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World earthquakes 2010 - 2012 visualization map

World earthquakes visualization map (January 01, 2010 - October 15, 2012).Website Earthquake Blog Forecasts

January 07, 2013

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US starts to ban bottled water

A law passed by the town of Concord, in the US state of Massachusetts, went into effect with the New Year, making single-serving bottles of water illegal. However, Coke or other soft drinks are exempt, it only applies to non-sparkling, unflavored

January 07, 2013


Massive earthquake M 7.5 struck near Alaska - Tsunami warning was in effect for Alaska and British Columbia coasts

A massive earthquake magnitude 7.7 (later revised to 7.5 by USGS) was recorded near southeastern Alaska on January 05, 2013 at 8:58 UTC according to both USGS and EMSC. Epicenter was located 102 km (63 miles) W of Craig, Alaska and 303 km (188 miles) WNW

January 05, 2013


Alaska experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade

Alaska has been experiencing a widespread cooling pattern for at least a decade. In the first decade since 2000, the state has cooled an average of -16.4°C (2.4 degrees Fahrenheit). Parts of Western Alaska saw temperatures drop a significant 4.5

January 05, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: December 26, 2012 – January 1, 2013

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 5 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from December 26, 2012 – January 1, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Chirpoi,

January 03, 2013


Eyes on the El Hierro island, Canary Islands - new earthquake swarm reported

A new swarm of earthquakes started on December 31, 2012 at El Hierro Island in Canary Islands and continued into the early days of 2013.  Volcano Discovery is reporting that most earthquakes are located at 15 - 20 km depth under El Golfo and seem to propagate slowly

January 02, 2013


2012 In Review - Volcanoes

As far as the volcanic activity goes 2012 had lots of interesting moments and Pacific Ring of Fire was focus of almost all of it. 2011 finished with our eyes on the Cleveland volcano, Alaska. Cleveland sent ash 4.5 km in the sky during a single explosion event on

January 01, 2013

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Pacaya volcano in Guatemala under close observation - 3 explosions recorded with ash up to 3 km

In a bulletin issued on December 28, 2012 by CONRED, three explosions have been recorded at the Pacaya volcano, Guatemala, with ash seen up to 3 km above sea level.  Experts advised that Pacaya's strombolian type of activity will continue in the coming days or weeks,

December 29, 2012

San Cristobal

San Cristobal volcano increased activity

Volcanic tremor has eased but remains elevated at San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua. Over 15 explosions were recorded at the volcano on December 26, 2012. Ash columns reach up to 500 meters high, slightly affecting volcano surrounding towns of Tonala, Morazán,

December 29, 2012

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Haze over Eastern China

Haze hangs over eastern China, particularly in the lowlands between ridges of hills and mountains and across the coastal plain by the mouth of the Yangtze River. The haze is likely a combination of dust and air pollution. In winter in China, poor air quality often the

December 29, 2012

Eyjafjallajökull 2010

Climate change can cause volcanic eruptions

The evidence from a ten-year research project into the volcanoes of Central America indicates that climate change can also cause volcanic eruptions. Researchers have observations of ash layers in the seabed and have reconstructed the history of volcanic eruptions

December 27, 2012

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World's biggest, oldest trees are dying

Scientists recently warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and wildlife. New research conducted by universities in Australia and the United States

December 26, 2012

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Copahue volcano under close observation - more explosions and presence of fresh magma

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 (21:43 local time) a strong harmonic tremor signal occurred at Copahue volcano, Chile-Argentina border. About 5 minutes later there were 2 explosions with loud noises reported. The raise in tremor and the explosions also correlated with

December 23, 2012


Large ash plume drifting from Copahue volcano, Chile/Argentina

Satellite image taken on November 22, 2012 shows a large ash plume drifting 110 KM SE from Copahue volcano on Chile-Argentina border. Ash fall has been reported in Loncopue village in Argentina, 50 KM SE of the volcano.It is apparently still a 'small' eruption, but

December 22, 2012

Dec 21 2012 Vanuatu 6 8 Location map

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

An earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.8 struck Vanuatu on December 21, 2012 at 22:28 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 63 km (39 miles) SSW of Sola, Vanuatu and 388 km (241 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at coordinates 14.382°S, 167.260°E. Recorded

December 21, 2012


Active volcanoes in the world: December 12 – December 18, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 8 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from December 12 – December 18, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Chirpoi,

December 20, 2012

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15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into 2013

While most of the world has been focused on other things, the Ring of Fire has been quietly waking up. Over the past couple of months, there has been a steady string of noteworthy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have occurred along the perimeter of the Pacific

December 20, 2012