Earth changes - page 294


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Active volcanoes in the world: June 26 - July 2, 2013

This week, 4 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 7 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from June 26 – July 2, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: |

July 03, 2013


Demise of bees - number of bees drastically drops in 2012/2013

Nearly a third of managed honeybee colonies in America died out or disappeared over the past winter which is far worse than the previous winter. On average, U.S. beekeepers lost 45.1% of the colonies in their operation during the winter of 2012/2013 according

July 03, 2013


New tool for reporting Alaska volcanic ash fall allows residents to assist scientific monitoring

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has developed a new online tool for reporting visible volcanic ash designed for residental reports. Wilderness pilots, hikers, boaters and people in Alaskan communities can now report online to authorities if they

July 02, 2013


Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica’s icy surface for which scientists believe was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained. The study, published recently in Geophysical Research Letters,

July 02, 2013


Dangerous M 6.1 earthquake struck Northern Sumatra, Indonesia - numerous strong aftershocks and landslides reported

A shallow and very dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.1 (USGS) struck Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on July 2, 2013 at 07:32 UTC. USGS measured depth at 10 km same as EMSC (Mw 6.1). Epicenter was located 55km (34mi) S of Bireun

July 02, 2013


Strong explosions and ash emissions at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

According to the latest INSIVUMEH special volcanic bulletin on June 28, 2013 the eruptive pattern changes at Fuego volcano, Guatemala are generating vulcanian explosions, with higher concentrations of grey ash, producing a plume reaching 800 meters in height and moving

June 30, 2013