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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011

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Cleveland volcano in Alaska showing signs of eruption

Alaska's Mount Cleveland has been reportedly oozing lava, presaging a possible eruption. Satellite images showed a 165 meter (541 feet) in diameter lava dome in the summit crater on September 20, which increased from 150 meters (490 feet) as of September 9,...

September 23, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Very strong shallow earthquake near Niuafo’ou volcano (Tonga)

Initially magnitude 6.8, later downgraded by USGS to 6.2 and finaly earthquake hit  Tonga archipelago  at 23:07:03 UTC. The epicentre was located  382 km (238 miles) NNW (338°) from Neiafu, Tonga, 423 km (263 miles) WSW (244°) from APIA, Samoa (15.449°S,

September 22, 2011

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14th paroxysm of SE crater of Etna in progress

The 14th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater is in progress. Bad weather conditions hide the eruption, but the seismic signals of INGV Catania show that a major eruptive episode is occurring. Since 9am, volcanic tremor has been gradually increasing to (at the moment) 30+

September 22, 2011

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China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that

September 20, 2011

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Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India at 12:40 UTC on September 18, 2011, at a depth of 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. The quake occurred near the boundary...

September 20, 2011

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Magnitude 5.8 - Guatemala

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Guatemala at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (32 miles) SE of  Guatemala City, 74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador (14.332°N, 90.142°W). The 5.8 magnitude

September 20, 2011

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Scientists fear of Cleveland eruption

A thermal anomaly was observed in satellite data over the past day, which is consistent with continued growth of the lava dome. No ash emissions have been observed during this current eruptive episode that began in mid-July 2011. No other new reports have been received

September 19, 2011

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Etna volcano Sicily, Italy - Compilation video of 4 months eruptions

Klaus Dorschfeldt, alias KdEtna, the Sicilian video maker, has compiled a number of his best shots of his earlier Etna eruptions videos into a new video. The eruptions are from early 2011 until September 2011.Enjoy these beautiful images of 9 months Etna eruptions /

September 18, 2011

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Magnitude 6.9 - Sikkim, India

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit India 12:40:48 UT (10:48 PM at epicenter)  68 km (42 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India, 119 km (73 miles) NNW of Shiliguri, West Bengal, India, 272 km (169 miles) E of KATHMANDU, Nepal (27.723°N, 88.064°E). The depth of the

September 18, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 - Off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

Only hour an half after strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake, another 6.0 earthquake followed by half dozen of 5.5+ magnitude earthquakes struck near east coast of Honshu, Japan.USGS reporting that epicenter was 137 km (85 miles) ESE of Hachinohe,  172 km (106 miles)

September 17, 2011

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Petermann Ice Island drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada

After more than a year and several thousand kilometers of sailing the seas, Petermann Ice Island is still drifting in the North Atlantic off the shores of Newfoundland, Canada. The ice island has splintered several times since it dropped off the edge of Greenland's

September 17, 2011

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Activity at Mt. Etna

Italy’s Mount Etna is currently in a period where short bursts of activity, each lasting a few hours, are interspersed with quiet periods lasting several days or weeks. Thirteen eruptive episodes, or paroxysms, had occurred by mid-September 2011. During a typical

September 17, 2011

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Magnitude 6.6 - Near east coast of Honshu, Japan

An earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck 108 km (67 miles) ESE of Hachinohe, 149 km (92 miles) ENE of Morioka, 177 km (109 miles) ESE of Aomori, Honshu, 574 km (356 miles) NNE of Tokyo (40.288°N, 142.727°E) according to USGS. Epicenter was 36.3 km (22.6 miles)

September 16, 2011

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Semeru volcano showing signs of activity

An active lava dome is growing inside the crater of Semeru volcano and there are 3 - 4 eruptions per day. It seems that the size and frequency is increasing in the past days according to VolcanoDiscovery research group that just got back from East Java.Semeru, the highe

September 16, 2011

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Fiji

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Fiji region, 120 km (74 miles) SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 425 km (264 miles) W of NUKU`ALOFA, Tonga, 453 km (281 miles) SSE of SUVA, Viti Levu, Fiji (21.559°S, 179.369°W). Epicenter was very deep

September 15, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A very strong 6.2 magnitude aftershock struck at 17:00 (05:00 PM) local Japanese Time approx. 70 km out of the Honshu coast. A maximum moderate shaking was experienced, but tens of millions of people have felt this aftershock and are once again reminded at the

September 15, 2011