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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air...

April 23, 2019

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Over 4 000 domestic animals killed and 100 homes destroyed in large wildfires, Siberia, Russia

Large wildfires in Russia's Trans-Baikal Region, Siberia destroyed at least 109 buildings and facilities and killed over 4 000 domestic animals on April 19 and 20, 2019. Fueled by strong winds, the fires raged toward populated areas forcing authorities to issue...

April 23, 2019

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Almost 2 million previously unidentified earthquakes in Southern California

Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2017 in Southern California, expanding the region's earthquake catalog by a factor of 10. Their efforts, published online by the...

April 23, 2019

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Exceptionally large dust event for western Europe and Mediterranean

Huge amounts of dust are advecting toward western Europe and the western Mediterranean this weekend, with parts of France, Spain and Italy expected to be the most impacted. The event is caused by a broad cold core upper low pushing from Morocco into the Iberian...

April 20, 2019

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019

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Massive thunderstorm hits Manipur, leaves entire state without power, 3 people dead and over 50 injured, India

A massive thunderstorm swept over the Indian state of Manipur during the early morning hours of April 15, leaving at least 3 people dead and over 50 injured. The worst affected were the districts of Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Kakching. Powerful winds produced by...

April 16, 2019

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One of the strongest hailstorms on record hits Athens, Greece

Heavy rainfall and sudden intense hailstorm hit Greek capital Athens and its suburbs on April 15, 2019, causing serious traffic disruption and power outages. It was described as one of the most intense hailstorms Athens has ever seen. Hailstorm lasted less than 15...

April 16, 2019

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Ottawa breaks daily rainfall record set in 1942, Canada

The city of Ottawa, capital of Canada, received 23.8 mm (0.93 inches) of rain on Sunday, April 14, 2019, breaking the previous rainfall record for April 14 set in 1942 when 15 mm (0.59 inches) were reported. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority warned last week...

April 16, 2019

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Unseasonal rain, lightning claim 4 lives in Nashik, western India

At least 4 people were killed in two separate incidents after being hit by a bolt of lightning produced by a severe thunderstorm in the ancient holy city of Nashik, Maharashtra, western India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said northern and western...

April 16, 2019

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Intense dust storm hits Karachi as deadly storms sweep through Pakistan

At least 25 people have been killed after severe storms swept through parts of Pakistan on April 14 and 15, 2019. An intense dust storm swept through Karachi (population 14.9 million) and surrounding areas, claiming lives of at least 5 people and injuring 36. At...

April 15, 2019

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Floods and landslides claim 13 lives, leave one person missing in Colombia

Several departments of Colombia experienced heavy rainfall over the past two weeks, causing floods and landslides. The most affected Departments are Antioquia, Nariño, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Caldas and Caquetá, DG ECHO reports. According to media...

April 15, 2019

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Increased seismicity and ground deformation at Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii

Activity at Hawaiian Mauna Loa volcano has risen to levels comparable to a higher period of activity between 2014 and 2017, HVO scientists said. The last eruption at the volcano took place in 1984. While there is no cause for alarm, those signs of higher activity...

April 15, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.

At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two children were killed in Angelina County,...

April 15, 2019

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Where to go and how to survive the next pole shift and ice age

Video series 4, Part 5B, covers where to go to survive the next Polar Reversal and Ice Age. It also covers the 50 years before the reversal, what happens during the reversal and the years after the geomagnetic reversal and Nova. This information will give you and...

April 14, 2019

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When will the next pole shift and solar nova occur

Douglas Vogt of Diehold Foundation presents his research about the timing of the next Polar Reversal (Geomagnetic Reversal) and Nova. He presents 11 reasons why he believes the Reversal will occur in 2046. "I present this information because I want some people...

April 14, 2019

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Severe thunderstorm outbreak expected from eastern Texas into western Alabama on April 13

A strong area of low pressure will develop across the southern Plains Saturday, April 13 and move northeastward across the Ohio Valley by Sunday, April 14. Severe thunderstorms are likely from east Texas across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on...

April 13, 2019

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Impressive fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Rio Grande do Sul and State of Santa Catarina, Brazil around 06:23 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received...

April 13, 2019

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Fireball recorded over San Antonio, Texas

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over San Antonio, Texas at 04:14 UTC on April 11, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 43 reports by 12:00 UTC on April 12 and received one video and one photo of the event. #Fireball over...

April 12, 2019

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Extreme weather makes significant impact on Scottish agriculture, food prices, U.K.

Extreme weather contributed to losses of up to £161 million for Scotland’s farmers during 2017 and 2018, according to a new independent economic report. The losses represent around 6% of the total agricultural output of the previous year. The hardest hit...

