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New lava dome, explosions and ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 12, 2013 during the last 24 hours the monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano registered 67 exhalations, some of which were followed by ash emissions, nevertheless the cloud cover did not permit corroboration of

July 12, 2013

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China’s massive algae bloom could leave the ocean’s water lifeless

Since 2007, massive algae blooms in the Yellow Sea have been fueled, scientists think, by pollution and increased seaweed farming south of Qingdao, China. The mats of photosynthetic phytoplankton (Enteromorpha prolifera) aren’t

July 12, 2013

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Small tremor bursts occurring like clockwork at White Island, New Zealand

Over the past few weeks White Island, New Zealand's most active volcano, has repeatedly produced very small volcanic earthquakes. These small tremor bursts are occurring like clockwork, approximately every 70 seconds, creating a unique pattern on our

July 11, 2013

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Global 10-day Fire Map: June 30 - July 9, 2013

The fire map bellow accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period, from June 30  - July 9, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 10, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 3 - July 9, 2013

This week, 4 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 3 – July 9, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: |

July 10, 2013

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Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic

A huge area of the ice shelf measuring 720 square kilometers broke away on July 8, 2013, from the Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic. It is now floating in the Amundsen Sea in the form of a very large

July 10, 2013

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Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time. State media said landslide has

July 10, 2013

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250 000 people displaced due to severe flooding in Assam, India

Official reports today mention nearly 250 000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to flooding in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. About 400 villages have been hit by floods since Friday, July 5, 2013 after the Jiadhol and Kumatia rivers, fed by

July 09, 2013

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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

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Life under 4 km of ice - Over 3,500 life forms found in water samples from Lake Vostok, Antarctic

A team of scientists led by professor of biological sciences at Bowling Green State University, Scott O. Rogers, did a genetic study on the contents of half a liter of water obtained from the Lake Vostok, an underground Antarctic water

July 08, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 7.2 followed by strong M 6.6 struck Papua New Guinea

A very strong, but luckily deep, M 7.2 earthquake struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on July 7, 2013 at 18:35 UTC. USGS measured depth at 378 km, EMSC at 383 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 110km (68mi) ENE of Taron, Papua New Guinea

July 07, 2013

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Volcanic alert level raised as eruption intensifies at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 6, 2013 in the last 24 hours monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico has registered a series of low and high frequency tremors lasting 20 hours, accompanied by a persistent emission of gas and ash

July 06, 2013

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First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 - 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national

July 06, 2013

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

A strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 (USGS) / 6.1 (EMSC) struck southern tip of the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia on July 5, 2013 at 05:05 UTC. Mentawai Islands are one of the most dangerous tsunami locations in the world but no tsunami threat exists from

July 06, 2013

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Strong activity with tremor, incandescence and multiple plume emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED at 22:42 UTC on July 3, 2013 at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico began an episode of high-frequency tremor that continues until now, and only briefly stopped roughly between 04:00 and 05:00 UTC on July 4. A plume of gas and ash is rising 3-4

July 04, 2013

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck below Shortland Island, Solomon Islands

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck border region of Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, on July 4, 2013 at 17:16 UTC. USGS measured depth at 72 km, EMSC at 60 km. This depth should have a weakening effect on the shaking. Epicenter was located 81km (50mi)

July 04, 2013

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Canada and US wildfire smoke crosses the Atlantic Ocean

Smoke lofted above the part of the atmosphere closest to the ground (the boundary layer), where topography has a significant impact on winds, is spreading farther than smoke that remains trapped near the surface.  Intense fires in Canada produced

July 04, 2013