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Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Gaua, also known as Santa Maria Island, is part of the Vanuatu Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter, Gaua Island is actually the exposed upper cone and summit of

June 17, 2013

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Malaysian cities shrouded by smoke haze from Indonesia

Haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shrouded Malaysia on June 16, 2013, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. The Air Pollutant Index (API) showed unhealthy levels of between 101 and 129 in several areas. In

June 17, 2013

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Another strong earthquake off coast of Crete, Greece

Strong earthquake registered as M 5.9 (EMSC) occurred off coast of Crete, Greece on June 16, 2013 at 21:39 UTC. The epicenter was located 71 km S of Pýrgos, Crete at coordinates 34.37 N ; 24.99 E. The epicenter was at depth of 12 km. EMSC

June 16, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck near the coast of Nicaragua

A very strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of M 6.5 (EMSC/USGS) struck near the coast of Nicaragua on June 15, 2013 at 17:34 UTC. USGS measured depth at 32 km, EMSC reports depth of 60 km (preliminary data). Epicenter was located 57km (35mi)

June 15, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece - Numerous aftershocks recorded

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece on June 15, 2013 at 16:11 UTC. Preliminary reports by EMSC state M 6.0 at depth of 10 km, USGS reports same depth. GFZ reports M 6.0 and depth of 23 km. The Greek Institute of

June 15, 2013

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Deep M 6.0 struck south of Kermadec Islands

Deep earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred south of Kermadec Islands on June 15, 2013 at 11:20:34 UTC. The epicenter was located 313km (194miles) SSW of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at coordinates 33.895°S

June 15, 2013

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Sakura-jima volcano, Japan produced one of the strongest and most violent explosions so far

Three powerful explosions at 22:05 and 23:58 UTC on June 12, and another at 4:26 UTC on June 13, 2013 announced the awakening of Sakura-jima volcano, Japan from it`s ten day slumber. The latest explosion on June 13, 2013, was especially violent, possibly one of the

June 15, 2013

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Effusive activity and explosions raised the alert at Veniaminof volcano, Alaska

Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported on June 13, 2013 that an eruption at the intracaldera cone is likely underway at Veniaminof volcano, Alaska as determined from satellite observation of elevated surface temperatures at 13:25 UTC. This prompted AVO to raise the

June 14, 2013

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Very strong M 6.7 earthquake struck near Christmas Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS/EMSC) struck near Christmas Islands, south of Java, Indonesia on June 13, 2013 at 16:47 UTC. The epicenter was located 170km (106miles) ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Islands and 313km (194miles)

June 13, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 5 – June 11, 2013

This week, 9 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was also reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from June 5 – June 11, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: | Negro, Cerro,...

June 13, 2013

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Mysterious brown foam and fish deaths at Lake Mead, USA

Mysterious brown foam was found floating on the Lake Mead's surface on June 9/10, 2013. Park officials urged people to avoid the Overton Arm, after several dozen carp were found dead. Nevada Department of Wildlife is investigating the fish

June 13, 2013

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Pluming indicates new activity at Satsuma-Iojima volcano, Japan

A low level eruption is taking place at Satsuma-Iojima volcano, constructed on the NW margin of Kikai caldera, off the southern coast of Kyushu in Japan. Tokyo VAAC reported a thin plume reaching 8 km (27,000 ft) and extending west, on June 4, 2013. JMA (The

June 12, 2013

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Italian astronaut aboard ISS captured two active volcanoes in one orbit

Luca Parmitano is an Italian astronaut working for ESA aboard the International Space Station, where he will stay for six moths.`Volare`(`to fly` in Italian) is the name of his own mission to symbolize the search for new frontiers and opportunities for discovery. In

June 11, 2013

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Another Aleutian volcano erupts - Increasing seismic tremor and steam plume at Veniaminof volcano

AVO reported on June 8, 2013 that over the past two days, they have detected gradually increasing seismic tremor beneath Veniaminof volcano, Alaska. Similar seismic activity has been associated with ash emissions at Veniaminof in the past, most recently in

June 10, 2013

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Shallow M 5.8 hit Northern Territory, Australia

Shallow earthquake registered as M 5.8 (USGS/EMSC) occurred in the desert region near Yulara at the border of South Australia and Northern Territory on June 9, 2013 at 14:22 UTC. The epicenter was located 316 km (196 miles) SW of Alice Springs, Australia

June 09, 2013

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New activity with ash emissions and lava fountaining at Pavlof volcano, Alaska

Current eruptive episode at Pavlof volcano, Alaska began on May 13, 2013 with ash emissions continuing through May 28, 2013 at which time the volcano remain calm. Activity renewed on June 4, 2013. Such pauses are common during eruptive episodes of Pavlof, which

June 09, 2013

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Historic floods continue to devastate Europe

Persistent heavy rains brought devastating floods to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary at the start  of June 2013. While the water levels dropped in some areas, other locals are still under threat as flood waves

June 08, 2013