Daily Archives: July 14, 2011

Utah highway collapse leads to fatal sinkhole accident and injuries

July 14, 2011 – TABIONA, Utah — A teenage girl is dead and two people injured after a road collapsed, leaving a 40-foot wide gap in an eastern Utah highway. The Utah Highway Patrol says heavy rainfall opened the hole … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Extreme Weather Event, Landslide & geological deformation | 5 Comments

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon volcano unleashes powerful eruption

July 14, 2011 – JAKARTA — An Indonesian volcano erupted late Thursday, spewing rocks, lava and ash hundreds of meters into the air, an official said, three days after its alert status was raised to the highest level. There has … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, High-risk potential hazard zone, Potential Earthchange hotspot, Seismic tremors, Volcano Watch | 3 Comments

Floods and Drought: Ethiopia gyrates between dangerous climate change extremes

   July 14, 2011 – ADDIS ABABA, (IRIN) – While the ongoing drought has seriously undermined the food security of up to 4.5 million people in Ethiopia, a threat posed by expected flooding during the second half of 2011 could … Continue reading

Posted in Climate unraveling, Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat, Extreme Weather Event, Food chain unraveling, Unprecedented Flooding | 5 Comments

Explosions and eruptive activity increases at Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano

July 14, 2011 – VANUATU – Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano has begun spewing volcanic gases, and residents could be forced to evacuate part of the island. An expert from the Vanuatu Geohazards Observatory has been sent to monitor the volcano, which … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Environmental Threat, Seismic tremors, Volcano Watch | 3 Comments

New study finds minor planets in asteroid belt have highly unstable orbits

July 14, 2011 – Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing numerical simulations of the long-term evolution of the orbits of minor planets Ceres and Vesta, which are the largest bodies in the asteroid belt, between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is 6000 … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Fireballs, Meteor or Asteroid, Space Watch | 9 Comments

English Channel shaken by largest such quake in 300 years

July 14, 2011 – LONDON – Tea cups rattled at breakfast-time this morning as an earthquake struck the English Channel – and almost went unnoticed. Some witnesses appeared to doubt whether the small tremor was anything more than a heavy … Continue reading

Posted in Earth Changes, Earth Watch, Seismic tremors | 9 Comments