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WE WATCH: Is Japan going to sink?! pt.3 - Seabed shifted by 50 meters (165 feet) - the largest slip yet recorded

The massive waves were triggered by a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan last March and crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, gave the sea floor a huge shove toward Honshu, Japan's largest island. But until now it has been unclear how

December 04, 2011

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Massive sinkhole opens up in Sayre, Oklahoma

A massive sinkhole appears overnight at Beckham County near Sayre, Oklahoma. KFOR reports that the sinkhole is about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Sinkholes are not so uncommon in western Oklahoma. Geologists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey say several things could

December 03, 2011

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Permafrost loss worse climate peril than thought

A group of scientists discovered threat to climate change posed by thawing permafrost, which could release stocks of stored carbon, is greater than estimated. The study, published in the British journal Nature, coincides with a 12-day UN conference on climate change,

December 02, 2011

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Suguta Valley and dissapearing Lake Lopigi in Kenya

The Suguta Valley is one of the driest places in Kenya, and may be one of the driest places near Earth's Equator. The remote location limits field studies, but data indicate that annual precipitation is less than 300 millimeters (12 inches) a year, while evaporation

November 21, 2011

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Two sunken islands discovered near Australia

In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of Tasmania, which were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana. The islands were found during a three-week voyage to map the seafloor of...

November 17, 2011

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New study focused on Nazca Plate shows a link between the shape of plate boundaries and the forces they exchange

A new study of tectonic plate boundaries may help scientists understand how earthquakes happen. The work by researchers including Dr Giampiero Iaffaldano from the Australian National University focused on the Nazca plate, which plunges beneath the continental South

November 13, 2011

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East Coast Tsunami risk study

The US East Coast tsunami posibility was main target of  new sonar mapping study. Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, along with other governmental and academic partners, have been researching the potential for tsunamis generated by landslides in submarine

November 10, 2011

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Scientist observing deepest underwater eruptions of West Mata volcano

An underwater volcano West Mata is bursting with glowing lava bubbles. The deepest active submarine eruption seen to date is shedding light on how volcanism can impact deep-sea life and reshape the face of the planet.Submarine eruptions account for about

October 21, 2011

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Volcanic tremors cause alarm in Canary Islands - fear of El Hierro tsunami

Intense swarms of tremors beneath one of the volcanic Canary Islands has placed residents of El Hierro on alert for a possible eruption. Spain’s Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) reported the nearly 9,000 seismic movements on the island since July 17 have caused

October 08, 2011

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El Hierro - volcanic risk alert increased to “yellow” on Canary Islands

El Cabildo de El Hierro sends a message of calm and security to the population. The president of the Cabildo de El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, and the Minister of Security and Emergency Area, Maria del Carmen Morales, have appeared before the media on Sunday, September 25,

September 26, 2011

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Mud volcanoes that arose from ocean emitting methane in Pakistan

Last yearone-square-kilometre island that emerged off the Makran coast, near the point where the Hingol River drains into the sea, in Pakistan.  Scientists collected samples. Studying the water and sediment samples  scientists found well-preserved shells of certain

September 13, 2011

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Tectonic plates converging - new land emerged in Sea of Azov

The plot of the seabed up to the surface in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula. The new land emerged from the shift of tectonic plates.Amazing natural phenomenon has been documented in recent days in the vicinity of the Taman Peninsula in Sea of ​​Azov. Huge

September 12, 2011

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Crude oil extracted from tar sands one of the most controversial forms of fossil fuel

Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has been demonstrating against the proposed Keystone Pipeline XL project, which invo

September 04, 2011

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Underground river discovered beneath Amazon

Scientists detected an underground river beneath the mighty Amazon River, flowing miles below the surface, after they analyzed data from 241 wells that Brazilian oil company Petrobras drilled in the Amazon region in the 1970s and 1980s. The river was unofficially named

September 04, 2011

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Chances of big quake below Tokyo rising

The possibility of a huge plate-boundary earthquake amplified by simultaneous moves in two or more focal areas beneath Tokyo has been increasing since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.The institute

September 01, 2011

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Scientists drill into San Andreas Fault to understand its secrets

Earthquake-Report.com came across a video of the National Science Foundation that explains what scientists are currently doing to understand what is going on inside the San Andreas Fault. The video has been aired in the PBS NewsHour. Understanding what happens at...

August 31, 2011

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Report: Exxon fights US over major oil discovery

Exxon Mobil Corp. and the federal government are fighting over one of the largest oil discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico that could yield billions of dollars of crude in coming years, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.The Julia oil field, about 250

August 20, 2011