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Kizimen eruption continues on Kamchatka peninsula

Hot lava has flown down the eastern slope of  Kizimen volcano, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Russia. The ash plume stretches for 15 kilometers and is a threat to aviation, according to the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the Far East

July 22, 2011

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Ash cloud rose 1.2 km from Tofua volcano on Tonga

Based on information from Tonga Meteorological Services and pilot observations, the Wellington VAAC reported that a cloud from Tofua rose to an altitude of 1.2 km (4,000 ft). The low, forested Tofua Island in the central part of the Tonga Islands group is the...

July 22, 2011

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6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 43 km (26 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, in the Fiji Islands according to USGS. The earthquake had a depth of 600 km and was too deep to generate tsunami waves. Seismic tension has been building along tectonic plate boundaries in the

July 22, 2011

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Aleutian Cleveland volcano shows signs of impending eruption

Recent satellite images of a remote Alaska volcano along a flight route for major airlines show the mountain may be poised for its first big eruption in 10 years, scientists said on Thursday. The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for the 5,676

July 22, 2011

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Strong activity seen at Sakurajima volcano

Strong activity is seen again at Showa crater on Sakurajima volcano. People reporting a few big explosions. For now there is no further information but we bring you a few webcams and earthquake reports from Japan Meteorological Agency. Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory

July 22, 2011

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2011: Headed for record Arctic melt?

This year could be well on its way toward earning a dubious spot in the record books.Arctic sea ice has melted away with astonishing speed in the first half of July, at an average rate of about 46,000 square miles (120,000 square kilometers) per day, according to the Na

July 22, 2011

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Ontario heat wave breaks temperature records

At least 10 southern Ontario communities have set highs for the hottest July 21 on record, and Toronto led as the hottest spot in the country, with a high of 37.1 C, which felt like 51 with the humidity factored in according to CBC.Temperatures in Hamilton and

July 21, 2011

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Mercury pollution from power plants seen

Indianapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, Buffalo, Richmond and Providence – cities scattered across the eastern half of the United States – have something in common, all have coal-fired power plants.Researchers in Indiana say they have conducted the first study

July 21, 2011

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M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed. SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).0...

July 21, 2011

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One of the world's roughest stretches of water

Runoff from heavy rains, combined with wave action along the coast, increased the turbidity of New Zealand’s waters when this image was acquired on April 29, 2011, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

July 21, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike Solomon islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike at 09:04:59 AM at epicenter 28 km (17 miles) ENE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Island on depth of 22.5 km (14.0 miles) according to USGS.Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis,

July 21, 2011

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US all-time dew point record, extreme heat wave headed to the East

Amidst one of the worst heat waves of the year, the unbearably high humidity levels that accompanied the extreme heat set a record in the Twin Cities on Tuesday.The dew point temperature, an indicator of how moist and uncomfortable the air feels, reached 82° on

July 21, 2011

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Fires in Russian Federation continues to burn

57 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 4 819.77 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 64 hotbeds with the area of  15 193.08 ha have been extinguished. 104 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier

July 20, 2011

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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