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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.2 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 09:43 UTC (18:43 JST) on November 16, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles), EMSC M5.8 at a...

November 16, 2017

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

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:...

November 15, 2017

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PHIVOLCS raises Kanlaon volcano alert level to 2

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...

November 15, 2017

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"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 15 killed

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 14 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...

November 15, 2017

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Drought in Somalia kills up to 75% of livestock, pre-famine alert issued

Severe drought is having a devastating impact on people in the Horn of Africa. 750 000 people have been newly displaced just in Somalia. For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains...

November 15, 2017

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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....

November 14, 2017

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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...

November 13, 2017

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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)....

November 13, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M7.3 earthquake hits Iran - Iraq border region - more than 540 killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit Iran - Iraq border region at 18:18 UTC (21:18 local time) on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 23.2 km (14.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 19 km (11.8...

November 12, 2017

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Heavy rain, floods ravage Bangladesh rice planting area

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...

November 12, 2017

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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...

November 12, 2017

India Monsoon

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...

November 12, 2017

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New York City and Toronto experience coldest November 10 ever

On November 10, 2017, the city of Toronto, Canada registered -10.1 °C (13.8 °F), breaking its previous record for the day set it 1938. On the same day, the temperature in Central Park, New York City, US, dropped to -3.3 °C (26 °F), beating the record...

November 11, 2017

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Ascension Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Ascension Island region at 00:36 UTC on November 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the USGS, the...

November 11, 2017

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Heavy rain, deadly floods affecting Kenya

Heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Kenya since November 1, causing floods, casualties, and damage. As of early November 10, four people were reported dead and 70 families have been displaced in Marsabit County. In addition, 200 families were...

November 10, 2017

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Flowing lava continues to build a delta at Kamokuna, Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone, and the Kamokuna lava delta continues to grow. As of November 1, 2017, the Kamokuna delta is roughly 4 ha (10 acres) in size. The ocean entry is fed by a...

November 10, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan). Ongoing activity:...

November 09, 2017