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Is Japan facing new Mount Fuji eruption?

The last time that Japanese volcano Mount Fuji erupted was back in 1707, known as the Hōei Eruption. The new readings from the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, reveal that the pressure is at 1.6 megapascals and it takes 0.1

September 09, 2012

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Massive Costa Rican earthquake awakens Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano

Volcanic tremors triggered by massive Costa Rican M 7.6 earthquake on September 5, 2012 placed Nicaraguan Apoyeque volcano on green alert. This volcano is located northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua and is now being continually monitored for volcanic tremors.

September 08, 2012

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4 Costa Rican volcanoes on close watch after M 7.6 earthquake

At least four of the seven active volcanoes in Costa Rica, Arenal (Alajuela), Rincon de la Vieja (Guanacaste), Turrialba (Cartago) and Poás (Alajuela), are in the crosshairs of scientists after 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on September 6,

September 08, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Papua, Indonesia

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.0 hit Papua, Indonesia on September 8, 2012 at 10:51 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 160 km (100 miles) WNW (295°) from Enarotali, Irian Jaya, Indonesia at coordinates 3.199°S, 135.005°E. USGS recorded

September 08, 2012

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Coastal erosion caused by rising sea level is greater than previously thought

The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion. Rising sea level inundates low-lying areas, converts wetlands to open water, erodes beaches, exacerbates flooding, and increases the salinity of

September 08, 2012


Torrential rain brings floods in NW Pakistan

Heavy torrential rains hit region of northwest Peshawar in Pakistan. At least 50 people were killed and several others went missing as heavy rains hit parts of east, south, northwest and northeast of Pakistan on September 7. The rain flooded roads and streets,

September 08, 2012


Series of devastating earthquakes hit Yunnan region in China

More than 80 people have been killed and hundreds are injured during a series of moderate earthquakes that struck Chinese region of Yunnan this morning. The death toll may further climb as the quakes happened at a poverty-stricken mountainous region where

September 07, 2012


Shaking video of M 7.6 in Costa Rica on September 5, 2012

A major earthquake has struck Costa Rica – onshore with large magnitude, measuring M7.6 on September 5 at depth of 40 km. Here is a video showing  a shaking caused by this earthquake.The video above, from Ivan Arroyo, was shown at Earthquake-Report. It shows the

September 07, 2012


Earth 100 million years from now (video)

Earth's landmasses were not always what they are today. Continents formed as Earth's crustal plates shifted and collided over long periods of time. This video shows how today's continents are thought to have evolved over the last 600 million years, and where they'll

September 06, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 29 - September 4, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 7 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from August 29 – September 4, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a

September 06, 2012


Magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck southern Iran

Strong earthquake M5.3 struck Southern Iran at 01:57:13  UTC on September 6. The location of epicenter was 55km south of Gerash, in Fars province, near Persian Gulf coast (27.178°N, 54.015°E) at depth of 30 km according to EMSC. USGS recorded M5.1 at depth of 39.6

September 06, 2012

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Climate impact risks map for European cities

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a series of detailed interactive maps of more than 500 cities across Europe, unveiling risks of adaptation to climate changes  for six decades from now on the basis of likely global warming trends.The recently

September 06, 2012


Massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica

Massive subduction earthquake measuring M 7.6 struck Costa Rica on September 5, 2012 at 14:42 UTC according to USGS and EMSC. USGS reported preliminary magnitude of 7.9 but later revised it to magnitude 7.6. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha,

September 05, 2012

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Gravity change reveals magma's underground movements

Monitoring the subtle change in Earth's gravity and its effects may reveale some details about movements of magma deep inside volcano. After monitoring the gravity at one of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea volcano on Hawaii, scientists discovered a

September 05, 2012


Bad assumptions or bad luck: Tohoku’s embarrassing lessons for earthquake hazard

Watch a five 5-minute video summary presented at the 2012 UNAVCO science workshop "Bad assumptions or bad luck: Tohoku's embarrassing lessons for earthquake hazard mapping".Scientists previously thought the faults off the northeast coast of Japan weren't capable of

September 04, 2012

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New eruptive phase with powerful explosions, Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

A new phase of activity has started at Krakatau volcano. A large explosion occurred early today September 3, 2012 (01:32 UTC) and produced an ash plume that reached 14,000 ft (4.2 km) according to Darwin VAAC.Volcanic ash from the increasingly active Anak Krakatau

September 03, 2012


Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.4 south of Java, Indonesia

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.4 (USGS) struck south of Java, Indonesia on September 3, 2012 at 18:23 UTC. Epicenter was located 244 km (151 miles) S of Sidorukun, Indonesia at coordinates 10.785°S, 113.880°E. Recorded depth was 8.8 km

September 03, 2012