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Virgen mudslide video - probably the best ever debris flow video

Heavy rainfall hit the village of Virgen in Tirol, Austria about two weeks ago causing powerful mudflow.This remarkable video catches the speed and power of these mudflows remarkably well. Note also the pulsing behaviour that they show, which is characteristic of these

August 20, 2012

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Very strong M 6.2 earthquake below north coast of Papua New Guinea

M6.2 earthquake struck near north coast of papua New Guinea on August 19 at 22:41 UTC. The epicenter was located 104 km (64 miles) SSE of Angoram and 118 km (73 miles) NNE of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (4.849°S, 144.583°E). The epicenter was at depth of 77.3

August 20, 2012

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Massive fish kill in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and Galveston Bay in Texas

On August 17, 2012, all along the Myrtle Beach coast, beach-goers were finding mixed species of dead fish floating in the surf or washing up on shore - sting rays, pompanos, whitings, flounders... The fish did not have any obvious signs of trauma.Phil

August 19, 2012

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Nearly 1,000 earthquakes recorded in Arizona over three years

Most of Arizona has experienced low levels of recorded seismicity, with infrequent moderate and large earthquakes in the state. However, a new study published by Arizona State University researchers found nearly 1,000 earthquakes rattling the state over a three-year

August 18, 2012

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California is facing health concerns because of nitrate in drinking water

California is facing a hidden threat to its drinking water supply. Nitrate pollution is a problem for both cities and rural areas, and it could get worse as the state's population grows. Wells supplying drinking water to millions of Californians has been exposed...

August 18, 2012

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Dangerous and shallow M 6.3 earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia

Shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.3 struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on August 18, 2012 at 9:41 UTC. The epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) SSE of Palu, Indonesia and 72 km (44 miles) W of Poso, Indonesia at coordinates 1.343°S, 120.104°E. Recorded depth was 19.9 km

August 18, 2012

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Saltwater coming upstream into the Mississippi river, US

Salt water is threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area. Due to low water levels in the Mississippi River, salt water has been moving far upriver and was at the outskirts of New Orleans by August 15, reaching about 145 km (89 miles) north of the mouth of

August 17, 2012

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Louisiana sinkhole - fears of radioactivity and gas explosion as sinkhole gets bigger

Boiling bubbles in the waters of Bayou Corne, in Assumption Parish, about 50 miles south of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, US, concerned residents in mid-May. Then, suddenly a massive sinkhole appeared on August 3. It forced the closure of nearby highway 70 after a gas

August 16, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 8 - August 14, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from August 8 – August 14, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a

August 16, 2012

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Sharp drop of temperature caused damaging hailstones about 7 cm in diameter, Russia

On Tuesday, August 14, 2012 hailstones larger then chicken eggs injured at least 20 people and damaged 100 cars in a sudden mid-summer hailstorm in a Russian town located in the Kemerovo region, Central Siberia, some 3,800 km east of Moscow. The weather suddenly

August 16, 2012

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New active volcano identified as most likely source of huge pumice raft discovered in South Pacific

We reported last week that a huge pumice raft was discovered in South Pacific, north of New Zealand, and today we might have the answer to what might have caused it. Small volcanic rocks or pumice covered the area of 250 nautical miles (463 km) in length and 30...

August 14, 2012

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Thousands of dead fish washing up on beaches of Texas

Thousands of dead fish, most of them Gulf Menhaden, or shad fish, are washing ashore along the Texas coast, from the Colorado River to Galveston Island. Crews went to work on Monday, August 13, 2012 to remove them.And while biologists with the Parks and Wildlife

August 14, 2012

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Very strong magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Sea of Okhotsk

A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.7 struck Sea of Okhotsk on August 14, 2012 at 2:59 UTC according to USGS. The earthquake had massive depth of 625.9 km (388.9 miles) so no tsunami is expected. Epicenter is located 158 km (98 miles) ENE

August 14, 2012

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New mountain found on the ocean floor off the coast of Iceland

Multi-beam measurements on a mission of research vessel Arni Fridriksson earlier this summer revealed vast underwater mountain deep roots from the continental shelf of 120 nautical miles west of the peninsula. The unnamed mountain on the ocean floor off the west coast

August 13, 2012

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Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.3 hit mountain region of Xinjiang, China

A very strong and very shallow earthquake with magnitude 6.3 by USGS struck Xinjiang-Xizang border region China. Earthquake occurred at 10:47 UTC on August 12, 2012. Recorded depth is 9.7 km (6.0 miles). Epicenter was located in mountain region at

August 12, 2012

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Rapid ice melt opens Arctic's Northwest Passage

Ice retreated rapidly in the Parry Channel between mid-July and early August 2012. Parry Channel is a part of elusive Northwest Passage. The loss of Arctic sea ice is predicted to open up the Northwest Passage, shortening shipping routes and facilitating the exchange

August 11, 2012

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Two extremely dangerous earthquakes M6.4 and M6.3 struck northwestern Iran

Northwestern Iran was struck by two strong and very shallow earthquakes on August 11, 20102 within only 15 minutes. USGS recorded earthquake with magnitude 6.4 at 12:23 UTC and second with magnitude 6.3 at 12:34 UTC. Recorded depth of both earthquakes was about 9.9

August 11, 2012