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Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

An unusually intense sandstorm swept over Egypt this week and peaked on January 16, 2019, severely reducing visibility and air quality. The conditions started improving on January 17. It's unusual to see such severe sandstorms in January, residents said. The...

January 18, 2019

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Boiling mud pot opens at Ixpaco lagoon, Tecuamburoo volcano, Guatemala

INSIVUMEH is conducting a geothermal study on the newly formed geological structure on the shore of Ixpaco lagoon, municipality of Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, with the objective of obtaining more scientific details, CONRED reports. The location is about 50 km (31...

January 18, 2019

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Intense storm hits California, at least 6 fatalities, 280 000 customers without power

A powerful storm has swept over parts of the West Coast U.S. this week, wreaking havoc across California on January 16 and 17, 2019. At least 6 fatalities have been reported. The storm downed trees and power lines all around Northern California, causing evacuations...

January 18, 2019

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Major winter storm to bring widespread hazardous weather to West Coast, bitter cold from the Plains to the Northeast

A powerful Pacific storm will hammer the West Coast into Friday, January 18 with strong winds, heavy rain and heavy mountain snow, NWS warns. Heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding along recent burn scars while blizzard conditions are expected in the...

January 16, 2019

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Rare winter storm aims Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem is bracing for a rare winter storm, with snow forecast to reach the city during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (local time). Strong winds and low temperatures are expected to persist for several days. National meteorologists said snow...

January 15, 2019

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At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in

At least 26 people have been killed in weather-related incidents across Europe over the past 10 days as freezing Arctic air and snowstorms swept over the continent. This is not the end, however, as another Arctic outbreak aims east-central Europe early next week....

January 13, 2019

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Explosive cyclogenesis in the NW Pacific Ocean

A low pressure system in the Northwest Pacific Ocean has deepened 58 hPa in 24 hours ending January 10, 2019, producing hazardous conditions across the Pacific. 58 hPa in 24 hours is more than double the threshold (24 hPa in 24 hours) for 'explosive...

January 11, 2019

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UK Met Office: Colder weather on the way as a result of Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is on the way for the UK, the UK Met Office said January 11, 2019. Sudden stratospheric warming started around...

January 11, 2019

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EarthUncutTV visits Anak Krakatau, documents changes to the island and surrounding region

James Reynolds of EarthUncutTV visited Anak Krakatau, Indonesia on January 10 and 11, 2019, documenting some of the dramatic changes to the island and the surrounding region after its recent eruptions and devastating tsunami on December 22. At least 431 people...

January 10, 2019

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'Unprecedented' sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

A severe storm hit Scotland on January 7, 2019, producing what Thurso locals described as 'unprecedented' sandstorm. According to residents, until a few months ago, the sand never made its way into the town, not even during the worst storms. However, a...

January 09, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00010 AU (14 959 km / 9 295 miles) on January 8, 2019. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the closest since...

January 09, 2019

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Mud volcano erupts at New Zealand's Waimata Valley, North Island

A mud volcano started erupting at New Zealand's Waimata Valley, North Island, on December 15, 2018, covering about 1.2 ha (2.9 acres) of land in white mud and saline water. The initial eruption lasted 5 hours. According to Gisborne District Council, mud...

January 08, 2019

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Intense eruption at Stromboli volcano, persistent explosions with high acoustic pressure and high puffing, Italy

Explosive activity at Italian Stromboli volcano intensified on January 5, 2019, especially in its northeastern vents where a new cinder cone is growing. Seismic signals suggesting fracturing in the summit zone of Stromboli volcano are being recorded since December...

January 06, 2019

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New cracks discovered at Anak Krakatau raise new landslide and tsunami fears, Indonesia

While volcanic activity continues at Indonesian Anak Krakatau, authorities said they've discovered new cracks running through the remaining island. The discovery raises fears that another potentially large-scale landslide and tsunami could be produced....

January 05, 2019

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Strombolian explosions resume at Villarrica volcano, Chile

Strombolian activity has resumed at Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 3, 2019. The Alert Level for the volcano remains at Green (1 of 4). Its last major eruption took place in 2015. According to the Villarrica Volcano Observation Project (POVI), strombolian...

January 04, 2019

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Spectacular explosions at Krakatoa volcano, Indonesia

Some of the most dramatic footage yet of the explosions on collapsed Anak Krakatau, where the vent now is under water and lets water interact violently with rising magma: so-called Surtseyan activity, a type of volcanic eruption that takes place in shallow seas or...

January 03, 2019

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Arctic outbreak descends on SE Europe, lots of snow and strong Bura winds expected

Frigid Arctic air is descending down from Scandinavia to southeastern Europe this week. Large amounts of snow are expected as well as strong Bura winds along the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, a persistent stau-effect snowfall is expected across the northern Alps, with...

January 02, 2019