Teo Blašković

Teo Blašković

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 15:38 UTC (23:38 LT) on March 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). PHIVOLCS registered it as 6.1 at a...

March 26, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 18 - 24, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from March 18 to 24, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Soputan, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...

March 25, 2020

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FJ4 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD on March 25

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FJ4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.67 LD / 0.00172 AU (257 308 km / 159 883 miles) at 13:43 UTC on March 25, 2020. This is the 24th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, including 2020 FG4 on March...

March 25, 2020

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Large and destructive tornado hits Tishomingo, Mississippi -- rare tornado emergency issued

A large and destructive tornado hit the town of Tishomingo in northern Mississippi and moved into northern Alabama on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, forcing authorities to issue a rare tornado emergency. Considerable damage was reported and several people were reportedly...

March 25, 2020

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Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia at 02:49 UTC on March 25, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). FRC GS RAS is...

March 25, 2020

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FL2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00099 AU (148 101 km / 92 026 miles) on March 22, 2020. This is the 22nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 3rd this...

March 23, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Central East Pacific Rise

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Central East Pacific Rise at 22:38 UTC on March 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 1 615 km (1 004 miles) WSW of Puerto Villamil and 1 762 km (1...

March 23, 2020

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Series of damaging earthquakes hit capital Zagreb, Croatia - the strongest since 1880

Several moderately strong and shallow earthquakes shook Croatian capital Zagreb early Sunday morning (LT), March 22, 2020. EMSC registered the strongest ones as M5.3 at 05:39 UTC and M5.0 at 06:17 UTC. Both quakes were registered at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

March 22, 2020

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New inflation and associated uplift detected at Mt. Thorbjorn volcano, Iceland

The latest results of deformation around Mt. Thorbjorn volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula indicate that inflation causing an uplift in the area has started again, the Icelandic Met Office reported on March 19, 2020. The uplift is slower than in January but seems to...

March 20, 2020

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Significant storm system impacting the United States -- heavy rain, snow and severe thunderstorms

A significant storm system will bring a plethora of weather impacts to the central U.S. into Friday, March 20, 2020. Heavy snow and strong winds will cause hazardous travel from the Rockies to portions of the northern Plains. Heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms...

March 20, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 11 - 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for just 2 volcanoes from March 11 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Antillanca Volcanic Complex, Chile | Kanlaon, Philippines. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

March 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of Bali, Indonesia at 17:45 UTC on March 18, 2020 (01:45 LT, March 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

March 18, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hits Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. -- the largest since 1992

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. at 13:09 UTC (07:09 LT) on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). This is the largest earthquake in Utah since M5.9 near St. George in...

March 18, 2020

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Vanuatu region at 03:13 UTC on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 178.8 km (111 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 196 km (121 miles). This is the second M6+ earthquake after M6.0...

March 18, 2020

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2020 FD to flyby Earth at 0.67 LD on March 18

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 FD will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.68 LD / 0.00171 AU (255 812 km / 158 954 miles) at 04:05 UTC on March 18, 2020. This is the 20th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

March 17, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Samoa Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Samoa Islands / Tonga region at 16:06 UTC on March 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS initially reported it as M5.8. EMSC still reports it as M5.8 at a depth of 9 km...

March 17, 2020

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Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes formed in Oued Zem, Khouribga Province, Morocco during the afternoon hours (LT) of March 15, 2020. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injuries. Landspouts are usually smaller and weaker than supercell tornadoes and do not form...

March 16, 2020

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Surface lava, elevated seismicity at Shishaldin volcano - Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image today shows lava and what appears to be a new cone within the Shishaldin summit crater, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH at 06:31 UTC on March 15, 2020....

March 16, 2020

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Continuous tremor at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Seismicity has been increasing over the last few days at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska and now is characterized by nearly continuous tremor and frequent small explosion signals. The situation represents a significant increase in activity and the Alaska Volcano...

March 16, 2020

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Intense storms hits northwestern India, causing severe crop damage and claiming lives of at least 28 people

Very heavy rains accompanied by lightning and destructive hailstorms hit northwestern India, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, this week, causing severe crop damage and claiming the lives of at least 28 people. Meteorologists said the storms were triggered by a...

March 15, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 10:01 UTC on March 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 681 km (423 miles) S of...

