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Chillymanjaro

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers above Earth's surface

Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above Earth's surface on Monday June 27 at about 1:00 p.m. EDT (1700 UT).

June 27, 2011

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New activity at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano has been more active in recent days, spewing out greater emission of gasses and with sound that appears similar to a jet engine. The gas column is more abundant and the noise is more noticeable. Specialists visited the volcano on Thursday and...

June 27, 2011

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Sand drift in Norway caused by sea-level changes and human activity

The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years. This was triggered by sea-level changes and human activities, new research has found.Researchers in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland study sand

June 26, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari brings damage to Western Pacific

Saturday, Tropical Depression Meari and the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Haima were located just west of the Korean Peninsula and over northern Laos, respectively.Meari has continued to weaken as it encountered cooler waters and less favorable wind shear. The storm,

June 26, 2011

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Groundwater start coming out in Olpad, India

The situation continues to deteriorate in Olpad town where water has been overflowing from wells and borewells for the last few days. Now the water is flowing out of houses situated on the ground floor after seeping through cracks in the floor. This has been happening

June 26, 2011

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Hundred meters wide sinkhole appears at Inskip Peninsula, Australia

A 100m-wide section of beach was swallowed by a sinkhole on June 25, 2011 at Inskip Point, north of Tin Can Bay. The hole opened up on the popular stretch of beach about 10.30am and by mid-afternoon it looked like a giant bite had been taken out of the coastline.Campers

June 26, 2011

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Iran

Magnitude  5.1 earthquake hits region of Eastern Iran at  19:47:01UTC at depth of 40 km, 47 km SouthEast from Kerman, 95 km East from Bardsir.  More information at: Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran Tehran, Iran International

June 26, 2011

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6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes northern coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Indonesia’s Papua province on Sunday, June 23, 2011. The quake struck at a depth of 36 kilometers, 161 kilometers from Enarotali, at 9:16 p.m., the US Geological Survey said.There was no warning or...

June 26, 2011

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Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

June 26, 2011

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Swollen rivers dumped thousands of tons of nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico

The floods that surged through the Mississippi River basin are subsiding, but their impact is far from over. As the floodwaters swept over farms and towns in May and June 2011, they scoured fertilized soil from the ground and carried it downstream. Swollen rivers

June 26, 2011

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Planting forests won't stop global warming

The UN is failing to accurately measure the global climate benefits of preserving forests. As well as providing homes for many species, trees store carbon dioxide that would otherwise warm the planet. With this in mind, the UN set up the REDD programme (Reducing

June 25, 2011

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Deep seafloor could help scientists predict earthquakes

Seismic monitoring and centuries of experience have given humankind a pretty good idea of what areas are prone to the devastation of earthquakes and tsunamis. But to truly prepare for huge temblors and accompanying tsunamis like the one that ravaged Japan in March, we

June 25, 2011

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Sediment in the Gulf of Mexico

Besides inundating floodplains, agricultural fields, and homes, the flooded Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers delivered huge sediment loads to the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2011. At least some of that sediment could be seen from space.The Moderate Resolution

June 24, 2011

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A fast-moving stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field

A fast-moving stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. The combined effect of this stream plus a CME expected to arrive on June 24th has prompted NOAA forecasters to declare a 30% to 35% chance of geomagnetic storms during the next 24 hours.

June 24, 2011

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Tropical Storm "MEARI" has maintained its strength as it continues to move North Northwestward

A Science and Technology official said Tropical Storm Falcon might develop into typhoon Saturday morning after it slightly intensified Friday. Meari might intensify Friday afternoon after it merged with the new low pressure area spotted near Catanduanes province. A

June 24, 2011

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Earthquake 6,3 hits Santa Cruz islands

A massive 6.3 earthquake struck near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific just hours after a massive 7.2 earthquake struck near the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 62 km along the tectonic plate boundary. Just 3 days ago

June 24, 2011

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7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Fox Islands near Alaska

A magnitude 7.4 (later downgraded to a 7.2) earthquake in the northern Pacific Ocean has triggered a tsunami warning along Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for California and the rest of the West Coast and was later canceled when

June 24, 2011

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Small asteroid to whip past Earth on June 27

Newly-discovered asteroid 2011 MD will pass only 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) above Earth's surface on Monday June 27 at about 9:30 a.m. EDT. NASA analysts say there is no chance the space rock will strike Earth. Nevertheless, the encounter is so close that Earth's

June 24, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari is expected to strengthen and become a category 1 typhoon

Tropical storm Meari (Falcon) is in the West Pacific basin, approximately 500 nautical miles south-southwest of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Meari is moving northwest at 12 knots with maximum sustained winds of 40 knots. The storm is expected to strengthen and become a

June 23, 2011

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Bihar's encephalitis outbreak claiming more lives

The mystery disease that has rocked Bihar and killed six more children by Thursday morning, has at last been identified. It is encephalitis, an official on Thursday said. The latest deaths have pushed the toll in the state to 41 children in the past ten days."It is

June 23, 2011

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The strength of the underlying rocks gave deadly Sumatra Tsunami its extra power

A thick plateau of strong rock along the seabed may have allowed the massive, magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake to reach far closer to the Earth's surface, giving the deadly tsunami it triggered even greater power, according to new research. The earthquake...

