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Swarm of deep earthquakes recorded at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A swarm of very deep earthquakes was recorded in last 24 hours in the area of Punalu`u on the south-west flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. The following map shows earthquakes registered in last 7 days (February 20 - 27, 2014). Orange markers show

February 27, 2014

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New bubbling site discovered near massive Louisiana sinkhole

According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, new bubbling site was discovered yesterday near the massive sinkhole in south Louisiana (Grand Bayou / Louisiana sinkhole). Officials said the new bubbling site is about 400 m (1/4 mile) north of

February 25, 2014

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12 potentially life-threatening errors you're making in food preparedness and survival strategies

Although armed with good intentions, most preppers and survivalists are making critical errors -- perhaps fatal errors -- in their food preparedness strategies. This article is designed to help you identify and correct those errors as quickly as possible so that...

February 24, 2014

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A great freeze over the Great Lakes

Ice cover on North America’s Great Lakes reached 88 percent in mid-February 2014, levels not observed since 1994. The average maximum ice extent since 1973 is just over 50 percent. It has surpassed 80 percent just five times in four decades. The lowest

February 21, 2014

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Scientists bring energy-efficient nuclear fusion closer to reality

American scientists have made a giant leap forward in the realm of energy-efficient nuclear fusion, overcoming a key obstacle to making such reactors a reality. Researchers have managed to demonstrate that they can now produce more energy than what is put into

February 19, 2014

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California experiencing its worst drought in over a century

USGS is reporting that the lack of precipitation throughout California for the much of the past three months has only exacerbated the dryness and is causing varying degrees of low levels of streamflow in the northern two-thirds of the state. Low

February 18, 2014

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Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

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Eruption of Indonesian Mount Kelut the largest since the 2010 eruption of Puyehue-Cordon Caulle in Chile

According to BNPB, moderate intensity tremors continue at Mount Kelut but the volcano has been showing a decline in the intensity of the eruption. The ash plume rising to about 3000 m in altitude was observed yesterday.  Mount Kelut erupted in the late hours of

February 17, 2014

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Never before seen levels of radiation reported near Pacific

Operator of crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex said on Thursday, February 13, that the latest samples of water tested inside the complex contained radioactive cesium at levels never seen before by the embattled utility. TEPCO, while admitting there may be a

February 14, 2014

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Changed landscape around Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

The following images show how much of the landscape around Sinabung volcano, Indonesia, has changed in last 9 months. The ash has coated nearby villages, as well as the coffee, chili pepper, and other plantation clustered at the foot of the

February 12, 2014

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The Day After Tomorrow - Blizzards and freezing rain wreak havoc in parts of central and eastern Europe

Parts of central and eastern Europe have been devastated by blizzards and freezing rain in last couple of days. Cold spell and snowstorms disrupted power supplies, travel and schools... some regions are still cut out from the rest of the world. Though the snow

February 06, 2014

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 29 - February 4, 2014

New activity was observed at 6 volcanoes in last 7 days, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world from January 29 - February 4, 2014 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

February 06, 2014

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Deadly eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano claims its first victims, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano claimed its first victims due to a direct effect of the eruption. At least 14 people were reported killed and 3 others severely burnt by one or two moderately large pyroclastic flows this morning. 3 more people are still reported

February 01, 2014

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Our changing climate and the variable Sun

Solar physicists around the world today are wondering: has the Sun fallen silent? In 2013, the Sun began the peak phase of its 11-year sun spot cycle called the Solar Maximum when sunspot production should be at its highest. However, the lack of sunspot activity has

February 01, 2014

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Comet Siding Spring set for a close encounter with Mars - epic meteor shower expected

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) is a long-period comet set for a very close encounter with Mars later this year. Although early estimates of its orbit showed a good possibility of impact, latest observations suggest a near miss and raise great concern for Mars

January 28, 2014

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Ancient forests stabilised Earth’s CO2 and climate

UK researchers have identified a biological mechanism that could explain how the Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide and climate were stabilised over the past 24 million years. When CO2 levels became too low for plants to grow properly, forests appear to have

January 24, 2014

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Stanford scientists use 'virtual earthquakes' to forecast Los Angeles quake risk

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than- expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault. They are

January 24, 2014