Teo Blašković

Teo Blašković

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


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asteroid 2019 tn5

Asteroid 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at 0.32 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD / 0.00083 AU (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) on October 5, 2019. This is the 52nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 TN5 was discovered at...

October 14, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon "Hagibis" made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane...

October 13, 2019

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Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is now in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts. ICON is an...

October 12, 2019

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Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Observations and data from February 2019 to present show that activity at Ambrym volcano has declined and conditions become stable, thus we now recognize the level of volcanic activity as minor unrest, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) said. There...

October 12, 2019

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Nor'easter becomes Subtropical Storm "Melissa" SE of New England, USA

Slow-moving nor'easter centered southeast of New England has become a Subtropical Storm "Melissa" at 15:00 UTC on October 11, 2019. This is now the 13th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. "Change in storm status does not change...

October 11, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" nears Tokyo, potentially the strongest to hit the city since 1958, Japan

Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" is approaching Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on October 12 with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h (98 mph), equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Authorities are...

October 11, 2019

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Saddleridge Fire explodes in Southern California, mandatory evacuation in San Fernando Valley

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions continue on Friday across portions of Southern California due to gusty winds and a very dry airmass. These conditions should subside by the weekend as an upper level trough approaches the region. The setup has...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

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Significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm producing widespread hazards across the West and Plains, USA

A significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm is still on track to impact the northern Rockies and portions of the central and northern Plains tonight through Saturday, October 12, with as much as 30 - 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) of snow and isolated heavier...

October 10, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 2 - 8, 2019

New/activity unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from October 2 - 8, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) Ongoing activity:...

October 10, 2019

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Strong puff at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 11 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A short explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 01:30 UTC on October 6, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised from Orange to Red. The eruption ejected a small amount of volcanic ash up to 11.5 km (38 000 feet) above sea...

October 06, 2019

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Tropical storm developing near Guam, potential to become major typhoon near Okinawa

There's a high chance of a new tropical storm in the next 24 hours east of Guam, Pacific Ocean. In the long-range, this storm could become a major typhoon east of Okinawa, Japan. "First it will move over the northern Marianas missing Guam for the most part...

October 05, 2019

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4 500 people displaced, 6 killed as widespread floods hit Senegal

Widespread floods affected nearly 9 000 people in Senegal over the past 20 days. 4 500 were displaced, 6 killed and 49 injured, IFRC reports. Extensive damage was reported in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in...

October 04, 2019

asteroid 2019 td

Asteroid 2019 TD flew past Earth at 0.34 LD

An asteroid designated 2019 TD flew past Earth at a distance of 0.34 LD / 0.00087 AU (130 150 km / 80 871 miles) on September 29, 2019. This is the 11th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in September and 52nd since the start of the year. 2019 TD...

October 03, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 25 - October 1, 2019

New activity was reported for 3 volcanoes from September 25 - October 1, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Poas, Costa Rica | Ulawun, New Britain (Papua New...

October 02, 2019

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Storm Lorenzo to hit Ireland with disruptive winds and heavy rain

Post-Tropical Cyclone "Lorenzo," now known as Storm Lorenzo, is moving toward Ireland and the United Kingdom, bringing disruptive winds and heavy rain. Lorenzo is still a powerful and very large cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 240 km...

October 02, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TE flew past Earth at 0.93 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 TE flew past Earth at a distance of 0.93 LD / 0.00238 AU (356 042 km / 221 234 miles) on September 28, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 28, the 10th in September...

October 02, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

A bright daylight meteor exploded over Far North Queensland, Australia around 13:40 LT on October 1, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. Residents described it as 'very bright flash of light, followed by a sonic boom which 'shook the ground.' Some...

October 02, 2019

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Typhoon "Mitag" about slam into South Korea, residents warned to take extra precautions against landslides and flooding

After lashing Taiwan and parts of eastern China with heavy rains and strong winds, Typhoon "Mitag" is now approaching southern South Korea. Landfall is expected around 12:00 UTC on October 2, with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h (58 mph) and very heavy...

October 02, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SX8 flew past Earth at 0.99 LD

Asteroid 2019 SX8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.99 LD / 0.00255 AU (381 474 km / 237 037 miles) on September 28, 2019. This is now the 50th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 9th in September. 2019 SX8...

October 01, 2019

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Recently returned residents flee after new eruption at Ulawun vlcano, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Ulawun volcano erupted early October 1, 2019, after a brief period of very high seismicity detected since September 30. The eruption forced recently returned residents to flee again. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet)...

