Teo Blašković

Teo Blašković

Researcher, journalist and editor of The Watchers. You can reach me at teo [ at ] watchers.news.

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Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan, residents advised to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves

Japanese weather officials are advising people in the west of the country to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves caused by Tropical Storm "Chanthu." The system is still hovering over the East China Sea, but it's slowly moving...

September 16, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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At least 3 killed, 60 injured after shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.0 hit southwest China's Sichuan Province at 20:33 UTC on September 15, 2021 (04:33 LT, September 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS...

September 16, 2021

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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 - 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached...

September 15, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" leaves widespread damage, more than 500 000 without power in Texas

Hurricane "Nicholas" made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, Texas at 05:30 UTC on September 14, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 991 hPa.1 The storm caused widespread damage...

September 14, 2021

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Alert level for Cumbre Vieja volcano raised to Yellow, La Palma, Canary Islands

A strong swarm of shallow earthquakes started under Cumbre Vieja volcano1, La Palma island, the Canary Islands on September 11, 2021, leading authorities to raise the Alert Level from Green to Yellow on September 13. There have been 10 swarms in this area of the...

September 14, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" makes landfall along the Texas coast

Nicholas reached hurricane strength at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2021, and made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 15 km (10 miles) WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas at 05:30 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum...

September 14, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Conson" stalls before making landfall in Vietnam

After making 9 landfalls in the Philippines, claiming the lives of at least 17 people, Tropical Cyclone "Conson" moved toward Vietnam and China from September 9 to 11 and stalled off the coast of Vietnam near Quang Nam, dropping heavy rains. Conson --...

September 13, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nicholas" to make landfall in Texas, flash flooding, dangerous storm surge and gusty winds expected

Tropical Storm "Nicholas" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on September 12, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 205 km (130 miles) NE of Veracruz, Mexico. Heavy rainfall...

September 13, 2021

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Chile - Argentina border region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Chile - Argentina border region at 05:18 UTC on September 13, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 193 km (120 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 171 km (106 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km...

September 13, 2021

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Rare Red Warning for severe gales issued for South Island, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService has issued a rare Red Warning for severe gale northwesterly winds for the Canterbury High Country and foothills from Sunday afternoon (LT), September 12 into early Monday morning, September 13, 2021. The winds are expected to produce...

September 12, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 RR5 to fly by Earth at 0.20 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RR5 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.20 LD / 0.00053 AU (79 300 km / 49 250 miles) at 17:44 UTC on September 12, 2021. This is the 86th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

September 11, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

A destructive tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, on September 10, 2021, causing severe damage to buildings and killing 2 people. Nine people were injured, of which 4 are in serious condition. The casualties include an off-duty...

September 11, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" hits Mexico, leaving 200 000 customers without power

Hurricane "Olaf" made landfall very near San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico at around 03:20 UTC on September 10, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 976 hPa, making it a Category 2...

September 11, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 RG6 to fly by Earth at 0.22 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RG6 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00057 AU (85 270 km / 52 980 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:31 UTC on September 11, 2021. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have identified a...

September 11, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" threatens extreme Northern Luzon, landfall expected in Taiwan

Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- is forecast to pass over extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 10, 2021, and then turn toward Taiwan where landfall is expected on September 12. At 09:00 UTC September 10,...

September 10, 2021

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Hurricane "Larry" forecast to move over SE Newfoundland, Canada

Hurricane "Larry" is expected to pass well southeast of Nova Scotia today, September 10, 2021, and then move over southeastern Newfoundland tonight, bringing hurricane-force winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall. Larry is forecast to move over...

September 10, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hurricane "Olaf" is straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur on September 10, 2021, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. At 09:00 UTC, its center was located about 70 km (45 miles) SW of La Paz and 205 km (125 miles) SW of...

September 10, 2021

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Aviation Color Code raised, uncertainty level declared for the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano, Iceland

The National commissioner in agreement with the Police Department of the North-East Iceland declared the uncertainty level because of the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano. In addition, the Aviation Color Code for the volcano was raised from Green to Yellow. This is...

September 09, 2021

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Floods cause 'catastrophic devastation' in White Nile, Sudan

Severe floods affecting southern White Nile State, Sudan from September 4 to 6, 2021 affected 53 villages or more than 61 000 people, including 35 000 South Sudanese refugees in Alganaa area. Local authorities said the floods caused 'catastrophic...

September 09, 2021

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Hurricane "Ida" among the costliest for oil production since 2005

Gulf of Mexico oil producers are still struggling to restart operations after the devastating impact made by Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" on August 29, 2021. With Port Fourchon still in 'Recovery Phase' and the majority of the region's offshore...

