Strong deformation detected, yellow alert for El Julan area - during the last 2 days significant and rapdid inflation was measured in the southern part of the island: At the El Pinar station, there has been horizontal eastward displacement of 2 cm and northward of 3 cm. The vertical displacement was 2 cm. This deformation is most likely caused by the accumulating magma underneath, and it is much faster than those observed last year in 2011 prior to the eruption south of La Restinga.
A "yellow alert" has been declared for the El Verodal or the western tip of the island and the southern area in the El Julan bay, where most quakes are located, and an eruption could be imminent. A record number of 234 quakes greater than M1.4 occurred on Tuesday, most of them larger than M2 and 6 larger than M3, all at about 18-20 km depth. Once tremor set in again after 16:10, quakes migrated to the El Julan area.
A submarine eruption began south of El Hierro Island in early October 2011, following an intense period of earthquakes starting in July 2011. The eruption waned and ended in March 2012, but some seismic and degassing activity continued. In May, a new series of weak to moderate earthquake swarms started and gave reason to speculate that new magmatic movements were taking place under the island. (charts and maps)
laws must be very numerous.**
LARGEST QUAKES -
Live Seismograms - Worldwide (update every 30 minutes)
This morning -
None 5.0 or higher.
5.1 FLORES REGION, INDONESIA
5.1 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.6 EL SALVADOR
5.0 VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA REGION
China - A latest door-to-door check has found 394 people were injured in Sunday's earthquake that shook a mountainous area in Southwest China, up from 118.
Alaska - Cleveland volcano continues to erupt. Following up on last week's major eruption, Cleveland Volcano rumbled again Tuesday morning, sending up a small ash cloud that dissipated quickly.
TROPICAL STORMS -
In the Atlantic -
Post-tropical cyclone Debby was located about 180 mi [295 km] E of St. Augustine, Florida. The last public advisory has been issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.
In the Pacific -
Tropical depression 07w (Doksuri) was located approximately 345 nm northeast of Manila, Philippines.
Hundreds of roads underwater after Florida. storm - Tropical Storm Debby took her toll on Florida, with four confirmed deaths, and close to 6000 homes without power in 17 counties. (video)
EXTREME HEAT & DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE -
Wildfire burns homes in Colorado Springs - The raging wildfire has destroyed dozens of houses and charred land on the edges of the Air Force Academy, while thick smoke and intense, towering flames kept officials from learning the full scope of damage to Colorado's second-largest city.
'Firestorm of epic proportions' - More than 32,000 people have fled Colorado Springs because of raging wildfires. Wildfires have also hit six other US states. Traffic and smoke choked the streets as people left Colorado Springs and a nearby US Air Force Academy. Evacuation orders were issued for much of the city as the fire doubled in size to over 24 sq miles (62 sq km). Some 800 firefighters have been deployed.
At a press briefing on Wednesday morning, officials in Colorado said fire crews had worked through the night. But the blaze was only 5% contained. Weather conditions were not favourable. Dry, hot temperatures are expected to continue across much of the US this week, with little chance of rain. The Waldo Canyon Fire, which began on Saturday, has been fanned towards Colorado Springs by winds of up to 65mph (104km/h). "It was like looking at the worst movie set you could imagine," Colorado's Governor said after surveying the fire from the air on Tuesday. "It's almost surreal. You look at that, and it's like nothing I've seen before." Heavy ash and smoke was billowing from the hillsides west of Colorado Springs and southbound traffic was temporarily closed on Interstate 25, which runs through the city. Fleeing residents covered their faces with T-shirts to breathe through the smoke. "It took us an hour to drive a mile because of the traffic. It was really tense. As we were driving, the ash was falling out of the sky. We couldn't see the street because of the smoke."
Just weeks into the annual wildfire season, there are also fires in Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Utah. In Utah, a body was found in the ashes of a fast-moving wildfire to the south of Salt Lake City. Elsewhere in Colorado, the High Park fire in the west of the state has been burning for weeks and remains barely half contained, although fewer homes are under imminent threat.