Earth changes - page 292


Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit Tonga

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.5 struck Tonga on April 26, 2014 at 06:02 UTC. Epicenter was located 71 km (44 miles) NE of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 777 km (483 miles) ESE of Suva, Fiji. USGS reported depth of 10 km. EMSC is reporting M6.4 at dept

April 26, 2014


Unprecedented amount of ice still present at Great Lakes, USA/Canada

Although North America is now a full month into astronomical spring, the Great Lakes are still almost half frozen. As of April 22, 2014, the Great Lakes were 33.9 percent ice covered. Some scientists say that the amount of ice that still remains could have a big im

April 25, 2014


Intense eruptive phase started at Reventador, unrest reported at Tungurahua, Ecuador

A new phase of intense activity, with new lava flows, started at Ecuadorian Reventator volcano. The volcano had been in a state of intermittent strombolian explosions for the past few weeks but experienced a rapid increase in activity around 20:00 UTC on April 23, 2014.

April 25, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M6.6 struck near Vancouver Island, Canada

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck near the coast of Vancouver Island, Canada at 03:10 UTC on April 24, 2014. USGS reported depth of 11.4 km, EMSC reported M6.5 and depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 94 km (58 miles) S of

April 24, 2014


Active volcanoes in the world: April 16 - April 22, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 4 volcanoes from April 16 - April 22, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia)  | Popocatépetl, Mexico  | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA)&n

April 23, 2014


Large-scale decline of world's second-largest tropical rainforest, Congo

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.The study, led by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State Univers

April 23, 2014


Activity intensifies at Guatemalan Fuego volcano

Guatemalan authorities reported yesterday that explosions at Fuego volcano intensified to moderate and strong. Gray columns of smoke and ash rose up to 4.5 km above sea level, moving 10 - 12 km southwest and northwest. Incadescent pulses remained at 200 meters above the

April 23, 2014


Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida

Parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean registered 21st-century Florida heat, according to scientists using a new way to measure past temperatures.The findings, published the week of A

April 22, 2014

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Massive earthquake M7.5 reported off the coast of Bougainville Island

A massive earthquake measuring M7.5 was recorded off the coast of Bougainville Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, on April 19, 2014 at 13:27 UTC. USGS said this event is the latest in an ongoing sequence of seismicity in the same region over the past we

April 19, 2014

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Massive earthquake M7.2 struck Guerrero, Mexico

Massive earthquake measuring M7.2 (downgraded from 7.5) on the Richter scale struck Guerrero, Mexico on April 18, 2014 at 14:27 UTC. USGS reported depth of 24 km (14.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 40 km. This powerful earthquake las

April 18, 2014


Drought now affecting two-thirds of Texas

The State of Texas is growing thirstier with each and every passing day, as drought conditions continue to dry up the land. According to a new drought report from the Texas Water Development Board, the Lone Star State is now experiencing "worse" drought c

April 18, 2014


Activity intensifies at Ubinas volcano, Peru

Near-constant small to moderate explosions and ash emissions continue at Ubinas, most active volcano of Peru. As activity intensifies authorities are considering raising the alert level to orange after which the local communities will have to be evacuated.Orlan

April 17, 2014


M6.2 earthquake hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Balleny Islands region, Antarctica on April 17, 2014 at 15:06 UTC. USGS reported depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). Epicenter was located 511 km (318 miles) NW of Young Island and 1999 km (1242 miles) SSW of Invercargil

April 17, 2014


Active volcanoes in the world: April 9 - April 15, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from April 9 - April 15, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Popocatépetl, Mexico  | Reventador, Ecuador  | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA)  | Tungura

April 16, 2014


Volcanic earthquakes reported at Taal and Mayon volcanoes, Philippines

Taal and Mayon volcanoes seismic network recorded one volcanic earthquake at each volcano during the past 24-hour observation period, PHIVOLCS reported on April 16, 2014. It is strongly advised that the public refrain from entering 6-kilometer radius of Mayon. Main

April 16, 2014

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Very strong earthquake M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean, on April 15, 2014 at 03:57 UTC. USGS reported depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 earthquake at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 364 km (226 miles) E

April 15, 2014

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Massive earthquake M7.6 struck off the coast of Solomon Islands - strong aftershocks continue

A massive earthquake measuring M7.6 (USGS) struck Solomon Islands on April 12, 2014 at 20:14 UTC. EMSC initially reported M8.2 but later downgraded to M7.8 at depth of 20 km. USGS is reporting depth of 29.3 km (18.2 miles).Epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles

April 12, 2014