Global News Communique "GEOCHANGE" http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=39&layout=blog&Itemid=57 Thu, 03 May 2012 07:23:34 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Mt Merapi enters preparation phase before eruption: Expert http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=178:mt-merapi-enters-preparation-phase-before-eruption-expert-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 The Mt. Merapi volcano restarted its inflation process immediately after the 2010 eruption and has entered its preparation stage of a forthcoming eruption, a Japanese researcher has said.

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Latest news Wed, 02 May 2012 09:17:21 +0000
A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Offshore Chiapas, Mexico. http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=177:a-60-magnitude-earthquake-struck-offshore-chiapas-mexico-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 May 1, 2012 - A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Offshore Tapachula, Mexico: The tremor was southwest of southern Mexico and Guatemala. The quake hit at 5:43PM at the epicenter and was 36 kilometers (23 miles) deep, near the eastern edge of the Pacific "Ring of Fire" (see map). ]]> Latest news Wed, 02 May 2012 09:09:25 +0000 Mars Volcanic Glass May Be Hotspot for Life http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=176:mars-volcanic-glass-may-be-hotspot-for-life-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Glass sand on Mars may point the way to chemically-rich water ideal for hosting life. The newly discovered glass dune fields, spread across almost a third of the planet, likely formed from interactions between magma and ice, or water - interactions that could create the perfect environments for microbial life. ]]> Latest news Wed, 02 May 2012 09:02:01 +0000 White Sands dust storm http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=175:white-sands-dust-storm-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks of the Sacramento Mountains driven by southwesterly winter winds. White Sands National Monument lies in the 50 kilometer (31 mile) wide Tularosa valley, between the dark rocks and forested slopes of the Sacramento Mountains and the San Andres Mountains.

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Latest news Tue, 01 May 2012 07:40:18 +0000
Violent tornado near Toulouse, France http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=174:violent-tornado-near-toulouse-france-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Last week we were reporting about tornado seen in Netherlands. Now a tornado touched down in the countryside of southern France on Sunday. Only minor damage was reported. According to a French website, Meteorologic, the tornado was rated as an F-1, implying highest winds about 115 to 180 km/h (73-112 mph).

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Latest news Tue, 01 May 2012 07:33:31 +0000
At Least 26 People Killed in India from Lightning http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=173:at-least-26-people-killed-in-india-from-lightning&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Twenty six people were killed and 16 others injured Sunday after being struck by lightning in Howrah in West Bengal and various districts of Andhra Pradesh state. ]]> Latest news Tue, 01 May 2012 07:21:43 +0000 Yellowstone 'Super-Eruption' Less Super, More Frequent Than Thought http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=172:yellowstone-super-eruption-less-super-more-frequent-than-thought&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 The Yellowstone "super-volcano" is a little less super -- but more active -- than previously thought. ]]> Latest news Tue, 01 May 2012 07:12:09 +0000 Activity increases at Nicaragua's Masaya Volcano http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=171:activity-increases-at-nicaraguas-masaya-volcano&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Nicaraguan experts reported Sunday, April 29, 2012 more seismic activity at Masaya volcano, about 20 kilometers south of Managua, with an increase in expulsions of sulfur gases, which keeps the disaster warning system in high alert.

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Latest news Tue, 01 May 2012 06:52:26 +0000
Sunspot 1466 released M1 solar flare http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=170:sunspot-1466-released-m1-solar-flare-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57
Sunspot 1466 located in the northern hemisphere, produced an M1.0 Solar Flare at 08:24 UTC Friday morning. Despite all of the Sunspots this month, this was only the second M-Class flare in April. ]]> Latest news Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:51:15 +0000 Activity at Popocat├ępetl continues http://geochange-report.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=169:activity-at-popocatepetl-continues-&catid=39:latest-news&Itemid=57 Popocat├ępetl, which means "smoking mountain" in the Aztec language, has seen low to moderate levels of activity throughout the past week. Activity began to intensify in mid-April 2012 Plumes have wafted from the volcano; an especially dense ash plume emerged on April 20th and drifted east at an altitude of 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles). ]]> Latest news Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:14:38 +0000