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choorata dam flood bulgaria october 25 2017

Widespread damage, 3 dead and several missing after floods hit eastern Bulgaria

At least three people have died and several are still missing after an intense storm swept through several parts of eastern Bulgaria late Tuesday into Wednesday, October 25, causing floods, mudslides and widespread damage. More heavy rain is expected in the affected...

October 26, 2017

850 hpa temp anomaly nov 3 2017

First significant cold blast expected in Europe late this weekend

A sharp patter change is expected to affect Europe starting late this weekend with much colder temperatures than average. "Various models are in good agreement for a sharp pattern change starting late this weekend from northern Europe spreading into...

October 25, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 18 - 24, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between October 18 and 24, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Tinakula, Solomon...

October 25, 2017

aurora october 23 2017 by markus varik norway

Recurrent, positive polarity CH HSS sparks geomagnetic storming

Our planet is again under the influence of a recurring, positive polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS), which is causing isolated periods of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. Over the past 24 hours, solar wind parameters were indicative of the arrival of a...

October 25, 2017

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Record-high October temperatures hit California

A record-breaking heat is expected to continue affecting California for the third day in a row today. While more records could fall on Thursday, October 26, the temperatures are expected to return to normal for the season by the end of the week. Hot and dry Santa...

October 25, 2017

tinakula eruption solomon islands october 2017 okano gamara

Eruption continues at Tinakula, water contaminated, people living on coconuts

The Tinakula volcano in Solomon Islands continues erupting for the fifth day in a row after it burst into life October 20, 2017. Heavy ashfall has already contaminated water supplies on nearby islands, but since the area is a no-fly-zone, residents will need to wait...

October 25, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Saola" heading toward Okinawa, Japan

Tropical Storm "Saola" formed late September 23, 2017, south of Guam, the Pacific Ocean as the 22nd named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Saola is expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane equivalent within a couple of days as it...

October 25, 2017

maui hawaii power outage repairs october 24 2017

Powerful storm hits Hawaii, leaves 150 000 without power in Maui

A powerful storm hit Hawaii late Monday, October 23 into Tuesday, October 24 with powerful winds, numerous lightning strikes and heavy rain that knocked out power to the entire island of Maui. At least one teenage girl has been injured after a tree fell on a bus...

October 25, 2017

hickory airport tornado damage october 23 2017

Severe storm, destructive tornadoes roll through Carolinas, 98 000 without power

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), 7 tornadoes sightings were reported across the Carolinas on Monday, October 23, 2017, as a line of severe storms swept through the region, bringing much-needed rain. At least 98 000 people lost power at the peak of...

October 24, 2017

indonesia earthquake october 24 2017 location

Strong, very deep M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit off the coast of Indonesia at 10:47 UTC on October 24, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 549.2 km (341.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 550 km (341.7 miles). According to the USGS, the...

October 24, 2017

stromboli explosion italy october 23 2017

Sudden strong explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A strong explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 14:04 UTC on Monday, October 23, 2017, ejecting bombs on a vast area around the crater. There were no people near the volcano at the time of the explosion and there are no reports of damage or injuries. ...

October 23, 2017

Otgontenger

10 killed, 7 missing in an avalanche on Otgontenger, Mongolia’s highest peak

Ten people have been killed and 7 are missing after being caught in an avalanche on Mount Otgontenger, Mongolia's highest peak. Authorities banned climbing the peak for safety reasons two years ago. According to the Mongolian National Emergency Management...

October 23, 2017

typhoon lan hits japan october 2017

Typhoon "Lan" slams into Japan, leaves at least 7 dead, extensive flooding

Typhoon "Lan" made landfall at Shizuoka Prefecture, some 175 km (110 miles) southwest of Tokyo at 18:00 UTC on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (03:00 JST, October 23), side-sweeping the capital, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 198 km/h (123 mph). The...

October 23, 2017

bouvet island earthquake october 23 2017

Shallow M6.0 earthquake off Bouvet Island, South Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Bouvet Island, South Atlantic Ocean at 08:32 UTC on October 23, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

October 23, 2017

asteroid 2017 ur2

Asteroid 2017 UR2 flew past Earth at 0.83 LD, 2 days after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UR2 flew past Earth at 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (~318 643 km / 197 995 miles) on October 17, 2017, two days after it was discovered. This is the 43rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

October 22, 2017

asteroid 2017 uj2

Asteroid 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at 0.05 LD, second closest of the year

A small asteroid designated 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.05 LD or 0.00012 AU (~17 951 km / 11 154 miles) from the center of Earth on October 20, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1...

October 22, 2017

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Typhoon "Lan" pre-landfall update by meteorologist Jonathan Oh

Typhoon "Lan" is still very large and very strong typhoon located 695 km (430 miles) SW of Tokyo as of 09:45 UTC, Sunday, October 22, 2017, but is weakening. Warnings and advisories are now in place for almost the entire country. The storm is expected to...

October 22, 2017

steam rising from mount agung october 19 2017

Drone views steam plumes inside the crater of Agung volcano, Bali

On Thursday, October 19, a surveillance drone detected that the fracture in the crater of Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia had widened since the satellite image taken Wednesday. While seismic activity under Agung is still increased, the seismic energy continues to...

