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oklahoma enid m4 2 earthquakes march 2018

Two damaging M4.2 earthquakes hit NE of Enid, Oklahoma

Two damaging M4.2 earthquakes were registered 16 km (9.9 miles) ENE of Enid, Oklahoma on March 4 and 5, 2018. The first hit at 23:17 UTC on March 4 at a depth of 1.9 km (1.18 miles) and was followed by another M4.2 at 03:40 UTC on March 5 at a depth of 5 km (3.1...

March 05, 2018

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M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths....

March 04, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Dumazile" forms dangerously close to Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Dumazile" formed very close to Madagascar at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 as the 5th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season and the 11th named storm of the 2017/18 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season. On...

March 03, 2018

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Unrest at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange

Unrest continues at Alaska's Cleveland volcano following a small explosion detected in seismic and infrasound data at 14:57 UTC on March 2, 2018 The event generated a small volcanic cloud that drifted to the ENE at an altitude of approximately 4.5 km (15 000...

March 03, 2018

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Powerful nor'easter kills 9, leaves 1.9 million homes without power

More than 1.9 million homes and businesses lost power after powerful nor'easter hit Mid-Atlantic and New England over the weekend. At least 9 people were killed and numerous injured. A significant coastal storm is bringing major coastal flooding, beach erosion,...

March 02, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 21 - 27, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between February 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Sangay, Ecuador | Semeru, Eastern...

March 01, 2018

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Night sky guide for March 2018

While February had no full moon, March will host two of them - one on March 2 and the second, blue moon, on March 31. The best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere - New Moon - is on...

March 01, 2018

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Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible

A deep low pressure system started drenching parts of the Australian state of Queensland on February 28, 2018, with up to 358 mm (14 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. This will be a multi-day heavy rainfall event with record, potentially historic, floods possible...

March 01, 2018

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Mount Shinmoe erupts again, ashfall reported, Japan

Japanese Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu started erupting again around 02:00 UTC on March 1, 2018 (11:00 local time). After six years of quiescence, this volcano roared back to life on September 7, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns with a thin layer of ash. The...

March 01, 2018

noreaster march 2018 forecast track

Major nor'easter set to lash Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, US

A rather unusual blocking pattern in place across much of the western hemisphere, from North America across the North Atlantic into Europe, will set the stage for a major nor'easter to form Thursday night, March 1, 2018, off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Strong winds...

February 28, 2018

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Record-breaking cold claims at least 50 lives across Europe

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit entire Europe just before meteorological spring are now blamed for the at least 50 deaths. Below freezing temperatures in Europe, in many regions coldest for this time of year since records began, claimed lives of at least...

February 28, 2018

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Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea

Bosavi volcano located in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is showing signs of awakening after this week's M7.5 earthquake and hundreds of moderate to strong aftershocks. "As we speak we are seeing smoke building up at the top of the...

February 28, 2018

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Bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow and freezing rain, UK

"This is looking like being one of the coldest periods we have had in the UK for a number of years with almost anywhere at risk of seeing snow over the next few days," the UK Met Office said February 27, 2018. Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather...

February 27, 2018

asteroid 2018 dv1

Asteroid 2018 DV1 to flyby Earth at 0.29 LD on March 2

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 DV1 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.29 LD or 0.00075 AU (~112 198 km / 69 716 miles) on March 2, 2018. This will be the 18th known and 6th closest asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

February 27, 2018

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Bright fireball over Antofagasta, Chile

A bright was seen and recorded flying across the night sky over Antofagasta, Chile at 23:51 UTC (20:30 local time) on February 25, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. In cooperation with Exoss, the American Meteor Society (AMS)...

February 27, 2018

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Severe Arctic blast affecting Europe at its peak

At least 11 people have been found frozen to death across Europe over the past couple of days as very cold Arctic air engulfed the continent. This event is its peak today and is currently producing below freezing daytime temperatures across entire Europe except for...

February 27, 2018

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CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storm, G2 - Moderate warning

Geomagnetic storms caused by negative polarity, south polar coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) reached G1 - Minor levels early Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Solar wind parameters are expected to further increase today and a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm warning...

February 27, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall in Rome in six years and the largest for the end of February in decades

A rare snowstorm hit Rome on February 26, 2018, causing severe traffic disruption and forcing authorities to shut down schools and tourist attractions. Snow fell on Italian capital for the first time in six years today in what authorities described the largest...

February 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Ceram Sea, Indonesia at 13:34 UTC on February 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 11.9 km (7.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth 30 km (18.6 miles). This earthquake can have a...

