Earth changes

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Pennsylvania experiencing one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain in a non-tropical storm setting

Although parts of the northeastern United States have already received record-breaking rainfall this summer, persistent rainfall and flooding are likely to continue. "The weather pattern this summer is one of the most dramatic outbreaks of rain ever to hit...

August 14, 2018

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 03:29 UTC on August 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS,...

August 14, 2018

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Earthquakes continue after strongest-ever quake hits North Slope, Alaska

The USGS recorded more than 270 earthquakes in Alaska's North Slope on Sunday, August 12 and Monday, August 13, 2018, including M6.4, the most powerful earthquake ever to hit the region. The previous most powerful quake in the North Slope was M5.2 registered in...

August 13, 2018

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Massive floods kill 6 people, displace 59 100 and affect 1.1 million, Philippines

Heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm "Yagi," known in the Philippines and Karding, caused deadly floods in the Philippine capital Manila and nearby areas over the past two days. At least 6 people lost their lives, 4 in the capital region and 2...

August 13, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska, 60th earthquake since 02:14 UTC

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit northern Alaska at 21:15 UTC (13:15 UTC) on August 12, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 0.1 km (0.06 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

August 12, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits northern Alaska

A strong and very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit northern Alaska at 14:58 UTC (06:58 local time) on August 12, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the...

August 12, 2018

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Kerala hit by worst floods in almost 100 years, facing worst in history, India

India's state of Kerala is on high alert after worst floods in almost 100 years continue taking lives. 8 of Kerala's 14 districts are on high alert as the death toll reached 37, officials said August 11. They described the floods as the worst in almost 100...

August 11, 2018

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Solar minimum brings prolonged 2018 noctilucent clouds season

The northern hemisphere 2018 noctilucent clouds season is still going strong this August, with four times more NLC reports than in the same period in 2017. "Something unusual is happening in Earth's upper atmosphere," Dr. Tony Phillips of the...

August 10, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 1 - 7, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 1 and 7, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Nevados de Chillan, Chile |...

August 09, 2018

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Strong M6.2 aftershock strikes Lombok 4 days after devastating M7.0 killed more than 259 people, Indonesia

A strong aftershock registered by BMKG as M6.2 hit Lombok, Indonesia at 05:25 UTC (12:25 WIB) on August 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS registered it as M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This quake hit just 4 days after...

August 09, 2018

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Massive landslide hits Himachal Pradesh, India

A massive landslide hit Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, after days of heavy rain battered the region. The slide took place in Kinnaur's Ribba area. While it reportedly washed away many vehicles and a few houses, there are no reports of...

August 08, 2018

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Severe flooding as month's worth of rain hits Toronto in less than 3 hours, Canada

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton at around 21:00 EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, ahead of a slow-moving area of tropical moisture-fueled rain showers. Parts of Toronto experienced widespread flash flooding...

August 08, 2018

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European vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978

The European vegetable processing sector raised concerns last month about potential losses to crop quantity and quality as a result of the very hot summer and prolonged drought conditions in all leading European production regions. Today, these regions have been...

August 08, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex in California now largest in state's history

As of August 7, 2018, the Mendocino Complex of fires in California has burned 117 638 hectares (290 692 acres) of land, making it the largest fire in state's history. It is 34% contained. Estimated containment date is August 15. The Mendocino Complex eclipsed...

August 07, 2018

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2 killed, 320 evacuated after mudslide sweeps through Val Ferret, northern Italy

Two people were killed and more than 320 evacuated after a major mudslide swept through parts of Val Ferret, near the resort town of Courmayeur in northern Italy around 18:00 local time on August 6, 2018. The slide took place after heavy rain in the Val Ferret area...

August 07, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex explodes in size, now 2nd largest fire in history of California

The Mendocino Fire Complex in California exploded in size over the weekend and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of California. It's on the pace to become the largest wildfire in state's history. The fire has consumed 110 747 hectares (273...

August 06, 2018

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Record August rain and heavy hail hit Adelaide as cold front moves over South Australia

A cold front passed over Adelaide, the capital city of the state of South Australia, on August 6, 2018, dropping record August rainfall and heavy hail. From 09:00 local time, August 5 to 17:30, August 6, the town of Lenswood in Adelaide Hills received 81 mm (3.18...

August 06, 2018