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Eruption of Colombian Nevado del Ruiz volcano likely within days or weeks

Nevado del Ruiz volcano, infamous for its deadly lahars, sprang to life in March 2012. Located in the Colombian Andes, the volcano was frequently active during the past 1,000 years, most recently in 2010. Observers first reported earthquakes near the volcano,

June 09, 2012

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Earthquake swarm at Chile's San Pedro volcano

An earthquake swarm with possibly hundreds of small quakes has been detected at Chile's San Pedro-Pellado (or Tatara-San Pedro) volcano. Not many details about this activity are available and reports are in parts contradictory, as the Wired Eruptions Blog points

June 08, 2012

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Unexpected discovery - Arctic Ocean is richer in microscopic plants than any other ocean on Earth

Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants,

June 07, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 30 – June 5, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 30 – June 5, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit elev. 3763

June 07, 2012

June 7 2012 6_0 southern Peru GE+USGS

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck southern Peru on June 7, 2012 at 16:03 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 119 km (74 miles) WNW (298°) from Arequipa, Peru (15.919°S, 72.516°W). Recorded depth was 99.7 km (62.0 miles). EMSC is

June 07, 2012


Shrubs in the Arctic tundra transformed into trees

Shrubs in the Arctic tundra have transformed themselves into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate in the last few decades. The speed and magnitude of change is far greater than scientists had ever anticipated. If this continues and is replicated across the

June 07, 2012

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Tons of dead sardines washed up at the fishing port of Ohara, Japan

Something terribly fishy is going on at the fishing port of Ohara (pronounced Oh-hara) in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture, and it has nothing to do with espionage or political corruption. There are tons and tons of dead sardines washing up on the shore, and not only is

June 06, 2012

June 5 2012 off the east coast of Honshu GE + USGS

Strong M 6.3 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.3 struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan on June 5, 2012 at 19:31 UTC according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Epicenter was located 153 km (95 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan (34.952°N, 141.178°E). USGS is reporting magnitude

June 05, 2012

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Severe weather warning for parts of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Tens of thousands of Victorians are without power as flash floods and damaging winds force residents from the homes. The east coast is facing king tides, torrential rain and damaging winds which have already caused flash flooding and power outages in Victoria’s

June 05, 2012

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Manam - one of PNG's most active volcanoes has new series of eruptions

The 10-km-wide Manam Island, lying 13 km off the northern coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, is one of the country's most active volcanoes.ABC Radio Australia reported yesterday, June 4, 2012 that a new series of eruptions have begun and that warnings to residents

June 05, 2012


Supervolcanoes form and erupt much more quickly than previously thought

Geologists had previously thought that super-eruptions only occurred 100,000-200,000 years after forming. Evidence from the new study by researchers at Vanderbit University suggests that, after a giant magma pool forms, it may erupt after only a couple hundred

June 04, 2012

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Two strong and shallow earthquakes struck south of Panama

The first one struck at 00:45 UTC on June 4, 2012 with magnitude 6.2 according USGS. Epicenter was located 356 km (221 miles) SSW of Santiago, Panama and 526 km (326 miles) SW of  Panama City, Panama (5.287°N, 82.580°W). Recorded depth was 9.7 km (6.0

June 04, 2012

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New deep-sea hydrothermal vents discovered in Gulf of California

Scientists have uncovered clusters of volcanic vents towering above the seafloor in a region of deep-sea off the coast of Mexico. The so-called "black smoker" vents lie about 7,400 meters (7,900 feet) deep with chimneys reaching 23 meters (75 feet). These

June 03, 2012

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Fracking responsible for water contamination across US

Lawsuits from individuals who believe their water has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing are coming in all across the US and support for stricter regulations is growing. This was backed up by recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) findings that

June 03, 2012

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Summer 2012 forecast for Europe

According to experts from, much of Europe will be slightly warmer than normal this summer with the core of summer heat across southeast Europe into Ukraine. This will result in temperatures closer to normal in far western Europe. The overall

June 02, 2012


Powerful street geysers erupt in Montreal rainstorm

Extraordinary cloudburst produced flooding on the street s of Montreal, Canada on May 29. More than 50 mm, or 2 inches, of rain fell on parts of the city within a half hour Tuesday evening. Environment Canada said that parts of Montreal saw up to 80 mm, or

June 02, 2012

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Two deep earthquakes struck Salta, Argentina

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Salta, Argentina on June 2, 2012 according to USGS. Epicenter was 8 km (4 miles) SE of Yacuiba, Bolivia and 54 km (33 miles) NNE of Tartagal, Salta, Argentina (22.109°S, 63.625°W). Recorded depth was 519.6 km (322.9 miles).

June 02, 2012