February 26, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits Saudi Arabia, injures more than 50 people

A violent hailstorm hit Al-Madinah and other regions of Saudi Arabia on Sunday morning, February 25, 2018. Hailstones that hit Madinah were the size of golf balls and larger - unprecedented for the region. More than 50 people were injured, a number of animals killed...

February 26, 2018

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M6.0 and 6.3 aftershocks hit Papua New Guinea

An aftershock of yesterday's M7.5 earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea at 08:26 UTC on February 26, 2018 at a depth of 23.6 km (14.6 miles). This is the 28th moderate to strong aftershock to hit this area since February 25th M7.5....

February 26, 2018

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Massive M7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Papua New Guinea at 17:44 UTC on February 25, 2018 (03:44 local time, February 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

February 25, 2018

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Fatal tornado hits Kentucky as severe weather, widespread flooding continues across U.S.

At least three people have died and several went missing on Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 2018 as multi-day severe weather event continues across southern and central United States. This brings the total death toll since Tuesday, February 20 to six. If...

February 25, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 DU to flyby Earth at 0.74 LD on February 25

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 DU will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.74 AU / 0.00190 AU (~284 235 km / 176 616 miles) on February 25, 2018. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 8th this...

February 24, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

Asteroid 2018 DQ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (~100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on February 21, 2018. This is the 16th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 5th closest. 2018 DQ belongs to the...

February 24, 2018

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Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern U.S.

At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the...

February 23, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Java, over a dozen missing

A deadly landslide hit the Indonesian island of Java on February 22, 2018, after several days of heavy rain. At least 5 people were killed and more than 15 are missing. The landslide hit the village of Pasir Panjang, Brebes district of Central Java around 08:00...

February 22, 2018

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Peak food as modern agriculture fails

In the following video presentation, Christian Westbrook, also known as the Ice Age Farmer, talks about huge agricultural losses caused by severe weather and suggests that we are now hitting peak food. "There will never be more food available at such low prices...

February 22, 2018

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Year of Weather 2017

EUMETSAT has just published its annual Year of Weather animation, which illustrates where 2017’s major storms formed, the conditions that spawned them, and their tracks, as well as other significant weather events. The 11-minute animation is narrated by...

February 22, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 14 - 20, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between February 14 and 20, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

February 22, 2018

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Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues

Several days of heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused widespread flooding from parts of US South to Midwest, leading to numerous water rescues and leaving at least one person dead. Excessive rain and areal flooding will continue over the next couple of days, NWS warns....

February 21, 2018

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Yellowstone earthquake swarm in the same area as last summer's Maple Creek swarm

Another seismic swarm is taking place at Yellowstone National Park since February 8, 2018. The swarm started with just a few events per day and intensified on February 15. Earthquake swarms like this account for more than 50% of the seismic activity at Yellowstone,...

February 21, 2018

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Bright fireball over the State of Bahia, Brazil

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over the State of Bahia, eastern Brazil at 01:32 UTC on February 21, 2018. The event lasted about 3 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received...

February 21, 2018

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Europe prepares for powerful Arctic cold blast - 'Beast from the East'

A blast of increasingly cold Arctic air, dubbed 'Beast from the East,' is arriving to Europe and is expected to hang over a large part of the continent through February and engulf all of it from March 5 for at least a couple of days. Very cold Arctic air...

February 20, 2018

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Broome hit by two years' worth of rain in two months, Western Australia

The town of Broome in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has officially endured its wettest year on record after just two months in 2018. Although January and February are usually its wettest months, updated figures show Broome was hit more than two...

February 20, 2018

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Green fireball streaks over Washington and British Columbia

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Washington, US and British Columbia, Canada at 04:55 UTC on February 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society received 39 reports, mostly from Washington and several from British...

February 19, 2018

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Cyclone "Gita" to bring damaging winds and heavy rain to central New Zealand

Cyclone Gita, currently located over the Tasman Sea, is forecast to track southeastwards and cross central New Zealand late Tuesday and early Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (local time). The passage of Gita is expected to bring a period of high-impact severe weather...

February 19, 2018

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming

An isolated interval of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm conditions was observed early February 19, 2018, due to the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). Solar activity over the past 24 hours was at very low levels. Earth-facing side...

February 19, 2018

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Massive eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l.

A high impact volcanic ash eruption started at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia at 01:53 UTC on Monday, February 19, 2018. Pyroclastic flows traveled 3.5 km (2.1 miles) and 4.9 km (3 miles) from the summit. Ash plume was reaching an altitude of 16.7 km (55 000 feet)...

February 19, 2018

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Powerful Arctic cold blast to hit Europe

Recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above the North Pole is about to channel in very cold Arctic air into large parts of Europe starting early next week. Very cold weather could extend into early March. "Global models are trending into a powerful...

February 18, 2018