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Tectonic plate tension increasing for the potential of another large quake

A string of moderate earthquakes across the globe indicates tectonic plate tension is once again increasing uniformly.Update time = Fri Jul 15 23:25:34 UTC 2011MAGUTC DATE-TIMEy/m/d h:m:sLATdegLONdegDEPTHkm RegionMAP 5.1  2011/07/15

July 15, 2011

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011

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Earthquake struck English Channel

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said. The quake had a depth of 10km and its epicentre was south of Portsmouth. Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds

July 14, 2011

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River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as

July 13, 2011

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Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the

July 12, 2011

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A strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 hit the Philippine province of Negros Occidental

A strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 hit the Philippine province of Negros Occidental on early Tuesday morning. No tsunami warnings were issued. The 6.4 -magnitude earthquake struck at 4.47 a.m. local time (2047 GMT Monday) and was centered about 73 kilometers (45 miles)

July 12, 2011

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Magnitude 7.0 hits Japan

Strong 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Japan at 10:57 a.m. The epicenter was 212 km (131 miles) E of Sendai, 239 km (148 miles) ENE of Iwaki, 250 km (155 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu at depth of 18 km (11.2 miles) according to USGS. EMSC's seismographs recorded 7.2

July 10, 2011

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Katla melting ice cap - causing flooding near the volcano

A massive flood of meltwater poured out of Iceland's Myrdalsjoekull glacier Saturday, raising fears of an eruption from the powerful Katla volcano underneath, but experts said a large blast was unlikely.The flooding sparked fears of an eruption at Katla, known to

July 09, 2011

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Hotspots driving tectonic plate movement

Plate tectonics has been on the curriculum for a while now. Most people are fairly familiar with the theory; the Earth's crust - or lithosphere - is broken up into different plates which move around on the very hot, viscous substance beneath.This movement is driven

July 08, 2011

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Food shortage, displacements, water and health gaps after a volcano erupted in Eritrea's Nabro region

Thousands of Ethiopians in Afar State are facing critical food, water and health gaps almost a month after a volcano erupted in neighbouring Eritrea's Nabro region, officials say.The volcano started erupting on 12 June, spewing ash over hundreds of kilometres,

July 06, 2011

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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Kermadec islands

A strong earthquake magnitude 7.6 struck 163 km (101 miles) East of Raoul Island, Kermadec Island at depth of 20km. The July 6, 2011 Kermadec Islands region earthquake occurred near the Kermadec Trench where the Pacific Plate begins its descent into the mantle beneath

July 06, 2011

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Scientists warn volcanoes in Australia are due to erupt

Scientists are now warning that volcanoes in Western Victoria and South Australia are due to erupt. The prediction comes just hours after two earthquakes hit the state this morning.Using new dating techniques, University of Melbourne scientists have found that the

July 05, 2011

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Korean office tower evacuated after mysterious shaking

Authorities in Seoul, South Korea, ordered the evacuation of a 39-story office building Tuesday after occupants reported that it shook for about 10 minutes, local media reported.There was no seismic activity reported at the time of the tremors, which began about

July 04, 2011

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Massive Japan tsunami topped 40 meters

Japan's massive tsunami on March 11 reached heights of up to 40 meters (131 feet), according to the latest data from Japan's Meteorological Agency.That's the agency's best estimate, but the precise height will likely never be known because the earthquake and tsunami

July 02, 2011

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Faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods

Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas Fault.Like a steaming kettle with the top on, pressure is building beneath the surface of California that could

June 30, 2011

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Huge rockslides at Mount Rainer

Mountain climbers and bloggers have posted videos on YouTube this week of dangerous rock and ice slides on Mount Rainier.The blog Mount Rainier Climbing posted a warning to fellow mountaineers on Monday. They recommend climbers avoid the Nisqually Glacier all

June 29, 2011

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Japan soil liquefaction video

June 27, 2011