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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 8 – 14, 2017

15 ноября 2017 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 8 and 14, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aoba, Vanuatu | Dempo, Indonesia | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island (Russia). Ongoing activity:... Read more...

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PHIVOLCS raises Kanlaon volcano alert level to 2

15 ноября 2017 No comments

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status for Kanlaon volcano from Alert Level 1 (Low Level of Unrest) to Alert Level 2 (Moderate Level of Unrest) on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano... Read more...

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“Biblical disaster:” Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 9 killed, several missing

15 ноября 2017 No comments

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 9 people have been killed and many injured. «Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,»... Read more...

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Strong winds in the vicinity of Katmai pick up loose volcanic ash, Alaska

14 ноября 2017 No comments

Strong winds in the vicinity of Katmai pick up loose volcanic ash, Alaska Strong northwest winds in the vicinity of Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes have picked up loose volcanic ash erupted during the 1912 Novarupta-Katmai eruption and carried it to the southeast over the past couple of days and especially on November 13.... Read more...

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New Antarctic heat map reveals sub-ice hotspots

13 ноября 2017 No comments

New Antarctic heat map reveals sub-ice hotspots An international team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has produced a new map showing how much heat from the Earth’s interior is reaching the base of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The map was published Monday, November 13, 2017, in the journal... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica

13 ноября 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Costa Rica at 02:28 UTC on November 13, 2017 (20:28 local time, November 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.8 km (12.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).... Read more...

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Mantle plume, a geothermal heat source under West Antarctic ice sheet

12 ноября 2017 No comments

Mantle plume, a geothermal heat source under West Antarctic ice sheet A new study adds to evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica«s Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that forms lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. Although the heat source isn»t a new or increasing... Read more...

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Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area

12 ноября 2017 No comments

Heavy rain and floods that hit Bangladesh this year have hurt prospects for rice area and production in the nation, forcing the country to brace itself for another season of highly probable less productive rice season. Bangladesh, once major rice produced, has... Read more...

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Extremely dangerous M7.2 earthquake hits Iran – Iraq border region

12 ноября 2017 No comments

Extremely dangerous M7.2 earthquake hits Iran — Iraq border region A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit Iran — Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC on November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 33.9 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8 miles). This earthquake can... Read more...

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Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level

12 ноября 2017 No comments

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level Sea levels around the world have risen by 1.7 millimeters (0.07 inches) on average each year since 1880, but in recent years, scientists have observed a rapid increase in sea level in the north Indian Ocean. Tide gauge records and other datasets reveal the pace of... Read more...

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