September 09, 2021

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Eruptive activity continues at Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska

Eruptive activity continues at the north crater of Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 20:01 UTC on September 8, 2021. Seismicity at the volcano remains elevated and variable, with periods of continuous tremor,...

September 09, 2021

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Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07...

September 09, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Mindy" makes landfall in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Mindy" formed in the northeast Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, prompting officials to issue Tropical Storm Warnings for areas from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee River, Florida, U.S. Mindy's center made landfall at St....

September 09, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 1 - 7, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from September 1 to 7, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Askja, Iceland | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Pagan, Mariana Islands (USA) | Pavlof,...

September 09, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Dangerous swells produced by Hurricane "Larry" to affect much of the western Atlantic beaches

Hurricane "Larry" is forecast to pass east of Bermuda on Thursday, September 9, 2021, and then near or over portions of southeastern Newfoundland late Friday and Friday night, September 10 (LT) as it transitions to a hurricane-force post-tropical cyclone....

September 08, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at an exceptionally close distance of 0.06 LD - closest in 2021

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 945 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:28 UTC on September 8, 2021. This is the 81st known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar...

September 08, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit near Acapulco, Mexico at 01:47 UTC on September 8, 2021 (20:47 CDT, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles),...

September 08, 2021

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More heavy rain expected in Auckland after severe flooding caused by 149 percent of August rainfall in just 1 day, New Zealand

Heavy rain, snow, and strong winds are again in the forecast for New Zealand, just a week after the Auckland region received 149% of the August rainfall in just one day. A front is moving east across the far northeast of the North Island tonight (Tuesday, September...

September 07, 2021

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Port Fourchon - major oil and gas hub - still in 'Recovery Phase' after a direct hit by Ida, causing gas prices to rise, U.S.

Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made a direct hit to Port Fourchon, the most important oil and gas hub in the Gulf of Mexico on August 29, 2021, causing extensive damage and putting the facility in 'Recovery Phase.' Ida's impacts to Port Fauchron...

September 05, 2021

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Vigorous ash emissions at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

Vigorous ash emissions have been observed rising from Nicaragua's Telica volcano on September 1, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash clouds were observed on webcam imagery rising up to 2.1 km (7 000 feet) above sea level at 14:20 UTC, drifting...

September 02, 2021

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Persistent ash emissions at White Island volcano, New Zealand

Minor-weak ash emissions are occurring at White Island volcano, New Zealand since early this morning (LT), September 2, 2021. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at 2. "Since 06:50 LT this morning (18:50 UTC, September 1), minor ash emission has been observed from...

September 02, 2021

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Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" bring record rains, historic flooding and destructive tornadoes to U.S. Northeast, leaving at least 71 people dead

Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" -- which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29 with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph)1 -- inundated parts of the U.S. Northeast and spawned large and extremely dangerous tornadoes on September 1 and 2, 2021....

September 02, 2021

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Volcanic gas and ash emission at Pagan volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Mariana Islands

After reports of increased seismicity and light emissions at Pagan volcano, Mariana Islands1 at the end of July 2021, low-level volcanic gas and ash emissions were observed on September 1, prompting NMI/USGS to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Volcano...

September 01, 2021

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch in effect

A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for September 1 and a G2 - Moderate for September 2, 2021. The geomagnetic field is expected to be at quiet to unsettled conditions on August 31 due to the delayed anticipated passage of the August 26th coronal mass...

August 31, 2021

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 02:52 UTC on August 31, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 16 km (10 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 984...

August 31, 2021

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Caldor Fire - Entire South Lake Tahoe under evacuation order, California

The entire South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California is under an evacuation order on Monday, August 30, 2021, due to the rapidly spreading Caldor Fire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the eastern Sierra and western Nevada through September 1. Authorities...

August 30, 2021

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Hurricane "Nora" hits Mexico with very heavy rains, leaving at least 1 person dead

Category 1 Hurricane "Nora" made brief landfall along the coast of Jalisco, Mexico around midnight UTC on August 29, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 980 hPa. Rainfall from remnants of Nora is...

August 30, 2021

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Strong eruption at Etna, 50th paroxysmal eruptive episode ejects ash up to 9 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Italy

After about 3 weeks of calm, activity at Etna volcano, Italy intensified again around 15:00 UTC on August 29 with a transition to lava fountaining at 16:45 UTC, marking the volcano's 50th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16, 2021. The strong explosive...

August 30, 2021