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Strong earthquakes hit Andreanof Islands region, Alaska

Earthquake sequence that started with M 7.0 on August 30 at 16:25 UTC generated 44 M1+ earthquakes until 07:00 UTC on August 31, according to USGS. In that timeframe, USGS reported 30 M2.5+ earthquakes and 13 M4.5+, with strongest being M6.1 at 06:38 UTC and M5.5 at...

August 31, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M7.0 struck south of Atka, Alaska

A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.0 (USGS) struck south of Atka, Alaska on August 30, 2013 at 16:25 UTC. Preliminary reports placed depth at 34.5 km (21.4 miles). EMSC is also reporting M7.0 earthquake and depth of 40 km. Epicenter was

August 30, 2013

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Study: Hurricane Sandy eroded half of Fire Island'’s beaches and dunes, New York

New USGS study - beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms.  While the damage and destruction on Fire Island was immediately evident after

August 29, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 21 - August 27, 2013

During past seven days 5 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from August 21 – August 27, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS

August 28, 2013

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Waters of southeast Florida covered in fluorescent green slime of toxic algae

Massive outbreak of toxic algae is reported at Florida’s southeastern coast. St. Lucie River, its estuary, and the Indian River Lagoon are slimed with fluorescent green toxic algae that grow on excess sewage, manure, and fertilizer runoff released

August 28, 2013

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Shallow earthquake struck Yunnan, Shangri-La County - China

Shallow and damaging earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.0 (USGS) struck junction area of southwest China’s Yunnan and Sichuan provinces on August 27, 2013, at 20:44 UTC. China's CEIC reported M 5.1 at shallow depth of 9 km. EMSC reported M 5.0 at

August 28, 2013

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Storm brings rare snowfall to Atacama desert, cuts of high-altitude communities in Peru

According to residents of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, snow that fell over this weekend was heaviest in three decades. As this is a desert city and usually one of the driest places in the world, the snow brought delight to residents and tourists.

August 27, 2013

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Major eruption at Santa Maria volcano, Guatemala

A major eruption occurred at Santiaguito lava-dome complex of Santa Maria volcano, Guatemala, on August 22, 2013. Starting at 11:45 UTC (17:45 local time), the top part of the Caliente lava dome collapsed and produced a series of relatively large pyroclastic

August 23, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 14 - August 20, 2013

During past seven days 8 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from August 14 – August 20, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS

August 22, 2013

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New burp event and trees toppling videos, Louisiana sinkhole

There has been another burp event at Louisiana sinkhole on August 21, 2013. According to Assumption Parish Police Jury all operations have been pulled from inside of the sinkhole until activity calms down. The monitoring/alert status has been heightened to Code

August 22, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M6.2 struck Guerrero, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 (USGS) struck Guerrero, Mexico on August 21, 2013 at 12:38 UTC. USGS measured depth at 20 km (12.4 miles), EMSC reports magnitude 6.2 earthquake at depth of 30 km. Epicenter was located on land, 18

August 21, 2013

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Worst flooding in decades hit China, worst in 120 years for Russia's Far East

Unusually heavy rainfall occurred near the Amur river which marks the dividing line between China and Russia from the end of July to mid-August 2013. Starting on August 10, 2013, areas of northeastern China began to experience flooding.  From August 15 to 17,

August 21, 2013

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Underwater eruption of Mount Hobal - Iliwerung volcano, Indonesia

A submarine eruption at Mount Hobal, underwater flank of Iliwerung volcano, Indonesia, has occurred on August 19/20, 2013. VSI raised the alert level of Iliwerung volcano from 1 (normal) to 2 (watch) following increased seismic and visual activity

August 20, 2013

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White Island volcano erupts, sends plume of steam 4 km above sea level - New Zealand

The White Island volcano off the Bay of Plenty coast, New Zealand, had small eruption this morning sending a plume of steam into the air. GeoNet confirmed the volcano erupted in a brief episode of 10 minutes. The eruption started at 22:32 UTC on August

August 20, 2013

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Deep sea oil drilling raises concern as experts predict another big jolt in next 7 days, New Zealand

According to Geonet's computer models another large shake on both sides of Cook Strait, New Zealand, is highly likely over the next week. The chance for an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 5.9 in next 24 hours is 30%, in next 7 days 76%, and in next 12

August 19, 2013

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Massive eruption at Sakura-jima volcano spewed highest volcanic column in recorded history, Japan

A spectacular eruption of Sakura-jima volcano sent up its highest plume in recorded history on August 18, 2013, the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory said. Massive eruption started at 07:31 UTC (4:31 pm local time) and spewed cascading column of

August 18, 2013

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Small phreatic eruption at subglacial Kverkfjöll volcano, Iceland

A small phreatic eruption seems to have taken place on August 16, 2013 at the subglacial Kverkfjöll volcano, Iceland. The steam-driven explosion followed a small glacial flood on August 15. Aerial photo of the NE rim of the

August 17, 2013