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shinmoedake eruption january 2011

Seismicity increasing at Shinmoedake volcano, alert level raised

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for the Shinmoedake volcano, part of the Kirishimayama volcanic group in Kyushu, Japan, from 1 to 2 on October 5, 2017. The increase in volcanic earthquakes under the volcano was first detected on...

October 05, 2017

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Severe windstorm hits Germany and Poland, at least 8 people dead

A severe windstorm, named Xavier by the German Weather Service (DWD), hit parts of Germany and Poland on October 5, 2017, causing severe damage and leaving at least eight people dead. DWD issued a Category 3 storm warnings, on a scale of 4, for much of northern and...

October 05, 2017

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September 2017: most active month on record in terms of Atlantic tropical cyclone ACE

The North Atlantic basin was extremely active in September 2017. Four tropical cyclones formed, all of which became hurricanes, and three of those four became major hurricanes, NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida said in their Monthly Tropical Weather...

October 05, 2017

popocatepetl october 5 2017

Impressive eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

An impressive eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 07:26 UTC (02:26 local time) today. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1 968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2...

October 05, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 27 - October 3, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 27 and October 3, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu. Ongoing activity: Aira,...

October 05, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Nate" forms near Nicaragua, heading toward US Gulf Coast

Tropical Depression 16L strengthened into a tropical storm near the eastern coast of Nicaragua at 12:00 UTC on October 5, 2017 and was named Nate. The system is expected to move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras today, producing flooding rain and...

October 05, 2017

china fireball october 4 2017

Major fireball explodes over Shangri-La, China, meteorites very likely

A major fireball was observed and recorded over southwest China at 12:07 UTC (20:07 local time) on October 4, 2017. The event lasted more than 10 seconds before the object disintegrated in a very bright flash. It was followed by a sonic boom. According to witness...

October 05, 2017

hurricane harvey over houston texas

City of Houston breaks annual rainfall record set in 1900

As of 21:00 UTC (16:00 CDT) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the City of Houston, Texas recorded a total of 1 884.2 mm (74.18 inches) of rain since the start of the year, setting a new max one-year total rainfall record. This is still a preliminary report, NWS Houston...

October 04, 2017

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Tasmania records coldest start to spring since 2003, the rest of Australia very warm

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology confirmed Tasmania experienced its coldest September since 2003. However, this was the only state to experience below-average mean temperature for the first month of spring. In general, the month was very warm for Australia,...

October 04, 2017

llaima volcano chile

Significant increase in activity under Llaima volcano, last eruption was in 2009

A significant increase in seismicity is being detected under Llaima volcano, one of Chile's largest and most active volcanoes, since October 1, 2017, SERNAGEOMIN reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2009. The volcanic monitoring network of...

October 04, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Ramon" forms just south of southern Mexico

Tropical Storm "Ramon" formed 09:00 UTC on October 4, 2017 just south of southern Mexico as the 17th named storm of the 2017 Pacific Hurricane season. Ramon is expected to move parallel to but remain offshore of the coast of southern Mexico. Heavy rainfall...

October 04, 2017

rocky boy montana october 3 2017

Record-breaking snowstorm hits Rockies, heaviest October snow in Montana since 1914

Heavy snowstorm affecting the northern Rockies and parts of the central Rockies has turned record-breaking and resulted in widespread power outages and downed trees in parts of Montana and Colorado. Havre, Montana experienced what was effectively a blizzard and...

October 03, 2017

trinidad and tobago hydrothermal mud volcano september 2017

Hydrothermal mud volcano forms in Cunupia, Trinidad and Tobago

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) of Trinidad and Tobago received a report on the evening of September 27, 2017 of water and mud bubbling from a hole in the ground in the vicinity of LP 22 Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Cunupia. A joint site visit with...

October 02, 2017

bundaberg flood october 2 2017

Severe storm hits Bundaberg, breaks monthly rainfall record in one day, Australia

A severe storm hit the city of Bundaberg in Australia's Queensland on October 2, 2017, resulting in the all-time rainfall record for the month, severe flash flooding, thousands of people without power and a possible tornado. After many weeks of dry, hot...

October 02, 2017

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Geohazazards update on Ambae volcano, Vanuatu

New observations and data analysis by scientists from the Geohazards division of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) suggests that the volcano seems to have settled in a more stable state of activity. According to the VMGD, photographs and...

October 02, 2017

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Yellowstone earthquake activity returned to normal levels

Following several months of elevated seismicity, Yellowstone earthquake activity has returned to normal levels compared with typical background activity, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory reported in their monthly update issued October 2, 2017. During September...

October 02, 2017

cold weather system us canada october 2 2017

Early-season cold system to spread heavy snow across western US and Canada

An early-season cold weather system could bring 30 cm (12 inches) or more of snow in the higher elevations of the central and northern Rockies early this week; snow could even fall at lower elevations in parts of Montana, NWS warns. The cold front separating this...

October 02, 2017

night sky guide 2017 october

Night sky guide for October 2017

October 2017 has two meteor showers, one minor - Draconids, on October 8, and one major - Orionids, on October 21 and 22. Draconids will be mostly blocked by the nearly full moon, but Orionids will present an interesting opportunity as the crescent Moon will set...

October 01, 2017

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Major snowstorm, waves of chilly air to affect northern and central Rockies, US

Temperatures will plummet across the northwestern United States as chilly storms roll across the region into the first week of October. The chill may come as a shock for some residents given the recent stretch of unseasonably warm conditions, AccuWeather...

September 30, 2017

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Severe plague outbreak affecting large urban areas of Madagascar

Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar, WHO reports. This form of plague is highly transmissible (person-to-person) and quickly causes death without treatment. At least 19 people have died since August 27. WHO is concerned that the...

