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Teo Blašković

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Enhanced solar wind environment after glancing blow from a slow-moving CME

Solar wind parameters over the past 24 hours were indicative of enhanced solar wind environment, likely caused by a combination of a glancing blow from a slow-moving Coronal Mass Ejection and influences of a negative polarity CH HSS. Total IMF strength was at 5 to 6...

September 25, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Southwest Indian Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Southwest Indian Ridge at 21:19 UTC on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). M5.1 earthquake was registered...

September 25, 2019

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3 newly discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 21

Three newly discovered asteroids, designated 2019 SU2, 2019 SD1 and 2019 SS2, flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 21. All three of them belong to the Apollo group of asteroids and all three of them were first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona....

September 24, 2019

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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Hikaa" about to hit Oman with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" is expected to cross Oman coast close to Duqm around 15:00 UTC on September 24, 2019 as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed 110 - 120 km/h (68 - 75 mph) and gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), according to RSMC New Delhi. Storm...

September 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan - India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M5.9 by the EMSC hit Pakistan at 11:01 UTC (16:01 local time) on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 10 km. Updates are at the end of the report....

September 24, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Jerry" forecast to pass very close to Bermuda, Tropical Storm Warning in effect

Just a couple of days after a close encounter with Category 3 Hurricane "Humberto," Bermuda is expecting another tropical cyclone this week. Although Jerry is no longer a hurricane, its impact is expected to be strong and a Tropical Storm Watch is in...

September 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mona Passage, Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mona Passage, Puerto Rico at 03:23 UTC on September 24, 2019 (23:23 LT, September 23). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

September 24, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" to make landfall in Oman on September 24

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" formed September 22, 2019, over the Arabian Sea as the 5th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. On the forecast track, Hikaa is expected to make landfall in Oman on September 24. The season's first named...

September 23, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky between Tasmania and Victoria, Australia around 10:31 UTC (20:41 AEST) on September 20, 2019. The event was followed by what some residents described as 'massive big bang.' "We are certainly...

September 23, 2019

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More than 100 people injured, 600 buildings damaged after M5.6 earthquake hits Albania, the strongest in 30 years

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC and USGS as M5.6 hit near capital Tirana, Albania (population 375 000) at 14:04 UTC on September 21, 2019 (16:04 LT) at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). There are more than 2 540 000 people living within 100 km (62...

September 22, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Karen" forms near Windward Islands

Tropical Storm "Karen" formed just east of the Windward Islands at 09:00 UTC on September 22, 2019, as the 11th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. On Average, the 11th named storm forms on October 28. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect...

September 22, 2019

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Loud explosion at Piparo mud volcano, cracks appearing across roads, Trinidad and Tobago

Residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago reported they heard a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, September 21, 2019 (02:08 UTC, September 22). In May 2019, geologists said pressure is building up under the volcano, raising fears another...

September 22, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 SJ flew past Earth at 0.64 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 SJ flew past Earth at 0.64 LD / 0.00163 AU (243 844 km / 151 517 miles) on September 16, 2019. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 4th this month. 2019 SJ...

September 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Tapah" (Nimfa) heading toward Korean Peninsula and Japan

Tropical Storm "Tapah" formed on September 18 from remnants of Tropical Depression "Marilyn" as the 17th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is heading toward the Korean Peninsula and Japan, with forecast track taking it...

September 20, 2019

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Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain

Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm "Imelda" made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday,...

September 20, 2019

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Very deep M6.2 and M6.0 earthquakes hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia

Two very deep earthquakes, registered as M6.2 and M6.0 by the USGS, hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:06 and 07:32 UTC on September 19, 2019. The agency is reporting depths of 611.8 km (380 miles) and 591.2 km (367 miles), respectively. EMSC is reporting...

September 19, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 11 - 17, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from September 11 to 17, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Alaid, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Nevados de Chillan,...

September 19, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Jerry" forms, forecast to become a hurricane near Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm "Jerry" formed at 09:00 UTC on September 18 as the 10th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 1 545 km (960 miles) E of Leeward Islands. Jerry had maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (45...

September 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Lorena" forecast to drop heavy rain over Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Lorena" is forecast to cause heavy rain over portions of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco during the next few days. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Lora is forecast to...

