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5.6 magnitude - Oklahoma, US

Strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit Oklahoma at at 03:53:10 UTC located 34 km (21 miles) NNE of Shawnee, 63 km (39 miles) SSE of Stillwater, 68 km (42 miles) ESE of Guthrie and 71 km (44 miles) ENE of Oklahoma City (35.537°N, 96.747°W). Epicenter was at depth of 5 km

November 06, 2011

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Strong harmonic tremors and rockslides at El Hierro

Pevolca has declared closing (until further notice) of the Los Roquillos tunnel because great risk of rockfall and landslides. The tunnel was already closed during the nightly hours, re-opened during the morning and awaiting a final verdict from Pevolca.  The strong

November 05, 2011

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Haze along the Himalaya

Haze hugged the southern slopes of the Himalaya in early November 2011. At about 10:45 a.m. on November 3, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of haze stretching from Pakistan

November 05, 2011

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Earthquakes killed 780 000 in past decade

More than 780 000 lives were lost as a result of earthquakes over the past 10 years. This is nearly 60% of all disaster-related deaths, according to a study published in The Lancet on Friday. The study was conducted by Susan Bartels of the Beth Israel Deaconess...

November 05, 2011

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Report: US topsoil contains levels of radioactive cesium up to 10,000 percent higher than previously believed

Few in the mainstream media are talking about it these days, but radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is still spewing into and contaminating the environment. And a professional engineer from Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Department of

November 04, 2011

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Frequent Mediterranean droughts caused by human impact on climate change

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

November 03, 2011

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Oman hit by flashfloods

Heavy rainfall causing flooding of usually dry wadis hit Oman and bring down the temperature thanks to a depression in the Arabian Sea. The regions of southern Dhofar, central Al Wusta and eastern Al Sharqiyah are regions directly facing the Arabian sea and they got

November 03, 2011

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Increased carbon dioxide emissions at El Hierro

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of  4.4  (initially reported as magnitude 3.8 by EMSC) occurred at 18:10 UTC at a depth of 23 km.  Epicenter was in the El Golfo bay. It was felt by the islanders.AVCAM has counted 85 quakes since midnight UTC today. The IGN

November 02, 2011

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Lessons from 2011 Christchurch earthquake experience

Seismological Research Letters published yesterday, on November 1st issued a special research focused on the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Erol Kalkan, a research structural engineer and manager of the National Strong Motion Network with the U.S. Geological

November 02, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at Atlantic-Pacific Ridge at  14:59:26 UTC. Location of epicenter is 1764 km (1096 miles) W of Swain's Island, 2011 km (1249 miles) N of Mt. Siple, Antarctica, 3384 km (2102 miles) S of Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands (55.303°S,

November 02, 2011

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La Niña is back

La Niña is defined as cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific ocean that impact global weather patterns. La Niña conditions recur every few years and can persist for as long as two years.A sea surface anomaly, or

November 02, 2011

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Flooding in Southeast Asia

Thailand and Cambodia continued to cope with widespread flooding at the beginning of November 2011.  Barely discernible in 2008, Thailand’s Chao Phraya River and its tributaries have spilled onto floodplains in 2011. Meanwhile, in neighboring Cambodia, Tônlé Sab

November 02, 2011

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Landslide leaves caravans dangling over 60 meters high cliff in South Wales

A geologist was brought in last week after cracks appeared at the top of the cliff at Porthkerry near Barry in South Wales.  But at about 8pm on Monday a 55 meters (60-yard) section collapsed. Witnesses said it sounded like fireworks going off.There are more than

November 02, 2011

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Magnitude 6.3 - Revilla Gigedo Island region, Mexico

Strong and shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Revilla Gigedo Island region at 12:32:00 UTC 227 km (141 miles) NE of Socorro Island, 333 km (206 miles) SSE of Cabo San Lucas, Baja Calif. Sur, 419 km (260 miles) W of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexic0 (19.891°N,

November 01, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Xinjiang, China

USGS has recalculated the magnitude and reports now a 5.4 magnitude earthquake located 95 km (59 miles) ESE of Yining, 289 km (179 miles) SW of Karamay, Xinjiang, 302 km (187 miles) WSW of Shihezi, Xinjiang, China at depth of 27.9 km (17.3 miles).EMSC

November 01, 2011

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Small eruptions continue intermittendly at Lokon volcano (North Sulawesi)

Lokon volcano near Manado town in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, continues to erupt sporadically.  Andi Rosadi from VolcanoDiscovery Indonesian team climbed the volcano on 24 Oct and saw 2 eruptions on 26 Oct. Lokon is located near the popular Tomohon resort town in the

October 31, 2011

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Over 600 dead after M7.2 earthquake hits Van, Turkey

Unfortunately, yesterday was the last day for search and rescue in the region. Work will then begin on demolishing, recovery and rebuilding. It is thus unlikely that the number of people rescued will increase above 188. The death toll has passed 600 and is now at...

October 31, 2011