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Massive M 7.2 quake strikes off the east coast of Honshu - Tsunami alert issued

A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the east coast of Honshu, Japan according to the Japan Meteorological Agency prompting a tsunami alert. The quake reportedly occurred at 11:45 a.m. local time on Wednesday according to the U.S. Geological Survey

March 09, 2011

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Christchurch liquefaction could be the biggest in recent history

One of the interesting aspects of the earthquake’s impact on Christchurch has been the phenomenon of liquefaction, where soil and sand is compacted and water is forced to the surface. Liquefaction has been a feature of both Christchurch earthquakes, seen as tonnes of

March 08, 2011

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Pu`u`Ō`ō's crater floor collapses

Ash cloud rising from Pu`u `Ō `ō as crater floor collapsesThe geologists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have released a first look at the new fissure eruption that just started today between Pu`u `O`o and Napau Crater. According to geologists, the

March 07, 2011

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Scientists are sounding the alarm: the mysterious cracks appear across the planet

Scientists do not know what to think about: South America is bursting at the seams. In southern Peru, suddenly appeared a huge crack length of 3 km and a width of about 100 meters.Anomaly occurred in the district Huakullani Chukuito province near the famous Lake

March 06, 2011

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Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans Institute of Earth Sciences

March 06, 2011

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Kamchatka peninsula hit by 5 earthquakes in 24 hours

In last 24 hours period Kamchatka peninsula felt 5 moderate earthquakes.The quakes which have rattled the peninsula were a 4.7, a 4.9, followed by a 5.0 and a 5.1 and a 4.7 - so there seems to be a gradual increase in intensity and activity. Kamchatka contains about

March 05, 2011

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La Paz Cracks equals earthquake of magnitude 9

The landslide occurred in the city of La Paz is equivalent to an earthquake of 9 degrees on the Mercalli scale (maximum 12) as geophysical engineer Jose Luis Telleria said. However, the expert explained that it was not an earthquake.The slippage occurred between the

March 05, 2011

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Earthquakes and deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order in Colombia

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three. The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could

March 03, 2011

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Geologists warn of major earthquake in Spain

The president of the Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (ICOG), Luis Suárez, has warned that Spain may be due a major earthquake soon, if statistics of history and monitoring are anything to go by. Statistically, Spain has suffered a major, destructive earthquake every 70

March 02, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake toll likely to be about 240

The death toll from the Christchurch earthquake is likely to be about 240, police say. If the death toll did reach 240, the Christchurch earthquake would be New Zealand's third worst death toll from a disaster. The 1979 Mt Erebus air crashed left 257 dead on November

March 01, 2011

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Before and after the Christchurch earthquake

Satellite imagery has captured some of the devastation caused by the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that flattened buildings and killed scores of people in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011.Google and GeoEye took the aerial images two days after the

March 01, 2011

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Iceland hit by 400 earthquakes in 24 hour, Krisuvik volcano show activity

After four days of continues earthquake activity it appears that Krísuvík volcano has stepped up it’s activity by a order of magnitude. Since midnight there have been over 400 earthquakes in Krísuvík volcano. The activity is continuing when this is written and

February 27, 2011

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Cracks opening in South America

Ancient fault reactivated moves 20 Hectares of ground in BoliviaA total of 21 homes that house more than 34 families were damaged in Urb Los Alamos and La Florida, La Paz area of Alpacoma, where there was a geodynamic movement of land, 20 hectares, due to recent rains

February 26, 2011

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Sidoarjo Mudflow: Javanese mud volcano not "retired" yet

Since it roared to life in May 2006, a mud volcano near Indonesia's coastal city of Sidoarjo has swallowed homes, rice paddies, factories, and roads, killing 15 people, displacing 40 000, and harming the livelihoods of many more. As the ongoing eruption nears...

February 25, 2011

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Christchurch torn by entirely new fault

A new threat of landslides has emerged near to the epicentre of the quake, where boulders loosened by the tremor have already killed two and crushed homes. An aerial survey by scientists found no surface trace of the fault, which is centred southeast of

February 24, 2011

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Earthquakes and double volcanic eruption on Kamchatka

In a double volcanic eruption in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula the volcanoes Shiveluch and Karmysky are spewing ash kilometers up into the sky endangering air traffic but posing no immediate threat to nearby settlements. Mt. Shiveluch has been active

February 24, 2011

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Christchurch earthquake was predicted a week before (transcript)

Here is a transcript of article called Earthquakes again in Christchurch? by pblished Feb 14. @ predictweather.comSolar activity is picking up in pace right now, with coronal holes appearing close to where they appeared before the 4 September earthquake in Christchurch.

February 22, 2011