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Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

The Glacier Change blog posted an interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective: Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011...

May 24, 2011

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Grímsvötn volcano ash plume drops to five kilometers

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:30 UTC (5:30 p.m. local time) on May 21, 2011, Grímsvötn began to erupt, the Icelandic Met Office reported. The...

May 24, 2011

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Experts say it's time to shift view of seismic risk

Knowledge of seismic risk is badly skewed in favor of earthquakes that occur on plate boundaries, such as the March 11 temblor that hit northeast Japan, rather than those that strike deep inland, a pair of scientists said on Sunday. In a commentary appearing in the...

May 24, 2011

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Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold

Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research institute says. Much of the destruction has been in Mato Grosso state, the centre of soya farming in

May 23, 2011

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Dead leopard sharks turning up in Richardson Bay

An alarming number of sick, dying and dead leopard sharks have been turning up on the shores of Richardson Bay over the past two weeks, but researchers are baffled as to what is causing the problem, observed elsewhere in the Bay Area as well.The period of April

May 23, 2011

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Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m

Japan's 11 March mega-quake shifted the ocean floor sideways by more than 20m (65ft), according one instrument placed on the seabed off the nation's coast. This direct measurement exceeds the displacement suggested by some models built only from data gathered on

May 22, 2011

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Heavy rain and landslides hit Venezuela

Agriculture and livestock production in , has become increasingly precarious. Persistent rains in the past three months have led to floods that have ravaged some 296,500 acres of farmland in South Lake Maracaibo, in the northwestern state of  Zulia in

May 22, 2011

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Chemicals found in Choctaw Creek but Clinton water safe to drink?

Barrels recovered from Choctaw Creek in Clinton, Arizona did contain a chemical but is not contaminating their water supply. This creek does feed into their county water treatment facility, but the water for the city is safe to drink.Friday afternoon officials were

May 22, 2011

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Morganza Floodway after five days of flow

Five days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a flood control structure, or spillway, onto the Morganza Floodway, water had spread 15–20 miles (24–32 kilometers) southward across the Louisiana landscape. As of May 18, 2011, a total of 17 bays...

May 22, 2011

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Swarm of earthquakes shakes Turkey

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake partially collapsed buildings in western Turkey on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 70, according to authorities.Close to a hundred aftershocks have followed a M5.9 earthquake. Turkey is the fulcrum point of...

May 22, 2011

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Heavy landslides claiming lives in Malaysia

Two landslides, triggered Saturday by heavy rains, struck within seconds of each other near Hulu Langat, southeast of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Search and rescue workers were looking for as many as two dozen children still missing Sunday after landslides a day

May 21, 2011

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6.2 earthquake shakes Kermadec Islands

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands just north of New Zealand. The quake struck at a depth of 19 km. Seismic tension and volcanic activity has been steadily increasing in the area since the 2010 Cantebury earthquake struck New Zealand. A

May 21, 2011

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Eruption at Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano

Iceland's most active volcano, Grimsvotn, started erupting at around 17:30 UTC on May 21, 2011. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last erupted in 2004. In 2010, plumes of ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano...

May 21, 2011

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Atmospheric changes prior to Japan quake revealed - could we predict quakes afterall?

Scientists say that the atmosphere above the epicenter of Japan’s catastrophic March 11 earthquake underwent significant changes prior to the tectonic thrust. Preliminary studies of the phenomena by Chapman University researcher Dimitar Ouzounov and several intern

May 21, 2011

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Huge swells flooded Fiji

Huge swells struck roads, villages and hotels along the Coral Coast leaving people dashing for high ground this morning. The swells according to the Fiji Meteorological Office, is a result of a storm surge from the huge swells generated by the low depression

May 20, 2011

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Evacuation in progress as the Telica volcano erupts

The Telica volcano, in western Nicaragua, is spewing a huge cloud of gas and ash reaching almost one mile into the air this week. Nicaraguan authorities have evacuated hundreds of people from the foothills of a volcano because of heightened seismic activity. The

May 20, 2011

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5.8 earthquake hit western Turkey

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale hit northwest Turkey late Thursday. A citizen panicked and died after jumping from the window, Kutahya Governor Kenan Ciftci told broadcaster NTV. The epicenter of the quake which struck

May 19, 2011