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Manam volcano eruption forces evacuations, Papua New Guinea

18 апреля 2017 No comments

Papua New Guinea' Manam volcano erupted on April 16, 2017, forcing evacuations. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange. According to local media reports, residents said the volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC (19:00 local time) Sunday... Read more...

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Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

18 апреля 2017 No comments

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which... Read more...

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At least 25 killed after massive floods hit Iran

15 апреля 2017 No comments

At least 25 people have been killed and 16 others are missing after heavy rain caused massive floods and landslides in Iran's northwest over the past couple of days. Parts of the region saw water levels not seen in the past 40 years. The heaviest downpours were... Read more...

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth

15 апреля 2017 No comments

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Antofagasta, Chile at 08:19 UTC on April 15, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 135.1 km (83.9 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 158.4 km (98.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter... Read more...

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Northern Sierra breaks all-time record for wettest water year

14 апреля 2017 No comments

Northern Sierra breaks all-time record for wettest water year With more than five months still to go, California's northern Sierra Nevada has already achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced yesterday. The mountains saw an incredible amount of snow... Read more...

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New eruptive episode begins at Mount Etna, Italy

14 апреля 2017 No comments

A new eruptive episode began at Italy's Mount Etna shortly after 20:00 UTC on April 13, 2017. The new phase started 2 hours after a sudden increase in volcanic tremor. It comes after three days of calm. INGV reports that lava was pouring from three vents during... Read more...

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 5 – 11, 2017

14 апреля 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 5 and 11, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Banda Api, Indonesia | Cerro Azul, Isla Isabela (Ecuador) | Dempo,... Read more...

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Get ready, Europe: Significant cold outbreak expected

13 апреля 2017 No comments

Current forecast models suggest a very cold air mass will descend from the Arctic down to the Mediterranean Sea over the next 10 days, reaching possibly as far south as northern Africa. If the models play out, central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, and Italy will see a... Read more...

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Strong phreatic eruption at Poas volcano, lahars generated

13 апреля 2017 No comments

A strong phreatic eruption took place at Costa Rica's Poas volcano between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC on April 13, 2017 (18:00 and 19:00 local time on April 12), the National University’s Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (OVSICORI) reported. The... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

12 апреля 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.0 hit the island of Mindanao, Philippines at 21:21 UTC on April 11, 2017 (05:21 local time on April 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 8.3... Read more...

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