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Very strong earthquakes detected SE of Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean - Strongest one M 7.0

A series of very strong and shallow earthquakes has been detected southeast of Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean, early on November 25, 2013. The first earthquake in series was M 5.1 that hit at 10:09 UTC today. USGS is currently reporting two

November 25, 2013

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M 6.1 earthquake struck Kuril Islands, Kuril-Kamchatka Arc

EMSC is reporting 40 km deep M 6.1 earthquake at Kuril Islands, Russia, on November 25, 2013, at 05:56 UTC. USGS is reporting M 5.8 for this earthquake at depth of 39.5 km (24.5 miles). Epicenter was located 242 km (150 miles) E of Kuril'sk,

November 25, 2013

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Series of strong earthquakes rock Iran - Iraq border region

7 strong earthquakes shook border region of Iran and Iraq in last 48 hours. The first in series was M 5.4 that struck 26 km W of Sarpol-E Zahab, Iran at 06:51 UTC on November 22. Recorded depths range from 9.9 to 14 km. Magnitudes range from 4.2

November 24, 2013

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Mount Etna erupts - lava fountains up to 800 meters

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, less than a week from it's last eruption. In the morning of November 23, 2013 the 17th paroxysmal eruptive episode occurred at the cinder cone east of Etna's Southeast Crater. Continuous

November 24, 2013

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Series of powerful explosions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

After 13 days of weaker activity, Sakurajima volcano began to erupt more violently on November 23 with a series of powerful explosions. Near-constant ash emissions have been taking place from the Showa crater. Ash plume was sent up to 4.5 km (15 000

November 24, 2013

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Yellowstone trembles again - new earthquake swarm underway

A new earthquake swarm is currently underway at Yellowstone National Park, USA. According to the earthquake list of University of Utah, a new series of relatively stronger earthquakes started on November 23, 2013. Almost all of them are located

November 24, 2013

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Mount Sinabung on highest alert status after 9 powerful eruptions in one day, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano was dormant before awakening in August 2010. The latest series of eruptions started on September 15, 2013, when at least 3 000 people were evacuated.As of Saturday, November 23, 2013, the activity is on the rise again. 9 strong explosio

November 24, 2013

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Deep earthquake M 6.5 struck Fiji region

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Fiji region at 07:48 UTC on November 23, 2013. USGS measured depth at 377.1 km (234.3 miles), EMSC at 368 km. Epicenter was located at the sea, 322 km (200 miles) WNW of Neiafu, Tonga, and 438 km (272 miles)  E of Lambasa,

November 23, 2013

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Three-satellite Swarm constellation launched to study Earth's magnetic field

ESA’s three-satellite "Swarm" constellation was launched into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher on November 22, 2013. In next four years, Swarm satellites will monitor Earth’s magnetic field, from the depth of our

November 22, 2013

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New island emerged off the coast of Tokyo, Bonin Islands

A new island has emerged off the coast of Tokyo on October 20, 2013, as a result of underwater volcano eruption. Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the island is about 200 meters (660 feet) in diameter. The island emerged 1 000

November 21, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: November 13 - November 19, 2013

During past seven days 5 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from November 13 - November 19, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

November 21, 2013

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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Halmahera, Indonesia

An earthquake with registered magnitude of 6.3 (USGS) struck Halmahera, Indonesia, on November 19, 2013, at 13:32 UTC. USGS measured depth at 63.6 km (39.5 miles), EMSC reports M 6.0 at depth of 67 km. Epicenter was located 110 km (68 miles) NNE of Tobelo, and 232

November 19, 2013

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Devastating Cyclone Cleopatra drops record breaking rainfall in Sardinia, Italy

A devastating Cyclone "Cleopatra" struck Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, on November 18, 2013, flooding towns and villages, killing at least 17 people and leaving hundreds homeless. This is one of the strongest storms that hit Sardinia in

November 19, 2013

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Sinabung erupts sending ash plume to about 9 km altitude, Indonesia

Another strong explosion occurred this morning at Indonesian Sinabung volcano. Ash plume was sent to about 9 km (30 000 ft) altitude, according to Darwin VAAC, and drifted westward. The aviation alert level was raised to red. Latest Darwin VAAC advisory,

November 18, 2013

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New volcano discovered smoldering under a thick ice of West Antarctica

During a project to reconstruct Antarctica’s climate history, scientists from Washington University in St. Louis discovered that a new volcano is smoldering under a 1.2 - 2 km thick ice. They say its heat may increase the rate of ice

November 18, 2013

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Major iceberg cracks off Pine Island Glacier, Antarctic

Between November 9 – 11, 2013, a large iceberg separated from the calving front of Pine Island Glacier in Antarctic. New satellite images now show that Iceberg B-31, estimated to be 35 by 20 km, is moving away from the

November 18, 2013

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Another paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, 16th this year

In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 17, 2013, a new paroxysmal eruptive episode occurred at Etna's New Southeast Crater. This episode, which came less than six days after the previous paroxysm, was characterized by violent strombolian activity and

November 17, 2013