Snow covers northern Algeria’s desert for the second winter in a row

Snow covers northern Algeria’s desert for the second winter in a row

January 8, 2018

Snow has covered northern Algeria's desert around the city of Ain Sefra for the second winter in a row on January 7, 2018. The last…

Tropical Cyclone “Ava” causes floods and landslides, leaves 51 dead

January 8, 2018

Tropical Cyclone "Ava" reached a peak intensity of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, just hours…

Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

January 8, 2018

With an ambient air temperature of -37.7 °C (-36 °F), the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire (elevation 1 916 m / 6 288 feet…

Kadovar could turn explosive, landslides and tsunamis possible, P.N.G.

January 8, 2018

Following the first known eruption of Papua New Guinea's Kadovar volcano that took place on January 5, 2018, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) believes that…

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands

December 8, 2017

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:09 UTC on December 8,…

Mapping areas at risk from liquefaction

Mapping areas at risk from liquefaction

December 8, 2017

A team of researchers has joined forces to investigate and find solutions to tackle one of the most devastating forms of seismic phenomena…

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit State of Yap, Micronesia

December 8, 2017

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on…

Earth’s vibrational “hum” – frequencies at which our planet naturally vibrates measured

Earth’s vibrational “hum” – frequencies at which our planet naturally vibrates measured

December 8, 2017

Scientists have long known earthquakes can cause the Earth to vibrate for extended periods of time. However, in 1998 a research team found…

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

December 8, 2017

Japanese researchers find predictive potential in underground changes associated with 2016 Kumamoto earthquake and subsequent volcanic eruptions. Most of what we know about…

Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record

Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record

December 7, 2017

An astonishing 25.4 cm (10 inches) of snow per hour was reported at Thompson Pass near Valdez, Alaska on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.…

Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland

Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland

December 7, 2017

On November 17, 2017, a pilot flying over Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland noticed a new ice-caldron within the volcano's caldera. Now, volcanologists say the…

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