Teo Blašković

Teo Blašković

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 13 - 19, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from March 13 to 19, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky,...

March 21, 2019

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Heavy rain and deadly floods hit Angola

Heavy rain affecting Angola over the past couple of days caused deadly floods in the provinces of Benguela, Luanda, Huila and Zaire. At least 19 people have been killed and at least 8 remain missing. One of the worst affected areas is Catumbela in the Province of...

March 21, 2019

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Impulsive C5.6 solar flare erupts from AR 2736, source of yesterday's full-halo CME

An impulsive solar flare measuring C5.6 at its peak time erupted from AR 2736, the source of yesterday's C4.8 and associated asymmetric full-halo CME, at 03:12 UTC on March 21, 2019. The event started at 03:08 and ended at 03:15 UTC. There were no radio...

March 21, 2019

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C4.8 solar flare erupts from AR 2736, full-halo CME produced

Solar flare measuring C4.8 at its peak erupted from newly-emerged AR 2736 on March 20, 2019. The eruption started at 10:35, peaked at 11:18 and ended at 11:34 UTC. The region was also responsible for several B-class flares over the past 7 hours. The flare was...

March 20, 2019

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits near Ambae, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Ambae, Vanuatu at 15:23 UTC on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 125.4 km (78 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 134 km (83 miles). The epicenter was located 49.1 km (30.5 miles) ESE of...

March 20, 2019

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Fast-developing nor'easter to dump heavy rain from Mid-Atlantic to Northeast, U.S.

A fast-developing nor'easter will bring snow, rain and damaging winds as it tracks up the Northeastern seaboard Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, 2019. Meanwhile, historic flooding continues across parts of the central U.S. this week, despite dry weather....

March 20, 2019

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits western Turkey, numerous aftershocks shaking the region

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.7 hit western Turkey at 06:34 UTC (09:34 local time) on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). 100 aftershocks with magnitudes from 2.0 to 4.4 were...

March 20, 2019

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Very dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" forms near Western Australia, prepare now

Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" formed north of Kimberly, Western Australia on March 19, 2019. The low rapidly intensified yesterday and BOM expects it to continue intensifying to a severe category with a severe tropical cyclone and coastal crossing possible...

March 20, 2019

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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" hits Queensland, 300 mm (11.8 in) of rain and 200 km/h (124 mph) gusts reported, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" made landfall near the Lockhart River, Queensland, Australia at 06:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on March 19, 2019, as Category 3 tropical cyclone on Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor will exit into the Gulf of...

March 19, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:38 UTC on March 19, 2019 (21:38 local time, March 18), ejecting a column of water vapor, gas and ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet). The eruption also threw incandescent material 2.5 km (1.5 miles)...

March 19, 2019

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Death toll in Mozambique could surpass 1 000, massive destruction reported

The President of Mozambique said Monday, March 18, 2019, that the number of people killed by Tropical Cyclone "Idai" could exceed 1 000. Idai made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14 close to the city of Beira (population 534 000) with wind speeds up to 170...

March 18, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 FA flew past Earth at 0.60 LD

A newly discovered asteroid flew past our planet at 0.60 LD / 0.00154 AU (230 380 km / 143 141 miles) on March 16, 2019. This is the 12th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2019 EA expected to fly past us on March...

March 18, 2019

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Catastrophic flooding caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rain, agriculture devastated, U.S.

Rapid snowmelt and heavy rain combined to produce massive flooding across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Historic to catastrophic flooding inundated homes and businesses and devastated farmlands following a powerful late-season winter storm...

March 18, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Trevor" formed March 18, 2019, in the Coral Sea and is now a Category 1 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Forecast models take Trevor over Queensland as Category 3 system on March 19 and 20. At the same time,...

March 18, 2019

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Eruption continues at Bromo volcano, Malang airport remains in operation, Indonesia

The eruption at Mount Bromo continues at moderate levels on March 18, 2019. This eruptive phase started on February 18, 2019 after 29 months of relative quiet. The Alert Level of the volcano remains at 2 of 5 since 2016. Visitors and tourists are prohibited from...

March 18, 2019

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Deadly earthquake-triggered landslide hits Lombok, Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 km hit Mount Rinjani, Indonesia at 07:07 UTC (14:07 local time) on March 17, 2019, triggering deadly landslide at the Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Bayan district. The quake hit at a depth of 23.6 km (14.7 miles)....

March 17, 2019

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Bright green fireball recorded over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia on March 15, 2019, and was captured on video. The event lasted 9 seconds before the object disintegrated. The object was recorded near the village of Tura in Evenk Autonomous...

March 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00221 AU (330 611 km / 205 432 miles) on March 13, 2019, one day before it was discovered. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

March 17, 2019

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Severe floods hit England's Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen...