October 01, 2019

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Aviation Color Code Red, ash emissions intensifying at Etna volcano, Italy

Ash emissions at Italy's Etna volcano are intensifying on October 1, 2019, INGV reports. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red. Images of the surveillance cameras are showing and intensification of the ash emission since 08:50 UTC on October 1. The...

October 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SM8 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SM8 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD / 0.00106 AU (158 573 km / 98 533 miles) on October 1, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this month and the 49th this year. 2019 SM8 was first...

October 01, 2019

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Typhoon "Mitag" near Taiwan, heading toward China, South Korea and Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Mitag," known as Onyok in the Philippines, formed on September 28 while it was east of Luzon, Philippines. It soon became a Severe Tropical Storm and reached typhoon status on September 29. This is 18th named storm of the 2019 Pacific...

September 30, 2019

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Hurricane "Lorenzo" - Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings issued for the Azores

Hurricane "Lorenzo," once record-breaking Category 5 hurricane, maintains its strength as it heads toward the Azores and the United Kingdom. Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for the Azores. Lorenzo is expected to bring hurricane and...

September 30, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball over northern Germany

A bright daylight fireball flew over Poland and northern Germany around 17:32 UTC on September 27, 2019. This is the second daylight meteor event over northern Germany this month. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 150 eyewitness reports, mostly from...

September 30, 2019

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Narda spreading heavy rain along the southwestern coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Narda" formed on September 28, 2019, near the coast of western Mexico as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. Although it temporarily weakened into a tropical depression, the system is dropping heavy rain along the...

September 30, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Maule, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.6 hit near the coast of Maule, Chile at 15:57 UTC (10:57 local time) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.9 km (19.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 16.5 km (10...

September 29, 2019

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Above-average rainfall, widespread floods hit India, killing more than 80 people in just 4 days

Above-average rainfall affecting the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh over the past 4 days claimed lives of more than 80 people. Very heavy rainfall is expected to continue over the next two days. Two main rivers in Uttar Pradesh are overflowing after...

September 29, 2019

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Lorenzo becomes the strongest hurricane this far north and east in the Atlantic basin

Lorenzo rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane on September 28 and 29, 2019, and became the strongest hurricane this far north and east in the Atlantic basin on record. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect but interests in the Azores should...

September 29, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake, numerous aftershocks near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 02:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on September 29, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 76.1 km (47.2 miles); EMSC...

September 29, 2019

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Major winter storm brings heavy snow, high winds and below average temperatures to the Northern Rockies, USA

Significant winter storm over the Northern Rockies will move out over the Northern Plains by Monday, September 30, 2019. Western Montana is expected to see the brunt of the snow, with up to 90 cm (3 feet) or more possible. Many daily record low maximum temperature...

September 28, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:05 UTC on September 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was...

September 27, 2019

asteroid 2019 sp3

Asteroid 2019 SP3 to flyby Earth at 0.97 LD on October 3

Asteroid 2019 SP3 is expected to flyby Earth at 0.97 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) on October 3, 2019. With 2019 SP3, the total number of known 1 LD asteroid flybys in 2019 rose to 48. The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an...

September 27, 2019

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G2 - Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect

The solar wind environment is expected to become enhanced and disturbed later on September 27, 2019 (UTC). G1 - Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for September 27, G2 - Moderate for September 28. Quiet to unsettled geomagnetic field conditions are expected...

September 27, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 18 - 24, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 0 volcanoes from September 18 - 24, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) |...

September 26, 2019

asteroid 2019 ss3

Asteroid 2019 SS3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SS3 flew past Earth at 0.73 LD / 0.00188 AU (281 243 km / 174 756 miles) on September 22, 2019. This is the 47th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first...

September 26, 2019

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits Los Lagos, Chile

A strong earthquake registered bt the USGS as M6.1 hit Los Lagos, Chile at 16:36 UTC (13:36 local time) on September 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 129.6 km (80 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 26, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Maluku, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.8 hit Seram Island, Maluku, Indonesia at 23:46 UTC on September 25, 2019 (08:46 local time, September 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 18.2 km (11.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 18.2...

September 26, 2019

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Century-class Solar Minimum in progress

The Sun was blank more than 89% of the time from June 22 - September 22, with only 6 brief and tiny sunspots and not a single significant solar flare during this period of extreme quiet, Dr. Tony Phillips of the SpaceWeather reports. "This is a sign that Solar...

September 25, 2019