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India Monsoon

Solving the mystery of rapidly rising Indian Ocean sea level

Sea levels around the world have risen by 1.7 millimeters (0.07 inches) on average each year since 1880, but in recent years, scientists have observed a rapid increase in sea level in the north Indian Ocean. Tide gauge records and other datasets reveal the pace of...

November 12, 2017

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New York City and Toronto experience coldest November 10 ever

On November 10, 2017, the city of Toronto, Canada registered -10.1 °C (13.8 °F), breaking its previous record for the day set it 1938. On the same day, the temperature in Central Park, New York City, US, dropped to -3.3 °C (26 °F), beating the record...

November 11, 2017

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Ascension Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Ascension Island region at 00:36 UTC on November 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the USGS, the...

November 11, 2017

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Heavy rain, deadly floods affecting Kenya

Heavy rains have been affecting northern and central Kenya since November 1, causing floods, casualties, and damage. As of early November 10, four people were reported dead and 70 families have been displaced in Marsabit County. In addition, 200 families were...

November 10, 2017

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Flowing lava continues to build a delta at Kamokuna, Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone, and the Kamokuna lava delta continues to grow. As of November 1, 2017, the Kamokuna delta is roughly 4 ha (10 acres) in size. The ocean entry is fed by a...

November 10, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aoba, Vanuatu | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan). Ongoing activity:...

November 09, 2017

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At least 4 dead, 18 missing after major mudflow hits Corinto, Colombia

A devastating mudflow swept through Colombian town of Corinto Tuesday afternoon, November 7, 2017, killing at least 4 people and leaving 18 others missing. A total of 29 people were injured and 22 houses destroyed. The mudflow struck the mountainous town at about...

November 09, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Izu Islands region, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.1 hit Izu Islands region, Japan at 07:42 UTC (16:42 JST) on November 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20.3 km...

November 09, 2017

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea at 21:26 UTC on November 7, 2017 (07:26 local time, November 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 107.4 km (66.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 122 km (75.8 miles)....

November 07, 2017

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Delhi turns to 'gas chamber' as air pollution surges to extreme levels

The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as toxic smog engulfed Indian capital Delhi. In some areas, Air Quality Index (AQI) reached a maximum of 999 and went beyond what instruments could measure. According to...

November 07, 2017

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Mount Lokon alert level raised, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi to waspada (Level II) on Monday, November 5, 2017, amid increased volcanic activity detected under the volcano. Residents and visitors are prohibited from coming within 1.5...

November 07, 2017

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Record-breaking snowfall, low maximum temperatures hit British Columbia

Environment Canada says the first Arctic front of the season moved across British Columbia on Thursday, November 2, 2017, bringing a blast of cold air, strong winds and the first snowfall of the season. As of early November 7, one person is missing. Cranbrook set a...

November 07, 2017

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Unseasonal cold blast hits New Zealand ahead of summer, significant storm expected

An unexpected cold blast and snowstorm hit the lower South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, November 5, 2017, just three weeks out from summer. Thick snow started falling at around 09:30 local time, blanketing the Crown Range between Queenstown and Wanaka. An even...

November 06, 2017

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Record rainfall hits Penang, Malaysia, 7 dead in its worst flooding in history

At least 7 people have died and over 10 000 were forced to evacuate after severe flooding hit Penang and Kedah, Malaysia over the weekend. Authorities described flooding in Penang as the worst in state's history. Kepala Batas in Penang measured 946 mm (37.24...

November 06, 2017

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How toxic air clouds mental health

There is little debate over the link between air pollution and the human respiratory system: Research shows that dirty air can impair breathing and aggravate various lung diseases. Other potential effects are being investigated, too, as scientists examine...

November 05, 2017

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Beijing issues first orange air pollution alert of the autumn season, China

Beijing’s meteorological authority has issued an orange air pollution alert for the next four days, the first severe smog warning since the capital city entered the autumn season. The heavy pollution emergency response headquarters said that the alert, the...

November 04, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Tonga region at 09:00 UTC on November 4, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 04, 2017