October 21, 2017

mount michael sounders island gas emission october 15 2017

Gas emission observed over Mount Michael, South Atlantic Ocean

Satellite images acquired October 15, 2017 show what appears to be a gas emission originating from Mount Michael on Saunders Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Prior to August 2015, the most recent eruptive activity detected was in the second half of 2012. Gas emissions...

October 21, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Tinakula volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet), Solomon Islands

After more than 5 years of quiescence, a powerful eruption started at Tinakula volcano, Temoto Province, Solomon Islands at 19:20 UTC on October 20, 2017. A second eruption was registered at 23:40 UTC. Heavy ashfall was reported on nearby islands. According to the...

October 21, 2017

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Lan becomes a Super Typhoon, landfall expected just southwest of Tokyo

Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...

October 21, 2017

cme produced by m1 1 solar flare october 20 2017

Moderate M1.1 solar flare off eastern limb, old Region 2673 returns

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017 from the vicinity of old Region 2682, numbered 2673 two rotations ago. Radio signatures suggested and coronagraph imagery confirmed, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was...

October 21, 2017

monto flooding queensland australia october 2017

Record rain wreaks havoc across Queensland, affects food supply

Record-breaking rain and flooding it caused wreaked havoc across Queensland, Australia during the past 7 days, forcing evacuations, causing power outages, road closures, and widespread crop losses. At least 1 person has been killed and six are missing. For farmers,...

October 20, 2017

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Ebola-like Marburg virus disease presence declared in Uganda

On October 19, 2017, Uganda's Minister of Health has officially declared the presence of Marburg virus disease, one of the most deadly known pathogens, in the eastern part of the country. The statement comes after one confirmed case was detected and died in...

October 20, 2017

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Mountainside collapse in Oman leaves several people trapped

Several people are feared trapped under rubble after a mountainside collapsed on them in Samail Province, Oman on October 19, 2017. According to a statement from the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA), preliminary information indicates the...

October 20, 2017

trinidad floods october 2017

Widespread riverine flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, heavy rain to last for days

Heavy rain that started Wednesday, October 18, 2017 caused major floods in parts of Trinidad and Tobago, leaving numerous submerged homes, roads and farms and thousands of marooned citizens. The threat for moderate to heavy showers, additional flooding and...

October 20, 2017

waves off ireland produced by ex hurricane ophelia october 16 2017

Ophelia created biggest waves ever recorded off Irish coast

The M5 buoy off the southeast coast of Ireland recorded one individual wave reached a startling height of 17.81 m (58.4 feet) on Monday, October 16, 2017, the Irish Weather Buoy Network (IWBN) confirms. This is now the biggest individual wave ever recorded off the...

October 20, 2017

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Storm Brian undergoing explosive cyclogenesis before reaching Ireland and UK

An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and southern Britain on Saturday, October 21 has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service. Before it makes landfall, the system is undergoing...

October 20, 2017

sri lanka fireball october 18 2017 heatmap

Bright fireball, sonic boom reported over Sri Lanka

A bright fireball accompanied by a sonic boom was reported streaking through the night sky over Sri Lanka around 15:30 UTC (21:00 local time) on October 18, 2017. Numerous people from the Southern Province of the country reported loud explosion associated with the...

October 19, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 11 - 17, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between October 11 and 17, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) |...

October 19, 2017

destroyed bridge negros oriental philippines october 18 2017

Heavy rain, series of landslides hit Negros Oriental, Philippines

At least 87 families were evacuated Thursday, October 19, 2017 after a series of landslides triggered by heavy rains shut down roads near Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant in Negros Oriental, Philippines. Vicente Omandam, a senior manager at the plant, confirmed in...

October 19, 2017

ireland uk windstorm gfs model october 21 2017

Models suggest significant windstorm is about to hit Ireland and UK

A new tropical depression may strengthen into a strong storm to hurricane force cyclone as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. "GFS and ECMWF model guidance is currently in good agreement on the...

October 19, 2017

new york fireball october 18 2017

Bright daylight meteor recorded over Long Island, New York

A bright daylight meteor was observed and recorded disintegrating over Long Island, New York at around 19:00 UTC (15:00 EDT) on October 18, 2017. The event reportedly lasted from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds. One user reported seeing it for about 20 seconds. Although the...

October 19, 2017

major flash flood jerez spain october 18 2017

Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...

October 19, 2017

atmospheric river pacific northwest british columbia october 18 2017

Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...

October 18, 2017

asteroid 2017 td6

Asteroid 2017 TD6 to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on October 19, 2017

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 TD6 will flyby Earth at 0.5 LD (~192 999 km / 119 303 miles) at 18:56 UTC on October 19, 2017. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This asteroid belongs to...

October 18, 2017

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Powerful double solar eruption beyond the east limb

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Sun's east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1...

October 18, 2017

tonga earthquake october 18 2017 location map

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

October 18, 2017

asteroid 2017 fu

Asteroid 2017 UF discovered a day after 0.99 LD Earth flyby

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UF flew past Earth at 0.99 LD (~380 160 km / 236 220 miles) on October 15, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 40th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

October 18, 2017

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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...

October 18, 2017