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Alert level raised for Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano - authorities consider possibility of major eruption

CENAPRED has raised the alert status of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico, to the third highest level (5 out of 7) and considers the possibility of a major eruption.The volcano continues to have elevated levels of seismicity, and produces frequent steam and ash emissions

April 19, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world – April 11 – April 17, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from April 11 – April 17, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 3 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.CLEVELANDChuginadak Island 52.825°N, 169.944°W; summit

April 19, 2012

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Ice breaking up in Hudson Bay, Canada

The cold waters of Hudson Bay are typically covered with ice from January to May each year and reach reaching ice-free status in mid-August, but by early April, 2012, ice breakup was well underway across the Bay. Bits of open water covered with some floating ice can

April 19, 2012

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World’s oil and gas endowment - a new global estimate for conventional oil and gas resources

The U.S. Geological Survey released a new global estimate for conventional oil and gas resources.  The USGS estimates that the undiscovered, conventional resources in the world total 565 billion barrels of oil (bbo), 5,606 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas,

April 19, 2012

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UK will allow shale gas fracking despite earthquake connections?

UK ministers have been advised to allow the controversial practice of fracking for shale gas to be extended in Britain, despite it causing two earthquakes and the emergence of serious doubts over the safety of the wells that have already been drilled. Fuel

April 18, 2012

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Kerman region in Iran

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Kerman province in Iran near Iraq border at 17:40:39 UTC on April 18th. Iran Seismological Center recorded epicenter at depth of 62 km (38.5 miles). The epicenter was located 2 Km of Roodbar, 28 Km of Kahnooj,  54 Km of Anbar, 129 km (80

April 18, 2012

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The Santorini volcano caldera is awake again and rapidly deforming

Santorini is a volcanic island that has been relatively calm since its last eruption in 1950. But, its caldera is awake again and rapidly deforming at levels never seen before. Georgia Tech Associate Professor Andrew Newman has studied Santorini since setting up more

April 18, 2012

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The startling increase in earthquakes across US is "almost certainly man-made"

USGS scientists have been investigating the recent increase in the number of magnitude 3 and greater earthquakes in the midcontinent of the United States. These earthquakes are fairly small – large enough to have been felt by many people, yet small enough to rarely

April 18, 2012

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Magnitude 6.2 hit South Sandwich Islands

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck area east of South Sandwich Islands on April 17 at 19:03:55 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 563 km (349 miles) E of Bristol Island, 677 km (420 miles) ESE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands and 2685 km (1668

April 17, 2012

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Underground water in eastern Shasta County in California (US) mysteriously disappears

Something strange is happening underground in eastern Shasta County and it is draining water wells and maybe even causing sinkholes and subsiding pavement. A retired marine geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Stephen Wolf reveals that after the 1989 Loma Prieta

April 17, 2012

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Shiveluch volcano in Russia spews ash to 9,500 meters

Russia's northernmost active volcano Shiveluch is churning out ash to a height of 9,500 meters (over 31,000 feet) in the country's Far East, local scientists reported on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.The 3,283-meter (10,771-foot) Shiveluch stratovolcano increased activity

April 17, 2012

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Very strong and deep 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea

Very strong and deep earthquake with magnitude 7.0 struck Papua New Guinea on April 17, 2012 at 07:13:50 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 141 km (88 miles) N (5°) from Lae, New Guinea, PNG (5.482°S, 147.101°E). Recorded depth at the epicenter was

April 17, 2012

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Very strong 6.5 earthquake near Valparaiso, Chile

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on the coastal strip near Valparaiso, Chile on April 17, 2012 at 03:50:14 UTC. The epicenter was located 42 km (26 miles) NNE of Valparaiso, 81 km (50 miles) W of Los Andes, 101 km (62 miles) N of San Antonio and 112 km (69

April 17, 2012

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Moderate M 4.6 earthquake close to Nairobi, Kenya

A moderate shallow earthquake meassuring magnitude 4.6 struck at only 33 km from the capital of Kenya, Nairoby on April 17 at 02:01 UTC.  The epicenter was located  16km (9 miles) NE from Limuru, 22km (13 miles) NNW from Kiambu and  33km (20 miles) NNW

April 17, 2012

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North America swelters in March heat

The springtime began to feel more like summer for most of North America. March 2012 saw thousands of daily temperature records fall in the contiguous United States (often called the “lower 48”), and the entire month was the warmest March in a temperature record

April 17, 2012

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Quake expert Gheorghe Marmureanu: Something is wrong! There are too many strong earthquakes

The Earth is shaking! Scientists find no explanation to the 39 earthquakes that rocked the planet in just two days. “Something is wrong! There are too many strong earthquakes” believes Romania’s top seismologist, Gheorghe Marmureanu, who finds the latest

April 16, 2012

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Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano spewed at least seven exhalations over the weekend

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano awakened again on Sunday, April 15, 2012 punctuating an especially shaky seismic season. Popo, as the mountain is widely called, spewed at least seven exhalations overnight Saturday and through the day Sunday, sending vapor, smoke and gas

April 16, 2012