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Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck near crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant

A strong earthquake registered as M 6.0 (JMA) on Richter scale struck northeastern Japan on August 4, 2013 at 03:28 UTC. JMA reported depth of 50 km. This earthquake was 41 km away from March 11, 2011 devastating M 9.0 "Tohoku earthquake" and about

August 04, 2013

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Elevated seismicity continues at Mount Rainier and near Mount Saint Helens volcanoes - Washington Cascades, US

ER reports that elevated seismicity continues at Mount Rainier (station STAR) and near Mount Saint Helens (station SHW) volcanoes in the Washington Cascades, US. Event depths at Mount Saint Helens average around 13 km and form a radial pattern in

August 04, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 24 - July 30, 2013

This week, 7 volcanoes had new activity,  ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 24 – July 30, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

July 31, 2013

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Floods continue in south east Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Heavy monsoon rains are causing more flooding in south east Asia. Myanmar officials reported on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, that severe flooding caused nearly 25 000 people to evacuate in Karen State, eastern Myanmar. Heavy rains and

July 31, 2013

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New ash eruption at Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano at New Britain, PNG

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured smoke plume extending from Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano on Papua New Guinea on July 30, 2012 at 00:10 UTC. Rabaul volcano is one of the most active

July 31, 2013

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10-day Global Fire Map: July 20 - 29, 2013

The fire map bellow accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period, from July 20  - July 29, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 30, 2013

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Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Heatwave is scourging Iran bringing temperatures to alarming heights which, combined with the lack of rainfall, created drinking water shortages and reductions. Dr. Abbas Ranjbar, a faculty member of the Tehran-based meteorology research center said that the

July 29, 2013

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Heatwave and hailstones the size of tennis balls, Germany

While most of Germany endures exceptional heatwave, eyewitnesses from village of Wassel in Sehnte reported hailstones the size of tennis balls on Saturday, July 27, 2013. AP brings video with images of damaged houses and vehicles: Video courtesy

July 29, 2013

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New activity at Ketoi volcano on central Kuril Islands, Russia

Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT) raised the alert level to yellow after a weak thermal anomaly has been detected on satellite data at the summit of the volcano. No other details about possible activity are currently known cause the volcano is currently

July 27, 2013

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Hundreds of thousands affected by drought in Namibia

Namibian government declared a state of emergency on May 17, 2013 due to prolonged dry season which resulted in widespread crop failure across the country. About 780,000 people (approximately one third of Namibia’s entire population) are now classified as

July 27, 2013

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Living with Fire: The Southern California Wildfire Risk Project

Southern California's fire ecology is unlike that of anywhere else in the United States. Fire control strategies developed for mountain forests don't have the same results here. So can science help uncover new answers to help those communities manage and

July 27, 2013

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M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A 10-km (6.2 miles) deep earthquake registered as M6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near the South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 57.789°S 23.959°W or about 203km (126 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South...

July 26, 2013

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Minor activity re-established at White Island volcano, New Zealand

GNS Science volcanologist Brad Scott reported today that minor activity has become re-established over the last 24 hours. The Volcano Alert Level remains at Level 1 and Aviation Color Code has been raised to Yellow. Following an increase in volcanic tremor

July 26, 2013

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Report confirms 2013 New Zealand drought was most extreme on record

A comparative study on the 2013 New Zealand drought states that in some regions it was the most severe drought on record. Study also states that the cause was not El Niño but in fact slow-moving or ‘blocking’ high

July 26, 2013

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M 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 48 km (30 miles) ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu at 07:07 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 15.360°S 167.586°E -  274km (170 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 615km (382mi) N

July 26, 2013

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Federal investigation started on mysterious deaths of bottlenose dolphins at Indian River Lagoon, Florida - US

On July 24, 2013 NOAA declared the mass die-off of bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon an "Unusual Mortality Event" - UME. This declaration will send federal resources and scientists to help teams already on the ground. Indian

July 25, 2013

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Seismic activity increases at Pacaya, Guatemala

Latest reports from Guatemalan INSIVUMEH note that seismic and surface activity have increased during the past days and are characterized by the appearance of continuous tremor and more frequent strombolian explosions. This suggests a batch of fresh magma is

July 25, 2013