Earth changes

Sri Lanka landslide leaves more than 300 missing

More than 300 people are missing after days of heavy monsoon rain caused a landslide that buried 150 houses in south-central Sri Lanka village of Haldummulla on Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014. The houses affected were in an area of hilly ridges particularly vulnera

October 30, 2014

Scientists warn: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan

According to a new study by Kobe University earth scientists, Japan could be nearly destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption over the next century. The experts said they analyzed the scale and frequency of volcanic eruptions in the archipelago nation over the past 120

October 29, 2014

World is losing 2 000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Salt-spoiled soils worldwide: 20% of all irrigated lands — an area equal to size of France. Extensive costs include $27 billion+ in lost crop value/year. UNU study identifies ways to reverse damage, says every hectare needed to feed world’s fast-growing popu

October 28, 2014

Lava flow from Kilauea approaching residential properties, Hawaii

Hawaiian Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone with elevated gas emissions. Currently, the June 27th lava flow is advancing northeast between Apa`a St/Cemetery Rd and Pāhoa Village Road. As of 02:30 UTC today (16:30 local time on Octo

October 28, 2014

M6.1 earthquake registered near Hihifo, Tonga

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered in Tonga region on October 28, 2014 at 03:15 UTC (15:15 local time). USGS reports depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Geoscience Australia preliminary report mentions M6.0 quake.Epicenter was located 129 km

October 28, 2014

Sao Paulo running out of water as intense drought continues in Brazil

Brazil’s Public Ministry acknowledged that the Sao Paulo water supply might only last another 100 days as drought conditions continue. The city with more than 20 million people is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years. The most intense drought

October 27, 2014

Kilauea's lava flow crossed Apaʻa Street, residents of Pāhoa ready for evacuation, Hawaii

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that the June 27th lava flow remains active and has moved downslope at a higher rate in the past few days (240 m, or 260 yd, per day). The flow front crossed Apa‘a Street at approximately 13:50 UTC on Saturday, October 25

October 26, 2014

Strong eruption of Sakurajima sends ash plume 4.5 km into the air, Japan

Following a week of relatively low activity, Japanese Sakurajima volcano (Showa crater/Aira caldera) has become more active again during the past days. A particularly strong vulcanian explosion occurred this morning (October 24) and produced an ash plume that rose up to

October 24, 2014

Evacuations ordered amid fears of Cerro Negro de Mayasquer eruption, Ecuador-Colombia

Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanic complex located at the Ecuador-Colombia border is experiencing increased volcanic unrest and inflation. Authorities raised the alert level to Orange (3/4) and ordered thousands to evacuate amid fears that the recent activity under the

October 23, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: October 15 - 21, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 9 volcanoes from October 15 - 21, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported also for 9 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer, Colombia-Ecuador | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Karangetang

October 23, 2014

Bardarbunga eruption continues, strong jet stream could take its SO2 to UK over next 24 hrs

Seismic activity at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano is still high, the eruption at Holuhraun continues and the Aviation Colour Code for the volcano remains at ‘Orange’. The European Geosciences Union (EGU) warned this morning that strong jet stream could t

October 21, 2014

Shallow M5.6 earthquake hit Ecuador-Colombia border region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 [downgraded to M5.6] on the Richter scale hit Ecuador-Colombia border region (Cerro Negro de Mayasque volcanic complex) on October 20, 2014 at 19:31 UTC (14:33 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC

October 20, 2014

Days of heavy rain, floods and deadly landslides across Central America

A slow moving low pressure system coming from the Caribbean Sea started affecting Nicaragua and surrounding countries on October 9th dumping record amounts of heavy rainfall. By October 20th, floods and landslides that followed claimed lives of more than 30 people throu

October 20, 2014

Remnants of Tropical Storm "Trudy" dump heavy rain and cause deadly landslides in Mexico

Tropical Storm "Trudy" formed about 140 km southwest of Mexico on Friday and made landfall about 125 km east of Acapulco on Saturday morning (local time), October 18, 2014. Trudy had maximum sustained winds of around 100 km/h (62 mph) when it hit. A sharp weak

October 20, 2014

Remnants of Cyclone "Hudhud" cause deadly blizzards and avalanches in Nepal

Heavy rain unleashed by Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" which made made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, October 12, 2014, caused flooding and mudslides across portions of eastern India but that was not the end of

October 16, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: October 8 - 14, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from October 8 - 14, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Ontakesan, Honshu (Japan) | Poas, Costa Rica | Sinab

October 15, 2014

Earth’s magnetic field can flip in less than 100 years, new study

It is known that Earth’s magnetic field has flipped many times throughout the planet’s history. Its dipole magnetic field remains about the same intensity for thousands to millions of years, but for incompletely known reasons it occasionally weakens (such is

