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turkey earthquake damage april 24 2018

Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018

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Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city. After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1...

April 24, 2018

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Tornado-like winds hit Guangxi Zhuang region, south China

A possible tornado hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on April 20, 2018 and was captured on camera. Strong winds lift debris up and hover it above ground. Students screamed in their dormitories as a twister swirled in the dark skies above the...

April 23, 2018

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Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach

Four tornadoes were confirmed near the Gulf Coast on April 22, 2018, producing damage from southeast Louisiana to southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. A pair of EF0 tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service in Baldwin County, Alabama, injuring...

April 23, 2018

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3 killed, over 300 buildings damaged after shallow M4.4 quake hit Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) as M4.4 hit Central Java Province, Indonesia at 06:28 UTC on April 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 4 km (2.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a...

April 19, 2018

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Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018. Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest...

April 19, 2018

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Entire island of Puerto Rico loses power

The power grid has collapsed in Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power on the morning of April 18, 2018. The cause of the outage wasn't immediately known, but island officials and media confirmed electricity was out. The outage comes shortly after a tree...

April 18, 2018

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Major dust storm sweeps over Yazd province, Iran

A massive dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on April 16, 2018. Hadi Hadinasab, the director-general of the crisis management department of Yazd governorate, said the storm has fortunately left no casualties or damages. The dense cloud dramatically...

April 18, 2018

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Ice storm wreaks havoc across Toronto area, Ontario

A powerful ice storm brought freezing rain and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario on April 14 - 15, causing power outages, fallen trees, flooding and an ‘almost unprecedented’ over 1600 collisions on slippery Toronto-area roads. Ontario Provincial...

April 16, 2018

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Over 1 500 houses damaged, farms devastated as hailstorm hits northern Vietnam

Hailstorms and strong winds hit Vietnam's northern mountainous region on the evening of April 14, 2018, damaging houses and destroying crops. The storms have left many without a roof over their heads and destroyed crops that were ready for harvest. In the...

April 16, 2018

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Massive storm system sweeps through US, at least 3 deaths reported

A massive storm system reaching from Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has afflicted the central United States on April 13 - 15 with heavy snow, tornadoes, rain, and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating dangerous road conditions and killing at least three...

April 15, 2018

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Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Severe weather conditions hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and hail. A rare tornado was spotted in Batna Province. Rainfall of 25 - 50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through the afternoon of...

April 15, 2018

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More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people across Puerto Rico lost power on April 12, 2018, as the U.S. territory continues to struggle after the damage caused by Hurricane "Maria" last fall, according to island’s Electric Power Authority. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

April 13, 2018

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16 killed, 100 injured as storm hits northwestern India, 80% crop loss

At least 16 people were killed in unprecedented storms and rainfall in the state of Rajasthan, India on April 11, 2018. Five people were killed in Bharatpur district and 11, including five children, in Dholpur district. At least 100 people got injured. Local farmers...

April 12, 2018

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Swarm tracking changes in oceans' magnetic field in more detail that ever before

ESA’s Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing. Adding yet another string to its bow, Swarm is now tracking changes in the magnetic field produced in the oceans in...

April 11, 2018

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Significant eruption at Ambae volcano, more sulfur released than in any eruption over the past 3 years

Ambae volcano remains at the Alert Level 3 with sustained volcanic ashes/gases and villages from east to southeast of Ambae island can continue expecting ash fall and gases. Acid rain may occur during rainfall, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD)...

April 11, 2018

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Most detailed map of Earth's magnetic lithosphere

European Space Agency's used data provided by their trio of Swarm satellite and combined it with historical data from the German CHAMP satellite and observations from ships and aircraft to produce the most detailed map of the Earth's lithosphere. The map is...

April 11, 2018

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Deadly floods, landslides hit West Java, Indonesia

At least 1 person was killed and 1 781 people affected by floods and landslides on April 7, 2018, in Bogor, Indonesia's West Java Province. Heavy rainfall caused landslides and caused the Cisarua river to overflow in Sukamakmur district. At least three...

April 10, 2018

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Alert raised over eruption threat at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A column of white smoke and a string of tremors at the Nevados de Chillan volcano, has prompted officials to raise the alert level ahead of a possible eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in Chile. Since 2015, the alert level has remained at yellow –...

April 09, 2018

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Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

Air quality suffered greatly as the largest dust storm in five years descended onto the island nation on April 6 -7, 2018, with western Taiwan's Yunlin county being hardest hit, measuring 10 out of 10 in Air Quality Index (AQI). New Taipei City's Wanli...

April 08, 2018

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Record rain, floods hit Argentina and Chile

Storms and heavy rain caused severe flooding in Santa Cruz province, Argentina and Magallanes Region in Chile between April 3 and 5, 2018. The flooding has 'paralyzed the city of Río Gallegos,' the Santa Cruz provincial government said. Evacuations...

April 07, 2018

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Snow depths in Swiss Alps passed 7 m (23 feet) mark

Snow depths in the Alps have passed the 7m mark for what is believed to be the first time in many years. Snow reported by Engelberg so far in 2017/2018 winter season has hit 740 cm (24.27 feet) on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Engelberg in Switzerland, which reported snow...

