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Oman hit by flashfloods

Heavy rainfall causing flooding of usually dry wadis hit Oman and bring down the temperature thanks to a depression in the Arabian Sea. The regions of southern Dhofar, central Al Wusta and eastern Al Sharqiyah are regions directly facing the Arabian sea and they got

November 03, 2011

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Increased carbon dioxide emissions at El Hierro

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of  4.4  (initially reported as magnitude 3.8 by EMSC) occurred at 18:10 UTC at a depth of 23 km.  Epicenter was in the El Golfo bay. It was felt by the islanders.AVCAM has counted 85 quakes since midnight UTC today. The IGN

November 02, 2011

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Lessons from 2011 Christchurch earthquake experience

Seismological Research Letters published yesterday, on November 1st issued a special research focused on the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Erol Kalkan, a research structural engineer and manager of the National Strong Motion Network with the U.S. Geological

November 02, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at Atlantic-Pacific Ridge at  14:59:26 UTC. Location of epicenter is 1764 km (1096 miles) W of Swain's Island, 2011 km (1249 miles) N of Mt. Siple, Antarctica, 3384 km (2102 miles) S of Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands (55.303°S,

November 02, 2011

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La Niña is back

La Niña is defined as cooler than normal sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific ocean that impact global weather patterns. La Niña conditions recur every few years and can persist for as long as two years.A sea surface anomaly, or

November 02, 2011

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Flooding in Southeast Asia

Thailand and Cambodia continued to cope with widespread flooding at the beginning of November 2011.  Barely discernible in 2008, Thailand’s Chao Phraya River and its tributaries have spilled onto floodplains in 2011. Meanwhile, in neighboring Cambodia, Tônlé Sab

November 02, 2011

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Landslide leaves caravans dangling over 60 meters high cliff in South Wales

A geologist was brought in last week after cracks appeared at the top of the cliff at Porthkerry near Barry in South Wales.  But at about 8pm on Monday a 55 meters (60-yard) section collapsed. Witnesses said it sounded like fireworks going off.There are more than

November 02, 2011

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Magnitude 6.3 - Revilla Gigedo Island region, Mexico

Strong and shallow magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Revilla Gigedo Island region at 12:32:00 UTC 227 km (141 miles) NE of Socorro Island, 333 km (206 miles) SSE of Cabo San Lucas, Baja Calif. Sur, 419 km (260 miles) W of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexic0 (19.891°N,

November 01, 2011

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Magnitude 6.2 - Xinjiang, China

USGS has recalculated the magnitude and reports now a 5.4 magnitude earthquake located 95 km (59 miles) ESE of Yining, 289 km (179 miles) SW of Karamay, Xinjiang, 302 km (187 miles) WSW of Shihezi, Xinjiang, China at depth of 27.9 km (17.3 miles).EMSC

November 01, 2011

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Small eruptions continue intermittendly at Lokon volcano (North Sulawesi)

Lokon volcano near Manado town in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, continues to erupt sporadically.  Andi Rosadi from VolcanoDiscovery Indonesian team climbed the volcano on 24 Oct and saw 2 eruptions on 26 Oct. Lokon is located near the popular Tomohon resort town in the

October 31, 2011

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Over 600 dead after M7.2 earthquake hits Van, Turkey

Unfortunately, yesterday was the last day for search and rescue in the region. Work will then begin on demolishing, recovery and rebuilding. It is thus unlikely that the number of people rescued will increase above 188. The death toll has passed 600 and is now at...

October 31, 2011

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Thousands of dead birds washed offshore Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, Canada

People in Ontario's cottage country woke up to an alarming and worrisome sight Saturday: thousands of dead birds washed up on the shore of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay. Ministry of Natural Resources is investigating after hundreds of birds and fish washed up on the

October 31, 2011

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Cerro Hudson volcano in Chile remain at highest alert level

A large exclusion zone of 45 km is in place around Hudson volcano in southern Chile (45.90 S, 72.97 W ). The volcano remains on the highest level 5 alert due to high seismic activity. Steam and minor ash emissions reached height of 5.5 km on Thursday 27th October. A

October 30, 2011

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Seaweed moves south as ocean warms

A new study by marine ecologist Dr Thomas Wernberg, of the University of Western Australia and colleagues reveals that swathes of Australia's seaweed are shifting south to escape warming oceans, and many risk going extinct.  Their findings are published in Current

October 30, 2011

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Papua New Guinea deforestation at critical level

More than half trees in Papua New Guinea could be lost by 2021, according to a new satellite study of the region. The University of Papua New Guinea and the Australian National University conducted the stady that  found that deforestation is much more widespread

October 30, 2011

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More than 1,5 million lose power during rare October storm

A rare October snowstorm bore down on the heavily populated U.S. Northeast on Saturday, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers, delaying airline flights and threatening some areas with up to a foot of snow.A storm set to dump heavy, wet snow on millions of

October 29, 2011

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Magnitude 4.0 - Quito, Ecuador

An earthquake with a Magnitude of 4 occurred at the outskirts of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. Epicenter was located 17 km (10 miles) NE of QUITO, 60 km (37 miles) SSW of Ibarra,  87 km (54 miles) E of Santo Domingo de los Colorados and 126 km (78 miles) NNE

October 29, 2011