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Tropical Pacific reaches La Niña levels

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has raised its ENSO Outlook to La Niña, indicating that the tropical Pacific has reached La Niña levels. Climate models suggest this La Niña will be weak and short-lived, persisting until early southern...

December 07, 2017

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Supercooled rainbow appears over Muonio, Finland

A supercooled rainbow was observed and photographed above Muonio, Finland on December 4, 2017. Supercooled rainbows were also sighted in the Arctic last year. "I have never seen a rainbow during the winter and I didn't even know that it is possible for them...

December 07, 2017

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Increased activity at Villarrica volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Chilean authorities have raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) on December 5, 2017. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on December 2 (± 7 days), 2014 and ended on October 15,...

December 07, 2017

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Atmospheric radiation increasing as we head into Solar Minimum

Cosmic rays from deep space are increasing almost unabated as the Sun's magnetic field weakens and we head into Solar Minimum. As reported by Spaceweather.com, the stratospheric balloons they've been flying together with the students of Earth to Sky...

December 07, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 29 - December 5, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between November 29 - December 5, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy,...

December 07, 2017

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Storm Caroline to hit Scotland with heavy rain and powerful winds, UK

Storm Caroline is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of northern and western Scotland on Thursday morning, December 7, 2017. Snow is expected across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England. The UK Met...

December 06, 2017

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Shishaldin volcano alert levels raised, Alaska

Due to increased seismic and infrasound activity recorded over the past few weeks at Shishaldin volcano, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised the Aviation Color Code for the volcano to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The...

December 06, 2017

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Very bright fireball recorded over Florida

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Florida around 23:35 UTC on December 5, 2017 (18:35 EST). The event lasted up to 7 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 57 reports by 19:00 UTC on December 6. The fireball was...

December 06, 2017

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SoCal Wildfires: Los Angeles, Ventura declare state of emergency as 200 000 evacuate

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in response to several rapidly spreading wildfires. More than 200 000 people in Southern California were forced to evacuate their homes as several wildfires fueled by...

December 06, 2017

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Polar-connected, positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming

A high-speed solar wind stream is affecting our planet today, causing geomagnetic storming. G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect. Solar wind parameters indicated the onset of a Co-Rotating Interaction Region (CIR) in advance of a polar-connected,...

December 05, 2017

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l.

After a long period of relative calm, a powerful explosive eruption occurred at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 21:00 UTC on December 4, 2017. The eruption lasted about 20 minutes and sent an ash plume to a height of 33 000 feet (10 km) above sea level. The...

December 05, 2017

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Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA explodes overnight, mass evacuations and power outages

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started on Monday, December 4, 2017 and exploded to 31 000 acres (12 545 ha) overnight, claiming the life of at least one person and burning at least 150 structures. The fire has so far forced evacuations of 27 000...

December 05, 2017

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Shallow M4.2, M2.8 earthquakes hit northeast Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey registered two shallow earthquakes near Stillwater in northeast Oklahoma on December 5, 2017. The first, registered as M4.2 at 04:26 UTC (22:26 CST, December 4) hit at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) and the second, registered at 04:53 UTC as...

December 05, 2017

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" to hit Maharashtra, India

Tropical Cyclone "Ockhi," responsible for the deaths of at least 27 people and hundreds missing in Sri Lanka and India is turning toward India and is expected to make landfall on the coast of Maharashtra, India late December 5 / early December 6, 2017....

December 04, 2017

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Summer snow, heavy rain after record-breaking heatwave hits Tasmania

Just several days after record-breaking spring heatwave, Tasmania received much-needed rain and up to 40 cm (15.7 inches) of summer snow in the central highlands. The system responsible for this rain and snow is the same one that caused record-breaking rain across...

December 04, 2017

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Intensifying winter storm to hit Rockies to Northern Plains and Upper Midwest

A major weather pattern change is about to hit parts of the United States as an intensifying storm system brings heavy snow, strong winds, blizzard conditions, and dangerous travel from the Rockies to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest early this week. A strong...

December 04, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 11:19 UTC on December 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.2 at a...

December 03, 2017

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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Pennsylvania at 08:07 UTC (03:07 EST) on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The event lasted several seconds and was accompanied by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 78 reports by...

December 02, 2017

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Supermoon trifecta starts December 3, ends January 31 with Super Blue Blood Moon

A supermoon trifecta, series of three supermoons in a row, will start on Sunday, December 3, 2017 and end on January 31, 2018 with 'super blue blood' Moon. Supermoons are Moons that are full when they take place unusually close to the time of a month when...

