Earth changes

wickiup reservoir sinkhole june 21 2017

Sinkhole opens at Wickiup Reservoir, ground 'highly unstable'

A relatively large sinkhole has opened up on the edge of Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon's second-largest reservoir, and is slowly draining the water in. The area has been roped off and officials are warning visitors to keep away as the ground is unstable and...

June 28, 2017

loihi volcano earthquakes hawaii

Increased seismic activity at underwater Lō‘ihi volcano, Hawaii

Since the end of February 2017, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) seismic analysts have noted a slight uptick in the number of earthquakes near underwater Lō‘ihi volcano. The quakes appear to be clustered roughly 10 to 12 km (6 - 7 miles) below sea level...

June 28, 2017

earthquake swarm california nevada border june 2017

Earthquake swarm near Reno, Nevada - California border region

An earthquake swarm is in progress north of Lake Tahoe, California, just west of Reno, Nevada. The sequence started with a shallow M3.7 at 09:02 UTC (02:02 PDT) on June 27, 2017. By 07:21 UTC on June 28, the Nevada Seismological Lab and USGS registered 40...

June 28, 2017

bogoslof volcano eruption june 22 2017

Significant explosive eruption at Bogoslof, ash to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l.

A significant explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano at 11:17 UTC on June 27, 2017 and lasted roughly 14 minutes. The eruption prompted the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The eruption produced a volcanic cloud that...

June 27, 2017

sichuan landslide rescue operations june 2017

Deadly floods and landslides hit southern China, 7.44 million affected

Floods, landslides and other disasters caused by severe weather across southern China affected more than 7.4 million people in 9 provinces since June 22, 2017, officials said today. As of early June 27, the death toll stands at 32 while 8 people are still missing....

June 27, 2017

sheveluch volcano eruption december 31 2015

Sheveluch erupts ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

Russia's Sheveluch volcano erupted at 01:12 UTC on June 27, 2017, sending a plume of ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet), according to the Tokyo VAAC. In their Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation issued 01:23 UTC, KVERT said that video data show an ash explosion...

June 27, 2017

nishinoshima volcano erupting on june 26 2017

High level of activity at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

Japan's famous Nishinoshima volcano, which gave birth to a new island at the end of 2013, is erupting again and officials say it is comparable to powerful eruptive episode observed in 2014 and 2015 when the island's surface area expanded at a remarkable...

June 26, 2017

brian head fire utah

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated

A massive wildfire is raging in southern Utah, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for at least 1 500 people. Since it started on June 17, the fire has rapidly spread to more than 17 000 hectares (42 000 acres), destroying on its way more than a dozen...

June 26, 2017

tonga earthquake june 25 2017 location

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tonga region at 17:42 UTC on June 25, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 38.3 km (23.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

June 25, 2017

massive landslide hits china sichuan june 2017

Massive landslide hits China, over 120 people buried under huge rocks

The Sichuan provincial government said huge rocks which came from a mountain engulfed 62 homes and a hotel during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 24, 2017. Late afternoon, officials confirmed 15 deaths and said more than 120 are still believed to be buried...

June 24, 2017

bogoslov volcano erupting on june 12 2017

Multiple eruptions at Bogoslof, volcanic cloud up to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l.

Multiple eruptive bursts were registered at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska starting at 00:49 UTC on June 24, 2017. The first eruptive burst lasted roughly 10 minutes and was accompanied by strong seismicity, lightning, and infrasound. Thus, the Alaska Volcano Observatory...

June 24, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 13 - 20, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between June 14 and 20, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Pavlof, United States |...

June 23, 2017

katla volcano iceland

Increased earthquake activity under Katla volcano, Iceland

A series of earthquakes were registered under Iceland's Katla volcano over the past couple of days. Judging by the depth of some of the earthquakes, fresh magma is making its way upward. There were more than 10 earthquakes in total, including M3.6 at 18:36 UTC...

June 23, 2017

guatemala earthquke june 22 2017 location

Powerful M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Guatemala at 12:31 UTC (06:31 local time) on June 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS issued...

June 22, 2017

greenland tsunami 01 00 z june 18 2017

Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

New details have emerged about the Greenland landslide that occurred in Karrat Fjord and the deadly tsunami it produced late Saturday (local time), June 17, 2017. The tsunami hit the village of Nuugaatsiaq just after 23:00 local time on June 17 (01:00 UTC on June...

June 21, 2017

guatemala landslide june 20 2017

Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit Guatemala's municipality of San Pedro Soloma, department of Huehuetenango, at 05:30 (local time) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, killing at least 11 people. According to CONRED, a part of a hillside collapsed, spilled onto...

June 20, 2017

kurgan tornado russia june 18 2017

Powerful multi-vortex tornado destroys a village in Kurgan, Russia

A powerful multi-vortex tornado hit the small Russian village of Pesyanoye, just south of the city of Kurgan in the Mokrousovsky District of Kurgan Oblast, on June 18, 2017. The event was accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. According to available...

June 20, 2017