Nearly 1,600 people died when Mount Agung last erupted in 1963.
So far, there have been no changes to flights in the region despite the eruption.
Alyaoum24.com, a reliable local news website, reported that people were rushing for the food aid whose value was about $16 per person.
A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Iraq on Sunday, 103 kms (64 miles) southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah, the US Geological Survey said, reports Reuters. US Geological Survey initially said the quake was of a magnitude 7.2, before revising it to 7.3.
Climate Change is Catalyzing Human Evolution. We are being called to change the way we identify ourselves as a species in order to address the current situation.
Although the 50- to 100-foot asteroid was not in danger of hitting Earth and wasn’t large enough to survive hitting the atmosphere even if it did approach, scientists could use the close flyby to see if their system works. As of right now, no known asteroid is projected to hit Earth in the next 100 years.
Their study revealed trace crystals in the ash which contained details of temperature, pressure and water beneath the volcano.
Speaking to the New York Times, Dr Christy Till, an author of the study, said: ‘We expected that there might be processes happening over thousands of years preceding the eruption.’
Six out of 10 young people in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns the United Nations.
Warm caves under Antarctica’s glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. Soil samples taken from the caves turned up traces of DNA that could not be identified, lead researcher Ceridwen Fraser said early Friday. “The results from this study give us a tantalizing glimpse of what might live beneath the ice in Antarctica—there might even be new species of animals and plants,” Fraser said, according to Agence France-Presse.
Soil samples taken from caves around Mount Erebus revealed unrecognizable DNA.
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho — The U.S. Geological Survey said a moderate magnitude-5.3 earthquake has rumbled through southeast Idaho.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
After a week of threats and counter-threats between Washington and Pyongyang, Xi urged both sides not to do anything that would aggravate tensions, China’s CGTN state television network reported.
OKLAHOMA – At least 10 earthquakes have been recorded in the Sooner State within the past 24 hours.We’ve become fairly used to earthquakes in Oklahoma the past few years, but a recent uptick in the frequency of the earthquakes has some people looking for answers.After a 4.2 quake struck near Edmond Wednesday night, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission said its Induced Seismicity Department and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating the recent quakes.
What is net neutrality?
Net neutrality is the idea that the web is open to everyone, meaning that internet service providers can’t block content or intentionally slow down load times for particular websites. The principle, which was initially approved by the FCC in 2010, essentially states that web access is a human right that should be available for all.
Why would internet service providers want to change that?
Because ISPs like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T could make a substantial profit by charging users to access certain websites or by charging extra for “fast lanes” that allow internet companies willing to pay to bypass slower bandwidth.
This big volcano, called Popocatepetl, erupted on Saturday in Mexico creating a 2,000 metre cloud of ash. Take a look!
A strong, shallow earthquake has shaken the central Philippines, leaving at least two people dead and injuring more than 100, including several in a collapsed building where others were trapped for several hours.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 startled many people out of their sleep in western Montana early Thursday. The shallow quake was felt for hundreds of miles from its epicenter southeast of Lincoln, including in parts of neighboring states and in Canada.
The earthquake was the strongest to hit western Montana in years; it was followed by at least 10 measurable temblors with magnitudes of up to 4.9.
China’s President Xi Jinping has warned that efforts “to challenge the power of the central government” in Hong Kong are “absolutely impermissible,” as the former British colony marked 20 years of Chinese rule Saturday.
- Xi Jinping is making his first visit to Hong Kong since taking power in 2013
- The city is marking 20 years since the handover from British to Chinese rule
A car driven by a suicide bomber rammed into the Posh Hotel in south Mogadishu on Wednesday evening before gunmen rushed into Pizza House, an adjacent restaurant, and took 20 people hostage. Posh Hotel is the only venue with a discotheque in the capital.
(ANSAmed) – ISTANBUL, JUNE 12 – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken western Turkey and been felt in the Marmara region and Istanbul, according to the Turkish civil protection service (AFAD).
A California government council is warning that climate change could cause ocean waters off the coast to rise far higher than previously anticipated ― an increase in sea-level by as much as 10 feet by the end of the century.
This worst-case scenario would destroy airports in Oakland and San Francisco, and would swamp roadways, low-lying bridges, railroad tracks, farmland, beaches and some towns. As many as 42,000 homes would be completely submerged, warns the report released this month by a California Ocean Protection Council advisory team. The council adopted an updated report with higher sea-level estimates on Wednesday.
Sao Paulo state prosecutors say they filed money laundering and misrepresentation charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva because of evidence he and his family unduly benefited from a real estate scheme that adversely affected thousands of families.
Sebastien De La Cruz, who is Mexican American, was attacked when he sang the national anthem.
On March 8 and 9, a total solar eclipse will darken the sky over the Pacific Ocean, but unfortunately, not too many people are well placed to see it.
Watch it online
Given few people will be able to see the totality of the eclipse, there are a number of online resources available. Telescope service Slooh will be live streaming the eclipse from an undisclosed location in Indonesia, hosted by astronomer Paul Cox, from March 8, 11 p.m. Universal Time. Panasonic will also live broadcast the event from Ternate Island, Indonesia from Tuesday, March 8, 8 p.m. Universal Time.
Seven Portland residents are filing a class-action lawsuit against a city glass manufacturer over pollution concerns.
A powerful and shallow 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, officials said.
The U.S. Geological Service said the temblor was centered “in the ocean” at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
Indonesia issued a tsunami warning following the event, according to Reuters.
Source: NBC News
MISSOULA –Dozens of people are expected to march in downtown Missoula Tuesday evening to show support for Syrian refugees, and to send a message of acceptance.
The march comes after several heated gatherings, especially in Ravalli County last month where hundreds came to express fear and concern over Montana hosting any refugees fleeing the ongoing Syrian Civil War for relocation. Soft Landing Missoula’s march, planned for this evening, is being held in response to that anti-refugee sentiment.
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 17 people were injured in a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that shook the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region Friday, officials said.
The injuries occurred in various localities of Peshawar, Pakistan, about 200 miles from the quake epicenter, according to Peshawar District Officer Muhmand Asim Khan.
The epicenter is in Afghanistan’s Ishkashim district, a mountainous area where the majority of homes are made with mud and are prone to earthquakes. People living in this area are mainly impoverished farmers, Khan said.
More precisely, the quake struck some 25 miles west-southwest of Ashkasham, Afghanistan, and 175 miles northeast of that country’s capital, Kabul, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Another global seismic network, GEOFON, reported on its website that the tremor was slightly stronger as a magnitude 6.3.
That network said the quake was centered about 125 miles deep.
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