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california earthquake september 22 2017

Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit off the coast of Northern California, US at 19:50 UTC on September 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.1 km (5.6 miles). The epicenter was located 58 km (36 miles) W of Ferndale, 58 km WNW of...

September 22, 2017

agung volcano september 22 2017

Alert level for Agung volcano raised to highest (4 of 4), Bali

Following a sharp increase in seismic activity, Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Agung volcano in Bali from 3 to 4 (of 4) at 20:30 local time (13:30 UTC) on September 22, 2017. Massive evacuation of communities around the volcano is in...

September 22, 2017

puerto rico after hurricane maria

Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...

September 22, 2017

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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...

September 22, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 13 - 19, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 13 and 19, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia) | Zhupanovsky,...

September 21, 2017

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Mumbai inundated after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Less than a month after Mumbai was flooded by unusually high rainfall that killed many people, the metropolis has again experienced near-record rainfall that caused widespread flooding on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. It is the second wettest September day in...

September 21, 2017

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At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...

September 21, 2017

vanuatu earthquake september 20 2017

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 20:09 UTC on September 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.2 km (125 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 204 km (126 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 20, 2017

hurricane maria puerto rico september 20 2017 lsm

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...

September 20, 2017

japan earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sr2

Asteroid 2017 SR2 to flyby Earth at 0.24 LD on September 20, second of the day

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SR2 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.24 LD (~92 160 km / 57 265 miles) at 20:29 UTC on September 20, 2017. This is the second known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth at a distance of 1 LD today, the third...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sm2

Asteroid 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD on September 20

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD (~311 040 km / 193 271 miles) on September 20, 2017. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the second within the past 7 days, according to...

September 20, 2017

alabama fireball september 19 2017

Bright green fireball recorded over Montgomery, Alabama

A bright green fireball was recorded above Montgomery, Alabama around 08:00 UTC (03:00 CDT) on September 19, 2017. The event lasted between 1 and 2 seconds and was recorded by a security camera. At this time, the American Meteor Society has no reports about this...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sq2 close flyby september 14 2017

Asteroid 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at 0.53 LD on September 14, 4 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.53 LD (~203 520 km / 126 461 miles) on September 14, 2017. The object flew past us 4 days before it was discovered. Asteroid 2017 SQ2 belongs to the Apollo group of...

September 20, 2017

new zealand earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....

September 20, 2017

mexico earthquake september 19 2017

Extremely dangerous M7.1 earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico - more than 300 killed

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Puebla, Mexico at 18:14 UTC (13:14 local time) on September 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This earthquake comes just 12...

September 19, 2017

hurricane jose at 14 45 utc september 19 2017

Hurricane "Jose" producing dangerous surf and rip currents along US east coast

Hurricane "Jose" is a large tropical cyclone now swirling off the coast of the eastern United States, producing dangerous surf and rip conditions along the coast for several more days. At 15:00 UTC (11:00 EDT) on September 19, 2017, the center of Hurricane...

September 19, 2017

niger floods 2017

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

At least 56 people have been killed, nearly 200 000 are homeless and more than 11 000 homes have been destroyed by floods since the start of the rainy season in May, country's interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The hardest hit is capital...

September 19, 2017

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Monster dust storm and gustnado on a violent HP supercell over Vojvodina, Serbia

A violent storm accompanied by very strong winds, massive dust storm and a gustnado hit Stara Pazova municipality of Vojvodina, Serbia around 12:00 UTC (14:00 CET) on September 17, 2017. The storm lasted about half an hour, but the damage it caused was high. Local...

September 19, 2017

bright fireball over pennsylvania september 17 2017

Bright fireball over Pennsylvania, good chance of meteorites

A bright green fireball streaked across the sky over Maryland and Pennsylvania at 04:59 UTC (00:59 EDT) on September 17, 2017. The fireball lasted between 2 and 3 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The event was seen primarily from Maryland and Pennsylvania...

September 19, 2017

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Alert level for Agung volcano raised to 3 (of 4), Bali, Indonesia

The Alert Level for Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the Indonesian province of Bali was raised from 2 to 3 (of 4) on September 18, 2017, following a sharp increase in volcanic earthquakes on September 17. Authorities raised the alert to 2 on September 14,...

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica September 19 2017

Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...

September 19, 2017

hurricane maria 15 00 utc september 18 2017

Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane

Hurricane "Maria" is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 48 hours and slam into the Leeward Islands as a major, Category 3 or 4 hurricane late Monday, September 18 / early Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (local time). Maria is then expected to move...

