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New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

11 декабря 2017 No comments

A change in the pattern of activity at Fugo volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive eruption phase of the year. The Fuego Observatory reports moderately strong explosions which generate ash columns to a height of... Read more...

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3 dead, 480 000 without power, numerous records broken as winter storm hits US South

10 декабря 2017 No comments

3 dead, 480 000 without power, numerous records broken as winter storm hits US South Nearly 500 000 people were left without power and three have died as a suprisingly strong early winter storm hit the US South on its way toward the Northeast. The storm dumped rare snow on the Deep South, in many places record-breaking for December. Relatively quiet... Read more...

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Earthquake swarm under Skjaldbreidur volcano, Iceland

10 декабря 2017 No comments

Earthquake swarm under Skjaldbreidur volcano, Iceland An intense earthquake swarm is in progress at the southern end of Prestahnúkur volcanic system (Langjökull icecap) since early Saturday, December 9, 2017. More than 100 quakes were registered within 40 hours, with 4 above M3.0. There have not been... Read more...

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Phreatic eruption, resumption of degassing at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

9 декабря 2017 No comments

A phreatic (steam-driven) eruption started at Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island, Philippines at 01:47 UTC (09:47 local time) on December 9, 2017. The eruption was preceded by resumption of degassing at the summit crater at 22:34 UTC, December 8 (06:34 local time,... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours

9 декабря 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits State of Yap, 3rd M6+ within 48 hours A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 15:14 UTC on December 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12 km (7.5 miles). After M6.5 and M6.4 on... Read more...

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Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap

8 декабря 2017 No comments

Second strong earthquake in Micronesia, shallow M6.4 hits State of Yap A second strong earthquake of the day hit the State of Yap, Micronesia at 09:51 UTC on December 8, 2017. The USGS registered it as M6.4 at a depth of 20.3 km (12.6 miles). The first one was registered as M6.5 at 00:22 UTC today. EMSC registered the latest one as... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

8 декабря 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.7 km (8.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 15 km... Read more...

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands

8 декабря 2017 No comments

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:09 UTC on December 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km. EMSC is reporting... Read more...

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Snow is falling in Houston, TX, last measurable snow there was 8 years ago

8 декабря 2017 No comments

Snow is falling in Houston, TX, last measurable snow there was 8 years ago Snow is falling across parts of northern Mexico and Texas, US on Friday, December 8, 2017, including Houston where the last measurable snow fell 8 years ago. «What a memorable shift,» NWS Houston said. "We measured 1 — 1.5 inches [2.5 — 3.8 cm] of... Read more...

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Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record

7 декабря 2017 No comments

Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record An astonishing 25.4 cm (10 inches) of snow per hour was reported at Thompson Pass near Valdez, Alaska on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This is extraordinary even by Valdez standards, the snowiest town in the United States. What hit Alaska's North Gulf Coast this... Read more...

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