June 23, 2011

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6.7 earthquake rumbles along northeast coast of Japan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan early Thursday morning, local time.The epicenter of the quake was close to where the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. The center of the magnitude 6.7

June 23, 2011

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Geomagnetic storm warning!

A fast-moving stream of solar wind is buffeting Earth's magnetic field. The combined effect of this stream plus a CME expected to arrive soon has prompted NOAA forecasters to declare a 30% to 35% chance of geomagnetic storms on June 23-24. High-latitude sky watchers

June 23, 2011

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6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan- tsunami warnings issued

Japan has issued a tsunami alert after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck in the northeast of the country, rattling the areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters. The meteorological agency said on Thursday the latest jolt hit at 6.51am (7.51am AEST)

June 22, 2011

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Hundreds of reservoirs at risk of overflowing in Anhui Province in China

An official with the Anhui Water Resource Department said levels at more than 660 reservoirs in the province were above warning levels. The level of the Shuiyang and Qingyi rivers, both tributaries of the Yangtze River running through Anhui, has also risen above safe

June 22, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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Is Thera Volcano on Santorini island waking up?

Seismologists and volcanologists are monitoring very carefully the seismic sequence that occured last week in Santorini. While reassuring the scientific community and the Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, decided to settle on Monday, another

June 22, 2011

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Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Meari could unleash flooding rain and damaging winds as it takes aim at the Far East late in the week.Meari was named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Wednesday, as Tropical Depression 07W gained storm status over the warm seas east of the northern

June 22, 2011

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Nabro Volcano evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption

After nearly a week of explosive activity, Eritrea’s Nabro Volcano seems to be evolving into a milder, more effusive eruption. By June 19th, the maximum altitude of Nabro’s ash plume dropped from a maximum of 45,000 feet (14,000 meters) to 25,000 feet...

June 22, 2011

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Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continues to disrupt flights half a world away

Volcanic ash circling the globe could visit New Zealand for a third time. It's the second time in a week the cloud has causing delays and cancellations around Australia and New Zealand. Flights around Australia are slowly resuming but Qantas flights between Australia

June 22, 2011

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Impact of solstice solar flare is expected on June 24th

A CME propelled toward Earth by the "solstice solar flare" of June 21st may be moving slower than originally thought. Analysts at the GSFC Space Weather Lab have downgraded the cloud's probable speed from 800 km/s to 650 km/s. Impact is now expected on June 24th at

June 22, 2011

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Explosive-extrusive eruptions of the Kamchatkan volcanoes continues

One of the major volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Shiveluch, has belched out ash to the elevation of 10 kilometers above sea level. A total of two series of local seismic events lasting from 40 minutes to 60 minutes have been registered at the volcano. It

June 22, 2011

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Land splitting creates panic in Uttar Pradesh state of India

Indian scientist in the United States has cautioned that mysterious long widespread cracks observed in several places in the Indo-Gangetic plains could be due to motion of a massive granitic body underneath. Ramesh Singh, who had extensively studied the seismology...

June 22, 2011

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Incoming solar flare, expecting geomagnetic storm

Magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1236 erupted during the early hours of June 21st, producing a C7-class solar flare and a full-halo CME. The expanding cloud appears to be heading almost directly toward

June 21, 2011

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Strong 6,1 earthquake hit Santa Cruz Islands

 Strong earthquake magnitude 6,1 hit 93km South-SouthWest from Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at depth of 13,5km on June 21 O1:04:15.(USGS) The Santa Cruz Islands are a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of  Temotu Province of the

June 21, 2011

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Eruptive activity continued at Nabro volcano in Eritrea

Volcanic ash from a remote area in Eritrea reaches Ethiopian skies causing not only confusion and fear, but also contaminating the air with sulphur dioxide in the areas closest to the site of eruption. The type of eruption that took place is an explosive eruption

June 21, 2011

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State of the Ocean

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established by scientists with the aim of saving the Earth and all life on it.IPSO is currently compiling the Global State of the Ocean Report, which will collate world-wide marine science to

June 21, 2011

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Tropical depression SIX-W (06W) forming near Hong Kong coast, Beatriz speeds up

Two tropical storms are brewing in the Northwest Pacific and East Pacific basins; Tropical Storm Beatriz, in the East Pacific Basin near Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico is likely to become a category 1 hurricane later today, June 20. Beatriz is likely to track close

June 21, 2011

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Star wandered too close to the black hole and got sucked in by the huge gravitational forces

Astronomers have spied a star's swan song as it is shredded by a black hole. Researchers suspect that the star wandered too close to the black hole and got sucked in by the huge gravitational forces. The star's final moments sent a flash of radiation hurtling towards

June 20, 2011

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New Zealand struck by a twister

A tornado has torn through a North Island, New Zealand town, leaving significant damage in its aftermath. Luckily, there were no immediate reports of major injury following the tornado, which cut through New Plymouth in the early morning Monday, local time.According

June 20, 2011