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Overall Green Earthquake alert in Volcano Islands, Japan Region on 21 Feb 2016 21:26 UTC
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This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:29.51km
  • on 21 Feb 2016 21:26 UTC
  • No people within 100km
  • inserted at 21 Feb 2016 22:06:01 UTC


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North Korea Nuclear Tests Could Agitate Volcano
Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:10:00 +0100   ibtimes (en)

North Korea's nuclear efforts could have unexpected consequences — namely a volcanic eruption — experts have warned, via the Yonhap News Agency Wednesday. The North Korean tests could trigger an eruption at Mount Baekdu, a volcano located near the site, warned a team led by Hong Tae-kyung, a....

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