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Shallow 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Drake Passage between Argentina and Antartica

Shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 occured at Drake Passage between Argentina and Antartica on Saturday, April 14 , 2012 (10:56 UTC). Epicenter was 358 km (222 miles) SSE of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina (57.588°S, 65.413°W). Recorded depth

April 14, 2012


Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano unleashed new wave of eruptions

Authorities said the Turrialba volcano had a new wave of eruptions on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Scientists are converging on the mountain for a closer look at the smoke spewing from its center. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) and the Observatorio...

April 14, 2012

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Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 near the east coast of Honshu

Strong and shallow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck near the east coast of Honshu on April 13, 2012 at 10:10:02 UTC according to USGS. JMA is reporting magnitude 5.9. In either case this is strong earthquake only 42 km (26 miles) off the Fukushima nuclear power plant,

April 13, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world – April 4 – April 10, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from April 4 – April 10, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes.CLEVELANDChuginadak Island 52.825°N, 169.944°W; summit

April 12, 2012

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Two strong and shallow earthquakes with magnitudes 6.2 and 6.9 struck Gulf of California

Two strong and shallow earthquakes struck Gulf of California on April 12, 2012. First earthquake was measured with magnitude 6.2 at 07:06:01 UTC with depth of 10.1km. A second earthquake struck same area less than 10 minutes later, at 07:15:49 UTC, recorded

April 12, 2012

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Very strong and shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Michoacan, Mexico

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Michoacan, Mexico on April 11, 2012 at 22:55:10 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 143 km (88 miles) NW of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico (18.272°N, 102.732°W). The depth of epicenter was at 20 km (12.4 miles).There

April 12, 2012

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Wildfire spreads across Florida - Current conditions and long-term outlook

The U.S. wildfire season that typically starts in late spring has taken off this month, with crews tackling fires up and down the East Coast in recent days. The Columbia Line Fire, a large fire in Pinhook Swamp, in northern Florida, is generating a lot of smoke

April 11, 2012


Indonesia massive M8.6 earthquake the largest non-damaging earthquake ever measured?

A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled. The 8.6 quake struck about 435 km (270 miles) southwest (215°) of Banda Aceh, the capital

April 11, 2012

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Two massive earthquakes M8+ and many strong aftershocks out of the Sumatra coast, Indonesia

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 500 km out of the coast of Sumatra, another area which was also very hard hit in 2004 is India’s Andaman Islands. The second massive quake has been decreased to 8.2 by USGS and it has to be seen as a massive aftershock. Many

April 11, 2012


China is entering the third year of an extreme drought

Parts of China are entering the third year of an extreme drought that has affected more than 7.8 million people and 4.6 million livestock. More than 2 million are struggling for access to clean drinking water with many having to travel many miles each day just to fill

April 10, 2012

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Ice floes along the Kamchatka coastline seen from ISS

The irregular southeastern coastline of Kamchatka provokes large, circular eddy currents to spin off from the main southwestward-flowing Kamchatka current. Three such eddies are observed by the International Space Station (ISS)  as the winter season blankets

April 09, 2012

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Areas downstream of Nevado del Ruiz on preventive Red alert

Authorities declared a red alert in areas downstream the central Colombia Nevado del Ruiz volcano Sunday amid growing concerns an eruption is imminent.According to Colombia's meteorological institute IDEAM, the highest alert was justified "for the rivers close to the

April 09, 2012


Unexplained ice melting at the Askja Crater Lake in Iceland

Something interesting going on up in Iceland – a few news reports have been talking about the crater lake on Askja caldera loosing  ice over the last month while other non-volcanic lakes around it and at lower elevations are still ice-covered. Normally, the

April 09, 2012


Fog blankets the Yellow Sea

The shallow Yellow Sea, which has a number of busy ports, usually sees 50 foggy days a year; some weather stations in the area have measured fog on up to 80 days. One of those days was March 28, 2012, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

April 08, 2012

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Massive landslide hit Nairobi slum Mathare in Kenya

Massive boulders crashed onto houses Wednesday in Mathare, a Nairobi slum, killing at least eight people after a night of heavy rains, police and the Kenyan Red Cross said. The landslide, which unleashed huge boulders, wrecked at least 40 homes in the sprawling slums

April 07, 2012

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Strong earthquake struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck New Ireland Region of Papua New Guinea on April 6, 2012 at 16:15:55 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 150 km (93 miles) ESE (104°) from Rabaul, New Britain, PNG (4.534°S, 153.497°E). The depth of epicenter was at 85.4

April 06, 2012


Satellite observes rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic

As ESA’s Envisat satellite marks ten years in orbit, it continues to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica’s ice shelves due to climate warming. One of the satellite’s first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was of break-up of a main

April 06, 2012