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Haze over Eastern China

Haze hangs over eastern China, particularly in the lowlands between ridges of hills and mountains and across the coastal plain by the mouth of the Yangtze River. The haze is likely a combination of dust and air pollution. In winter in China, poor air quality often the

December 29, 2012

Eyjafjallajökull 2010

Climate change can cause volcanic eruptions

The evidence from a ten-year research project into the volcanoes of Central America indicates that climate change can also cause volcanic eruptions. Researchers have observations of ash layers in the seabed and have reconstructed the history of volcanic eruptions

December 27, 2012

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World's biggest, oldest trees are dying

Scientists recently warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and wildlife. New research conducted by universities in Australia and the United States

December 26, 2012

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Copahue volcano under close observation - more explosions and presence of fresh magma

On Saturday, December 22, 2012 (21:43 local time) a strong harmonic tremor signal occurred at Copahue volcano, Chile-Argentina border. About 5 minutes later there were 2 explosions with loud noises reported. The raise in tremor and the explosions also correlated with

December 23, 2012


Large ash plume drifting from Copahue volcano, Chile/Argentina

Satellite image taken on November 22, 2012 shows a large ash plume drifting 110 KM SE from Copahue volcano on Chile-Argentina border. Ash fall has been reported in Loncopue village in Argentina, 50 KM SE of the volcano.It is apparently still a 'small' eruption, but

December 22, 2012

Dec 21 2012 Vanuatu 6 8 Location map

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

An earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.8 struck Vanuatu on December 21, 2012 at 22:28 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 63 km (39 miles) SSW of Sola, Vanuatu and 388 km (241 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at coordinates 14.382°S, 167.260°E. Recorded

December 21, 2012


Active volcanoes in the world: December 12 – December 18, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 8 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from December 12 – December 18, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Chirpoi,

December 20, 2012

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15 signs that the Ring of Fire is waking up as we head into 2013

While most of the world has been focused on other things, the Ring of Fire has been quietly waking up. Over the past couple of months, there has been a steady string of noteworthy volcanic eruptions and earthquakes that have occurred along the perimeter of the Pacific

December 20, 2012


Ambrym’s twin lava lakes captured by satellite

Vanuatu’s Ambrym volcano with its roiling pools of lava glow a deep orange, spewing fountains of lava and seemingly endless plumes of steam and gas. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite

December 19, 2012

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Haze continues to spread across Northern India and Bangladesh

Smoky haze spreads from northern India eastward into Bangladesh, filling the lowlands south of the Himalayas and valleys along rivers such as the Brahmaputra, in northeastern India and Bangladesh (flowing westward from right edge and then southward). The Ganges River,

December 19, 2012


Tungurahua volcano in full eruption - volcanic ash over 7 km

Ecuador has issued the second-highest warning level (Orange) for towns near the Tungurahua volcano. After a huge increase in seismicity on December 15, 2012 a strong ash explosion occurred at 14:35 local time.According to local reports, the eruption produced an ash

December 17, 2012


Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Sulawesi, Indonesia

An earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.1 struck Sulawesi, Indonesia on December 17, 2012 at 09:16 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 120 km (74 miles) ENE of Luwuk, Indonesia and 163 km (101 miles) SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia at coordinates 0.709°S,

December 17, 2012


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck New Britain region, P.N.G.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Taron, New Britain region, Papua New Guienea on December 15, 2012 at 19:30 UTC. Epicenter was located 29 km (18 miles) SSW of Taron, PNG and 87 km (54 miles) ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea at coordinates 4.724°S, 152.964°E.

December 16, 2012


Increased seismic activity at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador

Seismicity has increased dramatically at Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador. Given the open-vent state of the volcano, eruption is hours to days away according to EarthquakeReport.Tungurahua volcano showed a decrease in explosive activity, seismic activity and rate of

December 15, 2012


Strong earthquake M 6.4 struck of the coast of Baja California, USA

Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude 6.4 struck off the west coast of Baja California on December 14, 2012 at 10:36 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 262 km (162 miles) SSW of Avalon, California and 268 km (166 miles) WSW of Rosarito, Mexico at

December 14, 2012


Smoke continues to plague India and Bangladesh

Smoke from agricultural fires continues to plague northern India and its eastern neighbor, Bangladesh. On the image bellow you can see the smoke which is in fact thickest over the latter state, obscuring much of the land below, although the mouths of the Ganges are

December 13, 2012


Active volcanoes in the world: December 5 – December 11, 2012

New unrest has been noticed around 11 volcanoes, ongoing activity was reported for 7 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from December 5 – December 11, 2012 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Chirpoi,

December 13, 2012