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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Cold Bay, Alaska

31 декабря 2018 No comments

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Cold Bay, Alaska A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Cold Bay, Alaska at 02:35 UTC on December 31, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.9 km (18.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). This earthquake... Read more...

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

30 декабря 2018 No comments

Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia A strong explosion took place at Sheveluch, one of the biggest volcanic structures in Kamchatka, Russia, late December 29 (UTC), 2018, forcing authorities to temporarily raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. According to video data, explosions sent ash up to 10 km... Read more...

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At least 50 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression “Usman”

30 декабря 2018 No comments

At least 50 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression «Usman» Tropical Depression «Usman» dropped heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in which at least 50 people were killed. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 29 and has since weakened into... Read more...

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Sudden eruption at Mount Agung, ashfall reported around the volcano, Indonesia

30 декабря 2018 No comments

Sudden eruption at Mount Agung, ashfall reported around the volcano, Indonesia A new eruption took place at Indonesian Mount Agung, Bali at 20:09 UTC on December 29, 2018 (04:09 WITA, December 30). Thin ashfall was reported in nearby communities. Alert Level remains at 3 (on a scale of 1 — 4) and the exclusion zone is currently stable at a... Read more...

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Winter Storm “Eboni” claims 6 lives, causes widespread flooding, rare New Mexico blizzard

30 декабря 2018 No comments

Powerful Winter Storm «Eboni» marched through the United States this week, dropping heavy snow, causing slick roads and leaving 4 people dead. On its warm side, the storm brought flooding rains to the South, triggering flash flood emergencies and high... Read more...

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2018 Volcanoes in Review

29 декабря 2018 No comments

Thanks to Jake and Mari of the Grand Solar Minimum YouTube channel we have an excellent overview of all significant volcanic eruptions of the year. Out of an estimated 1 500 active volcanoes, on average 50 — 70 erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and... Read more...

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Philippines, tsunami warning issued

29 декабря 2018 No comments

Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Philippines, tsunami warning issued A very strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 (PHIVOLCS) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 03:39 UTC (11:39 LT) on December 29, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33 miles). Both USGS and EMSC registered it as M7.0 at a... Read more...

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Short-lived explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 5.2 km (17 000 feet), Alaska

29 декабря 2018 No comments

Short-lived explosion at Cleveland volcano, ash to 5.2 km (17 000 feet), Alaska A short-lived explosion was detected at Cleveland volcano early December 29, 2018. Ash cloud was reported rising up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange since December 12. Local seismic sensors recorded a short-lived... Read more...

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Explosive-extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano, Russia

27 декабря 2018 No comments

Explosive-extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano, Russia A strong gas-steam activity accompanied by ash emission continues at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange. A gas-steam with ash plume is currently drifting NE of the volcano, KVERT reports. At 02:30 UTC, volcanic ash was... Read more...

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Anak Krakatau volcano alert level raised to 3 of 4, more tsunamis possible, Indonesia

27 декабря 2018 No comments

Volcanic activity at Anak Krakatau continues increasing, forcing Indonesian authorities to raise the alert level from 2 to 3 (of 4) at 23:00 UTC on December 26, 2018 (06:00 WIB, December 27). More tsunamis are possible and BMKG recommends communities to stay 500 m -... Read more...

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