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Ten seismic events have been detected in the Newdigate, Surrey area of the United Kingdom, between Dorking and Gatwick airports near London, since April 1, 2018. Magnitudes of this cluster of events range from 1.5 to 3.0. There are fears that quakes might be caused by nearby fracking operations. According to the British Geological Survey
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At least 17 people were injured after several unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa on July 19, 2018. The tornadoes were reported in Marshalltown, Pella, Bondurant and several other places near Des Moines. Official preliminary surveys are scheduled for Polk, Jasper, Marion and Marshall counties on July 20 and results are expected no later than July 21.
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New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 11 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | Oraefajokull, Iceland | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sierra Negra, Isla Isabela (Ecuador) | Villarrica, Chile. Ongoing sctivity: Agung, Bali
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Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the country’s most serious wildfire situation in modern times. The heatwave is expected to continue, particularly in northern Scandinavia. Heat
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Japanese researchers have taken the first steps to understand how the Sun’s rotational cycle influences lightning activity on Earth. The answers were found in diaries dating back to the 1700s. “It is well known that long-term – centennial to millennial-scale – variations of solar activity influences terrestrial climate,” said Hiroko Miyahara, first author on the paper published recently
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It materialised out of almost nowhere. Thousands of years after disappearing from human sight and knowledge, an ancient ‘henge’ site has been discovered hidden within the archaeological landscape of Ireland’s Brú na Bóinne.   To reveal this long-forgotten structure, it took a chance intersection between an aerial drone flight and a brutal hot streak that’s
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A study published recently in Scientific Reports presets geodetic evidence for interconnectivity between Aira and Kirishima magmatic systems in Japan. This is the first study to confirm that radical changes of one volcano in southern Japan were the direct result of an erupting volcano 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away. Identifying how volcanoes interact is critical to
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A new eruptive activity is taking place at Japanese Nishinoshima volcano in Ogasawara (Bonin Islands) The Japan Meteorological Agency reported a bright spot emerging in Himawari-8 imagery it Nishinoshima on July 12. In addition, a brown smoke was seen rising from near the crater around 12:24 JST, July 12. According to JMA, the surface temperature
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A partial solar eclipse will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018, but will only be visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica. This eclipse belongs to Saros 117 and is number 69 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s ascending node. The Moon moves southward with
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New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between July 4 and 10, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Saunders, South Sandwich Islands (UK) | Sierra Negra, Isla Isabela (Ecuador). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |