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Flooding hits UK and Ireland

Torrential rain has flooded parts of South West England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Emergency plans are also in place in parts of the Republic of Ireland after more than a month's worth of rain fell there in a day.Water poured through the streets when four differen

October 26, 2011

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Heavy floods hit Mexico

Several rivers in southeastern Mexico spilled over their banks in late October, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. The Usumacinta River alone damaged homes and croplands in multiple cities, and isolated rural areas by washing out roads. The governor of

October 25, 2011

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Thailand flood waters gain on Bangkok

Thailand floods are the worst flooding in decadesand it is spreading farther into Bangkok, the national capital, causing even more disruption and hardships for the flood-weary nation. The flooding, triggered by up to three months of abnormally heavy monsoon rain, has

October 25, 2011

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Major exercises scheduled on November 9 - The day of close approach of asteroid 2005 YU55

Two major hazard excercise are scheduled for November 9 2011 and also close approach of asterois 2005 YU55. Testing of  Emergency Alert System (EAS) and PACWAVE11, a multi-scenario exercise that will allow PTWS countries to exercise using a destructive local or

October 24, 2011

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Understanding 7.2 Van earthquake

Night is falling and it makes difficulties to all that was hit by 7.2 Van earthquake.  Death toll is expected to rise because there is lots of people trappen in collapsed buildings and the cold makes harder to survivers.EMSC registered 7.3 magnitude at depth of

October 23, 2011

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Deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Van, eastern Turkey

Very strong 7-2 earthquake struck 16 km (9 miles) NNE of Van, 118 km (73 miles) N of Hakkari, 127 km (78 miles) SSE of Agri (Karakose), Turkey (38.628°N, 43.486°E) at depth of 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program. The earthquake was felt in Syria, Iran,

October 23, 2011

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Wildfires and smoke in Portugal

Dozens of wildfires burned across Portugal on October 14, 2011 when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this true-color image as it passed over the region. A few fires, marked in red and accompanied by plumes of

October 23, 2011

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The acid green seawater reached the western coast of the island El Hierro

The acid rich green seawater has reached the western part of the island El Hierro (La Frontera side). This is really bad news for the people living there as the experience of La Restinga learned us that a lot of fish did not survive these waters.  Hopefully the

October 22, 2011

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Magnitude 7.6 - East of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands region

Very strong and shalow magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck 180 km (112 miles) E (79°) from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, 870 km (541 miles) S (185°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (29.20°S, 175.50°W) at depth of 39.8 km (24.7 miles) according to USGS. According to GEONET NZ

October 21, 2011

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Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island.“The situation is

October 21, 2011

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Myanmar battered with flash floods and tropical cyclone

A flash flood in central Myanmar on Friday left dozens of people missing as homes along a river bank were swept away, government officials in the military-dominated country said. A monk in Pakokku said the water was believed to have risen to about 3m high.Southeast

October 21, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 - Hokkaido, Japan

According to USGS magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck today at at 08:02:37 UTC 17 km (10 miles) NE of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 121 km (75 miles) NNW of Obihiro, 131 km (81 miles) NE of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan and 941 km (584 miles) NNE of Tokyo (43.889°N, 142.477°E)

October 21, 2011

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2 shallow earthquakes strike near Berkeley, San Fransisco

At 02:41 PM a moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake with epicenter near Berkeley shook the San Fransisco Bay area. 6 hours later a similar earthquake this time measuring 3.8 hit the same Berkeley area. Both quakes were felt far away from San Fransisco. The earthquakes

October 21, 2011

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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Worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok

 Thailand's premier warned Thursday that it was impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the "national crisis". "We cannot block the water forever!"  Prime

October 21, 2011

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El Hierro on "StandBy"

The activity of the underwater volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro has declined for now. The deformation of the island has stabilized and in some areas has decreased.CSIC researcher explained that they have collected samples of basalt, which shows that there

October 20, 2011

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

An earthquake swarm occurred under Mauna Kea volcano (19.82 N, 155.47 W) in Hawaii on October 19, 2011. The largest earthquake was M4.5 at depth of 18 km, 9 km NE of the summit.Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a cluster of about 20 earthquakes on the nor

October 20, 2011