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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located  20.9 km (13.0 miles) NNW of Yaguaraparo, 38.4 km (23.9 miles) ENE of Carúpano (population 112 082), 69.4 km (43.1 miles) WNW of Güiria (population 40 000), 107.6 km (66.9 miles) ESE Porlamar (population 87 120) and 109.1 km (67.8 miles) ESE of La Asunción (population  35 084), Venezuela. There are 560 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat, PTWC said. Some 52 000 people are estimated to have felt very strong shaking, 2 089 000 strong, 2 587 000 moderate and 3 928 000 light. Buildings were evacuated in the capital Caracas and people fled homes. Shaking was felt as far away as …

Next cataclysmic super-eruption capable of altering the course of history is closer than expected, reveals new shocking study

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This is no fantasy! A super volcanic explosion could alter the course of history as already shown in past recent geological history. Previous estimates suggested that super-eruptions happen roughly every 45,000 to 714,000 years, but a new SCHOKING study found that they could be much more frequent… like every 17,000 years or so. This we are overdue for such a cataclysmic eruption since the most recent super-eruptions occurred between 20 and 30 thousand years ago.

Jonathan Rougier, professor of statistical science at Bristol University, said: “On balance, we have been slightly lucky not to experience any super-eruptions since then. In 2004, our colleagues published the first evaluation of this kind, in which super-eruptions should take place every 45-700 thousand years, which exceeds the lifetime of our civilization. Our calculations show that they occur on average once in 17 thousand years. This suggests that mankind was incredibly lucky – the last such event happened 30 thousand years ago.”
Earth’s volcanoes are now considered one of the key “conductors” of our planet’s climate. They can raise the temperature on its surface, throwing huge masses of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and to reduce it, filling the atmosphere with particles of ash and aerosols microcephaly reflecting the rays and heat of the Sun.

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