Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Italy earthquake: Why so many houses collapsed

Settlements in the Tronto Valley have built up over centuries, along the route of an important ancient Roman road, the Via Salaria. Primarily made of stone, homes were built without the benefit of modern science and renovated more recently with new materials, sometimes with disastrous results.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Fuego eruption

Volcán de Fuego ("Volcano of Fire") is an active stratovolcano in Guatemala, on the borders of Chimaltenango, Escuintla and SacatepĂ©quez departments. It sits about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Antigua Guatemala, one of Guatemala’s most famous cities and a tourist destination . The volcano is almost 4 km high.
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Friday, 25 November 2016

Looking for the next big volcanic bang? Papua New Guinea would be a good bet. 

If you wanted to pick an area of Earth where you might expect the next, big caldera eruption, you might be hard-pressed to find anyplace with more potential than Papua New Guinea. Geologist Erik Klemetti on Wired.........

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

New Zeeland before and after the quake

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Earthquake in Japan

Japan has lifted the tsunami advisories issued after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit its eastern coast. The quake struck near Fukushima at about 06:00 local time (21:00 GMT Monday), triggering initial warnings of 3m (9.8ft) high waves. The waves which eventually hit the coast were much smaller.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Dissapearing lakes in China

Many people are not aware that China has a freshwater lake that spans 1,737 square miles. Scratch that, China had a lake that size. Recent photos show that areas of Poyang Lake in Jiangxi province have dried up completely, turning into a vast grassland. Drought conditions in the province have resulted in an early dry season, causing much of the lake water to disappear. Now, visitors can walk on dry ground where water once measured between 28- and 82-feet-deep.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016