Earth changes - page 318

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Batu Tara volcano emits plume

Active since 2006, Batu Tara continues to puff away. A thin volcanic plume streams northwest from the cloud-shrouded volcano. Based on analyses of satellite imagery, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 19 June ash plumes from Batu Tara rose to an altitude of 2.4 km

June 29, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 20 – June 26, 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 June 20 – June 26, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit

June 29, 2012

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Firestorm of epic proportions - at least 32 000 evacuated as wind-fueled wildfire continues, Colorado

A wind-fueled wildfire that started on Saturday reached epic proportions, breached fire lines Tuesday, June 26, 2012, and entered Colorado Springs, Colorado, causing at least 32 000 people to be evacuated in the area and at the U.S. Air Force Academy, authorities...

June 28, 2012

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El Hierro volcano, Canary Islands: powerful earthquake swarm without earlier comparison, eruption warning

Unusually strong earthquake swarm under El Hierro Island continued today on Canary Islands. A record number of quakes, more than 240, were recorded on June 26, 2012 (most of them larger than M2 and 6 larger than M3), all were at about 18-20 km depth. Since tremor set

June 27, 2012

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Tropical Storm Debby opened new sinkholes in Florida

Following Tropical Storm Debby several new sinkholes opened up last few days in Brooksville, Florida, USA. Officials are concerned about the possibility of more in Hernando and Pasco counties, the state’s top region for sinkholes.The state of Florida in the USA

June 27, 2012

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Heavy rain, flash floods and deadly landslides hit Bangladesh

Days of rain in Bangladesh, some of the heaviest in years, have set off flash floods and landslides, killing at least 70 people and stranding about 200,000, police and officials said on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.According to National Geographic, Bangladesh ranks

June 27, 2012

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Millions evacuated in several parts of China due to heavy torrential rain and landslides

Several parts of China have been hit by torrential rains over the last few days, resulting in the evacuation of millions of people and property damage.In east China's Zhejiang province, heavy rains have forced 17,000 people to relocate and affected the lives of more

June 26, 2012

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Mount Elgon landslides - Series of deadly landslides leave hundreds missing in Uganda

Mount Elgon, Uganda - After heavy rain for a number of days on Monday, June 25, 2012 a series of devastating landslides buried entire villages in parts of the mountainous Bugisu sub-region of eastern Uganda. Eighteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 450

June 26, 2012

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Researchers found evidence of warm periods in Arctic

Analytical results from the longest sediment core that has ever been drilled in the terrestrial areas of the Arctic have shown temperatures that were previously considered impossible for the Arctic Circle. In addition, a notable correlation of the warm periods in the

June 25, 2012

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Shallow and deadly earthquake M 5.7 hit Sichuan-Yunnan border region, China

M5.7 earthquake hit Sichuan-Yunnan border region, close to Lijiang City, China on June 24, 2012 at 07:59 UTC according to China Earthquake Administration. There are at least 900,000 people who live within a damaging radius. CEA reported the depth of hypocenter

June 24, 2012

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Yellowstone geysers became active again

According to article published in YellowstoneGate a handful of Yellowstone National Park geysers appear to be active again after periods of dormancy, including one geyser that last erupted almost two decades ago.Morning Geyser, quiet for 18 years, is now active,

June 24, 2012

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit near the east coast of Kamchatka

Strong earthquake with magnitude 6.1 hit near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia on June 24, 2012 at 03:15 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 268 km (166 miles) SSW (192°) from Il'pyrskiy, Russia (57.601°N, 163.218°E). Recorded depth was 17.4 km (10.8

June 24, 2012

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Constant lava emission at Guatemalan Fuego volcano continues

Fuego volcano continues to produce lava flows and strong strombolian explosions. CONRED warned about possibly pyroclastic flows that could be generated by collapsing lava flow fronts and incandescent material rolling down the steep upper slopes of the volcano as has

June 21, 2012

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Hundreds of fires covering central Africa (satellite view)

Hundreds of fires covered central Africa in mid-June, 2012, as the annual fire season heated up across the region. Multiple red hotspots, which indicate areas of increased temperatures, are heavily sprinkled across Angola (south), the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 21, 2012

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Meteor shower grounds Springer fire air support

A possible fireball or meteor shower grounded planes fighting the Springer fire near Lake George in the Pike National Forest, Colorado. A Pueblo air-dispatch center began receiving reports of "balls of fire or something in the air" at 2:37 p.m. local time on

June 21, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 13 - June 19, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from June 13 – June 19, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit

June 21, 2012

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Blue Marble 2012: The Arctic Edition

A newly released image from NASA shows off our home planet from an unfamiliar angle — our iconic blue marble, snapped by a satellite that circles the Arctic, is arrayed in frosty white. This latest portrait of Earth from NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite puts the icy

June 21, 2012