Growing unrest: volcanoes rumble and are shaken by earthquakes from Mexico to the Philippines

Popo Volcano

July 2015 GEOLOGY – Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Centre said in its daily report that the volcano registered a total of 80 low intensity exhalations and six explosions yesterday, releasing plumes of smoke between 1.5 and two kilometers high. Authorities are urging people not to get close to the volcano and particularly to its crater. Popocatepetl is the second tallest volcano in Mexico and is in the centre of the country. –TVNZ   Growing unrest: volcanoes rumble and are shaken by earthquakes from Mexico to the Philippines

Both Indian and Now British Farmers Commit Suicide: Bankruptcy Triggered by Prices of Seeds, Pesticides.

Ms Truss, the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, says British farming is one of the Government’s key successes – though farmers are taking their own lives at a rate of one a week, according to many…   Both Indian and Now British Farmers Commit Suicide: Bankruptcy Triggered by Prices of Seeds, Pesticides.

California Drought May Wipe Whole Towns off the Map

drought conditions

People build cities and towns in many different regions on Earth, and for many different reasons. We seek out places that are easy to build our homes on, provide security, have an abundance of resources, or have easy access to neighboring communities. In the modern world however, many of our basic necessities are available no matter where we live, and it’s easy for us to take for granted the one resource that really matters. That resource is water of course, and if you don’t have it where you live, then all of the other advantages that might be found in your community’s location, are completely negated.   California Drought May Wipe Whole Towns off the Map

Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

BREAKING NEWS – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake Monday afternoon in Indonesia, but there was no immediate tsunami threat. The USGS reported the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck about 153 miles west of Jayapura around 2:40 p.m. pacific time Monday afternoon. The quake struck at a depth of 1.5 miles. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. MORE  Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake Hits Indonesia

Indonesia earthquake: Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes Irian Jaya, West Papua

The Indonesian region of Irian Jaya in Papua has been struck by an earthquake registering a magnitude of 7.0, the US Geological Survey said.  Indonesia earthquake: Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes Irian Jaya, West Papua

Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua

Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes west of provincial capital Jayapura.  Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua

Pakistan jolted by magnitude 5.1 earthquake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Pakistan, centered just 9 miles from Islamabad. Three people were reported killed when the roofs of their homes caved in.   Pakistan jolted by magnitude 5.1 earthquake