Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fogo Eruption Update

50 homes, roads, a school, tanks, pens, farm land and agricultural support facilities have been destroyed in the village of Portela by lava flows from Fogo. No fatalities have been reported since evacuation has already taken place since the eruption … Continue reading

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Fogo eruption

An eruption at Fogo started on the morning of Sunday 23rd November. Fogo volcano is a 2829 m stratovolcano located on the island of Fogo, Cape Verde. The volcano has a 9 km wide caldera and a cone located within … Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes Japan

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Japan on 22nd November 2014 at 13:08 UTC (8:18 at epicenter) with a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The earthquake was located 16 km (10 miles) NNE of Omachi and 191 km (119miles) … Continue reading

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Mount Ontake

On 27th September at 11:52 JST, MountOntakesan (also known as Ontake) erupted without warning. Mount Ontake is Japan’s second highest volcano (3067m). The first historical eruption occurred in 1979 measuring a VEI 2. Between 1999 and 2007 very minor phreatic … Continue reading

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Ongoing eruption at Bardarbunga/Holuhraun

Seismic activity increased at Iceland’s Bárdarbunga volcano from 13th August leading to the Icelandic Meteorology Office raising the Aviation Code from Yellow to Orange. Earthquakes varied in size, some even measured 5.7. On 23rd August the Aviation Code was raised … Continue reading

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Morocco floods kill 32

Flash floods in southern Morocco have killed 32 people, of which one was a 9 year old girl. Fatalities were caused in the city of Guelmim near the Talmaadart River. A further 6 people are also missing in the region … Continue reading

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17 killed in Northern Haiti floods and landslides

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall have killed 17 people in Northern Haiti. The floods and landslides destroyed 90 houses, severely damaged 800 and flooded a further 15000. 2200 hectares of crops were also flooded. Over 6500 people were … Continue reading

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