September 18, 2017

nam ao dam bursts laos september 11 2017

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos

An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. According to KPL, Lao News Agency, many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have...

September 18, 2017

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Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania

A severe storm that swept over parts of Croatia and Serbia on Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 2017, killed 8 people and injured at least 140 as it reached western Romania late Sunday. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects. According...

September 18, 2017

zhupanovsky volcano september 2017

Strong explosion at Zhupanovsky, ash cloud to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l.

A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first...

September 17, 2017

dust storm algeria september 15 2017

Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria

A massive dust storm swept through northern Algeria's provinces of Djelfa, Laghouat, and Tiaret on Friday, September 15, 2017. The storm was caused by strong thunderstorms and powerful south-west winds. A weather station in Tiaret Province, near the city of...

September 17, 2017

tropical storm maria and lee at 21 15 z september 16 2017

Hurricane "Maria" expected to strike Leeward Islands early next week

Tropical Storm "Maria" formed in the Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on September 16, 2017 as the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Maria is expected to be a Category 1 or 2 hurricane when it approaches the Leeward Islands early next...

September 16, 2017

very bright fireball mauritius reunion september 14 2017

Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Mauritius and Reunion

A very bright fireball streaked across the sunset sky over Mauritius and Reunion islands around 14:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The event reportedly lasted up to 20 seconds before it exploded and left a smoke trail. The object was...

September 16, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" closing in on Kyushu, after dumping record-breaking rain on Okinawa

After ripping through the Okinawa island chain, Japan and passing close to China, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 000 people, Typhoon "Talim" is now on its way toward mainland Japan. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane equivalent when it...

September 15, 2017

agung volcano bali indonesia

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the province of Bali from 1 to 2 (of 4) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, following an increase in volcanic earthquakes detected on Wednesday, September 13. The last...

September 15, 2017

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Typhoon "Doksuri" hits Vietnam, 9 dead, 4 missing 112 injured

Typhoon "Doksuri" made landfall near Quong Dong, Ha Tinh province of northern Vietnam around 03:00 UTC on September 15, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 148 km/h (92 mph) and gusts to 185 km/h (115 mph), according to satellite assessments. This made...

September 15, 2017

storm aileen sebastian germany september 13 2017

Severe windstorm hits Germany, killing at least 3

At least three people have been killed after a powerful windstorm swept across northern Germany on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Named Windstorm "Sebastian" by the German weather service (DWD), this storm is known in the United Kingdom as Storm...

September 14, 2017

aurora forecast at 16 56 utc september 14 2017

G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress

Our planet is under the influence of a positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) which is causing isolated periods of G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor) geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 15:43 UTC. G2 -...

September 14, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 6 - 12, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between September 6 and 12, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aoba, Vanuatu | Fernandina, Ecuador | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | Villarrica, Chile....

September 14, 2017

hurricane max at 12 30 utc on september 14 2017

Hurricane "Max" about to hit Mexico, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

Tropical Storm "Max" intensified into a Category 1 hurricane at 12:00 UTC on September 14, 2017. The government of Mexico has changed the Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado to a Hurricane Warning. A dangerous...

September 14, 2017

earthflow tibet september 2017

Large slow-moving landslide captured on video, Tibet

A dramatic earthflow, slow-moving landslide, occurred in Qinghai province's Dimye village, Tibet on September 7, 2017 and was captured on video. Geophysicist and disaster researcher Mika McKinnon said the flow might be associated with the melting permafrost,...

September 14, 2017

apopka sinkhole september 2017

Very large sinkhole opens near Apopka middle school in Florida

A very large sinkhole opened up behind Apopka Memorial Middle School in Orange County, Florida on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The hole is eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. "The hole - located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court...

September 14, 2017

tropical storm max at 20 30 utc september 13 2017

Tropical Storm "Max" forms, about to hit Mexican state of Guerrero

Tropical Storm "Max" formed near the southwest coast of Mexico on September 13, 2017 as the 13th named storm of the 2017 Pacific hurricane season. Max is expected to make landfall on the southern coast of the Mexican state of Guerrero on September 14 and...

September 13, 2017

spain fireball september 12 2017

Two bright fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017

SMART Project framework recorded two bright meteor fireballs over Spain on September 10 and 12, 2017. The first one was recorded over the province of Toledo and Ciudad Real at 23:26 UTC on September 10. The luminous phenomenon began at an altitude of about 80 km...

September 13, 2017