October 15, 2014

Strong phreatic eruption of Poas volcano, Costa Rica

A strong phreatic eruption occurred at the crater lake of Poas volcano on October 14, 2014. The explosion ejected mud and water more than 200 m into the air. According to first news articles, nobody was hurt, but the visiting areas have been evacuated. Today's erupt

October 14, 2014

Very strong M6.5 quake hit south of Kermadec Islands, M6.2 off the South Island - New Zealand

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.5 (Geonet) on the Richter scale was registered south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on October 14, 2014 at 04:12 UTC (17:12 local time). Geonet is reporting depth of 82 km. USGS reports M6.1 earthquake at depth of 31.5 km (19.6 m

October 14, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.3 registered off the coast of Nicaragua

A massive earthquake measuring M7.3 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Nicaragua on October 14, 2014 at 03:51 UTC (21:51 local time on October 13). USGS is reporting depth of 40 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 80 km.INETER (Nicaragu

October 14, 2014

Copahue enters a new phase of increased activity, Chile-Argentina

South American Copahue volcano has again entered a phase of increased activity. At least two moderately strong explosions were recorded at 10:52 and 16:49 UTC on October 11, 2014. Ash plumes reached maximum heights of 3 600 m. Intermittent incandescence from the crater

October 13, 2014

A new eruption may soon take place at Mayon Volcano, Philippines

Fresh lava flow observed this morning at Mayon Volcano has raised concerns a new eruption may soon take place, PHIVOLCS said on Sunday, October 12, 2014. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased on September 15 and lasted for a few days."After that, there was

October 12, 2014

Large pyroclastic flows from Mount Sinabung disrupt flights, Indonesia

Several large pyroclastic flows traveled down the southeast flank of Mount Sinabung on October 9, 2014, threatening the closest inhabited areas. Flights from the Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, to destinations in the province and

October 12, 2014

Record breaking rainfall causes floods and landslides, Nicaragua

A slow moving low pressure system dumped record amounts of heavy rainfall on north and south-western Nicaragua on October 9, 2014. Floods and landslides were reported in the departments of Rivas, Granada, Chinandega and Rio San Juan.Marcio Baca, Director General of Mete

October 11, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) on the Richter scale was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on October 11, 2014 at 02:35 UTC. JMA reports depth of 15 km. USGS is reporting M6.3 at depth of 13.5 km (8.4 miles).Epicenter was located 154 km

October 11, 2014

Heavy rains caused rivers to burst its banks in city of Genoa, Italy

After five days of rain, Genovese rivers Bisagno, Rio Feregiano and Sturla burst its banks and flooded the streets. Heavy storm with torrential rain hit Italy at night on October 9, 2014. The Bisagno river burst its banks and the water has flooded the streets, dragging

October 10, 2014

Severe drought reported in South Africa

Executive Council of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), southeastern province of South Africa, has announced intends to declare eight areas in a "state of disaster" due to severe drought conditions. According to their statement issued on Tuesday, October 7, the affected are

October 10, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: October 1 - 7, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 7 volcanoes from October 1 - 7, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bardarbunga, Iceland | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Lewotobi, Flores Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippi

October 09, 2014

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake strikes southern East Pacific Rise

A very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake was registered in the southern East Pacific Rise (Challenger Fracture Zone) on October 9, 2014 at 02:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 15.5km (9.6 miles). The quake was followed by several strong aftershocks. The southern stret

October 09, 2014

Antarctic sea ice grows to all-time record high

While we are seeing decline of Arctic sea ice, Antarctic sea ice hit its annual winter maximum on September 22, 2014 reaching a record area of 20.11 million square kilometers (7.76 million square miles). The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced on

October 09, 2014

Very strong M6.2 earthquake hit Gulf of California, Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Gulf of California, Mexico on October 8, 2014, at 02:40 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located at sea, 121 km (75 miles) WSW of El Dorado, 128 km (80 miles) SW of Navolato, 128

October 08, 2014

Very strong and extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake struck Yunnan, China

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 (CENC) on the Richter scale struck Chinese province of Yunnan on October 7, 2014, at 13:49 UTC (21:49 local time). CENC reported very shallow depth of 5 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was in a r

October 07, 2014

Earth changes video summary: September 2014

The following video compiles footage of 'signs of the times' from around the world during September 2014 - 'earth changes', extreme weather, meteor fireballs, high strangeness and planetary upheaval.'Iraq War III' is underway, and Mother Nature i

October 07, 2014

Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica​ could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of

October 06, 2014

Pyroclastic flows continue at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

Lava extrusion continues at Indonesian Sinabung volcano. A series of small to moderately sized pyroclastic flows occurred this morning at the volcano. Whether the apparently more intense activity is a sign of increased lava effusion is difficult to say, VolcanoDiscovery

October 05, 2014