September 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Imelda" hits Freeport, Texas - significant to life-threatening flash floods expected

Tropical Storm "Imelda" formed at 17:45 UTC on September 17, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Shortly after, Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas. Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding is expected to...

September 17, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019

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Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast...

September 17, 2019

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Strombolian explosions every 3 - 5 minutes, new scoria cone growing in the crater, Mount Etna

Eruption continues at Mount Etna's Voragine crater with strombolian explosions every 3 to 5 minutes. The explosions are ejecting coarse-grained material, which rises to several tens of meters above the crater rim, with some products falling onto the rims and...

September 16, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months' worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...

September 16, 2019

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits Zhangye, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.1 (downgraded from M5.5) hit Zhangye, China at 12:48 UTC (20:48 LT) on September 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.5 km (11.49 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). China...

September 16, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 QR8 flew past Earth at 0.80 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QR8 flew past Earth at 0.80 LD / 0.00207 AU (309 667 km / 192 418 miles). This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first observed at Pan-STARRS-1,...

September 16, 2019

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Hurricane "Humberto" forecast to approach Bermuda on September 18

Humberto intensified into a Category 1 hurricane on September 16, while turning to the northeast. On the current forecast track, the center of Humberto is forecast to approach Bermuda late Wednesday or Wednesday night (EDT). Large swells are affecting much of the...

September 16, 2019

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Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

A relatively strong explosion took place at Sakurajima volcano, Aira caldera, Japan at 22:46 UTC on September 15, 2019 (07:46 LT, September 16). According to the Tokyo VAAC, the ash plume is reaching 4 000 m (13 000 feet) above sea level, extending SW. This is 2 880...

September 16, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Humberto" moving near the NW Bahamas, expected to become a hurricane in 2 to 3 days

A tropical depression near the Bahamas strengthened into Tropical Storm "Humberto" at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2019. Humberto's latest forecast track takes its center north of the Bahamas and then well off the coast of USA. Intensification is...

September 14, 2019

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Tropical storm formation expected over the Bahamas later today or Saturday

A tropical disturbance, currently designated as Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, is moving NW toward the NW Bahamas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jupiter Inlet to...

September 13, 2019

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Bright daylight meteor over northern Germany

A bright daylight meteor was recorded above northern Germany at 12:49 UTC on September 12, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 496 reports by 10:30 UTC (September 13) from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. The Center for Near Earth...

September 12, 2019

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Tropical cyclone organizing over the Bahamas, heavy rainfall and gusty winds in region affected by Hurricane "Dorian"

Satellite images indicate that the area of disturbed weather over the central and southeastern Bahamas is gradually becoming better organized while surface pressures are falling in the area, NWS NHC warned at 12:00 UTC on September 12, 2019. Conditions are becoming...

September 12, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 4 - 10, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from September 4 to 10, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Villarrica, Chile Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Copahue,...

September 12, 2019

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2 500 people missing after destruction brought by Hurricane "Dorian"

A spokesman with the National Emergency Management Agency - Bahamas confirmed September 11, 2019, that 2 500 people are now registered as missing. However, the number is likely much higher as there were many undocumented people living there. ​The confirmed death...

September 11, 2019

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Large late-night tornado, strong straight-line winds hit Sioux Falls, causing significant damage, South Dakota

A large, late-night tornado hit south and central Sioux Falls, South Dakota around 23:41 LT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (04:41 UTC, September 11), causing significant damage and power outages. Residents were asked to stay out of roads and call 911 only in...

September 11, 2019

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record

Very rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event continues unfolding above the South Pole. This SSW could go down in history as the strongest warming event on record, NIWA said, adding there is increased risk for southerlies in New Zealand into October. SSW...

September 10, 2019

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Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015....

September 10, 2019

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Strombolian activity, high levels of volcanic tremor at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity is still taking place at Etna's Northeast Crater, producing a diluted ash plume that disperses near the summit area, INGV reports. The volcanic tremor amplitude remains high. After 08:50 UTC on September 9, 2019, there has been a further...

September 10, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. Nearly 1 000 000 customers lost power, more than 100...

September 09, 2019

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Dorian leaves 500 000 without power after making landfall over Nova Scotia, Canada

The center of once very powerful Category 5 Hurricane - Post-Tropical Cyclone "Dorian" made its 5th landfall near Sambro Creek, Nova Scotia, Canada at 22:15 UTC on September 7, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph) and estimated central...

September 09, 2019