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In Indonesia, six volcanoes are in a state of alert

Representatives of the Indonesian National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) today, October 11, said that despite the rising activity of six volcanoes across the country need to evacuate yet.

Among the volcanoes in a state of "high alert" appear Tambora in West Nusa Tenggara, Anak Ranakan in East Nusa Tenggara, Papandayan in West Java, and Karangetang Lokon in North Sulawesi, and Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, writes «The Jakarta Post ".

"All of these volcanoes assigned risk level three, which means that their eruption may lead to disaster," — said in a statement BNPB, referred to by the local

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South America. Peru. Volcano Uaynaputina that influenced the course of world history

Uaynaputina — quite a large volcano, which is located in a volcanic plateau in the south of Peru. Despite the fact that "Uaynaputina" from the Quechua language is translated as "youngest volcano", of course, his education there have been many hundreds of thousands of years ago. Generally speaking, Uaynaputina no ordinary volcano. Because it has a well-defined profile of the mountain, and is more like a large hill with a huge crater in the center, scientists still do not know what species it include volcanoes. However, the most common belief is that Uaynaputina — stratovolcano, despite the fact that he

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Azerbaijan will prepare an atlas of mud volcanoes in the world

Azerbaijan will prepare an atlas of mud volcanoes in the world.

This was said to journalists on Wednesday, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), director of the Institute of Geology Akif Alizadeh.

"There are around 800 mud volcanoes, 250-300 of them are located in Azerbaijan, where about 100 years dealing with issues of mud volcanoes. Today Azerbaijani scientists take part in the preparation of the atlas of mud volcanoes in the world, the presentation of which will take place in 2012," — said Alizadeh .

Mud volcanism is a great geological problem, said the vice-president of ANAS.

"In

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Awakening volcanoes in Kamchatka

Shiveluch thrown into the sky two giant ash cloud. Satellites discovered them at a height of 9 feet above sea level. There is a danger to aviation. On the slopes of the volcano visible lava. While in the villages there is no ash. "In the case of ash fall in the need to limit movement in the territory, use gauze dressings. Routes Aviation, both domestic and international airlines vary in accordance with the emerging situation", — the head of Crisis Management Centre EMERCOM Russia's Kamchatka region Igor Eremeev. Restless and another Kamchatka volcano — Kizimen. Seismologists have recorded inside

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Strong earthquake off the coast of Fiji

SUVA, October 2. Off the coast of Fiji — the island nation in the Pacific — An earthquake measuring 5.1 ball.

According to the Australian Seismological Service, according to ITAR-TASS, its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 267 km south of the capital city of Suva. Hearth lies at a depth 477 km. Tremors were felt in a radius of 187 km.

The possible casualties or damage were reported.

Recall, September 16, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred off the coast of Fiji. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the tremors were recorded at 07:30 local time.

The epicenter of

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To the highest risk status declared Krakatoa

The Indonesian government has raised the status of one of the most dangerous volcanoes, Anak Krakatau in "standby" or IV (high) level of risk. Centre of Volcanology and Geological hazards (PVMBG) said that the status was upgraded on Friday, June 30, 2011 at 24:00 in the evening. The reason of high status is set because of the high intensity earthquakes. Today, October 2, 2011, from 00.00 to 12.00, is 2745 records of seismic events. Earthquakes under Mount Anak Krakatau, were felt throughout the island. "The tremors are continuous, although small magnitude 2 on the Richter scale." These mountains are

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in Mexico

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Sunday in Mexico, according to BBC Radio and Television Broadcasting Corp., with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale occurred at about 12.27 (22.27 MSK), 55 kilometers southwest of the Mexican city Mapastepek (Mapastepec), near the border with Guatemala.

The epicenter was located at a depth of about 65 kilometers. The earthquake was felt at a distance of several hundred kilometers in the capital of El Salvador, San Salvador. To property damage and no injuries were reported.

Pacific through Mexico is a "fire zone" — the

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Ash clouds rose from the Shiveluch volcano in Kamchatka

Ash clouds from the eruption of Shiveluch volcano on Kamchatka drift at heights of 3 to 8,000 miles, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Increased activity of Shiveluch volcano, whose height is about 3.3 thousand meters above sea level, was launched in May 2009. In the dome of the volcano is a normal eruption formed cleft depth of about 30 meters. For settlements eruption no danger, but plumes pose a threat to aviation. "The clouds are clearly visible on satellite images, drift at about 30 kilometers from the volcano," — said the

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Ebeko volcano threw steam gas clouds at a height of 700 meters

Ebeko active volcano, located seven kilometers from the North Island Kurilsk Paramushir Kurils, on Wednesday made a release to the air steam and gas clouds vysotu700 meters, the press service of the regional GUMCHS.

"Displacement Loop is in the north-east. Smell of hydrogen sulfide in the North-Kurilsk not felt. Threats to the population there," — said in a statement.

It was reported earlier that the emissions of the volcano were reported on Saturday-Monday. Togdavysota steam and gas clouds reached 350 meters.

Observations show that during periods of increased volcanic activity increases dramatically the risk of poisoning by toxic gases —

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Volcano on Kamchatka Kizimen throws ash to a height of more than 4 km

Kamchatka volcano Kizimenvybrasyvaet ash column to a height of over four kilometers, according to Branch, Geophysical Service RAS in Kamchatka.

The eruption of the volcano, located on the western slope of the southern part of the range Tumrok 115 kilometers from the village Milkovo and 265 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, began in December 2011. The eruption is a variable activity. Above the crater of the volcano periodically raised powerful column of ash and gas.

"Seismic in Kizimov record up to 200 local earthquakes in the volcano intermittent spasmodic volcanic tremor. Certain powerful seismic events accompanied ash plumes to a height of

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