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saharan dust cams model june 8 2018

Huge plume of Saharan dust traveling over Atlantic, several plumes hitting SE Europe

A huge plume of Saharan dust is currently being transported over the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, several plumes are moving toward southeastern Europe as well as towards the Alps. What scientists working at CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, a part...

June 08, 2018

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Gulf of Mexico hypoxic 'dead zone' forecasted to exceed 17 250 square km (6 660 square miles)

The June 2018 forecast of the size of the hypoxic zone also known as the 'dead zone' in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2018 is that it will cover 17 250 km2 (6,660 mi2) of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The 95%...

June 08, 2018

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The number...

June 08, 2018

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Photogenic EF-3 tornado touched down near Laramie, Wyoming

A strong EF-3 tornado touched down near Laramie, Wyoming on June 6, 2018, causing damage to some structures and power lines. There were no injuries reported but the tornado was especially photogenic, one for the history books. Another tornado occurred in the...

June 08, 2018

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With 182 000 lightning strikes in May, France doubles its record, 4 killed in recent storms

With 182 000 lightning strikes in May 2018, France has almost doubled its previous record figure for the same month set in 2009. Four lives were lost over the past two weeks. The storms brought a record number of lightning strikes as well as record amounts of rain...

June 08, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under dormant Parinacota volcano, Chile-Bolivia

A seismic swarm has been detected under Parinacota stratovolcano along the Chile-Bolivia border on June 6, 2018, Sernageomin reports. There are no known historical eruptions of this volcano. However, Helium surface-exposure dates have been obtained for eruptions...

June 07, 2018

killer frost hits canadian maritimes june 2018

Unusual 'killer' frost hits the Maritimes as temperatures plunge to -4 °C (24.8 °F), Canada

Crops across the Canadian Maritimes sustained widespread damage after a sharp plunge in spring temperatures caused unusual 'killer' frost. On the same day, a rare June snow accompanied by frigid wind chills hit Newfoundland. Environmental Canada issued yet...

June 07, 2018

north texas hailstorm june 6 2018

Baseball-sized hail hits North Texas, damaging 20 000 structures and 25 000 cars

Quick-moving severe storms accompanied by baseball-sized hail left a trail of destruction across North Texas on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. In total, approximately 20 000 structures were damaged and 25 000 vehicles, making an estimated total insured loss up to $425...

June 07, 2018

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Ozarks shaken by massive boom, meteor explosion suspected, US

A massive boom was heard and felt over much of the Ozarks shortly after noon (local time) on June 6, 2018. The National Weather Service said their working theory is a meteor exploding high in the atmosphere. "I felt the ground shake and wondered what in the...

June 07, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 30 - June 5, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 30 and June 5, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Kerinci, Indonesia | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Merapi, Central...

June 06, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Aletta" forms as the first named storm of the 2018 East Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Aletta" formed south of Mexico on June 6, 2018 as the first named storm of the 2018 eastern North Pacific season has formed. The season officially started on May 15 in the eastern Pacific and on June 1 in the central Pacific. They will both...

June 06, 2018

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Temperature at Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, New Zealand

The temperature at Te Wai ā-moe (Crater Lake) at New Zealand's Mount Ruapehu is rising along with an increase in volcanic tremor, GNS Science reported June 6, 2018. While this is consistent with minor volcanic unrest behavior, it is a useful reminder that...

June 06, 2018

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New pyroclastic flow at Fuego, death toll jumps to 109, nearly 200 missing, Guatemala

A new pyroclastic flow descended down the southeastern flank of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 5, 2018. Ash plume rose to approximately 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The death toll from Fuego's eruption on June 3 reached 75 late June 5, with 192...

June 06, 2018

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Melbourne records its coldest start to winter since 1982, Australia

Coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria - Melbourne (population 4.8 million) - has recorded its coldest start to June since 1982, according to data provided by Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Officials blame a pattern of weather that...

June 06, 2018

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Hundreds more homes destroyed as lava covers most of Kapoho, Hawaii

Nearly 200 homes were destroyed by lava over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to nearly 300 since Kilauea begun erupting on May 3, 2018. "It is safe to say that hundreds of homes were lost," Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County said...

June 06, 2018

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Unseasonal heavy rain and strong cold front hit Western Australia, leaving 40 000 properties without power

Unseasonal rain, in parts record-breaking, and a strong cold front hit Western Australia on June 4 and 5, 2018, leaving more than 40 000 properties without power. On average, this region sees fronts like this about five times per year. Damaging wind gusts up to 109...

June 05, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rains trigger deadly landslide in Mizoram, India

At least 10 people have been killed and one was injured after heavy rains triggered a large landslide in the Lunglei town of northeast India's state of Mizoram on June 5, 2018. Heavy rains are expected to continue today. State officials said the landslide was...

June 05, 2018

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A month’s worth of rain in less than an hour floods parts of Brittany, France

A severe storm hit Brittany, northwestern France on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018, dumping a month's worth of rain on the city of Morlaix in less than an hour. No injuries have been reported but the material damage is substantial. The storm quickly...

June 04, 2018

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Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the Kilauea's LERZ fissure system, Hawaii

A vigorous eruption of lava continues from Kilauea's lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Local videographers reported that lava entered the ocean at Kapoho Bay at about 08:30 UTC on June 4, 2018. A...

