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Active volcanoes in the world: March 29 – April 4, 2017

6 апреля 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes between March 29 and April 4, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)... Read more...

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Drastic increase in the number of icebergs in transatlantic shipping lanes

6 апреля 2017 No comments

Drastic increase in the number of icebergs in transatlantic shipping lanes Last week, we reported car and house-sized chunks of broken-up sea ice are being pounded onto the shore of St. John«s harbor in a sight locals haven»t seen since the 1980«s. Now, USCG»s International Ice Patrol reports a drastic increase in icebergs... Read more...

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Banda Api awakens after 30 years of slumber, evacuations begin

6 апреля 2017 No comments

Banda Api awakens after 30 years of slumber, evacuations begin The number of earthquakes under Indonesian Banda Api volcano has sharply increased over the past couple of days prompting authorities to raise the volcanic alert level to 2. Preparations are currently underway to evacuate some 1 000 people living near the volcano.... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits northeastern Iran

5 апреля 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits northeastern Iran A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit northeastern ran at 06:09 UTC on April 5, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at the same depth. USGS issued a yellow alert level for shaking-related... Read more...

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Colombia mudslide death toll rises to 273, Red Alerts for floods and landslides

4 апреля 2017 No comments

Colombia mudslide death toll rises to 273, Red Alerts for floods and landslides As of 07:00 UTC on April 4, 2017, the number of people that died after massive mudflows hit the Colombian city of Mocoa on April 1 has risen to 273. Meanwhile, IDEAM has issued new Red Alerts for floods and landslides. The number of people that died in Mocoa after... Read more...

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Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across North Island, New Zealand

4 апреля 2017 No comments

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone «Debbie» have reached New Zealand and are now dumping flooding rain across the North Island. Parts of the region have declared states of emergency and are expecting record flooding Wednesday. The storm will continue affecting... Read more...

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Rockhampton prepares for major flood, Australia

3 апреля 2017 No comments

Residents of the city of Rockhampton, located between Mackay and the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia are preparing for major flood, possibly the worst since 1956. Over the weekend, authorities said as many as 8 000 homes and 20 000 people could be affected... Read more...

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Powerful M6.7 earthquake shakes Botswana

3 апреля 2017 No comments

Powerful M6.7 earthquake shakes Botswana A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.7 hit Botswana, Africa at 17:40 UTC on April 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11.6 km (7.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter... Read more...

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Massive landslide hits Banaran village, East Java, Indonesia

3 апреля 2017 No comments

A massive landslide caused by extreme amounts of rain hit remote Banaran village in Ponorogo Regency, East Java Province, Indonesia around 08:00 local time on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Banaran village is in an area of high landslide risk and locals say that signs... Read more...

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Massive mudslides leave hundreds dead and missing in Mocoa, Colombia

2 апреля 2017 No comments

Massive mudslides hit Colombia's southwestern city of Mocoa after several rivers burst their banks late Friday, March 31, 2017. At least 254 people have been killed, more than 200 are missing and at least 400 are injured, authorities said Sunday. They are... Read more...

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