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Wildfires and smoke in Portugal

Dozens of wildfires burned across Portugal on October 14, 2011 when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite captured this true-color image as it passed over the region. A few fires, marked in red and accompanied by plumes of

October 23, 2011

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The acid green seawater reached the western coast of the island El Hierro

The acid rich green seawater has reached the western part of the island El Hierro (La Frontera side). This is really bad news for the people living there as the experience of La Restinga learned us that a lot of fish did not survive these waters.  Hopefully the

October 22, 2011

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Magnitude 7.6 - East of Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands region

Very strong and shalow magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck 180 km (112 miles) E (79°) from Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands, 870 km (541 miles) S (185°) from NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga (29.20°S, 175.50°W) at depth of 39.8 km (24.7 miles) according to USGS. According to GEONET NZ

October 21, 2011

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Experts concerned with abnormal seismic activity – Azores

Experts in the Azores have alerted the population of São Miguel Island for seismic activity which they considered to be above normal. The seismic events where located in the system of Fogo and Congro lakes, the central region of the island.“The situation is

October 21, 2011

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Myanmar battered with flash floods and tropical cyclone

A flash flood in central Myanmar on Friday left dozens of people missing as homes along a river bank were swept away, government officials in the military-dominated country said. A monk in Pakokku said the water was believed to have risen to about 3m high.Southeast

October 21, 2011

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Magnitude 6.1 - Hokkaido, Japan

According to USGS magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck today at at 08:02:37 UTC 17 km (10 miles) NE of Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 121 km (75 miles) NNW of Obihiro, 131 km (81 miles) NE of Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan and 941 km (584 miles) NNE of Tokyo (43.889°N, 142.477°E)

October 21, 2011

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2 shallow earthquakes strike near Berkeley, San Fransisco

At 02:41 PM a moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake with epicenter near Berkeley shook the San Fransisco Bay area. 6 hours later a similar earthquake this time measuring 3.8 hit the same Berkeley area. Both quakes were felt far away from San Fransisco. The earthquakes

October 21, 2011

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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Worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok

 Thailand's premier warned Thursday that it was impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the "national crisis". "We cannot block the water forever!"  Prime

October 21, 2011

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El Hierro on "StandBy"

The activity of the underwater volcanic eruption on the island of El Hierro has declined for now. The deformation of the island has stabilized and in some areas has decreased.CSIC researcher explained that they have collected samples of basalt, which shows that there

October 20, 2011

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

An earthquake swarm occurred under Mauna Kea volcano (19.82 N, 155.47 W) in Hawaii on October 19, 2011. The largest earthquake was M4.5 at depth of 18 km, 9 km NE of the summit.Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a cluster of about 20 earthquakes on the nor

October 20, 2011

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El Hierro update

Scientists studying the volcanic process that occured in El Hierro in last ten days have not yet found the magmatic material that has been ejected in other eruptions in the history of the Canary Islands: the basalt. After a preliminary analysis of

October 19, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake - New Britain region, Papua New Guinea

A shallow earthquake, magnitude 6.0 at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) hit region of New Britain, Papua New Guinea on October 18, 2011 at 05:05:05 UTC.The epicenter was located 100 km (62 miles) ESE of Kimbe, New Britain, PNG, 163 km (101 miles) ENE of Kandrian, New Britain

October 18, 2011

Unusual 3.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Santa Fe Area

Unusual 3.8 magnitude earthquake shaked Santa Fe area

The U.S. Geological Survey is confirming that an earthquake happened at 10:38 a.m. Monday, Oct 17, in Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico. The center of the 3.8 magnitude earthquake was 9 miles north of Santa Fe, two miles west of Chupadero, four miles southeast of

October 18, 2011

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Japan tsunami debris on course to hit US

Debris from the devastating tsunami that hit Japan on March 11 has turned up exactly where scientists predicted it would after months of floating across the Pacific Ocean. Finding and confirming where the debris ended up gives them a better idea of where it's headed

October 17, 2011

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Disease concerns as flash floods hit Kenya

Flash floods in coastal areas of Kenya have claimed several lives, damaged schools and destroyed sewage systems, leading to fears of disease outbreaks, according to officials and local residents. Affected areas include Changamwe, Kisauni, Kongowea and Likoni estates...

October 17, 2011

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Violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch

Reports speak of a violent volcanic eruption of Mount Shiveluch on Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Smoke and ash from the volcano have climbed to 10 kilometres, sparking no-fly warnings for the surrounding area. Snow around the crater is rapidly melting,

October 17, 2011