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microplastics become benthic sept 24 2019

Microplastics in the Great Lakes become benthic, study shows

Sediment petrologist Patricia Corcoran and several of her students at the University of Western Ontario found that microplastics in the Great Lakes are becoming benthic, as presented on the Geological Study of America Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on September...

September 29, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Maule, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.6 hit near the coast of Maule, Chile at 15:57 UTC (10:57 local time) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.9 km (19.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 16.5 km (10...

September 29, 2019

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Above-average rainfall, widespread floods hit India, killing more than 80 people in just 4 days

Above-average rainfall affecting the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past 4 days claimed lives of more than 80 people. Very heavy rainfall is expected to continue over the next two days. Two main rivers in Uttar Pradesh are overflowing after...

September 29, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake, numerous aftershocks near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 02:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 76.1 km (47.2 miles); EMSC...

September 29, 2019

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22 dead, 8 others missing as heavy rains pound Maharashtra, India

Intense rain wreaked havoc in Maharashtra, India, resulting in 22 fatalities, 8 people missing, damaged structures, and washed-away properties particularly in districts Pune and Jalgaon, according to reports on September 27, 2019. Skymet Weather said Pune has been...

September 27, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:05 UTC on September 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was...

September 27, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 18 - 24, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 0 volcanoes from September 18 - 24, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) |...

September 26, 2019

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Steam-driven activity at White Island increasing as rising crater lake drowns active vents, New Zealand

Small, muddy, geyser-like explosions are taking place in the active crater at Whakaari/White Island volcano over the past three weeks, GNS Science reported on September 26, 2019. The explosions are occurring due to a rising crater lake drowning the active vents. GNS...

September 26, 2019

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Los Lagos, Chile

A strong earthquake registered bt the USGS as M6.1 hit Los Lagos, Chile at 16:36 UTC (13:36 local time) on September 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 129.6 km (80 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 26, 2019

possible blizzard to hit montana sept 25 2019

Historic early-season snowstorm threatens Northern Rockies, USA

An early-season snowstorm which could bring record-breaking impacts is threatening portions of the Northern Rockies. Such storm has not occurred in the area since 1934, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Winter Storm Watches have been issued across portions of...

September 26, 2019

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Rare tornado hits Willcox, Arizona

Remnants of Hurricane "Lorena" brought floods, strong winds, and a very rare tornado to Arizona on September 23, 2019. The tornado hit the city of Willcox late September 23, injuring 2 people, NWS confirmed. The agency rated it as EF-1 with speeds of 145...

September 26, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Maluku, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.8 hit Seram Island, Maluku, Indonesia at 23:46 UTC on September 25, 2019 (08:46 local time, September 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 18.2 km (11.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 18.2...

September 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Southwest Indian Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Southwest Indian Ridge at 21:19 UTC on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). M5.1 earthquake was registered...

September 25, 2019

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Activity at Piparo mud volcano intensifies, Trinidad and Tobago

Activity at Piparo mud volcano has intensified after a loud explosion was reported at 22:08 LT, September 21, 2019. According to geoscientists, more sub-surface activity is occurring. The public is advised to not venture onto the mud volcano due to its heightened...

September 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan - India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M5.9 by the EMSC hit Pakistan at 11:01 UTC (16:01 local time) on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 10 km. Updates are at the end of the report....

September 24, 2019

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Hydrothermal eruption at Poas volcano, Costa Rica

A hydrothermal eruption, lasting 25 minutes, started at Costa Rica's Poas volcano early September 23, 2019 (UTC). ​According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption started at 20:59 local time on September 22...

September 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mona Passage, Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mona Passage, Puerto Rico at 03:23 UTC on September 24, 2019 (23:23 LT, September 23). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

September 24, 2019