March 17, 2019

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At least 77 killed, 116 injured as severe flash floods hit Papua, Indonesia

At least 77 people were killed, 116 injured and 4 000+ displaced in the Indonesian province of Papua over the weekend as heavy rain produced severe flash floods and landslides, the country's disaster officials said Sunday, March 17, 2019. The worst of the...

March 17, 2019

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7 killed, 13 missing after landslide hits northern China's Shanxi Province

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing. The slide hit the township of...

March 16, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Russian Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red earlier in the day and lowered back to Orange at 21:20 UTC. KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 11:00 UTC today, stating...

March 15, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from March 6 to 12, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern...

March 15, 2019

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Major flooding in Midwest, thousands urged to evacuate in the wake of massive late-season storm, U.S.

A major winter storm system that brought blizzard conditions, severe thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall over much of the United States on March 13 and 14, 2019 departed into Canada today. In its wake, major to record river flooding is likely to continue through this...

March 15, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Idai" makes landfall near Beira, widespread damage, power and communication loss, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Idai" made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14, 2019, close to the city of Beira (population 534 000), Mozambique as Intense Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds up to 170 km/h (104 mph) and central pressure of 960 hPa. The cyclone dropped...

March 15, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Bolivia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bolivia at 05:03 UTC on March 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 358.3 km (222.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 356 km (221 miles). The epicenter was located 30 km (18 miles) S of Cliza...

March 15, 2019

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'Cyclone of historic proportions' hits U.S., sets barometric pressure records, strands over 1 100 drivers and leaves nearly 200 000 without power

Powerful winter storm rapidly intensified over the central United States on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, producing blizzard conditions and widespread hurricane-force wind gusts. Over 1 100 drivers were stranded, at least one person has been killed and nearly 200 000...

March 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at 0.61 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00158 AU (237 112 km / 147 334 miles) on February 26, 2019. This was the first of two known asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance on February 26. 2019 DG2 was first...

March 13, 2019

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TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at...

March 13, 2019

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Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits near Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit the Hilina Region of Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i Island at 10:55 UTC (00:55 local time) on March 13, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.9 km (3.6 miles). The epicenter was located 8 km (5 miles) N of...

March 13, 2019

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Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis: Significant subsidence detected, observation campaign launched

It's been almost a full year since the start of an intense earthquake swarm near the island of Mayotte and it seems we'll have some answers soon. While GPS stations show significant subsidence at the island, suggesting emptying of a nearby magma chamber,...

March 13, 2019

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Three phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Three phreatic eruptions took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines on March 12, 2019. The first at 07:10 UTC (15:10 local time), followed by two more at 07:18 and 07:34 UTC. These events generated light brown to grayish ash plume that rose 500 m (1 640 feet), 1 000 m...

March 12, 2019

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Red alert as extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" closes in on Mozambique

Mozambique is on high alert as extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" closes in on the country. Landfall is expected between Chinde and Chiloane Thursday night local time or early Friday morning, March 15, 2019. The storm has already affected more...

March 12, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain, deadly floods and landslides hit São Paulo, Brazil

At least 12 people have died and 6 have been injured after extremely heavy rain, floods and landslides hit the state of São Paulo, Brazil on March 10 and 11, 2019. Floodwaters inundated several areas of the city of São Paulo (population 14.7 million),...

March 12, 2019

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Storm "Gareth" hits Iceland, Ireland and UK with very heavy rain and strong winds

A strong storm named Gareth by the Met Eireann will cross to the north of the Ireland and UK on Tuesday, March 12 into Wednesday, March 13, 2019, bringing very heavy rain and strong winds. The center of the storm is passing south of Iceland where extreme wind gusts...

March 12, 2019

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Increased activity at Asosan volcano, alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the Alert Level for Asosan volcano, Kyushu, Japan from Level 1 to Level 2 (do not approach the crater) at 06:00 JST on March 12, 2019. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on October 7, 2016 and ended on...

March 12, 2019

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Powerful winter storm to impact U.S. with heavy snow, severe thunderstorms, heavy to excessive rain and widespread strong winds

A powerful late-season winter storm will lift up into the Four Corners region on Tuesday, March 12 and then rapidly intensify across the central Plains on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. A number of hazards are expected from this powerful system: heavy snow with likely...

March 12, 2019

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Widespread damage as Storm "Eberhard" hits Germany

A strong winter storm named "Eberhard" by German weather authorities swept through Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on March 10, 2019, downing trees and causing traffic chaos. Gale-force winds were recorded across the country, chilly temperatures and...

March 11, 2019

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Rapidly intensifying storm expected across the Plains, U.S.

A significant storm system will take shape over the Rockies then rapidly intensify across the Plains late Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, 2019, the National Weather Service meteorologists warn. Heavy snow, ice, and strong winds will lead to dangerous travel...

March 11, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 EA2 to flyby Earth at 0.8 LD on March 22

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EA2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.80 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) on March 22, 2019. This is one of the rare asteroids our sky surveys have discovered before its close approach to our planet. This...

March 11, 2019