The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 107km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia on Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Date & time: Tue, 20 Dec 14:44:22 UTC Local time at epicenter: 2016-12-21 01:44:22 +11:00 Magnitude: 4.8 Depth: 11.8 km Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.8659°S / 168.6127°E [Map] Nearest volcano: Aneityum (142 km)
Primary data source: USGS
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
Top 20 quakes in 2016: Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones.
See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
Climbing Stromboli volcano: Stromboli provides one of the most remarkable opportunities to watch volcanic eruptions from close: a natural ridge located 150 m above the active vents. A classic and all-time favorite tour by anyone interested in seeing active volcanoes!
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