in the wake of Dineo

24 февраля 2017 No comments

Three people have died and two are missing after heavy rain hit South Africa«s North West causing severe flooding in the wake of Tropical Cyclone «Dineo.» Major roads in the South Africa»s North West province have been temporarily closed due to... Read more...

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Unseasonal heavy rain strikes Colombia causing severe floods

24 февраля 2017 No comments

Unseasonal heavy rain strikes Colombia causing severe floods At least one person is dead, 3 are missing and 2 000 have been displaced after heavy, unseasonal rainfall caused severe flooding in central and western parts of Columbia between February 21 and 23, 2017. More heavy rain is expected over the weekend. According to... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 15 – 21, 2017

23 февраля 2017 No comments

New activity was reported for 5 volcanoes between February 15 and 21, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Lanin, Central Chile-Argentina... Read more...

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