April 12, 2019

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Rapid Apple Decline - massive die-offs of young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and Canada

An unknown disease now called Rapid Apple Decline (RAD) and Sudden Apple Decline (SAD) is affecting young apple trees across Northeastern U.S. and neighboring parts of Canada, causing massive die-offs. The problem was first recognized about 8 years ago. The most...

April 12, 2019

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Numerous car crashes as severe dust storm creates zero visibility in Lubbock, Texas

Numerous car crashes were reported around Lubbock, Texas on April 10, 2019, as strong winds swept over the region, blowing huge amounts of dust. NWS reported sustained winds of 65 - 80 km/h (40 - 50 km/h) and gusts to 117 km/h (73 mph) along with low humidity and...

April 12, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Central Sulawesi, tsunami possible, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia at 11:40 UTC on April 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 17.5 km (10.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of M6.8 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

April 12, 2019

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Bright fireball over Cáceres and Ávila, Spain

A bright fireball was recorded over Spain at 03:06 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project (University of Huelva), operated by the Southwestern Europe...

April 12, 2019

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Earthquake swarm in southwest Montana

The USGS is recording numerous earthquakes about 10 km (6.2 miles) NE of Lima, Montana since M4.4 struck on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. 27 earthquakes were recorded in the sequence by 14:45 UTC on April 11, including abovementioned M4.4, at depths between 2 and 13.3 km...

April 12, 2019

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Sudden strong rainfall leaves 7 dead, 4 missing in Guangdong's Shenzhen, southern China

At least 7 people died and 4 are still missing after a sudden strong rainfall hit the city of Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong Province late Thursday, April 11, 2019, sweeping away a number of riverway workers. People caught up in the flood were dredging...

April 12, 2019

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Irving Wolfe: Introduction to Velikovsky’s Ideas

Dr. Irving Wolfe reviews Immanuel Velikovsky’s contributions to a broad-ranging discourse in the sciences. Why did Velikovsky’s best-selling Worlds in Collision provoke one of most heated scientific controversies of the 20th century? Why did the...

April 11, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 3 - 9, 2019

New activity was reported for 3 volcanoes from April 3 to 9, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Villarrica, Chile....

April 10, 2019

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Extreme rainfall: More than 2 months' worth of rain in 9 hours, severe floods hit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Extremely heavy rain hit parts of Brazil on April 8, 2019, causing deadly floods across Rio de Janeiro. Parts of the region received more than 2 months' worth of April rain in just 9 hours. Rio de Janeiro officials said the city received 152 mm (5.98 inches) of...

April 09, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 17:54 UTC on April 9, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 47.7 km (29.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 44 km (27.3 miles). The epicenter was...

April 09, 2019

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Severe flash floods hit Accra, at least 7 people dead or missing, Ghana

At least 5 people were killed and 2 remain missing after a surprisingly strong storm hit capital Accra, Ghana late April 7, 2019. Heavy rain lasted less than 2 hours, leaving behind flooded roads and scores of stranded motorists. Running water spilled from chocked...

April 09, 2019

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Solar experts predict below average activity in Solar Cycle 25

Scientists charged with predicting the Sun’s activity for the next 11-year solar cycle say that it’s likely to be weak, much like the current one - Solar Cycle 24. The current cycle is declining and predicted to reach solar minimum late in 2019 or 2020....

April 09, 2019

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Slow-slip event detected off the coast of Gisborne, New Zealand

GNS scientists are monitoring a slow-slip event that started at the end of March 2019 near Gisborne, off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. Slow-slip events are linked to an increase in localized earthquake activity. A similar sequence of earthquakes was...

April 08, 2019

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Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran

Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country's agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019. According to information provided by official...

April 04, 2019

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Severe storms hit Iraq, two large tornadoes touch down in Mosul

Severe storms have been affecting multiple governorates of Iraq since March 23, 2019. On April 3, two large tornadoes reportedly formed west of Mosul after a storm swept through the region. The storms were recorded in multiple governorates, including Anbar, Basra,...

April 04, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 27 - April 2, 2019

New activity was reported for 2 volcanoes from March 27 to April 2, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Popocatepetl, Mexico | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

April 04, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

"With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. California state officials made their monthly snowpack...

April 03, 2019

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New round of heavy rain and deadly floods, Peru

A new round of heavy rain has been affecting several regions of Peru over the past couple of days, causing floods and mudslides that resulted in fatalities and damage across the country. A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Chanchamayo, in the...

April 03, 2019

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Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day

Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19...

April 02, 2019

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Rare waterspout makes landfall in Penang, damaging at least 50 buildings, Malaysia

A very large waterspout formed near the coast of Tanjung Tokong, Penang, Malaysia on April 1, 2019, and made landfall after about 5 minutes, severely damaging at least 50 buildings. The twister touched down around 13:36 LT, ripping off roofs and downing trees but...

April 02, 2019