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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Simeulue, Indonesia

Magnitude 6.6 6.4 earthquake struck Simeulue, Indonesia on July 25, 2012 at 00:27 UTC. Epicenter was located 28 km (17 miles) NW of Sinabang, Indonesia (2.654°N, 96.191°E) at depth of 45.9 km (28.5 miles). There were no damage reports and there was no

July 25, 2012


97% of the Greenland's ice sheet surface melted in mid-July

Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations in period of merely few days this month. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, low-lying coastal edges to its two-mile-thick

July 24, 2012

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Heavy rain creates flash floods in New Zealand as more floods continue around the world

Torrential rain that exploded over the Western Bay of Plenty closed one of the region's major highways and left people stranded at home as floodwaters rose and rivers burst their banks. A heavy rain warning is in place and flooding is expected to affect a number of

July 24, 2012


State of emergency declared in Missouri, USA

Missouri Governor Nixon declared a state of emergency on July 23, 2012 due to prolonged severe heat and  drought.Governor explained in his statement that the emergency was declared because of public health, agricultural and fire risk concerns.Executive Order

July 24, 2012

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Wildfires carried by strong winds threaten populated areas near Crikvenica, Croatia

The fire that broke out around 6:40 UTC, July 23, 2km south of Crikvenica, and spread towards Selce is still threatening populated areas. Strong winds of more than 100km an hour made tackling the fires very difficult as water-bombing planes could not be used.Some

July 24, 2012

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Mt. Tongariro shows more volcano activity with volcanic gas

Seismicity at Mt. Tongariro, New Zealand looks to have decreased a lot yesterday and today. GNS science reported however today that : “Provisional analysis of the gas samples collected at the weekend indicates the presence of volcanic gas. Our historic sampling has

July 23, 2012

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Wildfires ravage Catalonia, northeastern region of Spain

A series of raging wildfires in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia have killed at least 3 people and injured 19 others, officials said on Sunday. The fires have burned thousands of acres in recent days.The fires, which have been fanned by dry conditions and

July 23, 2012

Two moderate eq July 21 2012 offshore northern california

Global seismic unrest - Two moderate earthquakes offshore Northern California

According to USGS a 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit offshore Northern California on July 21, 2012 at 1:52 UTC. Recorded depth was 10 km and epicenter located 108 km (67 miles) W (274°) from Petrolia, CA at 40.382°N,

July 21, 2012

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Magnitude 5.8 shallow earthquake hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.8 hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand on July 21, 2012 at 4:54 UTC. Magnitude of 5.8 was confirmed by GeoNet, EMSC and USGS. GeoNet is reporting depth of 12km, EMSC 10km and USGS 20 km.

July 21, 2012

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Volcano alert level raised for Mt. Tongariro volcano, New Zealand

On July 20, 2012, GeoNet raised the Volcano Alert Level at Mt. Tongariro, New Zealand after a series of quakes beneath the volcanic complex. The Aviation Color Code is now at Yellow and Volcanic Alert Code at 1. Small volcanic earthquakes have been recorded beneath...

July 20, 2012

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Strong swarm of earthquakes continue on Kuril Islands

July 20th did not start so well for Kuril Islands. On July 15 we reported swarm of earthquakes on Kuril Island for seventh day in a row (link here), while it showed less activity for last couple of days today we had 5 strong ones again. The strongest one was reported

July 20, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: July 11 - July 17, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 3 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from July 11 – July 17, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.CUMBALColombia 0.95°N, 77.87°W; summit

July 19, 2012

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Aurora australis over Concordia station in Antarctic

Scientist Alexander Kumar from European Space Agency (ESA) and his colleague Erick Bondoux photographed a stunning image showing Aurora Australis – the Southern Lights – glowing over Concordia station in the Antarctic, one of the remotest places on Earth. Image

July 19, 2012

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Cyprus heat wave brings record high 44 degrees celcius

Cypriot health authorities reported three serious cases of heat stroke on Tuesday as temperature reached a record high of 44 degree Celsius in the eastern Mediterranean island. A 51-year-old woman is in a coma and two elderly people are also hospitalized and in

July 18, 2012

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Rincón de la Vieja volcano visits prohibited due to increased activity

Following an increase in its volcanic activity, visits to the crater of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, are prohibited until further notice.Volcanologist Raúl Mora, from the National Seismological Network,

July 18, 2012


Massive iceberg breaks off from Petermann Glacier on Greenland

Another spectacular event on Greenland this year is second big calving of Petermann Glacier, following retreats of the Jakobshavn Glacier and lowest reflectivity of the Greenland ice sheet on record. This calving was expected to happen, as the rift in the glacier has

July 18, 2012

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Growth of Earth's inner core may be a precursor to the magnetic reversal

A new finding suggests that shifts in the geomagnetic field are connected to growth of the inner core. Peter Olson and Renaud Deguen of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, used numerical modelling to establish that the axis of Earth's magnetic field

July 18, 2012