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Bardarbunga volcano erupts - lava flows observed at surface, Iceland

After nearly two weeks of seismic unrest lava flows from Bárðarbunga volcano were finally observed on the surface. The eruption started at around 00:02 UTC today on an old volcanic fissure on the Holuhraun lava field, between Bár&et

August 29, 2014

Sailing stones of Death Valley mystery solved

Sailing stones, also called sliding rocks and moving rocks, refer to a geological phenomenon where rocks move and inscribe long tracks along a smooth valley floor without human or animal intervention. The engraved trails of rocks on the nearly flat,

August 29, 2014

Widespread natural methane seepage observed on the U.S. Atlantic Ocean margin

According to a new study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey and other institutions, natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought. Until this

August 29, 2014

Breakthrough in light sources for new quantum technology

Electronic circuits are based on electrons, but one of the most promising technologies for future quantum circuits are photonic circuits, i.e. circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons. First, it is necessary to be able to create a stream of single photons

August 29, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: August 20 - August 26, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 1 volcano from August 20 - August 26, 2014. Ongoing activity was observed at 20 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Bardarbunga, IcelandOngoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan)  | Bagana, Bougainville (Papu

August 28, 2014

Geomagnetic storm in progress, auroras visible at high latitudes

Plasma cloud unleashed by M-class solar flare on August 22 reached our planed early Wednesday, August 27. Wind speeds increased from near 280 km/s to 340 km/s while density remained primarily between 5-10 p/cc (protons per cubic centimeter).Active to minor storm (G1) co

August 28, 2014

Telescopes uncover early construction phase of giant galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed "Sparky," is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.&n

August 28, 2014

Massive hurricane "Marie" affecting southern California coast

Marie formed off of Mexico's southwestern coast at 03:00 UTC on August 22 consolidating into Tropical Depression 13-E and strengthened into a tropical storm by 09:00 UTC. Over the next two days Marie rapidly intensified and reached Category 4 hurricane status b

August 27, 2014

Fukushima radiation is affecting the health of the entire global ecosystem, scientist says

When the Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina took the microphone at the Foreign Correspondence Club in Japan, the global impact of Fukushima radiation became much clearer.Scientist Timothy A. Mousseau presented "Fukushima Catastroph

August 27, 2014

Inside the "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake

On August 24, 2014, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake occurred west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most

August 27, 2014

Intense rainfall, flooding warning up in Metro Manila and nearby provinces - Philippines

Pagasa, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration,  issued intense rainfall warning over Metro Manila on Tuesday, August 26, as a low pressure area (LPA) persists over larger parts of Luzon.Pagasa raised an ‘orange&

August 26, 2014

Heavy rain, flash floods and landslides hit South Korea

Parts of South Korea experienced huge amounts of rainfall and flooding on August 24 and 25, 2014. Heavy rain was brought by the same system that caused severe floods in Japan last week. At least 1 person was killed and four others were miss

August 26, 2014

Tropical Storm "Cristobal" to become hurricane by Wednesday

Tropical Storm "Cristobal", the third tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, formed from System 96L near southeastern Bahamas during Sunday morning, August 24, 2014. This system is expected to become a hurricane on

August 25, 2014

Moderately strong solar flare reaching M3.9 erupted from Region 2146

After M2.0 at 15:11 UTC today Active Region 2146 erupted with another M-class solar flare. This latest event started at 20:06, peaked at 20:21 as M3.9 solar flare and ended at 20:29 UTC.As with previous event the majority of plasma cloud appears to be dir

August 25, 2014

Moderately strong M2.0 solar flare erupted from Region 2146

Moderately strong M2.0 solar flare erupted on August 25, 2014, from Active Region 2146 (beta). The event started at 14:46, peaked at 15:11 and ended at 15:31 UTC.A Type II (707 km/s), IV and Tenflare (170 sfu) radio emissions were associated with this event. T

August 25, 2014

Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck central Peru on August 24, 2014, at 23:21 UTC (18:21 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 101 km (62.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 and depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 42 km (

August 24, 2014

Powerful solar flare reaching M5.9 erupted from eastern limb

A powerful solar flare measuring M5.9 at its peak time erupted from eastern limb of the Sun on August 24, 2014, at 12:17 UTC. The event started at 12:00, peaked at 12:17 and ended at 12:25 UTC.The source was new AR 2151 located on the south eastern limb.

August 24, 2014