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A strong 6.6 earthquake struck Northern Sumatra

A strong earthquake struck Northern Sumatra in Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but it was not immediately known if there was damage or if there were casualties.The 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 12.55 a.m. local time (1755 GMT Monday) was

September 05, 2011

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Increased activity at 22 volcanoes in Indonesia

The government has requested that local administrations remain on the alert for severe risks of volcanic eruptions, as the number of volcanoes showing abnormal activity continued to raise. As of Friday, activity in 22 volcanoes was categorized as above normal, with...

September 05, 2011

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Talas brings more misery to Japan - the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years

A powerful typhoon that hit western Japan on Sunday has left 37 people dead and 54 missing in a total of nine prefectures, according to a Kyodo News, the heaviest typhoon toll in about seven years.The typhoon also knocked out electricity and telephone lines in Mie,

September 05, 2011

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Anak Ranakah volcano alert level raised

The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (PVMBG) has raised the alert status for Anak Ranakah volcano in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores in southeastern Indonesia to 2 out of 4 (meaning eruption warning) on 26 August.Seismic activity and volcanic have

September 05, 2011

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Earthquake 6.3 struck near Tonga

An earthquake magnitude 6.3  struck Tonga region with epicentre 73 km (45 miles) NNE of Hihifo, Tonga and 254 km (157 miles) SW of Apia, Samoa (15.291°S, 173.618°W) at depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles) according to

September 05, 2011

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Aftershock - magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake, an aftershiock of 7.1, struck 73 km (46 miles) NW (305°) from Isangel and 162 km (100 miles) SSE (165°) from PORT-VILA, Vanuatu (19.156°S, 168.696°E)  at depth of 59.4 km (36.9 miles). No tsunami message has been published by NOAA or

September 05, 2011

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Seismic activity has increased at Lewotobi volcano in Indonesia

Seismic activity has increased at Lewotobi volcano in Indonesia.  The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes increased to 50 on the 27th August 2011, 54 on 28th August, 19 on 29th August, 24 on 30th August, and 9 on 31st August according to VolcanoLive

September 04, 2011

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Crude oil extracted from tar sands one of the most controversial forms of fossil fuel

Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has been demonstrating against the proposed Keystone Pipeline XL project, which invo

September 04, 2011

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Glacial river in B.C. dried up

One of the glacial rivers feeding a large lake straddling the Yukon-British Columbia border has dried up, turning a normally fast-running watercourse into a muddy field strewn with icebergs.Frigid meltwater from the glacier, part of the Juneau Icefield, normally

September 04, 2011

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Mass fish death in E China county, cause unknown

Millions of dead fish have been found in several townships in the county since Aug 31, with reported loss of up to hundreds of millions yuan. The cause of the mass death remains unknown. Fishermen said it could be due to the pollutant discharged from the enterprises

September 04, 2011

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Underground river discovered beneath Amazon

Scientists detected an underground river beneath the mighty Amazon River, flowing miles below the surface, after they analyzed data from 241 wells that Brazilian oil company Petrobras drilled in the Amazon region in the 1970s and 1980s. The river was unofficially named

September 04, 2011

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Tropical Storm "Lee" drenches Louisiana

Tropical Storm Lee lurched toward the US Gulf Coast on Saturday, dumping heavy rain on Louisiana and threatening extensive flooding that will put the New Orleans levee system to the test. Oil companies evacuated workers from offshore rigs ahead of the arrival of...

September 04, 2011

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Earthquake 7.0 hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits near Anatom island, 125 km (78 miles) SSE (159°) from Isangel, Vanuatua, 215 km (134 miles) ENE (61°) from Tadine, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia (20.585°S, 169.696°E) on depth of 132.4 km (82.3 miles) according to USGS. A

September 03, 2011

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Earthquake 6.2 hits South Sandwich Island

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Sandwich volcanic islands at a depth of 106 km (65.9 miles) according to USGS. The location of epicenter was 19 km (11 miles) NNE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands, 278 km (172 miles) N of Bristol Island,

September 03, 2011

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Oil Still Gushing From BP Well In Gulf

Recent news reports confirm what many have alleged for over a year: British Petroleum’s “Macondo” well site has never stopped leaking.The mainstream media blackout on this subject is keeping the public unaware of the continuing tragedy and preventing another

September 03, 2011

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Tropical Storm Lee: Oil rigs shut down and evacuated

Tropical Storm Lee is bringing heavy rains to parts of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Tropical Storm Lee is centered at latitude 28.2 north and longitude 91.6 west, about 165 miles west-southwest of the

September 03, 2011

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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Anatuya, Argentina

Powerful but deep M 6.7 earthquake struck 31 km (19 miles) W of Anatuya, 130 km (80 miles) ESE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina (28.422°S, 63.146°W) at depth of 592.8 km (368.4 miles) according to USGS. There were no reports of destruction or

September 02, 2011