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Magnitude 6.0 - East of the North Island, New Zealand

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck 453 km (281 miles) SSE of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, 512 km (318 miles) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand, 680 km (422 miles) ENE of Auckland, New Zealand (35.430°S, 177.878°W) at depth of 13.4 km (8.3 miles). GeoNet reported

September 15, 2011

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Arctic sea ice hits record low

The extent of the Arctic sea ice — has passed a new threshold. German researchers announced on Sept. 8 that the sea-ice cover had shrunk below its record minimum, set in 2007. Elsewhere, researchers said the race remained too close to call.The NSIDC proclaimed the

September 14, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 - Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

 Very shallow earthquake magnitude 6.1 hits Near Islands, Aleutian Islands, 27 km (16 miles) NNW of Attu, 87 km (54 miles) WNW of Shemya Island, Alaska (53.138°N, 173.022°E) at depth of 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained).Live Seismic Data from ADK -

September 14, 2011

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Russia's Shiveluch volcano erupts

A volcano has erupted on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, withash rising to an altitude of 10 km above sea level, RIA Novosti news agency reported Tuesday.During the eruption, a crevice with a depth of about 30 meters was formed on

September 14, 2011

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Mud volcanoes that arose from ocean emitting methane in Pakistan

Last yearone-square-kilometre island that emerged off the Makran coast, near the point where the Hingol River drains into the sea, in Pakistan.  Scientists collected samples. Studying the water and sediment samples  scientists found well-preserved shells of certain

September 13, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Near north coast of New Guinea

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken the South Pacific region near the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Epicenter was 48 km (29 miles) ESE of Wewak, 242 km (150 miles) N of Mount Hagen, New Guinea, PNG (3.638°S, 144.160°E) at depth of 34.9 km (21.7 miles)

September 13, 2011

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Extremely strong activity at Stromboli volcano in Italy

During most of August and up to today, Stromboli's activity has been at some of its highest levels observed in recent decades. Protagonist has been the NE crater, which has been continuing to produce powerful lava bubbles. Ejections of incandescent lava bombs often

September 13, 2011

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Unrest at Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia

If you head over to the Colombian Survey, INGEOMINAS, you can find updates and statuses for all the major Colombian volcanoes. These include the well-known ones like Galeras and Ruiz, but also lesser known but no less interesting/hazardous like Huila or

September 13, 2011

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Deadly explosion on atomic site in France - Radiation leak risk is a possibility

French media reports on Monday morning (local time) that an explosion has occurred in Central Nuclear Processing and Packaging Centraco centre in Marcoule in French department Gar and there is a threat of radiation leakage. One person died and three wounded in

September 12, 2011

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Tectonic plates converging - new land emerged in Sea of Azov

The plot of the seabed up to the surface in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula. The new land emerged from the shift of tectonic plates.Amazing natural phenomenon has been documented in recent days in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula in Sea of ​​Azov. Huge

September 12, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Vanuatu

A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami warning issued. The quake struck 63 km (39 miles) SW of PORT-VILA, Efate, Vanuatu, 212 km (131 miles) NW

September 11, 2011

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Land-clearing fires in the neighbouring countries polluting air in Malaysia

Malaysia has complained to Indonesia about land-clearing fires in the neighbouring country that have led to a blanket of pollution and poor air quality.Environment Minister Douglas Uggah Embas sent a letter to his Indonesian counterpart Friday about hundreds of

September 11, 2011

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Heavy rains drench southern Brazil

Three days of continuous downpours have had a severe impact in southern Santa Catarina state in southern Brazil, with authorities declaring 32 cities in a state of emergency, and two -- Brusque and Rio do Sul in a state of public calamity. Torrential rains that caused

September 11, 2011

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Tambora volcano in Indonesia has been raised to level 3 alert

Tambora volcano in Indonesia has been raised to level 3 alert. Continuous tremor was recorded at the volcano. On 7th September there were 40 shallow volcanic earthquakes. Tourists and locals are advised to avoid the summit area of Tambora volcano.Tambora lies 340

September 09, 2011

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Flood cleanup guidelines!

When an area is flooded, there is other damage in addition to just that from the water alone. The high, and sometimes forceful, water brings with it mud, fuel oil, contamination and other toxins. Officials estimate that 120 sewer and treatment facilities have been

September 09, 2011

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New eruption of Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy

After an interval of ten days of relative quiet, a new eruptive episode took place at New paroxysmal Crater South-East (New CSE) Etna in the morning of September 8, 2011. This is the 13th episode since the beginning of paroxysmal; the previous episode had occurred on

September 09, 2011

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Magnitude 6.4 (initially 6.7) earthquake struck near Vancouver Island, Canada

A strong earthquake with initial magnitude 6.7, later downgraded at 6.4, was registered 140 km (86 miles) SSE of Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada. USGS registered depth of 23 km (14.3 miles).USGS expects a strong shaking for only 2,000 people and a moderate shaking

September 09, 2011