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fedosia crimea waterspout september 6 2018

Severe thunderstorm hits Crimea, producing spectacular waterspout tornado in Feodosia

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Crimea on September 6, 2018, dumping heavy rain and producing a rare huge waterspout tornado. The waterspout formed in Feodosia, also called Theodosia, located some 300 km (186 miles) NE of Yalta. The twister was accompanied by...

September 07, 2018

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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Flash floods damaged 2 500 homes, affected more than 10 000 people in Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain affecting several areas of northeastern Mexico over the past few days caused damaging flash floods. More heavy rain and local thunderstorms may occur over the already affected areas over the next 48 hours. The rain caused Arroyo El Soldado river in the...

September 07, 2018

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Widespread heavy to excessive rainfall in the Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley

Slow-moving Tropical Depression "Gordon" continues to bring heavy to excessive rains across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. Moisture from Gordon will spread north into the Middle Mississippi Valley and interact with an existing frontal boundary...

September 07, 2018

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Newly discovered asteroid 2018 RS flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RS flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on September 5, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 RS belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was...

September 07, 2018

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Ecuador, knocking down power and injuring one person

A strong earthquake registered by Ecuador's geological institute (IGEPN) as M6.5 hit Ecuador at 02:12 UTC on September 7, 2018 (21:12 local time, September 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 82.5 km (51.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 93.5 km...

September 07, 2018

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Two-step energy transfer in Earth's magnetosphere

Scientists have obtained in situ measurements of Earth's magnetosphere, demonstrating a phenomenon that's long been thought to happen but not yet directly been shown: energy is transferred from hydrogen ions to plasma waves, and then from the waves to helium...

September 06, 2018

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Very strong and deep M7.8 earthquake hits Fiji

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit Fiji at 15:49 UTC on September 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 608.6 km (378 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 627 km (389 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 06, 2018

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Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1 459, India

More than 1 400 people have been killed in India since the onset of the 2018 Southwest monsoon. The number of people who died in just 6 states this monsoon season climbed to 1 211, which is the highest toll in the last two years. As of September 3, 2018, the death...

September 06, 2018

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Hurricane "Florence" becomes the first major hurricane of 2018 Atlantic season, heading toward Bermuda and U.S. East Coast

Hurricane "Florence" underwent a rapid intensification phase on September 5, 2018 and became the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The cyclone has slightly weakened today but is forecast to remain a strong hurricane for the next...

September 06, 2018

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Japan earthquake: At least 37 killed or missing after powerful M6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

At least 7 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5 (03:07 JST, September 6). JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity...

September 06, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 29 - September 4, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between August 29 and September 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Krakatau, Indonesia | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Veniaminof, United States. Ongoing...

September 05, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.7 hit southern Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5, 2018 (03:07 JST, September 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 31 km (19.2...

September 05, 2018

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151 dead or missing, tens of thousands displaced as major floods hit North Korea after 'unprecedented' drought

76 people have been killed and 75 others remain missing after extremely heavy rains hit parts of North Korea at the end of August 2018. Major flooding continued into September. It came after 'unprecedented' drought hit the country in July and August, forcing...

September 05, 2018

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Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties

Parts of Kansas, including the worst-hit Manhattan, received nearly 228.6 mm (9 inches) of rainfall late Sunday, September 2 into Monday, September 3, 2018, causing major flash flooding and forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes. Additional shower and...

September 05, 2018

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Veniaminof volcano alert levels raised, the last eruption of this volcano took place in 2013, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch for Veniaminof volcano at 21:29 UTC on September 4, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2013. The decision to raise alerts...

September 05, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 RC to flyby Earth at 0.58 LD on September 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 RC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00150 AU (224 396 km / 139 433 miles) on September 9, 2018. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. 2018 RC was discovered at...

September 05, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Gordon" makes landfall just west of Alabama-Mississippi border

Tropical Storm "Gordon" made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border at 03:15 UTC on September 5, 2018 (22:15 CDT, September 4) with estimated maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (70 mph) and minimum central pressure of 997 hPa. The storm is...

September 05, 2018

typhoon jebi japan september 4 2018

Typhoon "Jebi" - The strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland Japan since 1993 leaves 1.6 million without power, 9 dead and 300 injured

Typhoon "Jebi" slammed into western Japan on September 4, 2018, killing at least 9 people and injuring more than 300. This is the fourth typhoon to strike Japan this year and the first categorized as 'very strong' to make landfall in mainland Japan...

