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Increased seismic activity at Mount Shasta in northern California, US

Mount Shasta volcano showed signs of elevated seismicity since June 11, 2013. The volcano typically displays a relatively low rate of earthquake occurrence. Earthquake-Report connects the recent uptick in seismicity at Mount Shasta, the Greenville earthquake

June 23, 2013

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Touring the ocean bottom - Visualization of our planet without water features

The ocean is the most prominent feature on Earth, and of immeasurable importance to life on the planet. But what would it look like if all of the water was drained out of it?  Though ships have mapped only a small portion of the ocean floor, satellites are used

June 22, 2013

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Air pollution in Singapore reached record hazardous levels

The thick smog from large illegal slash-and-burn land clearance practices​ in Sumatra has been carried by prevailing winds blowing from the southwest, and has been affecting Singapore, Malaysia and surrounding areas since June 13, 2013, pushing

June 22, 2013

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Supermoon followed by king tides

On June 23, 2013 the full moon will not only be the closest to Earth for the year, but it will also appear the biggest full moon for 2013. It will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. It is also known as a supermoon and it will be

June 22, 2013

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Devastating floods struck Alberta, Canada forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate

Since Wednesday June 19, 2013 almost 200 millimeters of rain have fallen in some areas in Alberta, Canada devastating communities, creating mudslides and washing out many roads. On Thursday June 20, 2013 river banks have burst throughout southern Alberta, because

June 22, 2013

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Severe weather and polar blast hit New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by the large low pressure system bringing destructive storms that have swept over the country in the last 24 hours, damaging houses, roads and seawalls, as well as closing dozens of schools and leaving thousands without power. Luckily, fierce

June 21, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 12 - June 18, 2013

This week, 4 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from June 12 – June 18, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New Activity/Unrest: |

June 20, 2013

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Strong eruption with ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED a strong eruption at 18:23 UTC on June 17, 2013 generated an ash column over 4 km in height over Mexican Popocatepetl volcano. Incandescent fragments were released up to 2 km from the crater, and because of their high temperature caused small

June 18, 2013

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New activity observed at Guatemalan volcanoes - Explosions and lava flow at Fuego and degassing at Santiaguito

INSIVUMEH reported thirteen explosions being detected on June 17, 2013, at Fuego volcano, Guatemala. The explosions ejected incandescent material up to 125 meters in the air, and weak grey plumes 300 to 500 meters in height were seen above the crater. These

June 17, 2013

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Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Gaua, also known as Santa Maria Island, is part of the Vanuatu Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter, Gaua Island is actually the exposed upper cone and summit of

June 17, 2013

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Malaysian cities shrouded by smoke haze from Indonesia

Haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shrouded Malaysia on June 16, 2013, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. The Air Pollutant Index (API) showed unhealthy levels of between 101 and 129 in several areas. In

June 17, 2013

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Another strong earthquake off coast of Crete, Greece

Strong earthquake registered as M 5.9 (EMSC) occurred off coast of Crete, Greece on June 16, 2013 at 21:39 UTC. The epicenter was located 71 km S of Pýrgos, Crete at coordinates 34.37 N ; 24.99 E. The epicenter was at depth of 12 km. EMSC

June 16, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.5 struck near the coast of Nicaragua

A very strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude of M 6.5 (EMSC/USGS) struck near the coast of Nicaragua on June 15, 2013 at 17:34 UTC. USGS measured depth at 32 km, EMSC reports depth of 60 km (preliminary data). Epicenter was located 57km (35mi)

June 15, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece - Numerous aftershocks recorded

A very strong earthquake measuring M 6.2 struck south of Crete, Greece on June 15, 2013 at 16:11 UTC. Preliminary reports by EMSC state M 6.0 at depth of 10 km, USGS reports same depth. GFZ reports M 6.0 and depth of 23 km. The Greek Institute of

June 15, 2013

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Deep M 6.0 struck south of Kermadec Islands

Deep earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred south of Kermadec Islands on June 15, 2013 at 11:20:34 UTC. The epicenter was located 313km (194miles) SSW of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at coordinates 33.895°S

June 15, 2013

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Sakura-jima volcano, Japan produced one of the strongest and most violent explosions so far

Three powerful explosions at 22:05 and 23:58 UTC on June 12, and another at 4:26 UTC on June 13, 2013 announced the awakening of Sakura-jima volcano, Japan from it`s ten day slumber. The latest explosion on June 13, 2013, was especially violent, possibly one of the

June 15, 2013