A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit off the western coast of Crete at just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27th.
Status Iceland’s huge Bardarbunga volcano is now threat level orange again after having been elevated over the weekend to red . On Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office issued a red alert, which suggests an eruption of the massive volcano is imminent. Later, erroneous reports of sub-glacial lava led to the threat level being reduced.
This morning an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.8 struck 83 kilometers East of Khash, Iran just before 11.00 UTC time. According to the report from the ÙSGS, the PAGER level of this event was Orange, which indicates severe damage and loss of life.
Holidays are all about fun – and for the majority of us, indeed that’s just what they are, lots of fun.
But a number of events over the last year have reminded travelers that things do not always go according to plan. Floods, volcanic ash clouds and more in the past year have made a real mess of travel itineraries.
This week, around the world, Muslims will celebrate Hari Raya Haji or the “Festival of Sacrifice.” In Singapore though, these celebrations were in dire jeopardy when ash from Mt. Merapi caused flights carrying livestock to be canceled. Only yesterday, Singapore Airlines rushed through two loads of animals for the festivities.m