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Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

Lots of new activity at mysterious Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Assumption Parish Police Jury blog reported abundant surface water movement and burp event in the center of the sinkhole starting early on July 19, 2013. Video bellow, released on the same

July 19, 2013

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Heat wave across the U.S. about to end

The Northeast and Midwest US is enduring its fourth heat wave of the summer. It started over the Northeast and Midwest US a week ago and has broken a few records. High temperatures persist in parts of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. High

July 19, 2013

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Largest explosion for over a year at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

On July 19, 2013 at 03:08 UTC Sakurajima volcano in Japan produced one of the strongest explosions in over a year, emitting a huge ash cloud that reached around 6 km (20 000 ft). Japan Meteorological Agency didn`t change the Volcanic Alert Level for

July 19, 2013

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Landsat captures images of activity at Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo

During its flyby over Africa, on June 11, 2013 NASA`s Landsat satellite captured some amazing images of Nyamuragira volcano, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyamuragira is one of Africa`s most active volcanoes. Landsat observed the plume emitted from a pit inside

July 18, 2013

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Study reveals how dust inside faults may contribute to earthquakes

A new study looks at how powdery material inside faults may contribute to earthquakes. According to geologist Ze'ev Reches of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, US, the gradual buildup of stress in a fault as plates collide or slide past each other is

July 18, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 10 - July 16, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 10 – July 16, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New activity/unrest: |

July 18, 2013

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High seismic activity and ash emissions at Reventador volcano, Ecuador

On July 16, 2013 IGEPN reported that in recent days Reventador volcano showed a significant increase in seismic activity accompanied by emission of a lava that descended down the southwestern flank of the cone on July 13. Gas and ash emission was

July 17, 2013

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Fukushima leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean

Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power

July 17, 2013

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Mid-year review shows pollution is getting worse in Hong Kong

A study published by Clean Air Network (CAN) this month shows Hong Kong's air quallity keeps getting worse. The Hedley Environmental Index estimates that, from January to June 2013, air pollution led to 1,606 premature deaths, 18,683 million in dollars

July 17, 2013

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake struck near Sabancaya volcano, southern Peru

At least 3 people have been injured and 20 houses collapsed after a shallow M6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru on July 17, 2013. The earthquake happened at 02:37 UTC (21:37 local time). USGS measured a depth of 6.6 km (4.1 miles), EMSC 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

July 17, 2013

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Churchill volcano, Alaska

A significant earthquake swarm has started in the vicinity of Mount Churchill volcano, Alaska, US, on July 14, 2013. USGS measured 27 earthquakes in last 48 hours with magnitudes between 2.5 and 4.4. Depth varies from 0.1 km to 15 km. The

July 16, 2013

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Strong eruptions with vulcanian explosions continue at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Strong volcanic activity that started at Sakurajima volcano, Japan on July 7, 2013 still continues. Throughout the night of July 15, 2013 explosions and ash emissions have been occurring with no pause. Thinner an thicker ash plumes were constantly emitted by the

July 16, 2013

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Major eruption at Tungurahua volcano on July 14, 2013 caused heavy ash fall and evacuations

Many regions of Ecuador were affected by heavy ash fall caused by a major eruption at Tungurahua volcano, on July 14, 2013. According to Lourdes Mayorga from the National Risk Management Secretariat of Ecuador around 200 people were evacuated from villages close to

July 15, 2013

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ESA’s Galileo ground station on New Caledonia experienced freak rains and flood

The heaviest rains since 1951 hit New Caledonia, South Pacific, at the start of July, 2013. ESA reports that their Galileo ground station was caught in deluge, and engineers working on the station marooned by heavy rains and a flash flood. The south coast of

July 15, 2013

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Rare weather anomaly builds severe heatwave in northeastern United States

A very rare weather pattern anomaly is in place over the U.S. An upper level ridge is centered over the Ohio Valley and the closed upper level low pressure system over the Texas/Oklahoma border, trapping hot humid air from a strong subtropical ridge of high pressure

July 15, 2013

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Very strong M 7.3 earthquake struck South Sandwich Islands region

A vey strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.3 (USGS and EMSC preliminary reports) struck south of South Sandwich Islands on July 15, 2013 at 14:03 UTC. Both USGS and EMSC measured depth at 30 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 185km (115mi) SSE

July 15, 2013

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Millions of shrimp-like critters die and wash ashore in northern California

Millions of shrimp-like critters called krill have died and washed ashore in northern California, US, last month. Though this krill loss is not expected to impact marine life local communities are asked to watch and report if they notice new

July 15, 2013