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asteroid 2018 wg2

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

A small asteroid designated 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00134 AU (200 461 km / 124 560 miles) on November 30, 2018. Asteroid 2018 WG2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona and has an...

December 01, 2018

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Historic disaster: Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey

Heavy rain hit the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, Muğla province on November 29, 2018, causing dangerous flash floods, sweeping away cars and stranding residents. The rain was preceded by at least one waterspout and accompanied by large hail. This is the second...

December 01, 2018

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Banda Sea at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 13:27 UTC on December 1, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 140.6 km (87 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian...

December 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 wv1

Asteroid 2018 WV1 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD on December 2, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WV1 will make a very close approach to our planet at 03:11 UTC on December 2, 2018. The object will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (32 911 km / 20 450 miles) - third closest this year. This object...

November 30, 2018

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Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Anchorage, Alaska at 17:29 UTC (08:29 AKST) on November 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.9 km (25.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 31 km (19.2 miles). The quake was...

November 30, 2018

asteroid 2018 wz1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00073 AU (109 206 km / 67 857 miles) on November 27, 2018. This is the 69th known asteroid to fly by our planet within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

November 30, 2018

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Powerful Pacific storm impacting California; Major multi-faceted storm Friday through weekend

A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts...

November 30, 2018

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Queensland bushfires danger rated catastrophic for the first time in history, Australia

With severe to extreme heatwave conditions set to continue and 144 bushfires still burning, Queensland authorities are warning people to remain on high alert into the weekend and next week. On November 30, 2018, Queensland firefighters are still battling 144...

November 30, 2018

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Strombolian activity and lava flow observed at Mount Etna, Italy

A mild strombolian activity accompanied by a lava flow is taking place at Mount Etna, Italy since November 28, 2018. The explosions are happening at the New Southeast Crater and are still very small. According to INGV's Boris Behncke, Etna's current activity...

November 30, 2018

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Bright green fireball recorded over Hungary

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the early morning sky over southern Hungary at 04:10 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 4 seconds and was recorded by numerous web cameras located in Austria. The International Meteor Organization...

November 29, 2018

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Bright fireball over Toronto, Canada

A bright meteor was recorded streaking through the night sky over Toronto, the capital of Canadian province of Ontario at around 02:15 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 85 reports by 23:00 UTC. The...

November 29, 2018

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Heavy wet snow leaves 250 000 homes without power in Nova Scotia, Canada

A powerful winter storm is affecting parts of eastern Canada, causing a massive power outage in Nova Scotia, high water levels and heavy pounding surf. At the peak of the storm, nearly 250 000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without power, many of them in the...

November 29, 2018

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Seismic waves near Mayotte characteristic of volcanic phenomena

International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the...

November 29, 2018

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

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between November 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) |...

November 29, 2018

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Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador

At least 9 people have been killed and 8 injured after heavy rain caused landslides in Limon Indanza Canton, Ecuador's Morona Santiago Province on November 24, 2018. According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 150 people were evacuated, 9...

November 28, 2018

asteroid 2018 we1

Asteroid 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at 0.28 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on November 25, 2018. This is the 68th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

November 28, 2018

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Sydney hit by worst November storm since 1984, more than a month's worth of rain in 90 minutes

Two people were killed and several injured after a major storm hit Sydney, Australia on November 28, 2018. The storm dumped more rain in just several hours than the region records during the entire month of November. Observatory Hill recorded 125 mm (4.9 inches) of...

November 28, 2018

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Glowing green fireball recorded over Novosibirsk, Siberia

A bright green fireball was recorded over the Russian city of Novosibirsk, Siberia around 01:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on November 27, 2018. The event lasted up to 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. Novosibirsk Planetarium asked those who witnessed and filmed the...

November 28, 2018

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Very heavy rain and damaging wind for eastern NSW, Australia

A deepening low pressure system is expected to affect major New South Wales population centers this week. The storm could drop two months of rain over parts of the state, including Sydney, in a matter of hours. Residents are urged to follow advice from local...

November 27, 2018

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Severe weather alerts issued ahead of Storm Diana, Ireland

The Irish Meteorological Service (Met Eireann) has issued Wind Warnings for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, ahead of the approaching Storm Diana. A Yellow warning is in effect nationwide and Orange for southwestern counties. Tonight will again be wet and windy, but...

November 27, 2018

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Four waterspouts form near a beach in Koh Lipe, Thailand

Four waterspouts formed almost simultaneously near a beach in Koh Lipe in the Andaman Sea, southern Thailand on November 25, 2018, stunning holidaymakers in the area. This rare weather phenomenon took place just before noon (LT) near the village of Chao Lay and...

