Daily Archives: August 20, 2011

Double 7.0+ magnitude earthquakes shake South Pacific island of Vanuatu

August 20, 2011 – VANUATU – A powerful magnitude 7.5  (7.1 downgrade USGS) earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Saturday. It said the quake, which struck at 3:55 a.m. local time on … Continue reading

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Etna southeastern crater erupts for 3 hours

August 20, 2011 – SICILY – (AGI) Catania – Mount Etna suddenly erupted at 6 o’clock this morning, and went on for three hours. A molten flow of lava began to billow from the new south-eastern crater being formed at … Continue reading

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Ash eruption from Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcanic complex continues

August 20, 2011 – CHILE – For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violent initial stages of the eruption, that hurled pumice tens of kilometers from the eruption site, … Continue reading

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Cloudburst storms kill 4 in Pittsburgh- 3 inches of rain fall in one hour, roads explode

August 20, 2011 – PITTSBURGH, PA – A pair of powerful storms that pounded Pittsburgh on Friday cut electricity to hospitals and universities and submerged several vehicles in a flash flood that killed three people. Authorities said they were searching … Continue reading

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