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Japan soil liquefaction video

June 27, 2011

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365.21 hectares still burning in Russian Federation

69 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 1 710.075 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 60 hotbeds with the area of  1 227.635 ha have been extinguished. 97 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier and 3 large ones

June 27, 2011

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New activity at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano has been more active in recent days, spewing out greater emission of gasses and with sound that appears similar to a jet engine. The gas column is more abundant and the noise is more noticeable. Specialists visited the volcano on Thursday and...

June 27, 2011

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Sand drift in Norway caused by sea-level changes and human activity

The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years. This was triggered by sea-level changes and human activities, new research has found.Researchers in countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland study sand

June 26, 2011

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Groundwater start coming out in Olpad, India

The situation continues to deteriorate in Olpad town where water has been overflowing from wells and borewells for the last few days. Now the water is flowing out of houses situated on the ground floor after seeping through cracks in the floor. This has been happening

June 26, 2011

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Hundred meters wide sinkhole appears at Inskip Peninsula, Australia

A 100m-wide section of beach was swallowed by a sinkhole on June 25, 2011 at Inskip Point, north of Tin Can Bay. The hole opened up on the popular stretch of beach about 10.30am and by mid-afternoon it looked like a giant bite had been taken out of the coastline.Campers

June 26, 2011

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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits Iran

Magnitude  5.1 earthquake hits region of Eastern Iran at  19:47:01UTC at depth of 40 km, 47 km SouthEast from Kerman, 95 km East from Bardsir.  More information at: Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran Tehran, Iran International

June 26, 2011

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6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes northern coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the coast of Indonesia’s Papua province on Sunday, June 23, 2011. The quake struck at a depth of 36 kilometers, 161 kilometers from Enarotali, at 9:16 p.m., the US Geological Survey said.There was no warning or...

June 26, 2011

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Swollen rivers dumped thousands of tons of nutrients into the Gulf of Mexico

The floods that surged through the Mississippi River basin are subsiding, but their impact is far from over. As the floodwaters swept over farms and towns in May and June 2011, they scoured fertilized soil from the ground and carried it downstream. Swollen rivers

June 26, 2011

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Planting forests won't stop global warming

The UN is failing to accurately measure the global climate benefits of preserving forests. As well as providing homes for many species, trees store carbon dioxide that would otherwise warm the planet. With this in mind, the UN set up the REDD programme (Reducing

June 25, 2011

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Deep seafloor could help scientists predict earthquakes

Seismic monitoring and centuries of experience have given humankind a pretty good idea of what areas are prone to the devastation of earthquakes and tsunamis. But to truly prepare for huge temblors and accompanying tsunamis like the one that ravaged Japan in March, we

June 25, 2011

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TEPCO: Stopping melt-through fuel from contaminating groundwater will cost too much, hurt company stock price

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, has made it abundantly clear that protecting people and the environment from the radioactive fallout of

June 25, 2011

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Sediment in the Gulf of Mexico

Besides inundating floodplains, agricultural fields, and homes, the flooded Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers delivered huge sediment loads to the Gulf of Mexico in the spring of 2011. At least some of that sediment could be seen from space.The Moderate Resolution

June 24, 2011

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Earthquake 6,3 hits Santa Cruz islands

A massive 6.3 earthquake struck near the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific just hours after a massive 7.2 earthquake struck near the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 62 km along the tectonic plate boundary. Just 3 days ago

June 24, 2011

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7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Fox Islands near Alaska

A magnitude 7.4 (later downgraded to a 7.2) earthquake in the northern Pacific Ocean has triggered a tsunami warning along Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for California and the rest of the West Coast and was later canceled when

June 24, 2011

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The strength of the underlying rocks gave deadly Sumatra Tsunami its extra power

A thick plateau of strong rock along the seabed may have allowed the massive, magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake to reach far closer to the Earth's surface, giving the deadly tsunami it triggered even greater power, according to new research. The earthquake...

June 23, 2011

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6.7 earthquake rumbles along northeast coast of Japan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan early Thursday morning, local time.The epicenter of the quake was close to where the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. The center of the magnitude 6.7

June 23, 2011