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M6.2 earthquake strike near Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan border

According to the USGS, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan at 19:35 UTC with the epicenter 42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan. The agency reported a depth of 9.2 km. GFZ reports a depth of 27 km, which is a lot less dangerous than the 10 km...

July 19, 2011

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Earthquake rattles Lake Baikal region

According to USGS a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 292 km from Irkutsk at depth of 8.8 km. Epicenter was in the world’s oldest and deepest lake highlights a history of past geological upheaval that may be inching closer to another event.There is a volcanic fault

July 17, 2011

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Tectonic plate tension increasing for the potential of another large quake

A string of moderate earthquakes across the globe indicates tectonic plate tension is once again increasing uniformly.Update time = Fri Jul 15 23:25:34 UTC 2011MAGUTC DATE-TIMEy/m/d h:m:sLATdegLONdegDEPTHkm RegionMAP 5.1  2011/07/15

July 15, 2011

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011

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Why is so hot and getting hotter

It's not the hot, mid-summer look of the sky over the eastern half of the U.S. that has meteorologists worried. It's late July, after all, and the sun's angle in the sky is as high as it gets.What worries forecasters is that they can see no change in these conditions

July 15, 2011

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Indonesian Mt.Lokon volcano erupts after red alert warning

An Indonesian volcano erupted late Thursday, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of metres into the air, an official said, three days after its alert status was raised to the highest level.There has been a significant rise in volcanic activity at Mount Lokon on

July 14, 2011

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Earthquake struck English Channel

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said. The quake had a depth of 10km and its epicentre was south of Portsmouth. Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds

July 14, 2011

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Baghdad chlorine gas leak cause panic, about 800 people hospitalized

Hundreds of Baghdad residents were admitted to hospital after a chlorine gas leak at a water purification plant but most had been discharged by Wednesday morning, officials said.There was a leak of chlorine gas at a water purification plant in the Kasra-wa-Atash

July 14, 2011

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Corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

Environmental campaigners accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China's major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the...

July 14, 2011

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River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as

July 13, 2011

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Volcanoes could trigger bigger climate impact than thought

Volcanic eruptions might affect Earth's climate more than thought by releasing far more weather-altering particles than scientists' suspected, new research finds.To help tease out the influence of volcanoes on global climate, researchers investigated the huge

July 12, 2011

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Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the

July 12, 2011

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A strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 hit the Philippine province of Negros Occidental

A strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 hit the Philippine province of Negros Occidental on early Tuesday morning. No tsunami warnings were issued. The 6.4 -magnitude earthquake struck at 4.47 a.m. local time (2047 GMT Monday) and was centered about 73 kilometers (45 miles)

July 12, 2011

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Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupts- hundreds to be evacuated as volcano raised to red alert

Officials raised the alert for an Indonesian volcano with history of violent explosions to its highest level following a series of eruptions over the weekend.The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has issued recommendations related to increasing

July 11, 2011

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Warming oceans cause largest movement of marine species in two million years

Warming ocean waters are causing the largest movement of marine species seen on Earth in more than two million years, according to scientists.In the Arctic, melting sea ice during recent summers has allowed a passage to open up from the Pacific ocean into the

July 11, 2011

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Plants bloom earlier in Canada

Scientists in Canada have recorded temperatures for the 71-year peiod from 1936 to 2006, and have seen that mean monthly temperatures have increased enough to provide what they call a "substantial warming signal." Specifically, mean monthly temperatures increased by

July 11, 2011

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The 5 hottest places on Earth

While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that’s one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. All of the world's  hottest places lie in that harsh environment.Timbuktu, Mali - 54,5C (130.1 F) degreesThe

July 10, 2011