September 30, 2017

asteroid 2017 sx17

Asteroid 2017 SX17 to flyby Earth at 0.23 LD on October 2

A small asteroid designated 2017 SX17 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD (~ 88 320 km / 54 879 miles) on October 2, 2017. This is the 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year. Asteroid 2017 SX17 belongs to the Apollo group of...

September 29, 2017

asteroid 2017 su17

Asteroid 2017 SU17 flew past Earth at 0.72 LD, two days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SU17 flew past Earth at 0.72 LD (~ 276 480 km / 171 796 miles) at 08:12 UTC on September 24, 2017. This is now the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD on September 24, and the 33rd since the start of the year,...

September 29, 2017

kreutz sungrazing comet september 27 2017

New, bright Kreutz sungrazing comet plunges into Sun

A new, bright Kreutz 'sungrazing' comet was discovered on September 26, 2017. The comet appeared in SOHO LASCO C3 imagery around 03:06 UTC on September 26 and finished its journey around 09:00 UTC on September 27. It was recorded by both LASCO C3 and C2...

September 29, 2017

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Comet K2 'The Record-Breaker' - farthest active inbound comet ever seen

Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 2.4 billion km (1.5 billion miles) from the Sun (beyond Saturn's orbit). The comet is record-breaking because it is already becoming active under the...

September 29, 2017

yemen cholera

Yemen cholera outbreak now the world’s largest on record, approaching 1 million

Yemen’s 5-month old cholera crisis is now the world’s largest outbreak since records began, Oxfam International said today as the number of suspected cases rose to over 755 000. From August 25 until September 27, there has been an average of 5 750 daily...

September 28, 2017

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Rockfall at Yosemite's El Capitan kills one, injures another, California

A deadly rockfall occurred in Yosemite National Park from El Capitan, a granite monolith above Yosemite Valley at 13:52 PDT (20:52 UTC) on September 27, 2017. The incident happened at the height of the climbing season. The release point appears to be near the...

September 28, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 20 - 26, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 20 and 26, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Lopevi, Vanuatu | San Cristobal, Nicaragua |...

September 28, 2017

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Brutal flash floods, landslides hit Turkey, at least one fatality reported

At least one person has died after heavy rain caused major flash floods and landslides in the Rize region of northeastern Turkey, on September 28, 2017. The person who died was identified in reports as a 40-year-old, Songul Tolan. The incident is reported to have...

September 28, 2017

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State of emergency in Samothraki after 273 mm (10.7 in) of rain within 3 hours

Authorities in Greece have declared a state of emergency on the island of Samothraki (Samothrace) after storms caused severe damage to roads, buildings and drinking water supply on Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26, 2017. There are no reports of deaths or...

September 28, 2017

aurora by dar tanner september 28 2017

G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm levels reached

A recurrent, polar-connected, positive-polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet since September 27. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm levels were reached at 08:48 UTC on September 27, followed by G2 - Moderate levels at 20:24 UTC and then increased to G3 - Strong...

September 28, 2017

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CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming

A stream of high-speed solar wind coming from a recurrent, polar-connected, positive-polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet today and causing geomagnetic storming. G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm levels were reached at 08:48 UTC and increased to G2 - Moderate...

September 27, 2017

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At least 12 dead, 10 missing after landslide hits Rubanda, Uganda

At least 12 people have died and another 10 are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A police spokesman said early Wednesday that 12 people are confirmed dead. He told Xinhua that...

September 27, 2017

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Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

A megacryometeor has left a large crater in the middle of a garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on September 26, 2017. The object hit several meters from the house owned by the Helliwell family, leaving a 1.4 m (4.6 feet) x 1.2 (3.9 feet) crater. "I was...

September 27, 2017

canyon fire california september 2017

Canyon Fire rapidly grows to 2 500 acres, 500 homes evacuated, California

The Canyon Fire was reported on September 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC (13:02 PDT) 8 km (5 miles) southwest of the city of Corona, Los Angeles County, California along highway 91 in Coal Canyon. Steep and rugged terrain, critically dry fuels and high heat enabled the rapid...

September 27, 2017

fireball arizona september 2017

Brilliant fireball over Arizona, sonic boom picked up by a seismometer

A brilliant fireball streaked through the night sky over southern Arizona, US around 03:32 UTC on September 24, 2017 (20:32 MDT, September 23). The event lasted about 12 seconds and produced a sonic boom picked up by a seismometer near Tucson. The American Meteor...

September 27, 2017

japan earthquake september 26 2017 location

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 20:22 UTC on September 26, 2017 (05:22 JST, September 27). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 32.4 km...

September 26, 2017

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Over 8 000 people evacuated around Aoba (Ambae) volcano, Vanuatu

More than 8 000 people living near Aoba (Ambae) volcano in Vanuatu were forced to evacuate over the past several days due to increase in volcanic activity. The Vanuatu Government’s Council of Ministers has declared the State of Emergency on Ambae island on...

September 26, 2017

asteroid 2017 ss12

Asteroid 2017 SS12 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SS12 flew past Earth at 0.67 LD (~ 257 280 km / 159 866 miles) at 15:33 UTC on September 24, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 32nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...

September 26, 2017

cleveland volcano alaska

Moderate eruption detected at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

A moderate, 2-minute-long eruption occurred at Cleveland volcano, Alaska beginning at 01:47 UTC on September 26, 2017. The explosion was detected by seismic and infrasound (air pressure) sensors, the Alaska Volcano Observatory said 02:15 UTC today, adding that...

September 26, 2017

fiji tonga region earthquake september 26 2017

Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Fiji / Tonga region at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Fiji / Tonga region at 04:20 UTC on September 26, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 98.1 km (60.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 26, 2017