December 02, 2017

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Major flooding after record-breaking rains hit Victoria and NSW, Australia

After record-breaking rain at some locations on Friday, December 1, 2017, major floods are developing across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales, Australia. "At 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, December 2, we've got major flood warnings...

December 02, 2017

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Night sky guide for December 2017

The year ends with the first and last supermoon of the year, the first of 3 over the next 60 days, one royal meteor shower, and December solstice. Hopefully, this year made us all stronger, wiser and ready for what's to come in 2018 and beyond. December 1 -...

December 01, 2017

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Spectacular waterspout turns tornado in San Remo, Italy

A large waterspout formed around 11:40 UTC (12:40 CET) on December 1, 2017 off the coast of San Remo, Italy and soon struck the city. It was one of several waterspouts spotted in the region today, and the only to hit the land. Although it was on the ground for...

December 01, 2017

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Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central areas of the country. Citizens are urged to follow official advice and avoid unnecessary travel as the situation is...

December 01, 2017

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400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at least 5 killed, authorities said. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts. The worst affected is...

December 01, 2017

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Unusual M4.1 earthquake near Dover, Delaware

A moderately strong earthquake initially registered by the USGS as M5.1 and later revised to M4.1 hit near Dover, Delaware at 21:47 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a depth of 6 km (3.7 miles)....

December 01, 2017

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 52.7 km (32.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a...

December 01, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local time) on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as...

December 01, 2017

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Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

Volcanic summits on Hawaii's Big Island are experiencing a mix of snow and rain accompanied by gusty winds. At the same time, heavy rainfall is falling on the rest of the state, forcing authorities to issue flash and areal flood warnings, watches and advisories....

November 30, 2017

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7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm "Ockhi" forms just south of India

At least 7 people were killed and more than 270 others are missing as heavy rains hit coastal Tamil Nadu, India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday and Thursday, November 29 and 30, 2017, after a depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a Cyclonic Storm...

November 30, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Dahlia" forms just south of Java, Indonesia

Tropical Cyclone "Dahlia" formed south of Java, Indonesia late Wednesday, November 29, 2017, as the second named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone season. The season officially began November 1, 2017 and will end on April 30, 2018. On average,...

November 30, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS hit Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:32 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 30, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 22 - 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between November 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Aira,...

November 29, 2017

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Another fireball streaks over England, UK

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the twilight sky over England, UK around 17:19 UTC on November 29, 2017. The event lasted about 3 seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) collected 24 reports within the first 3 hours. The fireball was seen...

November 29, 2017

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New crater discovered at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A new crater was discovered at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano and authorities expect the volcano to continue throwing new material towards the surface in the coming days, Dr. Carlos Valdés, the director of Mexico's National Center for Disaster...

November 29, 2017

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Significant severe weather event to affect Victoria and NSW, Australia

A significant thunderstorm and rainfall system is developing across southern and eastern Australia with the potential for widespread flooding threat to parts of Victoria and southern and central New South Wales, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warns. The...

November 29, 2017

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19 killed, thousands of homes affected as floods and landslides hit Java, Indonesia

At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone "Cempaka" triggered severe floods and landslides in East Java, Indonesia on November 28, 2017. Cempaka is the first named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone...

November 28, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected near Herðubreið, Askja volcanic area, Iceland

A notable amount of earthquakes occurred near Herðubreið, Iceland's Askja volcanic area on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with magnitudes ranging from 0.4 to 2.0 and depths between 2.5 and 12.8 km (1.5 - 8 miles). In total, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO)...

November 28, 2017

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Agung eruption shifts to magmatic, alert level at highest, lahars, 100 000 evacuating

Around 100 000 residents living near erupting Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been told to evacuate, officials said Monday, November 27, 2017. Late Saturday, November 25, hours the after the second phreatic eruption within a week started, Agung shifted into...

November 27, 2017

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 07:11 UTC on November 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 57.8 km (35.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km...

November 27, 2017

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Solar filament eruption, possible glancing blow on November 29

A solar filament was observed lifting off the Sun's northeastern quadrant beginning at approximately 04:45 UTC on November 25, 2017. An associated weak Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was observed in SOHO/LASCO C2 and C3 imagery and the analysis shows a potential...

November 26, 2017