Earth changes

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

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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

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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

yellowstone lake june 20 2017

Yellowstone earthquake swarm continues, causing panic

An energetic earthquake swarm that started on June 12, 2017 on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park continues, leading many people into panic mode. However, there is no indication that this supervolcano will experience a catastrophic eruption in the...

June 20, 2017

tropical storm bret satellite june 19 2017

Tropical Storm "Bret" forms, threatens Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Windward Islands

An unusually early tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago at 21:00 UTC on June 19, 2017 and was named Bret. This is the earliest Atlantic MDR (Main Development Region) named storm since records began in 1851. The prior...

June 19, 2017

san francisco bay area record high temperatures june 18 2017

43 000 homes without power as Bay Area sets record highs, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, nine cities in San Francisco Bay Area have set daily high temperature records on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Although temperatures remained high through Monday and meteorologists said more records might be...

June 19, 2017

niger flood june 2017

Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

At least 14 people have died after heavy rains on June 13 and 14, 2017 caused severe damage and flooding in several parts of West African country of Niger. The country's rainy season lasts from June to September and peaks in July and August. Heavy rains that...

June 19, 2017

chile floods june 2017

Intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile

Intense rains and snowstorms affecting central and southern Chile since June 15, 2017 have left at least 4 people dead, 3 000 homeless, more than 45 000 customers without power and nearly 10 000 without drinking water. Most of those displaced live in the southern...

June 19, 2017

tsunami western greenland june 17 2017

Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) as M4.0 hit 28 km (17.4 miles) north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq, western coast of Greenland at 01:00 UTC on June 18, 2017 (23:00 local time on June 17). The quake is believed...

June 18, 2017