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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

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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

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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

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Are we facing an end of Antarctic as we know it?

Regional warming, over-fishing, pollution, invasive species creeping into the area, ocean acidification and loss of sea ice around South Pole region are the most immediate threats for waters around Antarctic. And all those threats are linked to global levels of carbon

July 17, 2012

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Landslide in Johnson's Landing, British Columbia

A large landslide hit the Kootenay community, 275 km from Johnsons Landing in British Columbia on July 12. Four people are still unaccounted for after a landslide but there are unconfirmed information that two bodies have been recovered. Emergency officials said the

July 17, 2012

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Human body is equipped to handle temperature extremes

The June and July heat waves scorched the Northeast with unusually high temperatures. Intense heat blasts our bodies with temperatures we're not used to, so we usually spend all day in the air conditioning. But going outside and getting used to the heat can promote

July 16, 2012

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Thousands cut off by floods and landslides in Japan

More than 5,000 people have been cut off by landslides as more heavy rain and floods are forecast in southwestern Japan. More than 5400 people have been cut off by landslides since late Saturday as mudslides and fallen trees have cut roads and water supplies in the

July 16, 2012

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Toshka Lakes in Egypt show signs of rapid drying

Egypt’s Toshka Lakes were created in the 1980s and 1990s by the diversion of water from Lake Nasser through a manmade canal into the Sahara Desert. Flooding of the Toshka Depression created four main lakes with a maximum surface area of about 1450 square

July 16, 2012

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The Mount Lituya landslide in Alaska from June could be one of the biggest ever seen in North America

A massive landslide, one of the biggest ever seen in North America, has covered a more than 9 km run of the Johns Hopkins Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. A huge chunk of the slope of Lituya Mountain sloughed off June 11 and cascaded into the valley

July 16, 2012