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Explosive eruptions at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

Couple explosive eruption have been recorded at Sakurajima volcano in Japan. Sakura-jima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, is a post-caldera cone of the Aira caldera at the northern half of Kagoshima Bay. Eruption of the voluminous Ito pyroclastic flow was

October 04, 2011

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Anak Krakatau - alert level raised to 4

Indonesian officials have raised the status of one of its most dangerous volcanoes, Anak Krakatau, to a “standby” or level IV - the highest level.The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) said this is a rise in status that was set o

October 03, 2011

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Record October heat for the U.K

The United Kingdom rarely makes world news for record heat, but this weekend has changed that philosophy.An all-time October record high of 29.9 degrees Celsius (85.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was set Oct. 1 in Gravesend, Kent. The previous record was 29.4 degrees Celsius

October 02, 2011

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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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Fires in Northern Territory, Australia

Large fires burned throughout Australia’s Northern Territory on September 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image. The fires are marked in red. Fire fighters were monitoring 21 fires,

October 01, 2011

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El Hierro awakening?

Earthquakes continue at Hierro volcano in the Canary Islands. Since July 2011 over 8000 small earthquakes have been recorded at the volcano. Deformation has increased significantly at the volcano in the past week. The alert level was raised to YELLOW on 23rd September

September 29, 2011

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15th paroxysm of New SE crater of Mt. Etna volcano

On the evening of 28 September 2011, the New Southeast Crater of Etna has produced its 15th paroxysmal eruptive episode since the beginning of this year. The culminating phase of this episode lasted less than a half hour but was more violent than those of the preceding

September 29, 2011

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The waste from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami

On 11 March 2011 there was a legal vacuum in Japan concerning radioactive waste resulting from a nuclear disaster. Current waste management Law places technical and financial responsibility for waste from natural disasters with local authorities. However, this excludes

September 28, 2011

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4 million affected in India floods

In September 2011, two episodes of heavy rain in a 15-day period inundated the Indian state of Orissa. On September 27, 2011, the Hindustan Times reported that the second period of heavy rainfall had claimed 27 lives.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MO

September 28, 2011

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Rising volcanic activity prompts evacuations on El Hierro, The Canary Islands

Over 150 earthquakes were recorded on the smallest of the Canary Islands during Tuesday prompting officials to evacuate some local residents, shut El Hierro’s main tunnel, and close local schools. At least 20 earthquakes, exceeding magnitude 3.0 on the Richter

September 27, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011

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Cleveland volcano in Alaska showing signs of eruption

Alaska's Mount Cleveland has been reportedly oozing lava, presaging a possible eruption. Satellite images showed a 165 meter (541 feet) in diameter lava dome in the summit crater on September 20, which increased from 150 meters (490 feet) as of September 9,...

September 23, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Very strong shallow earthquake near Niuafo’ou volcano (Tonga)

Initially magnitude 6.8, later downgraded by USGS to 6.2 and finaly earthquake hit  Tonga archipelago  at 23:07:03 UTC. The epicentre was located  382 km (238 miles) NNW (338°) from Neiafu, Tonga, 423 km (263 miles) WSW (244°) from APIA, Samoa (15.449°S,

September 22, 2011

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14th paroxysm of SE crater of Etna in progress

The 14th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater is in progress. Bad weather conditions hide the eruption, but the seismic signals of INGV Catania show that a major eruptive episode is occurring. Since 9am, volcanic tremor has been gradually increasing to (at the moment) 30+

September 22, 2011

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China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that

September 20, 2011

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Understanding the M6.9 Sikkim earthquake

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Sikkim, India at 12:40 UTC on September 18, 2011, at a depth of 20.7 km. The earthquake caused victims and huge damage in Sikkim (India), India and Nepal. It was also well felt in Bangladesh. The quake occurred near the boundary...

September 20, 2011

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Magnitude 5.8 - Guatemala

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the country of Guatemala at a depth of 39.4 km (24.5 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (32 miles) SE of  Guatemala City, 74 km (45 miles) WNW of Santa Ana, El Salvador (14.332°N, 90.142°W). The 5.8 magnitude

September 20, 2011