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10,000 earth tremors recorded on German-Czech border

The Germany Czech border area has been hit by an earthquake swarm with mainly very weak quakes, the strongest ones measuring 4.0 and 3.6. The earthquakes started their sequence on Tuesday.Cheb / Vogtland is a seismically active area where the seismographs did

August 27, 2011

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Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011

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In August 501 volcanic earthquakes felt at Papandayan volcano in Indonesia

Unrest continues at Papandayan volcano in Indonesia.  More than 500 shallow volcanic earthquakes were detected between 1-24 August. Volcano shows a weak plume rising 1 km above the crater. There was a decrease in sulphur dioxide emission from the crater from 8 tonnes

August 27, 2011

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Volcanic activity resumes at Indonesia’s Mount Lokon

 Indonesia’s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday. Mount Lokon spewed out ash as high as 250 meters (820 feet) which was heading north, the Antara news agency reported, adding that

August 26, 2011

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El Hierro earthquake count exceeds 4200 in past five weeks

 The number of daily earthquakes recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands (Spain), El Hierro, has increased considerably in recent days. The Instituto Volcanologico de Canarias has also reported a 1cm inflation over part of the island’s volcano

August 25, 2011

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Newly discovered Icelandic current could change climate picture

Scientists discovered new ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ) far below the sea's surface near Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional...

August 25, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake had a depth of only 10.1 km and was much shallower than the two 7.0+ quakes which struck the region in quick succession on August 20, 2011. The earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) SW (232°) from Port-Vila, Vanuatu. It is considered to be an

August 25, 2011

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7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Peru

A 7.0 -magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Peru’s capital city, Lima, on Wednesday, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was quickly followed by a 5.3 aftershock. The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 82.07 kilometres north

August 24, 2011

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5.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea

Moderate  earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea today, August 24, 2011 at 08:08:16 UTC. According to USGS magnitude 5.4 occur at epicenter 643 km (399 miles) NW of Tromso, 721 km (448 miles) NNW of Bodo, 736 km (457 miles) WNW of Hammerfest, Norway with depth of 11.1 km

August 24, 2011

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Dangerous 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Virginia

According to US Geological Survey shallow earthquake with epicentre on depth of 1km (initially it was measured at 6km) with magnitude of 5.9 (later downgraded to 5.8) rattles US East Coast, 8 km (5 miles) SSW (195°) from Mineral, 61 km (38 miles) NW (317°)

August 23, 2011

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Iceberg PII-A splits in two off Newfoundland

Over a year ago, on August 5, 2010, the Petermann Glacier on the northwestern coast of Greenland calved a very large ice island. About a month later, the ice island, estimated at that time as about four times the size of Manhattan, collided with an island and broke

August 23, 2011

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Animals heading polewards in search of cooler temperatures

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific...

August 23, 2011

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Tap water warning in Copenhagen after E.coli found

Parts of the Danish capital Copenhagen were without clean drinking water Saturday after high levels of the E.coli bacteria were detected in the municipal tap water system. “The tests… show that parts of Norrebro and another central Copenhagen neighborhood have been

August 23, 2011

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Tuesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey. No tsunami alert was immediately issued.The quake, which hit at 3:12 a.m. local time (2012 GMT), was centered about 176 km (109 miles) SouthWest

August 22, 2011

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Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries

Floods along the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries affected residents of eastern India and Bangladesh in late August 2011. The Times of India reported that sudden swelling of Brahmaputra tributaries inundated villages and left thousands homeless in Assam.The Moderat

August 22, 2011

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Kizimen volcano generates more than 900 seismic tremors in last 24 hours

Kizimen volcano located on the Kamchatka Peninsula Russia has got a burst of activity during the last 24 hours (August 20/21 2011). KVERT Russian scientists have measured more than 900 seismic tremors over the last 24 hours.Earthquake-Report.com was auto-alerted by a

August 21, 2011

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Second chemical leak at Australian plant

An Australian chemical company admitted Saturday that one of its sites had leaked toxic compounds for the second time in two weeks.Orica said that effluent containing higher than allowable levels of arsenic poured from its Kooragang Island site into the Hunter River

August 21, 2011