September 04, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Gordon" dropping heavy rain on Florida, second landfall expected along the corridor from Louisiana to Mississippi

Tropical Storm "Gordon" formed near the Upper Florida Keys at 12:05 UTC on September 3, 2018. However, the storm was affecting southern Florida and dumping heavy rain since September 2, forcing authorities to issue warnings for portions of South Florida...

September 03, 2018

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Central Myanmar dam breach affected 63 000, displaced 36 000 and left 4 dead and 3 missing

Heavy monsoon rains caused a partial breach of a levee at Swar Chaung Dam in central Myanmar on August 29, 2018, affecting more than 63 000 people, displacing 36 000, killing at least four and leaving three missing. As many as 85 villages were flooded. The...

September 02, 2018

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Night sky guide for September 2018

The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky on September 9. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere. The...

September 01, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Jebi" ties for strongest storm on the planet in 2018, heading toward Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Jebi" reached Super Typhoon strength on August 31, 2018, and tied with Jelawat and Maria for the strongest storm on the planet in 2018. The current forecast track takes Jebi over Japan's Honshu island on September 3. The main threat...

August 31, 2018

2018 qr1

Asteroid 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at 0.23 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00059 AU (88 262​ km / 54 843​ miles) on August 21, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

August 30, 2018

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Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power

Another round of severe thunderstorms swept through parts of north-central United States this week, causing damaging winds and heavy rains. Widespread flooding was reported across Wisconsin. The flooding has damaged roads, businesses and private residences in...

August 30, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 22 - 28, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between August 22 and 28, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Merapi, Central Java...

August 29, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of New Caldonia

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit off the coast of New Caledonia at 03:51 UTC on August 29, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.7 km (16.6 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.1 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). This earthquake...

August 29, 2018

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M6.4 earthquake hits Anatahan region, Northern Mariana Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Anatahan region, Northern Mariana Islands at 22:35 UTC on August 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 59.9 km (37.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.4 at a depth of 80 m (49 miles). This...

August 28, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia's Timor region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.2 hit Indonesia's Timor region at 07:08 UTC (14:08 local time) on August 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 8.6 km (5.3 miles). EMSC is...

August 28, 2018

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First winter weather advisories of the 2018/19 season issued for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming

First winter weather advisories for the upcoming 2018/19 winter season have been issued by the NWS for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming. NWS expects several inches of wet snow into early Tuesday, August 28 above 1 800 m (6 000 feet). These are the first...

August 27, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG

A powerful eruption took place at PNG's Manam volcano at 20:00 UTC, August 24, 2018 (06:00 local time, August 25). This sudden, high-impact eruption sent volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level and produced lava flows that forced 2 000 villagers...

August 26, 2018

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CME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun

G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. A faint and slow-moving CME was first seen in LASCO coronagraph imagery at approximately 22:00 UTC on August 20. The...

August 26, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermanshah, killing at least 3 people and injuring over 300, Iran

At least 3 people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after M6.0 earthquake hit western Iran at 22:13 UTC on August 25, 2018 (02:43 local time, August 26). USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. The...

August 26, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hit Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 16:50 UTC (07:50 local time) on August 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 35.1 km (21.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 40 km (24.8...

August 25, 2018

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New eruptive activity at Etna's New Southeast Crater, Italy

New eruptive activity started at Etna's New Southeast Crater on August 23, 2018 and continued into August 24. The eruption began after seismic network detected a sharp increase in seismicity under the volcano at around 18:30 UTC (20:30 local time). The tremor...

August 24, 2018

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Very strong and deep M7.1 earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS ad M7.1 hit Peru-Brazil border region at 09:04 UTC (04:04 local time) on August 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 609.5 km (378.7 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.0 at a depth of 651 km (404.5 miles)....

August 24, 2018

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Lane's center to pass dangerously close or hit Hawaii. Officials: not enough shelters for everyone

The latest forecast track from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center brings the center of Lane dangerously close to the Hawaiian Islands during the Thursday through Saturday time frame, August 23 to 25. Regardless of the exact track of the storm, life-threatening...

August 23, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 15 - 21, 2018

New activity-unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between August 15 and 21, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Alaid, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Merapi, Central...

August 23, 2018

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits near Tanaga Volcano, Alaska

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Tanaga Volcano, Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 03:56 UTC on August 23, 2018 (18:35 local time, August 22). The agency is reporting a depth of 43.9 km (27.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 60 km...

August 23, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Bandon, Oregon at 09:31 UTC (00:31 UTC) on August 22, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 265.2 km (164.8 miles) WNW of Lakeport...

August 22, 2018