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Strong M 6.2 earthquake at Pacific - Antarctic Ridge

Strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.2 occurred in Pacific - Antarctic Ridge (62.580°S, 161.397°W) on January 15, 2013 at 16:09:37 UTC. According to USGS, the epicenter was at the depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) while EMSC recorded M 6.1 at depth of 80 km

January 15, 2013


Bocca Nuova's eruption at Etna volcano on January 13, 2013

During the night of  January 9-10, 2013, vigorous Strombolian activity started within the Bocca Nuova, Etna's largest summit crater. The source vent is the same that was the site of several episodes of similar activity between July and October

January 14, 2013

beijing air pollution

Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

Air pollution readings in Beijing, China were at dangerously high levels for the second straight day on January 12, 2013 with hazy skies blocking visibility and authorities urging people to stay indoors. Severe pollution in Beijing is the worst since the local

January 13, 2013

manam volcano

Large explosive eruption seen at Manam volcano northeast of New Guinea

A large eruption occurred on January 12, 2013 at Manam volcano northeast of New Guinea. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume rising up to 14 km (approx. 45,000 ft) altitude. A hot spot is visible on MODIS satellite data. Manam's volcanic ash advisory graphics

January 13, 2013

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Explosions and ash columns at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala

A small eruption cloud was observed at Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala on January 11, 2013. INSUVIMEH reported  explosions at cone crater, accompanied by steam plumes and fine ash columns up to 3300 meters,  moving west-southwest. 4 lava flows from the lava dome

January 12, 2013

smoke india

Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh even months after onset of fires

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. Thick clouds of smoke plague Indian subcontinent since late October, 2012. The cloud obscures northeastern India and much of Bangladesh on January 11, 2013. The

January 12, 2013

king tides coastal flood

January "king tides" threaten coastal areas worldwide

High tides will be extra high everywhere around the world this week because the Earth is at perihelion - the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the Sun. Occurring several times a year, king tides happen when the Earth, moon and sun align in a way that

January 11, 2013


New island emerged off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

An island ground composed of sandbanks emerged in North Sea, 24 km (15 miles) off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany's far north. This is the area of a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. A discernible landmass composed of sandbanks

January 11, 2013

Preliminary Significant Weather and Climate events US 2012

2012 was warmest and second most extreme year on record for the contiguous U.S.

According to National Climatic Data Center (NOAA, United States) 2012 was a historic year for extreme weather that included drought, wildfires, hurricanes and storms; however, tornado activity was below average2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous

January 10, 2013

Stromboli Italy Satellite image

Elevated volcanic activity at Mt. Stromboli, Italy - new powerful detonations heard

Elevated volcanic activity continues at Mt. Stromboli, Italy. During early hours of January 10, 2013 new lava overflows occurred on the northern and eastern side of the SE crater. Strong detonations from large exploding magma bubbles can be felt and heard in the

January 10, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: January 2 - January 8, 2013

New unrest has been noticed around 8 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from January 2 – January 8, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Alaid, Kuril

January 10, 2013

Progressing toward solar max

The effects of solar variability on Earth's climate

A new report issued by the National Research Council (NRC), "The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate," lays out some of the surprisingly complex ways that solar activity can make itself felt on our planet.The luminosity of our own sun varies a 0.1% over

January 10, 2013

carlsberg ridge

Swarm of moderate earthquakes hit Carlsberg Ridge

Swarm of moderate earthquakes hit Carlsberg Ridge with strongest registered as M5.0 at 05:27  UTC on January 9, 2013 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) according to USGS. Ten earthquakes stronger than M 4.7 hit the area in the last 24 hours. Map showing recent seismic

January 09, 2013

Intermediate depth drill

Scientists successfully drilled through 763m of ice to reach bedrock in Antarctic

Scientists have successfully drilled through 763 metres of ice to reach bedrock of Roosevelt Island in the Ross Sea at Antarctic. The drill cores will provide the most detailed record of the climate history of the Ross Sea region for the last 30,000 years, when

January 09, 2013

tasmania fire

Bushfires rage across Tasmania

The Tasmanian Fire Service has declared a total fire ban on January 7/8. North-West coastal communities were put on high alert, triggering a number of evacuations, as 80km/h winds drove the Montumana fire towards their towns last night. Major fires continue to burn

January 09, 2013

australia heatwave

Australia sweltering in record heatwave

Australia experienced the hottest day in recorded history yesterday, on January 7. The average maximum temperature across Australia reached 40.33 degrees Celsius, beating the previous record of 40.17 degrees set in December 21, 1972. There was only three times in

January 08, 2013


Phreatic eruption of Colima volcano, Mexico

According to news articles, a scientific advisory committee reported that a phreatic eruption from Colima on January 6 ejected tephra and an ash plume that rose 2 km above the crater.Ashfall was reported in Atenquique (20 km E). Visitors were evacuated from the national

January 08, 2013