Earth changes - page 297

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3D imaging enables scientists to make more accurate forecasts of volcanic unrest

New, highly precise and high-resolution 3D imaging technique has been employed on the magma chambers and volcanic "plumbing" below the Mono Craters volcanic basin, Eastern California, US. Results have provided valuable information on the size of the...

October 31, 2015

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Seasonal low brings heavy floods to Iran, Iraq and parts of Saudi Arabia

Severe weather has been affecting Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia over the last couple of days. Heavy rains accompanied with thunderstorms and strong winds have brought floods and caused substantial amounts of damage across the affected areas. 19 people were reported...

October 30, 2015

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Rare natural phenomenon - floral bloom in Atacama desert

Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on Earth, came to life after an unusual episode of heavy flooding swept Chile in March 2015. The desert, located in northern Chile, is currently undergoing a very rare flower bloom, which happens only once in 5 or even 10...

October 30, 2015

6weekly volc report

Active volcanoes in the world: October 21 - 27, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 3 volcanoes from October 21 - 27, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Rinjani, Lombok Island (Indonesia) | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing...

October 29, 2015

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Severe floods hit Costa Rica

Heavy rainfalls, affecting parts of Costa Rica for the last two days, have caused strong floods across the country and a landslide in San Rafael de Naranjo, media reported on October 29, 2015. 2 people have died and at least 125 flood related incidents have been...

October 29, 2015

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More floods threaten Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi by the end of the week

No rest seems to be in sight for the soaken grounds of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as a new weather system is set to bring another round of heavy rainfall. The flooding threat is forecast to return on October 30, 2015 and last through the coming weekend. A...

October 29, 2015

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Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported. Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly...

October 29, 2015

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Northern China covered in snow

Large areas of northern China were covered in snow, as of October 26, 2015, media reported. Heavy snowfall hit the region of Mohe in Heilongjiang Province during early morning hours (local time) and caused traffic disruptions across the affected areas. Despite some...

October 28, 2015

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Heavy floods still affecting Brazil and Uruguay

Severe flooding continues to affect southern Brazil and adjacent parts of Uruguay, media reported on October 27, 2015. According to the recent information more than 200 000 people across the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina have been affected so far...

October 28, 2015

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A new mud volcano island forms in the Sea of Azov, Russia

A new mud volcano island formed in the Sea of Azov, Russia, media reports. Amazing phenomenon appeared only a few meters off the shores of the Taman Peninsula on October 25, 2015, spewing out a mixture of water, sand, dirt and gases. A local resident witnessed its...

October 27, 2015

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Hurricane "Patricia" rapidly dissipates over land, major disaster avoided

Damage assessments following the rapid passage of Hurricane "Patricia" continue to report significantly lower amounts of devastation across Mexican land than predicted. Hundreds of homes were devastated and 8 people were reported dead, as of October 25,...

October 26, 2015

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Violent rainstorms and large hail batter Israel

Intense rainfall accompanied with large hail and thunderstorms battered Israel on October 25, 2015. 1 person died and a number of people have been injured in weather related incidents. Power outages have been reported across the affected areas. Strong rains began on...

October 26, 2015

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Swarm of earthquakes registered near central Oregon volcanic complex

Beginning on October 22, 2015, a swarm of mostly small earthquakes occurred about 10 km (6 miles) NW of the towns of Crescent and Gilchrist, Oregon. Through the morning of October 23, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) located 29 events, and a number of...

October 26, 2015

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Major M8.1 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan

A major earthquake registered by USGS as M7.5 hit Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan at 09:09 UTC on October 26, 2015. USGS registered depth of 213.5 km (132.7 miles). EMSC reports M7.5 at a depth of 190 km (118 miles). Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring...

October 26, 2015

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Torrential rains swamp Texas, violent flooding expected to continue

North and Central Texas reported heavy flooding through October 23 and 24, 2015. Raging waters overflew roads and caused major traffic disruptions across the affected regions. A Union Pacific train was derailed on October 24, media reported. Severe rainstorms that...

October 24, 2015

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A giant rock avalanche recorded in the Swiss Alps

A giant rock broke off the side of the Mel de la Niva mountain, near Evolene region in the Swiss Alps on October 19, 2015. A geologists who was taking video shots near the area witnessed the fall and documented it on a footage. The 2 000 cubic meters (70 269 cubic...

October 24, 2015

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Patricia makes landfall in Mexico, major flooding ongoing

Hurricane "Patricia" slammed into the coast of southwestern Mexico on October 23, 2015, with winds reaching 270 km/h (165 mph) and was downgraded to a category 2 hurricane since, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. So far no victims have been...

October 24, 2015