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Ash plume rising from Krakatau

A newly released NASA satellite image shows an ash plume drifting from Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa), a volcanic island in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It has been intermittently active for the past several

August 02, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) erupts with fountains of fire

Mount Etna erupted for the eighth time this year. The progress of the eruption has been always the same: starting from a weak strombolian activity, turning into a lava fountain, reaching almost 500 meters and the lava following the line of the previous paroxysms,

August 02, 2011

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Seven 6.0+ earthquakes in eight days

TheExtinctionProtocolsite identified four areas on the Pacific Plate that have been a source of an inordinate amount of recent strong earthquake activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire in post named "Catastrophism in the Ring of Fire: seven 6.0+ earthquakes in

August 02, 2011

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Shallow 6.2 earthquake hit Suruga Bay, Japan

Very strong shallow earthquake meassured as 6.2 magnitude by USGS seismographs, struck at 14:58:08 UTC with epicenter in the middle of the Suruga Bay (34.635°N, 138.443°E). The earthquake occurred on depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), 32 km (19 miles) S of Shizuoka

August 01, 2011

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck 134 km (83 miles) E of Wewak and 211 km (131 miles) NNW of Madang, New Guinea, PNG at  23:38:57 UTC. The epicenter was on depth of 16.8 km (10.4 miles) at location 3.569°S, 144.844°E.Green alert for shaking-related

August 01, 2011

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Climate Research Unit released climate dataset - Facts and figures for anyone

Temperature records going back 150 years from 5113 weather stations around the world were released to the public by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. The only records missing are from 19 stations in Poland, which refused

July 31, 2011

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Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming

The Pacific sector of Antarctica, including both the Antarctic Peninsula and continental West Antarctica, has experienced substantial warming in the past 30 years. An increase in the circumpolar westerlies, owing in part to the decline in stratospheric ozone...

July 31, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

According to USGS the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck 361 km (224 miles) ENE of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu at 14:34:50 UTC . The epicenter was registered on depth of 23.1 km (14.4 miles).  No tsunami warning was

July 31, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011

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Wild US summer heat wave smashes records

As the temperatures have risen across the United States this summer, weather records have fallen left and right. The horrible July heat wave, lasting weeks in some cities, the entire month in others, has affected nearly 200 million people at some point. Plenty of...

July 30, 2011

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New mud volcano discovered on Cheleken peninsula in Turkmenistan

A new mud volcano was discovered on the Cheleken peninsula in Turkmenistan, the Neytralniy Turkmenistan newspaper reported with reference to local scientists Anatoly Bushmakin and Aman Nigarov. Mud volcanoes are not uncommon in Turkmenistan.The presence of a large

July 30, 2011

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Weather system moved from Korean peninsula to Japan - Floods and landslides claiming lives

Floods claimed their first victim in Japan and nearly 300,000 people were urged to flee their homes Saturday as a weather system that killed dozens on the Korean peninsula swept the country.Japan has issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in

July 30, 2011

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Iwaki, Japan

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has been felt in north-east Japan, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, USGS reporting. It occurred at 0354 local time on Sunday (1854 GMT Saturday), at a depth of 44km (27 miles), 18 km (11 miles) ESE of Iwaki and 184 km (114 miles)

July 30, 2011

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The Lion Wildland Fire continues to grow

The Lion Wildland Fire was ignited by lightning on July 8 and is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Sequoia National Forest. The Lion Fire, presently at 17,436 acres, continues to grow as firefighters focus on securing the perimeter and containing the fire.

July 30, 2011

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Sudden downhill slide of Tajikistan's Medvezhiy Glacier raised concern about outburst flood

In the early summer of 2011, the Medvezhiy Glacier in Tajikistan slid abruptly down its valley and for greater distance than it has in at least 22 years. The sudden downhill slide of the glacier raised concern among glaciologists and emergency management groups about a

July 30, 2011

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Severe drought hits SW China

Some 50,000 people are suffering from a severe drought that has plagued parts of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, local flood control and drought relief authorities said Sunday. Several counties in the cities of Baise and Hezhou have received little

July 30, 2011