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200 tons of TNT blasts largest landslide dam in recent years, Russia

Following three weeks of preparation under -30 °C (-22 °F) and strong ice winds, Russian military finally blew up a huge natural dam in the remote Russian region of Khabarovsk. The dam was created on the Bureya River mid-December 2018 after a 'large and...

February 07, 2019

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Magmatic recharge detected beneath Laacher See volcano, Germany

For the first time since the improvement of the local seismic networks in the East Eifel region, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, scientists have detected and located recurrent deep low-frequency (DLF) earthquakes in the lower crust and upper mantle beneath the...

February 07, 2019

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Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the...

February 07, 2019

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Karangetang lava flow reaches the sea, 5 villages evacuated, Indonesia

Lava flow produced by Indonesian Karangetang volcano has reached the sea on February 6, 2019. Over 110 villagers have been evacuated so far to safe locations across the volcanic island. Reports available on February 3 said authorities are evacuating Batubulan...

February 06, 2019

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Dozens hurt after M5.2 earthquake hits Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

A shallow earthquake registered by Azerbaijan's Seismology Service Center as M5.2 hit near the city of Shamakhi, Azerbaijan at 19:31 UTC on February 5, 2019 (23:31 local time), injuring dozens of people. The USGS is reporting M5.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

February 06, 2019

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Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with...

February 06, 2019

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Rapid freezing of Great Lakes

A rapid increase of ice coverage was observed on the Great Lakes following well below normal coverage during the first half of January and extremely cold Arctic Air that brought widespread record-breaking temperatures at the end of the month. After a few days of...

February 05, 2019

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Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps

Another round of severe winter weather wreaked havoc across parts of Europe over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 10 people. A powerful blizzard hit the Czech Republic over the weekend, causing major disruption and leaving approximately 30 000...

February 05, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Signs on the Sun - Surviving the nova

This is episode 15 of Ben Davidson's Earth Catastrophe Cycle - Signs on the Sun of a micronova or super flare to come. It is the first episode in a series to deal with surviving the catastrophe unleashed by our Sun going micronova. Ben also explains how we can...

February 05, 2019

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Lava flow produced by Karangetang volcano forces evacuations, Indonesia

At least 22 people were forced to evacuate on Monday, February 4, 2019, after lava flow produced by Mount Karangetan on Siau Island, Indonesia's North Sulawesi reached Malebuhe River near Batubulan village. The flow has almost reached the coastline as of...

February 04, 2019

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Deadly highway collapse after heavy rain hits La Paz, Bolivia

A part of a highway northwest of capital La Paz, Bolivia collapsed on February 2, 2019, killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 20. The incident happened around 07:50 local time near a spot known as El Choro in Puente Armas after several days of heavy...

February 04, 2019

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Major flooding in Queensland: Townsville dam spillway gates fully open as extreme rainfall continues, Australia

A vigorous, slow-moving monsoon trough over northern Queensland, Australia is extending from Townsville to Gregory Springs into a deep, semi-stationary tropical low, located about 200 km (124 miles) north of Mount Isa. It will remain active this week, with further...

February 03, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits North Pagai, West Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the island of North Pagai, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia at 09:27 UTC on February 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 12 km...

February 02, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Chiapas, Mexico at 16:14 UTC (10:14 local time) on February 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth 67.9 km (42.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). GEOFON reports it as M6.5 at a...

February 01, 2019

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All-time record low temperatures set as extremely cold air invades Midwest, U.S.

Extremely cold Arctic air is spreading from Canada into the U.S. Midwest and Northeast on January 30 and 31, 2019. Extremely cold temperatures and wind chills to -51 ° C (-60 ° F) have disrupted normal life for the second day in a row and claimed lives of at...

January 31, 2019

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Lava flows at Merapi volcano as it enters new effusive eruption phase, Indonesia

Mount Merapi has entered a new effusive eruption phase on January 29, 2019. The Alert Level remains at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and residents are warned to remain outside of the 3-km (1.8 miles) exclusion zone. Lava flow produced by the eruption reached a distance of...

January 30, 2019

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12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia

A severe storm dumped heavy rain and produced strong sandstorms across Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 12 people and injuring more than 170. The rains started in northern and western parts on Sunday, January 27, 2019 and...

January 30, 2019