Tag Archives: Geology

25Sep/17

Nearly 50,000 evacuate from around Bali’s rumbling volcano

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nearly 50,000 residents in Bali have evacuated amid fears that Mount Agung could erupt imminently, Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

19Sep/17

Buildings shake as strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (MUTE) (REUTERS) – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday (September 19), shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Tsunami confirmed in Mexico, waves as high as 3.3 ft – Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

INTERNET (SEPTEMBER 7, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – An earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday (September 7), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. Continue reading

17Mar/17

Scientists suggest volcanic eruptions formed Snowball Earth

A new theory from scientists at Harvard University posits that atmospheric sulfur resulting from volcanic activity may have led to the Earth’s first and largest ever planetary freezing. Continue reading

30Nov/16

Mexico volcano eruption

Time lapse video shows the Popcatepetl volcano in Mexico erupting in a dramatic show of ash, water vapour and gas. Continue reading

21Nov/16

7.3 magnitude quake hits Japan, Fukushima residents urged to flee

TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 22, 2016) (NHK) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, issuing tsunami advisories for much of the nation’s northern Pacific coast.

The epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.

26Oct/15

Powerful earthquake strikes Afghanistan, causes deaths in neighbouring Pakistan

Strong earthquake from Afghanistan rattles northeastern Pakistan as well, leaving at least 12 dead, scores injured.

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01Aug/15

Volcano erupts on island of suspected MH370 wreckage

(REUTERS) – A volcano erupted on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion, located east of Madagascar.

The island — officially a part of France — happens to be the site where beachcombers discovered debris from a plane wing, believed to have come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
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