March 14, 2020

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Mt. Thorbjorn volcano - Strong earthquake hits near Grindavik, the largest since 2013, Iceland

A strong earthquake registered by the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) as M5.2 hit 4.9 km (3 miles) NE of the city of Grindavik at 10:25 UTC on March 12, 2020. The quake struck at a depth of 6.1 km (3.8 miles) and was felt in large areas of SW-Iceland. More than 400...

March 13, 2020

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Heavy snow and flash flood threats continue across the western U.S. - severe thunderstorms possible across West Texas and Eastern New Mexico

Storm systems across the western U.S. will continue to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Desert Southwest on Friday, March 13, 2020, with heavy snows continuing across many mountainous areas through the weekend. Heavy snow is also possible across the Central...

March 13, 2020

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Fresh snowfall and landslides strand more than 1 500 vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar highway, India

More than 1 500 vehicles are stranded on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of India, after the highway was closed amid a new round of heavy rain, snow, and landslides on March 12, 2020. The vehicles are stranded between Ramban, Banihal,...

March 12, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 4 - 10, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 4 to 10, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: San Miguel, El Salvador | Sangay, Ecuador | Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity:...

March 12, 2020

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Increased seismicity and swelling at Kanlaon volcano, Alert Level raised to 1, Philippines

PHIVOLCS has raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano, Negros island from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 11, 2020. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity and swelling. Alert Level 1 means that the volcano is at...

March 11, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 DR4 flew past Earth at 0.24 lunar distances

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 DR4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.24 LD / 0.00062 AU (92 750 km / 57 632 miles) on February 25, 2020. This is the 19th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. Aten-class...

March 09, 2020

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At least 27 killed, 56 injured as very heavy rains hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Continuous heavy rains claimed the lives of at least 27 people and injured 56 others across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, as of March 9, 2020. Widespread rain, strong winds, and thunderstorms are expected to continue across many parts of the province (population 35...

March 08, 2020

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Meteorite reportedly hits ground near a railway station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

A meteorite has reportedly fallen near a Sahibabad railway station in the city of Ghaziabad, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020. According to local media reports, the event took place during heavy rains. A loud thunder-like sound was heard before the...

March 07, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 26 - March 3, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from February 26 to March 3, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bagana, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Merapi,...

March 04, 2020

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Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020. The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow. Indications...

March 04, 2020

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Slow-moving front focusing hazardous weather across the U.S. South over the next few days

A slow-moving front will focus hazardous weather across the South over the next few days, with a broad threat for flash flooding, and renewed chances of river flooding across the Southeast, NWS warns. Severe thunderstorms are possible each day, progressing from...

March 04, 2020

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Volcanic activity increased at Ruapehu but still within normal bounds, New Zealand

Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) has responded to a short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes beneath Mount Ruapehu, detected on February 22 and 23, 2020. Seismicity declined after initial uptick but is now back at similar levels. To further understand the current...

March 03, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of...

March 03, 2020

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Night Sky Guide for March 2020

March 2 - Moon at First Quarter - 19:58 UTC. The Moon will be prominent in the evening sky, setting around midnight. At this time in its monthly cycle of phases, it appears almost exactly half illuminated. Over the coming days, the Moon will set later each day,...

March 01, 2020

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Spectacular daylight fireball explodes over northern Croatia, meteorites likely

A spectacular daylight fireball exploded over northern Croatia at 09:31 UTC on February 28, 2020. The event was witnessed from all over Croatia, Slovenia, and parts of northern Italy. It was followed by a sonic boom, registered by seismographs as an earthquake. It...

February 28, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 CD3 flew past Earth at just 0.12 LD - Earth's second 'mini-moon'

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 CD3 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.12 LD / 0.00031 AU (46 375 km / 28 816 miles) on February 13, 2020. This is the 18th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

February 27, 2020

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Powerful winter storm pounding parts of the Northeast and Great Lakes, extremely heavy lake effect snow expected

A powerful winter storm is organizing near the eastern Great Lakes on February 27, 2020, and will slowly lift through southeastern Canada over the next day. Heavy snow and gusty winds will wallop areas from western and Upstate New York into northern New England....

February 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 19 - 25, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 19 to 25, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Huaynaputina, Peru | Reykjanes, Iceland | San Miguel, El Salvador | Semisopochnoi, United...

February 26, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano has increased over the past month and is now above background levels, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at 20:58 UTC on February 26,...

February 26, 2020