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Scientists drill into San Andreas Fault to understand its secrets came across a video of the National Science Foundation that explains what scientists are currently doing to understand what is going on inside the San Andreas Fault. The video has been aired in the PBS NewsHour. Understanding what happens at...

August 31, 2011


Spectacular eruption of Mt.Etna - twelfth time this year

The Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, erupted for the twelfth time this year on Monday.Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterised by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash

August 30, 2011

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Landslides buried hundreds of homes in Uganda

Two rain-triggered landslides buried hundreds of homes in eastern Uganda on early Monday morning, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, raising the number of fatalities to 40.The deadliest landslide happened at around 1 a.m. local time on Monday in Mabono village, which is

August 29, 2011

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Magnitude 6.8 earthquake at Banda sea

A strong earthquake 6.8 magnitude struck in Banda Sea. Epicenter was 272 km (169 miles) NNE of Dili, Timor-Leste and337 km (209 miles) SSW of Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia. Epicenter was on depth of 465 km (289.0 miles). It didn't triggered tsunami waves.The

August 29, 2011


10,000 earth tremors recorded on German-Czech border

The Germany Czech border area has been hit by an earthquake swarm with mainly very weak quakes, the strongest ones measuring 4.0 and 3.6. The earthquakes started their sequence on Tuesday.Cheb / Vogtland is a seismically active area where the seismographs did

August 27, 2011


Strong rains and flash floods battered Guatemala

Authorities in Guatemala on Friday declared a red alert in the Santa Rosa department east of the capital after recent strong rains and flash floods left seven dead.The Center of Emergency Operations, which provides necessary aid to affected populations, is

August 27, 2011


In August 501 volcanic earthquakes felt at Papandayan volcano in Indonesia

Unrest continues at Papandayan volcano in Indonesia.  More than 500 shallow volcanic earthquakes were detected between 1-24 August. Volcano shows a weak plume rising 1 km above the crater. There was a decrease in sulphur dioxide emission from the crater from 8 tonnes

August 27, 2011


Volcanic activity resumes at Indonesia’s Mount Lokon

 Indonesia’s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday. Mount Lokon spewed out ash as high as 250 meters (820 feet) which was heading north, the Antara news agency reported, adding that

August 26, 2011


El Hierro earthquake count exceeds 4200 in past five weeks

 The number of daily earthquakes recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands (Spain), El Hierro, has increased considerably in recent days. The Instituto Volcanologico de Canarias has also reported a 1cm inflation over part of the island’s volcano

August 25, 2011


Newly discovered Icelandic current could change climate picture

Scientists discovered new ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ) far below the sea's surface near Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the Atlantic Meridional...

August 25, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake had a depth of only 10.1 km and was much shallower than the two 7.0+ quakes which struck the region in quick succession on August 20, 2011. The earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) SW (232°) from Port-Vila, Vanuatu. It is considered to be an

August 25, 2011


7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Peru

A 7.0 -magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Peru’s capital city, Lima, on Wednesday, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was quickly followed by a 5.3 aftershock. The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 82.07 kilometres north

August 24, 2011

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5.4 magnitude earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea

Moderate  earthquake struck in Norwegian Sea today, August 24, 2011 at 08:08:16 UTC. According to USGS magnitude 5.4 occur at epicenter 643 km (399 miles) NW of Tromso, 721 km (448 miles) NNW of Bodo, 736 km (457 miles) WNW of Hammerfest, Norway with depth of 11.1 km

August 24, 2011


Dangerous 5.8 magnitude earthquake rattles Virginia

According to US Geological Survey shallow earthquake with epicentre on depth of 1km (initially it was measured at 6km) with magnitude of 5.9 (later downgraded to 5.8) rattles US East Coast, 8 km (5 miles) SSW (195°) from Mineral, 61 km (38 miles) NW (317°)

August 23, 2011


Iceberg PII-A splits in two off Newfoundland

Over a year ago, on August 5, 2010, the Petermann Glacier on the northwestern coast of Greenland calved a very large ice island. About a month later, the ice island, estimated at that time as about four times the size of Manhattan, collided with an island and broke

August 23, 2011


Animals heading polewards in search of cooler temperatures

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific...

August 23, 2011


Tap water warning in Copenhagen after E.coli found

Parts of the Danish capital Copenhagen were without clean drinking water Saturday after high levels of the E.coli bacteria were detected in the municipal tap water system. “The tests… show that parts of Norrebro and another central Copenhagen neighborhood have been

August 23, 2011