Monthly Archives: June 2014

Paraguay Floods Displace 200,000; Authorities Warn Spread of Diseases Like Dengue & Chikungunya

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At least 200,000 are now displaced in Paraguay, forced to flee their homes after floods caused by incessant torrential rains inundated the Paraguay and Parana rivers.
Moreover, more than 8,000 people in the Neembucu state may face food supply shortage after the rains destroyed essential crops as…

At least 200,000 are now displaced in Paraguay, forced to flee their homes after floods caused by incessant torrential rains inundated the Paraguay and Parana rivers.

Moreover, more than 8,000 people in the Neembucu state may face food supply shortage after the rains destroyed essential crops as well as blocked roads needed to deliver items to the affected contingents.

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Hawaii Volcano Shows Signs of Possible Eruption

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The world’s largest volcano, located in Hawaii, has begun to show signs of a possible eruption in the future. After nearly three decades of being restful, the giant, active volcano is waking up. Over the past 13 months, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded increasing levels of seismic a…

The world’s largest volcano, located in Hawaii, has begun to show signs of a possible eruption in the future. After nearly three decades of being restful, the giant, active volcano is waking up. Over the past 13 months, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded increasing levels of seismic activity in Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano.

At least four earthquake swarms, which are earthquakes that occur closely in location and time, have occurred since March of last year. The swarms began with a few earthquakes northwest of Mauna Loa’s Continue reading

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Volcano Erupts In Indonesia

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Jakarta: One of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung, has erupted with a powerful burst of hot ash, a media report said on Monday.
According to officials, the eruption occurred late Sunday with 4,000 metre high column of ash spewed to the sky, Xinhua reported.
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Jakarta: One of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung, has erupted with a powerful burst of hot ash, a media report said on Monday.

According to officials, the eruption occurred late Sunday with 4,000 metre high column of ash spewed to the sky, Xinhua reported.

Mount Sinabung located in Sumatra had erupted intermittently from September to February after being dormant for 400 years, left 15 people dead and more than 30,000 displaced.

“Until now, the number of evacuees have escalated to 14,382,” an official Continue reading

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Series Of Earthquakes Strike Off The South Pacific Islands

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A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours of Monday, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.
The latest quake hit at 5:15 am local time (1715 GMT Sunday) and occurred 205 kilometres (127 miles) southeast of the Wallis and…

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours of Monday, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

The latest quake hit at 5:15 am local time (1715 GMT Sunday) and occurred 205 kilometres (127 miles) southeast of the Wallis and Futuna capital of Mata-Utu, the US Geological Survey said.

It came less than two hours after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck off Tonga.

Neither generated tsunami alerts and there were no immediate reports of damage.

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7.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes Off South Atlantic Ocean; No Tsunami Alert Raised

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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off near the uninhabited islands of the South Sandwich Islands far off South America in the South Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake’s epicentre was located 152 kilometres (94 miles) northwest of Visokoi Island, and 1,968…

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off near the uninhabited islands of the South Sandwich Islands far off South America in the South Atlantic Ocean early Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake’s epicentre was located 152 kilometres (94 miles) northwest of Visokoi Island, and 1,968 kilometres (1220) miles east-southeast of Stanley, the main city on the Falkland Islands, the USGS said.

Visokoi Island is an uninhabited island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich I Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.2 Quake Hits Off Iwo Jimo, Japan: USGS

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit 84 miles (167 km) east-southeast of Iwo Jim in the Volcano Islands of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Location of the quake was 24.401°N 142.591°E and depth=43.2km (26.8mi).
Japanese broadcaster NHK there was no threat of a tsunami resulting from t…

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit 84 miles (167 km) east-southeast of Iwo Jim in the Volcano Islands of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Location of the quake was 24.401°N 142.591°E and depth=43.2km (26.8mi).

Japanese broadcaster NHK there was no threat of a tsunami resulting from the earthquake.

USGS earlier reported the quake was of 6.4 magnitude.

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5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Arizona – New Mexico Border

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SAFFORD, Arizona – A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported.
County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone calls after…

SAFFORD, Arizona – A moderate earthquake struck in Arizona near the New Mexico line that was widely felt across the region, but no injuries or damages were immediately reported.

County sheriffs’ offices on both sides of the state line reported receiving numerous phone calls after Saturday’s magnitude 5.2 quake shook the largely rural region.

It was felt as far away as Phoenix and El Paso, Texas, both about 175 miles from the epicenter, as well in parts of Mexico, which begins some 80 miles to the south.< Continue reading

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