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Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US

A very strong M6.8 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 61.7 km (38.3 miles) near Chirikof Island, Alaska at 07:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. EMSC is also reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) NNW of Chiri

May 29, 2015

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Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land. Given the destruction we’ve seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in the past few years, stunning images of two islands

May 28, 2015

6weekly volc report

Active volcanoes in the world: May 20 - 26, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from May 20 - 26, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 23 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Calbuco, Chile | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

May 28, 2015

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Record breaking rainfall causes massive flooding, at least 19 people dead in Texas and Oklahoma

Official reports today say at least 19 people were killed after days of relentless rain caused widespread flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. Authorities expect the death toll to rise, as 11 people are still missing. Record breaking rainfall ended 5 years of extreme drought

May 27, 2015

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El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen

The El Niño in the tropical Pacific continues to strengthen, Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reports today. International climate models surveyed by BOM indicate sea surface temperatures will remain well above El Niño thresholds at least into the

May 26, 2015

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Sudden eruption of Wolf volcano after 33 years of sleep, Galapagos Islands

Ecuador's Galapagos National Park administration reports Wolf volcano began spewing fire, smoke and lava early Monday, May 25, 2015. Washington VAAC first reported the possible eruption at 08:00 UTC.Their Volcanic Ash Advisory issued 12:35 UTC said volcanic ash is r

May 25, 2015

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Severe heatwave breaks temperature records, claims hundreds of lives across India

A red alert has been issued by Indian authorities after a severe heatwave left hundreds of people dead across the country over the last ten days. Weather officials warn the heat will continue over the coming days and could get worse.As of Sunday, May 24, authorities con

May 25, 2015

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M5.6 earthquake rattles Tokyo, Japan

Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded M5.6 earthquake at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) near Tokyo, Japan at 05:28 UTC on May 25, 2015. USGS reports it as M5.3 at a depth of 35.0 km (21.7 miles). EMSC reports M5.1 at a depth of 71 km (44 miles).According to the USGS,

May 25, 2015

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Another flash flood outbreak across Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas

At least 350 homes were flooded in a catastrophic flash flood that hit a stretch of the Blanco River in and near Wimberley, Texas, this Saturday night into Sunday morning (May 23/24, 2015).Another violent rain outbreak event took place across parts of Texas, Oklahoma

May 24, 2015

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake - southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake was registered off the coast of Saint Helena, southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 04:53 UTC on May 24, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reports M6.4 at the same depth.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 910

May 24, 2015

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Increased activity at Fuego volcano, Guatemala

Volcanic activity at Guatemalan Fuego remains high and has increased in the past few days. Frequent weak, moderate, and some strong strombolian explosions are reported, as well as ashfall in nearby villages. Ash plumes are reaching an average height of 4.5 km a.s.l.,

May 23, 2015

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Strong M7.1 earthquake registered in the Solomon Islands

A very strong, M7.1 earthquake at (Geoscience Australia) was recorded in the Solomon Islands region at 21:45 UTC on May 22, 2015. GA preliminary report mentions depth of 100 km (62 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles).According to the USGS, epic

May 22, 2015

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Continuous heavy rain ends drought in Texas and Oklahoma

Much of the high plains and south central regions of the continental United States have been unusually dry for some time. In particular, parts of Texas and Oklahoma have been in a drought for nearly five years until April and May 2015 when the weather changed to the

May 22, 2015

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M4.2 earthquake registered near London, UK

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake was registered by BGS at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) S of Ramsgate, Kent, UK at 01:52 UTC on May 22, 2015. USGS registered it as M3.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).This location is approximately 24 km northeast

May 22, 2015

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M4.1 quake hits Napa, California - the strongest since last year's M6.0

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake was registered by the USGS at a depth of 8.9 km (5.5 miles) in Napa County, California at 02:53 UTC on May 22, 2015. It is the strongest earthquake since August 23, 2014 when the region was hit by strong and shallow M6.0.Going back a bit further

May 22, 2015

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Heavy flooding in southern and central China: nearly 3 million affected, thousands homeless

Thousands have been forced out of their homes and at least 20 people were killed by heavy flooding in southern and central China since Monday, May 18. Heavy rains that started on May 13 have so far affected nearly 3 million are people.Between May 19 and 20, 173 mm of

May 21, 2015

4weekly volc report

Active volcanoes in the world: May 13 - 19, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 8 volcanoes from May 13 - 19, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 16 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Calbuco, Chile | Chaiten, Chile | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Hakoneyama, Honshu

May 21, 2015