April 06, 2018

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Omaha breaks 1899 low temperature record, Nebraska

Cold air which accumulated over portions of the United States and Canada sent temperatures dropping on April 4, 2018, breaking records. The temperature in Omaha dropped to -10.5 °C (13 °F) on the morning of April 4, a full 2.7 °C (5 °F) lower than...

April 06, 2018

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Wilbur: Records break after heavy snow across Upper Midwest

A significant winter storm, named Wilbur by The Weather Channel, moved through the Upper Midwest, US over the past few days and dumped heavy snow across the region. It delivered snow from the northern Rockies to the upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern Maine...

April 05, 2018

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Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902

March 2018 was the warmest March ever recorded in Bahrain since 1902, the Meteorological Directorate said in its monthly weather summary report. The month was also the sunniest March since records of hours of sunshine began to be kept in 1968. In March this year,...

April 05, 2018

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Windstorm leaves 100 000 homes without power in Ontario, Canada

A powerful windstorm swept through southern Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and disrupting both air and road traffic. Environment Canada issued a wind warning for the region, saying residents should...

April 05, 2018

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Balikpapan declares emergency after damaging oil spill, Borneo

Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, declared a state of emergency after pipeline fracture caused devastating oil spill along the coast, killing five fishermen and bringing health problems to hundreds of locals after it ignited. The oil...

April 04, 2018

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Wettest April day in Indianapolis on record, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana reported 85.6 mm (3.37 inches) of rain as of mid-afternoon April 3, 2018, making it the wettest April day on record. Tuesday, April 3 in Indianapolis started with the city hit by heavy rainfall, while still dealing with melting snow from April...

April 04, 2018

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April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white

The Asir region of Saudi Arabia was covered with snow as the weather witnessed a change in temperature, Saudi news Agency SPA reported on April 3, 2018. The region experienced rain and snow for six hours, which covered the mountains and roads in white including the...

April 04, 2018

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New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982

14 cm (5.5 inches) of snow had accumulated in Central Park, New York by 10:00 EDT on April 2, 2018 (14:00 UTC). It was the most amount of snow in April since 1982, when 24.38 cm (9.6 inches) fell on the 6th of the month. The amount was also 7th most on record in...

April 04, 2018

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Rain and hailstorms damage crops in 135 000 acres in Telangana, India

Unseasonal heavy rains coupled with high-speed wind and hailstorm caused extensive damage to standing crops in nearly 55 000 hectares (135 000 acres) in Telangana district, India between April 1 and 3, 2018. Although the heavy rain brought ease to the people from...

April 03, 2018

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Village near Ambae volcano faces relocation after flash flood, Vanuatu

A flash flood struck a village on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu, destroying about 30 houses and affecting more than 100 people on March 31, 2018. Almost all the houses in the village were destroyed, leaving behind remains of a few concrete buildings. The Vanuatu...

April 03, 2018

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Records broken as temperature drops 15 °C (27 °F) in minutes in Alberta, Canada

Saturday was the coldest March 31 on record in three locations across Canada - Red Deer, Grande Prairie, and Pincher Creek, according to Environment Canada. A cold front passed through the southwest corner of the province on the morning of March 31, 2018, dropping...

April 03, 2018

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Tiangong-1 - 'Heavenly Palace' space station crashes into Pacific Ocean

Tiangong-1, China's defunct and reportedly out-of-control space station, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere in central South Pacific about 00:16 UTC (20:16 ET) on April 2, 2018, the U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC)...

April 02, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Josie" claims 4 lives in Fiji

Heavy rain and strong winds brought by Tropical Cyclone "Josie," which was upgraded to a Category 1 cyclone on March 31 - April 1 as it passed south of the archipelago, had caused major flooding in parts of Fiji as of April 1. While Josie was a relatively...

April 02, 2018

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Avalanche kills three in Valais, Swiss Alps

Three people have been killed and two others injured after an avalanche hit Valais area in southwestern Switzerland on March 31, 2018. The skiers were part of a tour group and they were near the area of Fiescheralp, and at an altitude of nearly 2 500m (8 000 feet),...

April 02, 2018

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World's first 3D thermal image of volcano

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen have created the world's first 3D thermal image of an active volcano. The spectacular 3D image of Stromboli in Italy was made using high-precision cameras which are mounted to an aerial drone. The team of geoscientists...

April 02, 2018

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Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

A massive dust storm hit many parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 30, 2018, killing three people. The storm disrupted traffic and caused power outages in many locations and uprooted multiple trees, an official said. One person was killed...

April 01, 2018

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China is building massive weather modification system to make more rain

China is testing cutting-edge weather modification technology in Tibetan Plateau. The country aims to implement a large-scale weather changing project to ensure a consistent rain supply in the area three times as big as Spain, nearing 1 million km2 (620 000 mi2)....

April 01, 2018

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Heavy floods hit São Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting São Paulo for the past 5 days caused heavy floods in its southern and eastern parts on March 30, 2018. The municipal districts of Cidade Ademar and Ipiranga in the southern zone announced a state of alert at around 19:00 UTC (16:00 local...

March 31, 2018