volcanic activity

7.6-magnitude quake off central Philippines (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 31 (IANS) A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale was felt off the east coast of Samar province in the central Philippines at 8.47 p.m. local ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

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Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

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Quake jolts Philippines


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 30 (IANS) A magnitude-7 earthquake hit the Philippines Tuesday but no damage was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.The quake occurred at 2.57 p.m. (0657 ... Read more...

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Tanzania to conduct research on Mt Kilimanjaro volcano


August 4th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Dar es Salaam, Aug 4 (IANS) Tanzania plans to conduct a research on Mt Kilimanjaro to check signs of volcanic activity following recent volcanic incidents in different parts of the ... Read more...

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Russian volcano erupts


June 17th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A volcano in northern Russia has erupted, and is churning out ash to a height of 10,000 metres, scientists said Friday.The 3,283-metre Shiveluch volcano increased ... Read more...

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Airlines cancel flights as volcanic cloud moves to Britain


May 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Airlines have started cancelling dozens of flights as volcanic clouds from Iceland were moving towards Britain, a media report said Tuesday.The weather office has forecast that ... Read more...

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Could ’supermoon’ trigger tidal waves on March 19?


March 9th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) The world wide web has broadcast dire warnings about how the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves and volcanic eruptions on March 19. The ... Read more...

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Our forefathers chose to live in volcanic zones


March 4th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Our ancestors chose to settle in locations that sat on risky quake prone or volcanic zones. This was because regions vulnerable to earthquake and volcanic activity ... Read more...

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New satellites to be able to predict earthquakes


February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) A team of British and Russian scientists have launched a project that could predict when and where earthquakes will occur, and thus save thousands of lives.An agreement to ... Read more...

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E-mail alerts to warn pilots about volcanic eruptions


December 17th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 17 (IANS) Scientists from New Zealand are developing a new system to alert pilots on flights via e-mails about volcanic eruptions by detecting the lightning their ash clouds trigger. ... Read more...

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Lightening could help monitor volcanic ash cloud


December 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lightening could be a new way of monitoring volcanic ash cloud, such as in the case of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull.UK Met ... Read more...

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Indonesia raises alert status for Mount Bromo


November 24th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Bromo has had increased volcanic activity, prompting government officials to raise its alert status."We have recorded that Bromo's activity has become more intense since November ... Read more...

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Global warming threat to tropical rainforests exaggerated


November 14th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The threat to tropical rainforests from global warming may have been exaggerated, says a new study.Researchers have shown that the world's tropical forests thrived in the far distant ... Read more...

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New study explains formation of mysterious moon ‘bulge’


November 12th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bulge of elevated topography on the far side of the moon could be the result of tidal forces acting early in ... Read more...

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Increased volcanic activity seen at Indonesia’s Mount Anak Krakatau


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- With Indonesia facing twin disasters from Mount Merapi's eruptions and the Mentawai islands tsunami, Mount Anak Krakatau's activity is increasing and sea temperatures nearby are rising due ... Read more...

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Earth will take 100,000 years ‘to recuperate from global warming’


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): Geologists have warned that the Earth will take 100, 000 years to recover from global warming if mankind continues to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.Geologists have ... Read more...

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Sensor to transmit data from boiling volcanic lava


September 20th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Radio transmitters capable of withstanding extreme temperatures of 900 degrees Celsius could be dropped into the bowels of the earth to provide early warning of volcanic eruptions. The ... Read more...

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Now, iPhone sized radio transmitters to predict volcanic eruption


September 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): Early warning of a volcanic eruption may now be possible as scientists have developed radio transmitters- about the size of iPhone-that could be dropped into the depths of ... Read more...

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Mars had ‘recent’ interaction with water and volcanoes, finds study


September 10th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times, according to data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander.The research also offers new ... Read more...

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Colombia’s Galeras volcano erupts, ‘red alert’ issued


August 26th, 2010 - 3:23 am ICT by BNO News
PASTO, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) – The Galeras volcano erupted on early Wednesday in the southwest Colombian city of Pasto, forcing authorities to order the evacuation of thousands, officials said.The eruption took place ... Read more...

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Quake hits Philippines


July 29th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, July 29 (IANS) A strong undersea tremor hit southern Philippines Thursday but no tsunami alert was issued, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The 6.4-magnitude quake, which occurred around 3:31 p.m. ... Read more...

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Violent Magnetic Storms Discovered In Mercury


July 18th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research undertaken by scientists of NASA points out that Mercury is subjected to magnetic disturbances that are far more prominent than what is experienced ... Read more...

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on the rise


June 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere has risen by about 2 parts per million (ppm), scientists have determined using data sent by SCIAMACHY (Scanning Imaging ... Read more...

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Conditions favourable to life existed throughout Mars


June 25th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The presence of minerals in craters of northern Mars, as shown by two orbiters, suggests that conditions favourable to life existed throughout the Red Planet, not just in ... Read more...

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Split in Earth’s crust doesn’t always cause volcanic eruptions: Experts


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions.When the Earth's crust breaks into plates, these ... Read more...

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Two killed in Indonesia quake (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 16 (DPA) At least two people were killed Wednesday when an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck the easternmost province of Papua, police said. The powerful quake triggered a ... Read more...

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Small ash emission from a Cleveland, OH volcano


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
CLEVELAND, OHIO (BNO NEWS) – A volcano in Cleveland, Ohio emitted on Monday night a small ash cloud, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) announced on Tuesday. The cloud was visible in a satellite ... Read more...

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People Flee From Erupting Guatemala Volcano


May 30th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupted in a shower of molten rock, lava and debris last Thursday, leaving a person dead and a number of ... Read more...

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British airports close after volcanic ash spreads


May 16th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) Over 200 flights were cancelled and many British airports had to be closed Sunday as volcanic ash from Iceland drifted across Europe, even as forecasts said airports in ... Read more...

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Volcanic ash cloud may return and disrupt air-travel in UK


May 16th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, May 16 (ANI): The volcanic ash cloud that threw the European aviation industry out of gear is showing signs of returning, as it had most recently disrupted flights in Scotland.The current ... Read more...

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Iceland Volcano Erupts Again On May 11, Spews Ash Over North Africa


May 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Reykjavik, Iceland, May 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The volcano in Iceland, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, is causing immense disruption in air traffic ever since it became active, almost a month back. So ... Read more...

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German airports reopen after ash cloud closure


May 10th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 10 (DPA) German air traffic control authorities reopened airspace over the south of the country Sunday, after earlier shutting down the major airports at Munich and Stuttgart as new volcanic ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert as quake hits Indonesia, India not affected


May 9th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Jakarta, May 9 (ANI): Indonesia has issued a tsunami alert after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the province of Aceh.But the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake alert does ... Read more...

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Eyjafjallajoekull spurting ash again, flights suspended in Ireland


May 8th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI):Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano has once again started emitting ash, with the latest eruptions casting a 1,600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic.Previous eruptions from Eyjafjallajoekull brought Europe's aviation industry ... Read more...

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