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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake near Vanuatu

Strong earthquake M 6.6 hit Vanuatu on October 20, 2012 at 23:00:32 UTC. Epicenter was located  226 km (140 miles) NNW (345°) from Santo (Luganville) and 499 km (310 miles) NNW (338°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu (13.572°S, 166.594°E) at depth of 35.4 km (22.0

October 20, 2012

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Riverbank collapse in India (Video)

TheLandslideBlog brings an excellent video showing  riverbank collapse in India. The bank collapsed on the road that links Badarpur in Assam with Imphal in Manipur. Video is also showing how sometimes people act foolish and are not aware of

October 20, 2012

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UK experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say

In an article named "UK experiences 'weirdest' weather" environment analyst Roger Harrabin (BBC) states that the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before. The scientists said

October 20, 2012

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Earth's geomagnetic reversal happened 41 000 years ago, new study claims

41 000 years ago, a complete and rapid reversal of the geomagnetic field occurred. As a consequence, the Earth nearly completely lost its protection shield against hard cosmic rays, leading to a significantly increased radiation exposure, a new study led by Dr

October 19, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 10 - October 16, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 10 – October 16, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is

October 18, 2012

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Rare earthquake in Maine rattles New England states

The USGS reported that 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit Maine, USA around 23:12 UTC (7:12 p.m. local time) on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The epicenter was located 5 km (3 miles) W of Hollis Center, Maine at coordinates 43.592°N, 70.676°W. The depth was recorded at

October 17, 2012

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Louisiana sinkhole - Crude oil in cavern and sinkhole being removed, evacuation order remains

Texas Brine Co. of Houston began removing crude oil trapped in a failed company salt cavern inside the Napoleonville Dome in northern Assumption Parish, company and government officials said on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The state Office of Conservation approved

October 17, 2012

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Deep earthquake M 6.0 struck Celebes Sea, Philippines

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck Celebes Sea, Philippines on October 17, 2012 at 04:42 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 166 km (103 miles) SW of Sarangani, Philippines at coordinates 4.191°N, 124.573°E. Recorded depth by USGS was

October 17, 2012

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Aeromagnetic survey of Long Valley and Mono Basin volcanic areas announced

USGS volcanologists and geophysicists plan to conduct the first comprehensive, high-resolution airborne magnetic survey of the rock layers under Mono Basin and Long Valley, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada in California next week.Residents and visitors should

October 15, 2012

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New official image of Louisiana sinkhole shows significant growth - heavy odour reported

An new official map of the Louisiana sinkhole dimensions was uploaded to the Assumption Parish website on October 14, 2012:Red Line: August 19, 2012Green Line: September 21, 2012Blue Line: October 14, 2012Yellow line is oil boomThe original image can be

October 15, 2012

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ESA satellites observing sea ice

As reported earlier this year, Arctic sea ice is thawing at an unprecedented rate. News is perturbing, provided that heat exchange between sea and atmosphere is largely influenced by sea ice. Thermal flux, the rate at which heat energy transfers, can change

October 15, 2012

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The "Sombrero uplift" - ground deformation detected in Altiplano–Puna volcanic province

In a study published today, October 12, 2012 in Science, scientists used radar data from the ESA's ERS and Envisat missions to study an unusual uplift near the Uturuncu volcano, which had been dormant for 270 000 years.Authors of the study led by Yuri Fialko have

October 12, 2012

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia

A very strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.7 struck near the South Coast of Papua, Indonesia on October 12, 2012 at 00:31 UTC according to USGS and EMSC. Epicenter was located 103 km (64 miles) N of Dobo, Indonesia and 173 km (107 miles) ENE of Tual,

October 12, 2012

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 3 – October 09, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 5 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from October 3 – October 9, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a

October 11, 2012

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Magnitude 6.4 shallow earthquake hit Balleny Islands region

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.4 hit Balleny Islands region on October 9, 2012 at 12:32 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 729 km (452 miles) NW of Young Island and 1875 km (1165 miles) SSW of Invercargill, New Zealand at

October 09, 2012

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Shiveluch volcano eruption seen from space, Kamchatka

When NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula at noon local time (00:00 Universal Time) on October 6, 2012, Shilveluch Volcano was quiet (first image). By the time NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the area

October 09, 2012

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M 6.3 earthquake hit Banda Sea, Indonesia

An earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.3 (USGS) hit Banda Sea, Indonesia on October 8, 2012 at 11:43 UTC. Epicenter was located 112 km (69 miles) SSE of Saparua, Indonesia at coordinates 4.442°S, 129.165°E. Recorded depth of this earthquake was 34.7 km

October 08, 2012