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Volcanoes, earthquakes and how humans try to manage them
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Iceland expands volcano monitoring

Iceland expands volcano monitoring | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Installation is under way of an expanded monitoring system for Iceland's volcanoes, which it is hoped will give the world more warning of the next big eruption.
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History of deadly earthquakes

History of deadly earthquakes | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives to earthquakes in the last 100 years and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.
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Chinese teams reach quake-hit region

Chinese teams reach quake-hit region | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Chinese rescue teams on foot arrive in remote villages in Sichuan hit by an earthquake that left some 200 people dead and 11,500 injured, say state media.
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Japan quake 'heard at edge of space'

Japan quake 'heard at edge of space' | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
A deep rumble produced by the great Tohoku earthquake in Japan two years ago was sensed by a satellite circling the Earth, scientists say.
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Parts of ancient continent found

Parts of ancient continent found | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Fragments of an ancient continent are buried beneath the floor of the Indian Ocean, a new study suggests.
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Deadly tsunami after Solomons quake

Deadly tsunami after Solomons quake | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
At least five people are reported killed as a tsunami hits the Solomon Islands, after a powerful earthquake that sparked warnings across the Pacific.
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Haiti quake: Why isn't aid money going to Haitians?

Haiti quake: Why isn't aid money going to Haitians? | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Three years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, the country's UN special envoy has revealed little official aid money has gone to the country's government and organisations. Why is the funding bypassing Haitians?
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L'Aquila quake scientists in dock

Six Italian scientists and a former government official are on trial for manslaughter over the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake, which killed more than 300 people.
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Earthquake Facts and Statistics Graphs

Earthquake Facts and Statistics Graphs | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards...
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Powerful earthquake hits B.C. northern coast

Powerful earthquake hits B.C. northern coast | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
A tsunami warning was issued late Saturday for the B.C. coast following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
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Guatemala volcano triggers alert

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Thousands of Guatemalans living on the slopes of the Fuego volcano are evacuated as strong eruptions launch molten rocks from its crater.
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The return of Eyjafjallajokull: Easyjet to drop a tonne of Icelandic volcanic ash into the air in bid to test flight warning system

The return of Eyjafjallajokull: Easyjet to drop a tonne of Icelandic volcanic ash into the air in bid to test flight warning system | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
A tonne of Icelandic volcanic ash has been flown to Luton airport in preparation for an experiment designed to test a warning system which detects ash particles in the air.
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Earth's core far hotter than thought

Earth's core far hotter than thought | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Researchers revisit measurements to determine the temperature of the Earth's core, finding it to be 6,000C - as hot as the surface of the Sun.
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In pictures: Sichuan quake

In pictures: Sichuan quake | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Images from the scene of a devastating quake in rural areas of China's Sichuan province, where scores have been killed and thousands injured.
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Why evacuate for an earthquake no-one can feel?

Why evacuate for an earthquake no-one can feel? | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Six months ago, scientists were jailed for failing to warn of the deadly earthquake that hit L'Aquila, Italy. Now evacuations are issued more readily.
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Haiti's nightmare: Missing billions in aid, rebuilding left to the women, and a president protected by baton-wielding thugs

Haiti's nightmare: Missing billions in aid, rebuilding left to the women, and a president protected by baton-wielding thugs | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Three years on from the earthquake that devastated the country, a shocking report on the squalor and chaos that remains.
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Deepest undersea vents discovered

Deepest undersea vents discovered | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
British scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.
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Emergency and Disaster Information Service

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Map of the World, in real time with natural disaster information.

"This is a Emergency and Disasters Information and monitoring services. Hosted by National Association of Radio-distress signalling and Infocommunications.


Via Seth Dixon
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Chile and Argentina volcano alert

Chile and Argentina volcano alert | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Villages around the Argentina-Chile border are put on alert as the Copahue volcano begins spewing smoke and gas.
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BBC Earth - Mount St Helens - The volcano that erupted sideways

BBC Earth - Mount St Helens - The volcano that erupted sideways | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
Watch BBC video clips about Mount St Helens, a volcano in Washington, United States, that erupted sideways in 1980 and killed 57 people.
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6.4 magnitude aftershock hits south of Haida Gwaii after 7.7 earthquake; no tsunami alert issued

6.4 magnitude aftershock hits south of Haida Gwaii after 7.7 earthquake; no tsunami alert issued | A2 Tectonics | Scoop.it
The Haida Gwaii region continues to feel the aftershocks of a violent earthquake measuring 7.7 that jolted British Columbia's north-central coast Saturday night, frightening residents and forcing many to temporarily leave their homes for higher...
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