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paris france flood january 23 2018

Exceptionally high rainfall, Paris on flood alert in second-wettest winter on record

France has seen exceptionally high rainfall this month with several places already above all-time record and others 4 - 5 times above average for the month. With 7 days still left, the December - January period in Paris is already the second-wettest on record since...

January 24, 2018

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 10:51 UTC on January 24, 2018 (19:51 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a...

January 24, 2018

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Earthquake swarm in progress along the coast of NSW, Australia

A seismic swarm is in progress along the coast of northern New South Wales, Australia since Friday, January 19, 2018, raising fears that a bigger earthquake might hit the region. Authorities say that while they can't rule out a bigger one, they don't see it...

January 24, 2018

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At least 56 217 evacuated around Mayon volcano, Philippines

More than 56 000 people living around erupting Mayon volcano in the Philippines have left their homes since January 13, 2018. Following a powerful eruption on January 22, PHIVOLCS raised the Alert Level to 4 and extended the danger zone. With the Alert Level now on...

January 23, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 BF3 flew past Earth at 0.63 LD, 6th in 4 days

A sixth known near-Earth asteroid in just 4 days flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on January 19, 2018. The latest asteroid was designated 2018 BF3 and it flew past Earth at a distance of 0.63 LD / 0.00162 AU (~242 348 km / 150 588 miles) at 03:00 UTC. This...

January 23, 2018

gulf of alaska earthquake january 23 2018 location

Powerful M7.9 earthquake hits Gulf of Alaska, triggers tsunami warnings

A massive earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.9 hit the Gulf of Alaska at 09:31 UTC on January 23, 2018 (00:31 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Tsunami warnings, watches...

January 23, 2018

kusatsu shiranesan eruption january 23 2018

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupts after 35 years of calm, leaves one dead and 18 injured

A sudden eruption took place at Kusatsu-Shirane volcano (Kusatsu-Shiranesan) in Japan early Tuesday, January 23, 2018, causing an avalanche that left one member of Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) dead and 6 injured. At least 11 people were injured by falling...

January 23, 2018

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Rare snow, heaviest since 2014 brings Tokyo to a standstill

A rare heavy snowfall hit Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing around 700 traffic accident, stranding more than 9 000 travelers and leaving more than 180 people injured. The snowfall began during the morning hours (local time) of January 22,...

January 23, 2018

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Massive blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow on B.C., forces closure of ski resorts

A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount...

January 23, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 hits near the coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 06:43 UTC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 43.9 km (27.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS,...

January 23, 2018

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32 waterspouts reported off Corfu, Greece

A major waterspout outbreak took place early Sunday, January 21, 2018 off the coast of Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands, northwesternmost part of Greece. According to photographer Giannis Gasteratos, who recorded and reported the event, at least 32...

January 22, 2018

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Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains

A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, US on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing major road and air traffic problems. The storm is named Jaxon by The Weather Channel. Hundreds of flights were...

January 22, 2018

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Strong windstorm leaves 73 000 homes without power in B.C., Canada

A powerful windstorm hit Canada's British Columbia on Sunday, January 21, 2018, downing trees and power lines, and knocking out power to more than 73 000 BC Hydro customers. At least two people were injured. The worst-hit area appears to be Sunshine Coast, parts...

January 22, 2018

colombia landslide january 21 2018

13 killed as landslide hits a bus in Colombia's Narino

At least 13 people were killed after a landslide swept away a small bus into a ravine in an area called Devil's Nose in Narino department, southeast Colombia on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Search and rescue operations didn't start until Sunday as locals...

January 22, 2018

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Powerful eruption at Mayon volcano, heavy ashfall and zero visibility, Alert Level 4

A powerful eruption took place at Mayon volcano, Philippines around 04:45 UTC on Monday, January 22, 2018 (12:45 local time), producing a column of ash that rose up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. At 05:10 UTC, the Tokyo VAAC reported ash cloud up to 12.5...

January 22, 2018

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M6.3 earthquake hits Chile at intermediate depth, very strong shaking in Arica

A strong earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.3 hit northern Chile at 01:06 UTC on January 21, 2018 (22:06 local time, January 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 105.3 km (65.4 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 110.8 km (68.8 miles); EMSC...

January 21, 2018

asteroid 2018 br1

Asteroid 2018 BR1 flew past Earth at 0.33 LD on January 16, 5th in 4 days

A small asteroid designated 2018 BR1, first observed on January 17 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD / 0.00088 (~131 646 km / 81 801 miles) on January 16, 2018. This is now the 5th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in 4 days and the 6th...

January 20, 2018

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More than 34 000 evacuated around Mayon, Alert Level remains at 3

Mayon volcano entered a new eruptive phase on January 13, 2018 with phreatic eruptions and lava flows from a new lava dome. It was the first eruption of this volcano since August 2014. Alert Level was raised from 1 to 3 and by January 17, more than 34 000 people...

January 20, 2018

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Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing...

January 20, 2018

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Strombolian eruption at Mount Agung, ash to 5.5 km (18 044 feet) a.s.l.

Activity at Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia continues to fluctuate at high levels. A notable strombolian eruption took place at the volcano on Friday, January 19, 2018, with ash cloud top reaching an altitude of 5.5 km (18 044 feet) above sea level. The activity at...

