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Fresh 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island (Update)
PHYS.ORG Multiple earthquakes—including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor—struck Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday, sending fresh panic coursing through the already battered island. 8 hours
Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS
PHYS.ORG A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing. 12 hours
Strong, deep undersea quake shakes Fiji; no damage expected
PHYS.ORG A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported. 20 hours
Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano
PHYS.ORG Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain. 2 days
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Keck Observatory: Twin Telescopes on Mauna Kea
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Ancient volcanic eruptions, and peer pressure—from robots
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Deep fluid pathways beneath Mammoth Mountain, California, illuminated by migrating earthquake swarms
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Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings
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When did a massive volcano blow this island to bits and rock the ancient world?
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Indonesia earthquake—how scrap tyres could stop buildings collapsing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO At the time of writing, 436 people have died following an earthquake in the Indonesian island of Lombok. A further 2,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries and over 270,000 people... 5 days
Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan
PHYS.ORG Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption. 5 days
Alert level raised for volcanic island in southern Japan
PHYS.ORG Japan has raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island, urging its 150 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption. 5 days
'Natural disasters' and people on the margins – the hidden story
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Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry
PHYS.ORG The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back. 1 week
Destructive Indonesian quake leaves injured waiting for help
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SCIENCE DAILY Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop... 1 week
Slab2, a comprehensive subduction zone geometry model
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NASA satellites assist states in estimating abundance of key wildlife species
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New satellite map shows ground deformation after Indonesian quake
PHYS.ORG Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a... 2 weeks
Strong aftershock rattles survivors of deadly Indonesian quake
PHYS.ORG A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok Thursday, causing panic among evacuees already traumatised by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. 2 weeks
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Earthquakes can be weakened by groundwater
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