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Southwest monsoon flooded southern Philippines

Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 UTC. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town,

June 13, 2012


Earth is near 'biophysical limits'

Earth's environmental systems are nearly reaching their biophysical limits. According to latest UN report, they are portending irreversible and possibly cataclysmic world changes. The Global Environment Outlook report said that these limits are close and have in some

June 13, 2012

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Delving inside Earth from space - ESA trying to understand earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

ESA astronaut André Kuipers is running experiments on the International Space Station that are shedding light on conditions deep inside Earth. Orbiting some 400 km above us, Geoflow is offering insights into the inner workings of our planet.Descending 3000 km under

June 12, 2012


2 strong earthquakes hit Afghanistan and caused massive landslides

Two strong earthquakes hit highly populated region of Baghlan in Afghanistan on June 11, 2012. First earthquake measuring magnitude 5.4 happened at 05:02:17 UTC and it was located 169km north from Kabul (36.048°N, 69.302°E) at depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). Only 27

June 12, 2012


Guatemalan stratovolcano Fuego erupted again

Guatemalan stratovolcano Fuego erupted again on Sunday, June 10, 2012 and spewed a column of ash up to a kilometer (about 3,300 feet) high.The National Vulcanology Institute said in a communique that the volcano, which rises 3,763 meters (12,230 feet) above sea

June 11, 2012

June 10 2012 M6_8 Dodecanese Islands Greece GE + USGS

Strong and dangerous earthquake M5.8 struck Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Strong and dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.8 struck Dodecanese Islands, Greece on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 12:44 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was along the Turkey and Greece coast, located 63 km (39 miles) E of Rodos, Dodecanese Islands,

June 10, 2012


Footage of Upsala Glacier capsizing

A tourist traveling on a catamaran in Argentina caught rare footage of the Upsala glacier flipping over.The huge iceberg lost a part of itself and then flipped over with a huge roar according to tourist who witnessed the event from catamaran and recorded it on

June 09, 2012

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan region

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake with reported depth of 70.9 km (44.1 miles) struck Taiwan on June 9, 2012 at 21:00 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 50 km (31 miles) E of Su'ao, Taiwan (24.522°N, 122.337°E). EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.9 and depth of 74

June 09, 2012

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Kilauea volcano - lava flows march across coastal plain

Over the past week, lava flows on Kīlauea's coastal plain have been persistently advancing towards the ocean, though at a slower pace during a mid-week pressure decrease, increasing over the past day with renewed pressure. The flow front is estimated to be about

June 09, 2012


Eruption of Colombian Nevado del Ruiz volcano likely within days or weeks

Nevado del Ruiz volcano, infamous for its deadly lahars, sprang to life in March 2012. Located in the Colombian Andes, the volcano was frequently active during the past 1,000 years, most recently in 2010. Observers first reported earthquakes near the volcano,

June 09, 2012

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Earthquake swarm at Chile's San Pedro volcano

An earthquake swarm with possibly hundreds of small quakes has been detected at Chile's San Pedro-Pellado (or Tatara-San Pedro) volcano. Not many details about this activity are available and reports are in parts contradictory, as the Wired Eruptions Blog points

June 08, 2012

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Unexpected discovery - Arctic Ocean is richer in microscopic plants than any other ocean on Earth

Scientists have made a biological discovery in Arctic Ocean waters as dramatic and unexpected as finding a rainforest in the middle of a desert. A NASA-sponsored expedition punched through three-foot thick sea ice to find waters richer in microscopic marine plants,

June 07, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 30 – June 5, 2012

This report covers active volcanoes recorded from May 30 – June 5, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New unrest has been noticed around 4 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes.FUEGO, Guatemala14.473°N, 90.880°W; summit elev. 3763

June 07, 2012

June 7 2012 6_0 southern Peru GE+USGS

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck southern Peru on June 7, 2012 at 16:03 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 119 km (74 miles) WNW (298°) from Arequipa, Peru (15.919°S, 72.516°W). Recorded depth was 99.7 km (62.0 miles). EMSC is

June 07, 2012


Shrubs in the Arctic tundra transformed into trees

Shrubs in the Arctic tundra have transformed themselves into trees as a result of the warming Arctic climate in the last few decades. The speed and magnitude of change is far greater than scientists had ever anticipated. If this continues and is replicated across the

June 07, 2012

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Tons of dead sardines washed up at the fishing port of Ohara, Japan

Something terribly fishy is going on at the fishing port of Ohara (pronounced Oh-hara) in Isumi City of Chiba Prefecture, and it has nothing to do with espionage or political corruption. There are tons and tons of dead sardines washing up on the shore, and not only is

June 06, 2012

June 5 2012 off the east coast of Honshu GE + USGS

Strong M 6.3 earthquake struck off the east coast of Honshu

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.3 struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan on June 5, 2012 at 19:31 UTC according to Japan Meteorological Agency. Epicenter was located 153 km (95 miles) ESE of TOKYO, Japan (34.952°N, 141.178°E). USGS is reporting magnitude

June 05, 2012