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Earthquake swarm under dormant Furnas volcano, Azores

More than 100 earthquakes were registered under dormant Furnas volcano on the island of Sao Miguel, the Azores on February 11 and 12, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1630 (VEI 5). It was one of the largest Holocene explosive eruptions in the Azores...

February 13, 2018

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Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

Oscar has become the 15th named storm of the season. Tropical Depression 15 formed Wednesday on October 3, 2012  in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, west of the Cape Verde Islands and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Oscar by evening same day. The system is likely to turn

October 05, 2012

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Nadine weakens to a Tropical Storm again

Nadine weakens a little more and becomes a Tropical Storm again.Nadine formed as a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 2012, and strengthened to a tropical storm the following day. Between September 12 and October 1, 2012, Nadine’s status

October 01, 2012

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Hurricane Nadine aims Azores

The eighth hurricane of a 2012 season will continue to churn east in the Atlantic this week. Hurricane Nadine set its eye on the Azores. For second time this season Azores will be impacted by a hurricane which is quiet a rare occurrence in one season.Nadine begins

September 17, 2012

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Hurricane Gordon passed the Azores without major damage

Gordon is the strongest tropical system recorded so far in the Atlantic Basin this year. Gordon collided with Santa Maria Island in the eastern Azores early Monday morning. Gordon weakened to a post-tropical cyclone by now thanks to cooler waters, however,

August 21, 2012

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Hurricane Gordon to hit eastern Azores

Portugal's Azores archipelago is bracing for Hurricane Gordon which had intensified to Category 2 and is forecast to hit the eastern-most islands early on Monday.  Additional weakening is forecast but Gordon is still expected to be a hurricane when it passes near or

August 19, 2012

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Field of hydrothermal vents discovered along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The Irish-led VENTuRE scientific expedition aboard the national research vessel RV Celtic Explorer has discovered a previously uncharted field of hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – the first to be explored north of the Azores. The mission, led by

August 09, 2011

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Hurricane Dora, tropical storm Cindy and tropical storm Bret forecast to weaken

Less than 24 hours ago, Dora had maximum winds of 155 mph, which is a borderline Category 5 hurricane. Since then, the storm has weakened to become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Dora is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this

July 23, 2011