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Climate change affecting overall weather patterns and could affect water availability in California

In a recent article published on University of California, MERCED website researchers say California won’t see a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system, but weather can have comparable extreme

November 03, 2012

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New flyover videos confirmed new large Louisiana sinkhole collapse

Disturbing new flyover videos of Louisiana sinkhole showed the amount of land collapsed has increased in size. Last measurements show that the surface of the sinkhole area was 5.5 acres, or equivalent of five football fields.  Based on John Boudreaux, director

November 03, 2012

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Strong M 6.1 earthquake struck near Mindanao, Philippines

Strong earthquake measuring M 6.4  M 6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines on November 02, 2012 at 18:17 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 87 km (54 miles) ENE (65°) from Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines (9.259°N, 126.233°E) at depth of 38.1 km (23.7

November 02, 2012

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Yellowstone earthquake activity remains at background levels

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 a small earthquake swarm occurred under the Yellowstone caldera. The quakes were few and very small and were no indicator of an impending eruption. On the contrary, it completely falls under what is normal behavior of an active

November 02, 2012

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Cyclone Ladislav raised Adriatic sea levels, submerged streets along Croatian coastline cities

Gale-force south Cyclone Ladislav developed over northern Italy and northern Adriatic sea, causing floods along Adriatic sea coastlines on November 1, 2012. Combination of full moon, low air pressure along with strong winds blowing from the sea toward the coast,

November 02, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 24 – October 30, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 2 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 24 – October 30, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

November 01, 2012

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Haida Gwaii

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Haida Gwaii; formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada on October 30, 2012 at 02:49 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 189 km (117 miles) S of Masset, Canada (52.315°N, 132.208°W) at depth of 9.7 km

October 30, 2012

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Southeastern Australia earthquake swarms 2009/2012

Significant Earthquake swarms in Victoria Australia in 2009 and 2012, research and analysis video covering a possible mechanism and cause of both events which seem to propagate through the flinders ranges in South Australia migrating east into the Strzelecki Ranges in

October 29, 2012

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Mild tsunami disrupted daily life on Hawaii

A mild tsunami hit Hawaii late Saturday after a powerful earthquake off the west coast of Canada, forcing a state-wide evacuation but apparently failing to cause major damage. Shortly after, forecasters at Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted a tsunami

October 29, 2012

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Strong aftershock M 6.3 struck Canada's Haida Gwaii region - Aftershock list

Canada's Haida Gwaii region struck strong aftershock at 18:54 UTC on October 28, 2012 according to USGS. This is still preliminary magnitude but the event was reviewed by seismologist. Epicenter was located 159 km (98 miles) SSW of Masset, Canada at

October 28, 2012

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M 7.7 hit Haida Gwaii region - Tsunami warning for British Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii

Strong magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Haida Gwaii region, Canada at 03:04 UTC on October 28, 2012.Epicenter was located 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Sandspit, British Columbia on the Haida Gwaii archipelago, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte

October 28, 2012

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Submarine eruption at Havre volcano built a new volcanic cone

New Zealand scientists investigating an active Kermadec undersea volcano Havre discovered significant changes to the seafloor during its last eruption on July 19, 2012. The eruption was captured by a Nasa satellite, and a Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion patrol...

October 27, 2012

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NOAA, National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct historical climate of the Arctic

Before there were satellites or weather data transmitters or computer databases, there were Arctic sea voyages and sailors dutifully recording weather observations in ship logs. Now a new crowdsourcing effort could soon make a wealth of weather data from these ship

October 26, 2012

October 18 2012 — Kīlauea. View of the lava lake at Kīlauea’s summit at sunset. USGS

Active volcanoes in the world: October 17 - October 23, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 3 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 17 – October 23, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

October 25, 2012

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Hope for disappearing Aral Sea

The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake or inland sea – a rich haven for fish, birds and other wildlife. The Aral Sea began to shrink in the 1960s, when massive diversion of water for cotton and rice cultivation under the Soviet Union drained the two

October 25, 2012

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Wind shift could affect sea ice loss and bring more extreme weather to North America and Europe

Arctic has been experiencing a shift in the general patterns of high and low pressures recently, as well as the direction and speed of the winds. These changes may explain some of the dramatic sea ice loss experienced in the Arctic regions. Wind speed and direction

October 24, 2012

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Strong M 6.5 earthquake hit Costa Rica

Strong earthquake M6.6 M6.5 hit Costa Rica on October 24 at 00:45 UTC. According to USGS the epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, 12 km (7.5 miles) S from Cañas,  61 km (38 miles) SSE from Liberia and 141 km (88 miles) W from SAN JOSE, Costa

October 24, 2012