Monthly Archives: May 2015

Two 6.8-Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Off Solomon Islands

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Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

The first quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 205 kilometres from Kirakira and 448 kilometres from…

Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

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The first quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 205 kilometres from Kirakira and 448 kilometres from the capital Honiara and the second shallow quake struck just Continue reading

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‘Drumbeat’ Volcano Earthquakes Triggered By External Noise – Study

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Just a small variation in external noise can produce the earthquakes that accompany volcanic eruptions, such as those seen at Calbuco in Chile last month, Russian scientists have discovered.

Certain volcanic eruptions, such the one at Mount St. Helens in Washington State in 2004 -2005, which…

Just a small variation in external noise can produce the earthquakes that accompany volcanic eruptions, such as those seen at Calbuco in Chile last month, Russian scientists have discovered.

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Certain volcanic eruptions, such the one at Mount St. Helens in Washington State in 2004 -2005, which the authors from the Ural Federal University in Yeka Continue reading

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Volcano Loki on Io

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Scientists analyzing high-resolution images from the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona have discovered an enormous lava lake on Io, the fifth of Jupiter’s moons and the third largest.

Io is only slightly bigger than our own Moon, but is the most geologically active body in our S…

Scientists analyzing high-resolution images from the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory in Arizona have discovered an enormous lava lake on Io, the fifth of Jupiter’s moons and the third largest.

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Io is only slightly bigger than our own Moon, but is the most geologically active body in our Solar System. Hundreds of volcanic areas dot its surface, which is m Continue reading

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Wolf Volcano Erupts On Galapagos Island

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A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has raised fears the ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution may be under threat.

On Monday, the Wolf volcano on Isabela Island erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava.
Experts say the eruption…

A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has raised fears the ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution may be under threat.

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On Monday, the Wolf volcano on Isabela Island erupted for the first time in 33 years, spewing fire, smoke and lava.

Experts say the eruption poses no risk to people living on the island.

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Storms Kill Eight in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston Hard-Hit

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Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where flooding turned streets into rivers and led to nearly 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.

Another 12 people were missing in Texas after the…

Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where flooding turned streets into rivers and led to nearly 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.

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Strange Signal from Space May Solve One of Science's Greatest Mysteries

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A clue to one of the biggest questions in cosmology — why regular matter, rather than antimatter, survived to fill the universe — may have been found in data from a NASA space telescope.

A new study suggests that gamma-rays (high-energy light) detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope sho…

A clue to one of the biggest questions in cosmology — why regular matter, rather than antimatter, survived to fill the universe — may have been found in data from a NASA space telescope.

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A new study suggests that gamma-rays (high-energy light) detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope show signs of the existence of a magnetic fie Continue reading

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Strange Signal from Space May Solve One of Science’s Greatest Mysteries

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A clue to one of the biggest questions in cosmology — why regular matter, rather than antimatter, survived to fill the universe — may have been found in data from a NASA space telescope.

A new study suggests that gamma-rays (high-energy light) detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope sho…

A clue to one of the biggest questions in cosmology — why regular matter, rather than antimatter, survived to fill the universe — may have been found in data from a NASA space telescope.

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A new study suggests that gamma-rays (high-energy light) detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope show signs of the existence of a magnetic fie Continue reading

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