June 04, 2018

china fireball june 1 2018

Meteorite fragments from June 1 fireball found, several homes damaged, China

Numerous fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1, 2018 have been found by locals in Menghai County. Executive deputy director of the Professional Committee for Meteorite Scientific Investigation of the China Scientific...

June 04, 2018

fuego volcano eruption june 3 2018

Most violent eruption of Fuego volcano in 40 years, massive pyroclastic flows leave hundreds dead

A major eruption started at Guatemalan Fuego volcano around 16:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on June 3, 2018. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level and produced massive lava and pyroclastic flows in its most violent eruption in more...

June 04, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

south africa fireball june 2 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral. Local media reports the event as meteorite strike...

June 03, 2018

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Northern hemisphere's 2018 noctilucent clouds season begins

NASA's AIM spacecraft has spotted first Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs) of the 2018 northern hemisphere NLC season at the end of May. And just as they spotted them forming, people on the ground started seeing them, too. "They are back!" Ruslan Merzlyakov...

June 02, 2018

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Another deadly dust storm hits Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 17 people were killed and 11 injured after another major dust storm hit India's state of Uttar Pradesh on the evening of June 1, 2018. According to state officials, most of the deaths were caused by falling trees and house collapse. The worst of the...

June 02, 2018

fireball over china june 1 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over Jinghong City, China, several homes damaged

A very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province at 13:40 UTC on June 1, 2018. Locals reported sonic booms associated with the event. According to witness reports, the event lasted for about 2 seconds and was followed by two sonic...

June 02, 2018

aurora forecast model run at 06 16z june 1 2018

Negative polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming

A negative polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) is affecting our planet today, sparking G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. G1 threshold was reached at 13:29 UTC on June 1, 2018. Solar wind parameters became enhanced over the past 24 hours due to the effect...

June 01, 2018

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5 killed after avalanche hits Babusar top, Pakistan

Five people have been killed after a snow avalanche hit their car while returning from the Babusar top in Pakistan on May 30, 2018. According to police reports, six men from Tableeghi Jamaat were traveling in a jeep to the Babusar top in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from...

June 01, 2018

night sky guide june 2018

Night Sky Guide for June 2018

The summer of 2018 in the northern hemisphere will officially begin on June 21 with June Solstice at 09:54 UTC. On this day, Earth's North Pole will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over...

June 01, 2018

mount merapi eruption june 1 2018

Eruption at Mount Merapi ejects ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted at 01:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on June 1, 2018, ejecting ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Volcano's alert status remains unchanged at Level 2 as well as 3 km (1.8...

June 01, 2018

10 km long crack emerges in kenya

10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

A 10-km-long (6.2 miles) earth crack has emerged on the slopes of Elgeyo escarpment in western Kenya last week, following heavy rain in the region. There are more than 10 000 households living on the escarpment, a part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley....

May 31, 2018

tropical depression alberto may 30 2018

Subtropical Storm "Alberto" blamed for 8 deaths, 3 missing in U.S. and Cuba

At least 8 people have been killed and 3 are still missing after Subtropical Storm "Alberto" formed on May 25 and made landfall in Laguna Beach, Florida on May 28. Alberto is the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season which officially...

May 31, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: May 23 - 29, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between May 23 and 29, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Merapi, Central...

May 30, 2018

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Crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) is in the process of reforming, New Zealand

The crater lake at White Island (Whakaari) in New Zealand is in the process of reforming, GeoNet's Duty Volcanologist Agnes Mazot said. Volcanic activity remains at a low level and is local to the crater lake site. The alert level remains at 1. Observations...

May 30, 2018

karnataka flood may 29 2018

Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang

Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South...

May 30, 2018

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Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina

Thousands of people were evacuated early Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina. At 06:26 EDT (10:26 UTC), the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for...

May 30, 2018

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2 journalists killed covering Subtropical Storm "Alberto" in North Carolina

A news anchor and a photojournalist working for WYFF were killed by a downed tree while covering Subtropical Storm "Alberto" in North Carolina on Monday, May 28, 2018. Two television journalists working for NBC affiliate WYFF of Greenville, South Carolina...

May 29, 2018

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Lightning and hailstorms claim 45 lives across India, death toll rises to at least 250

Severe storms that hit several Indian states on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 2018, claimed at least 45 lives, officials said. The storms are just the latest in a series of unusually strong storms in India this year. The death toll since the start of the month...

May 29, 2018

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10 000 homes damaged after M5.7 earthquake strikes Jilin Province, China

More than 10 000 homes have been damaged after a shallow M5.7 earthquake hit China's Jilin Province at 21:50 UTC on May 27, 2018 (01:50 local time, May 28). The USGS is reporting this quake as M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 23 km...

May 29, 2018

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Health alerts issued as hazardous 'vog' from Kilauea spreads through Micronesia

High sulfur dioxide emissions and other gasses and particles released during ongoing eruption of Hawaiian Kilauea volcano have reached Micronesia, some 4 000 km (2 500 miles) west of the volcano, forcing authorities to issue health alerts. The latest NOAA HYSPLIT...

May 29, 2018