January 19, 2018

gulf of california earthquake january 19 2018

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits the Gulf of California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Gulf of California at 16:18 UTC (08:18 PST) on January 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Tsunami is not...

January 19, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 BX to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on January 19, second of the day

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BX will flyby Earth at 0.73 LD / 0.00188 AU (~281 243 km / 174 756 miles) at 23:00 UTC on January 19, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance today, the other one will fly by at 20:22...

January 19, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta" hits Mauritius and La Reunion with 800 mm of rain in 24 hours

Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta" produced huge amounts of rain and sustained winds of over 120 km/h (75 mph) as its center passed over Mauritius and extremely close to La Reunion on January 18, 2018. Some areas received more than 800 mm (31.5 inches) of rain...

January 19, 2018

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Fireball over Alberta captured on dashcam, Canada

Numerous people witnessed a bright fireball streaking through the sky over Alberta, Canada at around 00:22 UTC on Wednesday, January 18, 2018 (17:22 local time, January 17). The event lasted 4 seconds before the object disappeared in a bright flash. As reported by...

January 19, 2018

asteroid 2018 bw

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00112 (~167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 15:13 UTC on January 15, 2018, 2 days before it was first observed. This is the 4th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

January 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 bd

Asteroid 2018 BD missed Earth by just 0.10 LD on January 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BD flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD / 0.00026 AU (~38 895 km / 24 168 miles) at 15:43 UTC on January 18, 2018, some 7 hours after it was discovered. This is the fourth closest approach to our planet...

January 18, 2018

winstorm europe january 18 2018

Major storm hits northern Europe with hurricane-force winds, at least 10 killed

A powerful windstorm swept over northern Europe on January 18, 2018, killing at least 10 people. Officials in the Netherlands reported winds up to 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 140 km/h (87 mph) at the height of the storm while Germany saw winds up to 203 km/h (126...

January 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 bc

Asteroid 2018 BC to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on January 19

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00189 AU (~ 282 739 km / 175 686 miles) on January 19, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1, 2018, and 55th since...

January 18, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 10 - 16, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between January 10 - 16, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kadovar, Papua New Guinea | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Nevados de Chillan, Chile | San...

January 18, 2018

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Winter storm claims 17 lives across the US South

At least 17 people have died across the US South over the past couple of days as Winter Storm Inga brought snow, ice and some record-breaking cold to the region. Numerous runways and highways were closed, as well as schools and government offices. Highs across the...

January 18, 2018

near reacord lows in yakutia russia january 2018

-62 °C (-79.6 °F): Russia's Sakha Republic registers near-record low temperatures

A severe cold wave is dropping temperatures to near-record lows over the past several days in Russia's Far East and Siberia, region well accustomed to extremely cold weather. Temperatures dropped below -50 °C (-58 °F) in some areas, more than 10 °C...

January 17, 2018

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71.2 million under winter weather alerts, hard freeze continues in portions of the Deep South, US

The fourth winter storm to impact the US South this season - named Inga by The Weather Channel - moved into the region on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, causing major travel problems and forcing officials to declare states of emergency in North Carolina and Alabama....

January 17, 2018

michigan fireball january 18 2018

Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

A very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US at 01:11 UTC on January 17, 2018 (20:11 EST, January 16) and was followed by a sonic boom heard over a wide area. The USGS registered it as M2.0 earthquake just north of Detroit, Michigan. The American...

January 17, 2018

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Mud volcano erupts in Azerbaijan's Shamakhi district

A mud volcano in the village of Gushchu, Azerbaijan's Shamakhi district started erupting at about 21:00 UTC on January 14, 2018 (01:00 local time, January 15). According to APA's local bureau, the volcano ejected mud lava to a height of about 10 m (32.8...

January 16, 2018

record breaking rain hits perth western australia

4 months' worth of rain in just 24 hours hit Perth, Western Australia

Remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Joyce" brought record-breaking rain to parts of SW Western Australia on Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The storm produced wind gusts up to 90 km/h (56 mph) and dumped more than 4 months' worth of rain in...

January 16, 2018

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Mauritius and La Reunion in direct path of Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta"

Tropical Cyclone "Berguitta," the third named storm of the 2017-18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, is on its way toward Mauritius and La Reunion. Although this system is now slowly weakening, it's expected to maintain its tropical cyclone winds...

January 16, 2018

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Nearly 15 000 evacuated away from Mayon volcano, lava flows toward Miisi and Bonga

Authorities have evacuated nearly 15 000 people living in the vicinity of Mayon volcano, Albay Province, Philippines following its first eruption since 2014 on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lava is flowing from the summit towards Miisi and Bonga gullies. Mayon is...

January 15, 2018

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Islands around Kadovar evacuating amid fears of a new eruption of Bam volcano, P.N.G.

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from islands of Ruprup (Blup Blup) and Biem (Bam) to the mainland, including those already evacuated from Kadovar. The decision was made due to a tsunami risk to...

January 15, 2018

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Thunderstorms, hail and summer snow in parts of Tasmania and the Australian Alps

A series of thunderstorms moved through the eastern half of Tasmania on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13, 2018, producing notable amounts of hail on its southeastern coast. At the same time, Tasmania's highest peaks and parts of the Australian Alps...

January 15, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and...

January 15, 2018