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Active volcanoes in the world: February 20 – February 26, 2013

This week, 8 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from February 20 – February 26, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New

February 28, 2013

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Shallow M 6.1 earthquake struck Vanuatu

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M 6.1 struck island nation Vanuatu on February 28, 2013 at 03:09 UTC. The epicenter was located 104 km (64 miles) W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 248 km (154 miles) S of Luganville, Vanuatu at coordinates 17.771°S, 167.341°E.

February 28, 2013

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White Island volcano, New Zealand - small scale explosive events, intermittent ash emissions

The usual style of activity at White Island, New Zealand changed over the past weekend: the active vent began producing ash. This activity ceased on Monday, February 25, 2013, and was replaced by steam and gas explosions from the active vent. GNS volcanologist Brad...

February 26, 2013

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Peru's Sabancaya shows signs of possible eruption

Increased activity with numerous earthquakes was reported at stratovolcano Sabancaya, Peru, suggesting possible eruption in near future. Increase in seismic activity - 536 earthquakes between February 22 and 23, 2013 - was observed along with continuous emissions...

February 26, 2013

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Earthquake catastrophes and fatalities projected to rise with population growth in this century

"Predicted population increases in this century can be expected to translate into more people dying from earthquakes. There will be more individual earthquakes with very large death tolls as well as more people dying during earthquakes than ever before", according to

February 22, 2013

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M6.1 earthquake hit Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Strong and deep earthquake registered as M6.1 (USGS/EMSC) hit Santiago del Estero region in Argentina on February 22, 2013 at 12:02 UTC.The epicenter was located 28 km (17 miles) E of Suncho Corral, Argentina at coordinates 27.993°S, 63.195°W. Measured depth

February 22, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 13 – February 19, 2013

This week, 8 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from February 13 – February 19, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New

February 21, 2013

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GOCE revealed the height of sea is not the same everywhere on Earth

New precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite revealed that the sea is lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Winds, currents, tides and different temperatures cause seawater to pile up in some regions and dip in others, so in fact, the

February 20, 2013

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Deadly landslides and floods across Indonesia

Seasonal rains and high tides in recent days have caused widespread flooding across much of Indonesia. North Sulawesi province's capital city, Manado in Indonesia, was hit by heavy rains that triggered floods and landslides on February 17, 2013 responsible for

February 20, 2013

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Mt. Etna is waking up - new eruption produced lava fountains and lava flows

In the first true paroxysm at Mt.Etna in Italy, after nine months, volcano gave birth to new lava fountains and lava flows from the New SE crater. The strombolian activity rapidly increased and merged into lava fountains on February 19, 2013. INGV Sezione di Catania

February 20, 2013

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New eruption at Barren Island volcano, India

Barren Island volcano in the Andaman sea has activated again. A 6 km (20 000 feet) high ash plume drifting 120 nautical miles to the southwest was reported last night by the Darwin VAAC. The Aviation color has been changed to Red. Previously, volcanic activity was...

February 18, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck New Zealand

Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck Kermadec Islands, New Zealand on February 18, 2013 at 12:19:19 UTC. Epicenter was located 161 km (100 miles) S (189°) from Raoul Island and 1099 km (683 miles) SSW (195°) from NUKU'ALOFA, at coordinates 30.682°S, 178.127°W.

February 18, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand

After 40 minutes of Philippines earthquake today strong but luckily deep earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.0 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand on February 16, 2013 at 05:16 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 219 km (136

February 16, 2013

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Strong M 6.2 earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.2 struck Mindanao, Philippines on February 16, 2013 at 04:37 UTC. USGS reported epicenter of earthquake 28 km (17 miles) SE of Caburan and 65 km (40 miles) ESE of Malapatan at coordinates 5.759°N, 125.838°E. Depth of the earthquake

February 16, 2013

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Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha, Russia

Very strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck northeastern Sakha region of Russia on February 14, 2013 at 13:13 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 132 km WSW of Druzhina and 862 km NE of Markha at co-ordinates 67.613°N, 142.601°E, as per USGS

February 14, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: February 6 – February 12, 2013

This week, 9 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from February 6 – February 12, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New

February 14, 2013

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Dimishing Arctic sea ice - CryoSat reveals facts about ice volumes

An international team of scientists led by University College London provided insight into decline of Arctic sea ice volume and generated estimates of the sea-ice volume for the 2010–11 and 2011–12 winters over the Arctic basin using data from ESA’s CryoSat

February 13, 2013