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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

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Night Sky Guide for April 2019

April 1 - M104 well placed for observation. The Sombrero galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of -11°37', it is easiest to see from the...

April 01, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 20 - 26, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 20 - 26, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Villarrica,...

March 28, 2019

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Eugene Bagashov: Martian geology, past and present

In part one of this presentation, physicist Eugene Bagashov began his examination of some of the enduring geological mysteries on Mars. Of course, geologists examining the surface of Mars project familiar earthly processes onto the Red Planet — they imagine...

March 27, 2019

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At least 21 killed, 119 injured as violent flash floods hit Shiraz, Iran

At least 21 people have been killed and 119 injured after heavy rain hit the city of Shiraz, southern Iran on Monday, March 25, 2019, causing severe flash flooding. Heavy rains started falling on the historic city of Shiraz, Fars Province on Monday morning,...

March 25, 2019

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Worst flooding in history of Nebraska, damage surpasses 1.3 billion

A state of emergency is in effect in Nebraska after massive floods triggered by rapid snowmelt, ice-covered rivers and heavy rain dumped by major late-winter storm. More heavy rain is expected in the region by the end of the week. The financial impact could be more...

March 22, 2019

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Destructive tornado hits Roetgen, Germany

A destructive tornado hit the town of Roetgen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on March 13, 2019. Around 35 homes and 2 warehouses were damaged and 5 people injured. Roetgen Mayor Jorma Klauss said the wind blew the top floors from two of the houses in the town of 8...

March 14, 2019

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Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG...

March 14, 2019

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Evidence for an extreme solar proton event around 660 BC

An increasing amount of research indicates that solar storms can be even more powerful than measurements have shown so far via direct observations. Researchers believe that society is not sufficiently prepared if a similar event were to happen now. The researchers...

March 12, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 27 - March 5, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from February 27 to March 5, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Piton de...

March 08, 2019

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Crater Lake National Park's 7th biggest February snowfall since 1931, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon experienced its 2nd snowiest February since 1949 and 7th snowiest since measurements began in 1931. The park received 391.1 cm (154 inches) in the month of February. Other than 1999, all of the other top 10 years occurred...

March 08, 2019

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Wildfires scorch 140 000 ha (346 000 acres) of forest in Cordillera, Philippines

An alarming 90 incidents of forest fires were recorded in Cordillera, Philippines during the first three months of 2019, up from 87 in the same period last year. According to data provided by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in Cordillera, the fires scorched 140 000...

March 08, 2019

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Study: Aleutian tsunamis occur more frequently than previously thought

A new study published recently in Geological Society of America Bulletin suggests Aleutian tsunamis occur more frequently than previously thought. The new findings indicate that the recurrence interval for large tsunamis generated in the eastern Aleutians ranges...

March 07, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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Rio Colorado hit by frost at the height of summer, Argentina

An early frost hit Rio Colorado, Argentina last week at the height of the summer, seriously affecting agricultural production of the region. The unusual event was recorded on February 26, 2019, when a local weather station registered below freezing temperatures that...

March 04, 2019

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Massive landslide near Thanpal Dam, India

A massive landslide took place near Thanpal Dam in Indian-controlled Kashmir on March 2, 2019 and was captured on camera. The slide has been associated with a period of heavy rainfall across the region, which has led to substantial damage, landslides expert Dave...

March 04, 2019

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Large ice tsunami hits Hamburg, New York

A huge 'Ice Tsunami' or 'Ice Flood' hit the town of Hamburg, New York on February 24 and 25, 2019 as extremely high winds near 110 km/h (70 mph) push huge sheets of ice and water into the eastern shoreline of Lake Erie. Strong southwest winds are...

February 25, 2019

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Up to 600 dolphins washed up along Atlantic coast of France this year

Up to 600 dolphins have washed up on beaches along the Atlantic coast of France since the start of 2019. Although dead dolphins wash up on beaches in France every year, scientists say the situation is alarming. Two different surveys, according to The Local, showed...

February 19, 2019

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Very powerful explosions of light detected in Earth's atmosphere, possibly a new physical phenomenon

Russian Astro and Geophysics satellite named after 18th-century scientists Mikhail Lomonosov, also known as MVL-300, has reportedly detected a previously unknown physical phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere. This space-based observatory was launched in 2016 in...

February 17, 2019

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Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

A large gustnado formed in Solola, Guatemala on February 13, 2019. Due to its large size and brownish color, the phenomenon was mistaken for tornado and quickly spread through social networks and media. According to Tiempo, the whirlpool quickly gained strength and...

February 16, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between February 6 and 12, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Poas, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

February 14, 2019

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Second meteorite impact crater found under Greenland ice

A new study published this week in AGU's Geophysical Research Letters suggests a second meteorite impact crater was found deep under ice in northwestern Greenland. The discovery comes just several months after scientists identified another similar crater beneath...

February 14, 2019