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Threat of powerful eruption at Kuchinoerabu volcano prompts evacuations, Japan
The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for the Kuchinoerabu volcano in Kagoshima Prefecture from 2 to second highest level of 4 at 01:30 UTC (10:30 JST) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. This volcano is located on the Kuchinoerabu Island in southwestern Japan, some 1 000 km (620 miles) SW of Tokyo. Its last eruption took place in 2015. The decision to raise the alert was made due to 26 volcanic earthquakes detected within just a few hours. The largest was M1.9 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles) in almost the same location as a similar pre-eruption quake that struck 3 years ago. JMA warned that eruption could be powerful enough to cause serious damage to the island's residential area. Level 4 alert means that elderly and disabled people should be evacuated and everyone else should prepare to evacuate. This is the first such warning for this volcano since May 2015 when a powerful eruption forced …

Strong and Shallow M6.5 Earthquake Hits Bouvet Island in South Atlantic Ocean

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 Third earthquake above M6.0 within 24 hours!


In case you don’t know where Bouvet Island is… Here you go! It’s somehow close to Antarctica:

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This third M6.0+ earthquake was preceded by a M6.2 earthquake that hit southeastern Iran at 08:43 UTC (12:13 local time) and a second – a M6.1 earthquake – that hit 12 hours later on December 12, 2017. Meanwhile numerous aftershocks are rattling the region. The M6.1 earthquake also injured at least 58 people. Here some pictures:

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