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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 5 – 11, 2018

13 декабря 2018 No comments

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between December 5 and 11, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu... Read more...

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Massive floods hit Central Vietnam after extreme northeast monsoon dumps record-breaking rain

13 декабря 2018 No comments

Severe flooding caused by extreme northeast monsoon hit Central Vietnam, including the city of Da Nang, regional commercial and educational center over the past couple of days, leaving tens of thousands of homes flooded, at least 14 people dead and one missing.... Read more...

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Pacific-Antarctic ridge

12 декабря 2018 No comments

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Pacific-Antarctic ridge A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Pacific-Antarctic ridge at 13:13 UTC on December 12, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter... Read more...

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Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser experienced 30th eruption of the year, breaking the record set in 1964

11 декабря 2018 No comments

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser experienced 30th eruption of the year, breaking the record set in 1964 The Steamboat geyser in Yellowstone experienced its 30th water eruption of the year, breaking the record of 29 set in 1964, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reports. Steamboat Geyser, in the Norris Geyser Basin, appears to have entered a phase of more frequent... Read more...

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M7.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands at intermediate depth

11 декабря 2018 No comments

M7.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands at intermediate depth A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit the South Sandwich Islands at 02:26 UTC on December 11, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 164 km (102 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). The epicenter was located 14 km (8.7... Read more...

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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

10 декабря 2018 No comments

Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's... Read more...

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

8 декабря 2018 No comments

High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G. A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing... Read more...

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NSIDC: Arctic freeze-up well underway, November snow cover over North America most extensive since 1966

8 декабря 2018 No comments

NSIDC: Arctic freeze-up well underway, November snow cover over North America most extensive since 1966 The Arctic freeze-up season is well underway, with ice extent increasing faster than average for most regions in November. Exceptions were in the Chukchi and Barents Seas, where the ice has been slow to form. Meanwhile, November snow cover over North America was the... Read more...

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Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record

8 декабря 2018 No comments

Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High... Read more...

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

8 декабря 2018 No comments

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater. The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8)... Read more...

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