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6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 43 km (26 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, in the Fiji Islands according to USGS. The earthquake had a depth of 600 km and was too deep to generate tsunami waves. Seismic tension has been building along tectonic plate boundaries in the

July 22, 2011

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Strong activity seen at Sakurajima volcano

Strong activity is seen again at Showa crater on Sakurajima volcano. People reporting a few big explosions. For now there is no further information but we bring you a few webcams and earthquake reports from Japan Meteorological Agency. Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory

July 22, 2011

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M6.1 earthquake hits Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border claiming lives

An extremely dangerous, shallow earthquake occurred in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan at 19:35 UTC on July 19, 2011. At least 14 people have been killed. SUMMARY 21/07-08:30 UTC :13 killed in Uzbekistan with 86 injured (35 hospitalized).0...

July 21, 2011

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike Solomon islands

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strike at 09:04:59 AM at epicenter 28 km (17 miles) ENE of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Island on depth of 22.5 km (14.0 miles) according to USGS.Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis,

July 21, 2011

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M6.2 earthquake strike near Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan border

According to the USGS, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kyrgyzstan at 19:35 UTC with the epicenter 42 km (26 miles) SW of Farghona (Fergana), Uzbekistan. The agency reported a depth of 9.2 km. GFZ reports a depth of 27 km, which is a lot less dangerous than the 10 km...

July 19, 2011

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Earthquake rattles Lake Baikal region

According to USGS a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck 292 km from Irkutsk at depth of 8.8 km. Epicenter was in the world’s oldest and deepest lake highlights a history of past geological upheaval that may be inching closer to another event.There is a volcanic fault

July 17, 2011

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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