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earthquake intensity

Magnitude 6.2 deep earthquake strikes border region of Russia, China and North Korea

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 struck border region of Russia, China and North Korea on Friday, April 05, 2013 at 13:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 9 km (5 miles) N of Zarubino, Russia and 28 km (17 miles) SW of Slavyanka,

April 05, 2013


Sea Ice Max 2013: An interesting year for Arctic sea ice

NASA Goddard Visualisation Studio released video about state of Arctic sea ice during first three months of 2013. After a record melt season, an Arctic cyclone, and a fascinating fracturing event, Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year. According to

April 05, 2013

Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

NASA's unmanned aircraft surveys volcano

To improve understanding of volcanoes, researchers need to gather data about volcanic ash and gases. However, volcanic airspace contains noxious gases that can be dangerous for researchers as well as conventional combustion engines. Considering the nature and magnitude

April 05, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world - March 27 – April 2, 2013

This week, 8 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from March 27 – April 2, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: |

April 04, 2013

louisiana sinkhole

Louisiana sinkhole swallowed 25 more trees and well pad access ramp

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, giant Louisiana sinkhole swallowed 25 trees and a well pad access ramp, so now the collapsed area grew to 13 acres in size. The Office of Conservation, in consultation with Assumption Parish Police

April 02, 2013


Ocean Cleanup Array developed by 19-year-old could save millions each year, and impact human health

Plans were unveiled by Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, for an Ocean Cleanup Array, brought on after launching a school project that analyzed the amount and size of the plastic particles in the ocean's garbage patches.The Ocean Cleanup Array

March 30, 2013

Deing Plateau GVP VSI

Dangerous gas emissions at Dieng volcano in Central Java, Indonesia

Reports say dangerous gas emissions have surpassed normal levels at Mt. Dieng, Central Java, Indonesia. CO2 concentration has significantly increased from 0.01% in early March to 2.5% around March 15th within 500 meters of the Timbang crater. Additionally, increased...

March 29, 2013

vietnam hailstorm

Devastating hailstorm leaves thousands homeless in northern Vietnam

More than 10 000 homes were damaged and 26 people injured during a 20-minute long hailstorm in northern Lao Cai province, Vietnam. The hailstones, 8 - 10 centimeters in diameter, were reported to have lashed the 26 communes and towns in the district of Muong Khuong...

March 28, 2013


Earthquake swarm at El Hierro intensifies with an increase in CO2 emission

The intensity of ongoing earthquake swarm at El Hierro island increased on March 28, 2013. 119 earthquakes have been recorded so far at depths of 16-18 km. A few weaker quakes have also been recorded at lower depth of 7-10 km, possibly related to release of stress

March 28, 2013


Seismic activity increases at Hekla volcano, alert level raised

One of the Iceland's most active and hazardous volcano, Hekla volcano, is having unusual seismicity according to the report issued by Icelandic Meteorological Office. Given possibility of a new eruption, volcanic alert level has been raised to yellow and monitoring

March 28, 2013

arctic melt

Beginning of Arctic sea ice melting season

The average extent of sea ice in the Arctic has begun shrinking and will probably reach its minimum extent sometime in mid-September. Arctic sea ice reached this year's maximum extent on March 15 at 15.13 million square kilometers (5.84 million square

March 28, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: March 20 – March 26, 2013

This week, 3 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from March 20 – March 26, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest:

March 28, 2013

Taiwan earthquake intensity

Deadly earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan, leaves at least 94 injured

Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 02:03 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 21 km (13 miles) SE of Buli, Taiwan and 39 km (24 miles) ENE of Lugu, Taiwan at coordinates 23.840°N, 121.135°E. USGS reported depth

March 27, 2013


M 6.2 earthquake struck near Guatemala City, Guatemala

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake was registered 10 km (6 miles) ESE of Guatemala City, Guatemala on March 25, 2013 at 23:02:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 6 km (3 miles) NNW of San Jose Pinula and 7 km (4 miles) ENE of Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala at

March 26, 2013

intensity Vanuatu March 24 2013

Strong and shallow earthquake M6.0 struck Vanuatu region

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.0 struck Vanuatu region on March 24, 2013 at 08:13:44 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was 454 km (282 miles) ESE (108°) from Isangel, Vanuatu and 602 km (374 miles) WSW (240°) from SUVA, Fiji at coordinates 20.777°S,

March 24, 2013

kuril islands seismic tectonic map

Strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 hit east of Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 hit east of the Kuril Islands on March 24, 2013 at 04:18:34 UTC. Depth of the earthquake was just 9.7 km (6.0 miles), and epicenter was 268 km (166 miles) ESE of Ozernovskiy, Russia and 273 km (169 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk,

March 24, 2013

sea ice

Arctic ice breaks up in Beaufort Sea

A series of intense storms in the Arctic has caused fracturing of the sea ice around the Beaufort Sea along the northern coasts of Alaska and Canada. High-resolution imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the evolution of the cracks forming in the ice, called

March 23, 2013