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Uttarakhand landslide

Cloudburst triggered massive and deadly landslide in India

The death toll in cloudburst that triggered a massive landslide and affected nearly five villages of northern India's Uttarakhand state, rose to 50 and about 20 people are still reported to be missing. The cloudburst preceded by incessant rains led to a massive

September 19, 2012

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Mount Soputan erupts spewing ash and smoke 1500 m into the sky

Indonesian stratovolcano Mount Soputan erupted on September 18, 2012 shooting ash and smoke nearly 1500 m (1 mile) into the sky. State volcanology officials said that Mount Soputan on central Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted Tuesday afternoon but there is still no

September 19, 2012

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Solar storms and mass animal deaths - the connection

Birds, fish, and sea life across the world have been dying in huge numbers over the last 2 years. Over 100,000 drum fish washed ashore in Arkansas; other sea life also are littering our shores; thousands of birds have fallen from the skies all over the world. Why?

September 19, 2012

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Two volcanic eruptions at Mount Gamalama, Indonesia - alert level 3 of 4

Two separate explosions occurred at Gamalama volcano on Ternate Island, Indonesia on September 16, 2012 at 13.22 and 14.15 local time. Volcano Discovery reported that the eruption followed an increase in seismic activity and triggered PVMBG to raise the alert level

September 18, 2012

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State of ozone hole

An international  treaty to protect the ozone layer, agreement to phase out chemicals which attack the Earth’s vital ozone shield, signed nearly 25 years ago prevented an environmental disaster according to latest press release by World Meteorological

September 17, 2012

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Amazon deforestation: Timelapse

The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution.

September 16, 2012

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Eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala forced 33 000 people to evacuate

More than 33 000 people were forced to evacuate the area after another violent eruption of Guatemalan volcano Fuego. North and northeast winds forecasted for the weekend period would help to steer most of the smoke and ash from the eruption away from the city. ...

September 16, 2012

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia on September 14, 2012 at 04:41 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 163 km (101 miles) SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia at coordinates 3.363°S, 100.588°E; 760 km (470 miles) west-northwest

September 14, 2012

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New eruption at Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego  erupted on the morning of September 13, 2012. According to the Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres ((CONRED), the eruption included ash emissions to the west, and a 500-meter (2,000-foot) long lava flow. CONRED

September 14, 2012

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Pakistan hit by devastating floods again

Pakistan has been hit with second season of devastating floods as fast flowing water swept away hundreds of villages, bringing miseries to the locals in already poor living environments. Flash floods triggered by heavy rains caused widespread destruction across vast

September 14, 2012

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Satellite image of eruption of Pagan volcano, Mariana Islands

A plume of steam poured from the restless Pagan volcano in early September 2012. A gray plume of volcanic steam and gas rises from the Pagan volcano and streams northward over the Pacific Ocean was observed by MODIS satellite on September 2. According the United

September 14, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 5 - September 11, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 7 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from September 5 – September 11 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

September 13, 2012

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Earthquake M 5.6 struck off island of Crete, Greece

Strong eathquake measuring M5.6 hit island of Crete, Greece at at 03:27:45 UTC on September 12. Location of epicenter was near island of Gavdos, 79 km (49 miles) S (177°) from Chania, Crete  and 119 km (74 miles) WSW (241°) from Iraklion, Crete, Greece

September 12, 2012

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Santorini volcanic island have risen 14 cm since January 2011

Scientists have discovered that the Greek Santorini island group has been inflating, slowly rising and moving outward, around a point just north of the Kameni islands. Despite being dormant for over half a century, satellites have detected slight

September 11, 2012

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Million years old Antarctic Lake Ellsworth to be drilled soon

In October, after 16 years of planning a 12-man team of British scientists, engineers and support staff will  go deep into the heart of the frozen continent to collect samples of water and sediments from an ancient lake buried beneath ice to reveal vital secrets

September 10, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Kuril Islands

Strong earthquake measuring M6.0 hit Kuril Islands on September 09, 2012 at 05:39:20 UTC. The epicenter was located 141 km (87 miles) SSW of Severo-Kuril'sk, Russia (49.429°N, 155.537°E) at depth of 58.7 km (36.5 miles) according to USGS.EMSC recorded magnitude

September 09, 2012

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San Cristóbal volcano in Nicaragua erupted - forced evacuation

San Cristóbal volcano, located 150 km (95 miles) northwest of Managua, erupted on September 8  with three powerful explosions according to Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER). A column of smoke and ash reached nearly a mile above the cone of the

September 09, 2012