November 27, 2018

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Mass whale stranding in Mason Bay, New Zealand

A pod of 145 pilot whales was found stranded on a beach on Stewart Island (Raikura) in New Zealand late November 24, 2018 (LT). The whales were found in two ponds about 2 km (1.2 miles) apart in Mason Bay. While this is the biggest stranding event, three more...

November 27, 2018

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Snow and hail blanket parts of the Arabian Desert

While most of the Middle East suffered prolonged heavy rains and deadly floods over the past 30 days, winter weather hit parts of the Arabian Peninsula, covering its deserts in a layer of snow. Northern Saudi cities, including Ha’il, al-Jouf and Tabuk...

November 26, 2018

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Unseasonable dust storm rolls through Gansu, China

A massive dust storm swept over China's northwestern province of Gansu on November 25, 2018, reducing visibility in some areas to just 100 m (330 feet). Dust storms here are expected during spring, not in winter. Meteorologists said wind speed of around 17 m/s...

November 26, 2018

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Usagi forces 100 000 to evacuate southern Vietnam, drops 350 mm (14 inches) of rain on Ho Chi Minh

Tropical Storm "Usagi" made landfall in southern Vietnam around 06:00 UTC on November 25, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 83 km/h (52 mph). This is the 27th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season and the 8th tropical cyclone to hit Vietnam...

November 26, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018

kermanshah earthquake november 25 2018 sam

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermanshah, Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermanshah, Iran at 16:37 UTC (20:07 local time) on November 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The quake hit one year after...

November 25, 2018

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Violent tornado sweeps through Rocca di Neto, Crotone, Italy

A large tornado hit Rocca di Neto, province of Crotone, Calabria region around 11:30 UTC (12:30 LT) on November 25, 2018, causing significant infrastructural damage and leaving several people injured. This is the second tornado to hit the province in 5 days. The...

November 25, 2018

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Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3 000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead

Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties. The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and...

November 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake near San Andres archipelago, Caribbean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina (Colombia), the Caribbean Sea at 03:40 UTC on November 25, 2018 (21:40 LT, November 24). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km...

November 25, 2018

asteroid 2018 wa1

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00168 AU (251 324 km / 156 165 miles) on November 13, 2018. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 16, three days after it made closest approach to our planet....

November 24, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Usagi" about to make landfall in southern Vietnam

Severe Tropical Storm "Usagi," known in the Philippines as Samuel, continues moving westward over the South China Sea and strengthening while approaching southern Vietnam. This is the 27th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season and the 8th tropical...

November 23, 2018

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Over 19 000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan

Over 200 000 people in 15 of Sudan's 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122 500 people affected by floods the same time last year. According to the Government of Sudan,...

November 23, 2018

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Akan volcano alert level raised, Hokkaido, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a Near-crater Warning for Akan volcano (Meakandake) at 03:30 UTC on November 23, 2018. The decision was made due to increased seismic activity at the volcano. A similar event occurred in 2015 when the increased...

November 23, 2018

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Significant snowfall, reductions in visibility and gusty winds expected as winter storm moves across Central Plains into the Great Lakes, US

A winter storm will move across the Central Plains into the Great Lakes through the weekend bringing significant snowfall and gusty winds, leading to significant reductions to visibility, NWS warns. Meanwhile, Pacific storm systems continue to produce heavy snow in...

November 23, 2018

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

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 14 and 20, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)....

November 22, 2018

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Large dust storm sweeps through Australia, serious health hazard in Sydney

A low pressure system affecting southeastern Australia since November 21, 2018, brought damaging winds, high seas, dangerous dust storms and elevated fire danger for eastern New South Wales. Ambulances in NSW have responded to almost 100 calls across Sydney as a...

November 22, 2018

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Significant increase in ash emissions at Veniaminof, Aviation Color Code Red, Alaska

Ash emissions at Veniaminof volcano increased significantly on November 21, 2018, forcing Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red and Volcano Alert Level to Warning. Veniaminof is generating a plume of ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above...

November 22, 2018

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Destructive waterspout hits Marmaris, Turkey

A large waterspout formed near the coast of Marmaris, southern Turkey on November 21, 2018. At least one boat sank and more were destroyed in the mooring area. There were no reports of injuries at the time of press. ​ This report will be updated when more...

November 21, 2018

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Record cold in the Northeast, rounds of heavy rain and mountain snow along the West Coast

Very cold Arctic air will bring frigid temperatures to the US Northeast, possibly marking the region's coldest Thanksgiving ever as well as the entire month of November. Meanwhile, a series of Pacific storms will deliver multiple rounds of heavy rain and...

November 21, 2018