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Active volcanoes in the world: October 23 - October 29, 2013

During past seven days 8 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from October 23 - October 29, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

October 30, 2013

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M 6.2 earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.2 (USGS, EMSC) occurred at 02:51 UTC on October 30, 2013. The epicenter was located 9 km (6 miles) SSE of Constitucion and 268 km (167 miles) SW of Santiago, Chile at coordinates 35.413°S

October 30, 2013


M 6.0 earthquake struck Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred near uninhabited Balleny Islands in the Southern Ocean at 10:37 UTC on October 29, 2013. Epicenter was recorded at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The coordinates of the epicenter are 61.694&d

October 29, 2013


Strong eruption of Mount Etna, 14th paroxysm of the year from new SE crater

Following a slow gradual build-up of increasing strombolian activity and a swarm of earthquakes the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) of Etna has produced a new episode of lava fountaining (paroxysm) on the morning of October 26, 2013. This comes almost six

October 28, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 7.1 off shore Fukushima NPP

JMA is reporting that very strong earthquake M 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu at 17:10 UTC today. They measured depth at 10 km. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting major M 7.1 at depth of 10 and 7.3 km, respectively. JMA initially recorded M

October 25, 2013

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M 6.0 earthquake struck southwest of Tonga

Strong M 6.0 earthquake (EMSC) occurred near Tonga at 20:32 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located 268 km SW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga and 675 km SE of Suva, Fiji at depth of 60 km. The epicenter was located at coordinates 22.502°S 176.512°W.

October 24, 2013

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Strong M 6.7 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS) occurred east of South Sandwich Islands in southwestern Atlantic Ocean at 19:25 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 58.208°S 12.950°W at depth of 26.1km (16.2miles). EMSC

October 24, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: October 16 - October 22, 2013

During past seven days 7 volcanoes had new activity, ongoing activity was reported for 6 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from October 16 - October 22, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

October 23, 2013


Earthquake hazard in Oklahoma increased due to ongoing swarm

USGS reported today that since January 2009, more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes have rattled Central Oklahoma, which marked a significant rise in the frequency of these seismic events.  Important to people living in the Oklahoma City region

October 23, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck Mexico

A very strong earthquake M 6.5 (USGS) struck northwest Mexico (Gulf of California) on October 19, 2013 at 17:54 UTC (10:54 local time). Mexican UNAM/SSN reports M 6.3 at depth of 14 km, USGS at 8 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 74 km (46 miles) SW

October 19, 2013


Violent eruption of Kamchatkan Kliuchevskoi volcano

Kamchatkan Kliuchevskoi volcano continues to violently erupt with lava fountains from the summit and lava flows on the flank. Last evening, ash emissions again reached almost 8 - 9 km (30 000 ft) altitude. Current Aviation Color Code is RED - Eruption is

October 19, 2013


Outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's agency specialized for cancer, announced on October 16, 2013 that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). The world’s leading experts

October 18, 2013


Newly discovered fault line may have been source of M 7.2 Bohol earthquake

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) stated that a newly discovered fault may have been the source of the M 7.2 earthquake that rocked Central Visayas, Philippines on October 15, 2013. State seismologists said the earthquake's

October 18, 2013


Air pollution levels in Europe raise concern - 88% of city dwellers exposed to levels that breach UN standars

In its annual report on European air quality (Air quality in Europe - 2013 report) released on October 16, 2013, The European Environment Agency (EAA) raised concern over Particulate matter (PM), which is microscopic specks of dust and soot caused by

October 16, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.8 struck Bougainville region, P.N.G.

M 7.1 earthquake struck Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea, on October 16, 2013 at 10:31 UTC. USGS measured depth at 58.3 km (36.2 miles), EMSC at 40 km. After preliminary analysis both USGS and EMSC changed the magnitude to 6.8. Epicenter was located 65 km

October 16, 2013

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Massive M 7.2 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines

Extremely dangerous and deadly earthquake, registered as M 7.2 by PHIVOLCS (M 7.1 - USGS/EMSC), struck provinces in Central Visayas and some parts of Mindanao, Philippines on October 15, 2013 at 00:12 UTC. The epicenter was located 2km (1mile) NE

October 15, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.4 struck Crete, Greece

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.4 struck Crete, Greece on October 12, 2013 at 13:11 UTC. USGS measured depth at 36.2 km (22.5 miles), EMSC at 47 km. Epicenter was located 30 km (19 miles) W of Platanos and 279 km (173 miles) S of Athens, Greece. There are 152

October 12, 2013