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Valentina Zharkova The Solar Magnet Field and the Terrestrial Climate

Valentina Zharkova: The Solar Magnet Field and the Terrestrial Climate

Professor Valentina Zharkova gave a presentation of her Climate and the Solar Magnetic Field hypothesis at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in October 2018. Principal component analysis (PCA) of the solar background magnetic field observed from the Earth,...

November 11, 2018

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Deformation signals at Kilauea consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone, Hawaii

While Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii is not erupting at the moment and rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week, deformation signals are consistent with refilling of the middle East Rift Zone (ERZ) and hazards...

November 09, 2018

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Camp Fire most destructive in California history: 6 711 structures destroyed

A destructive wildfire is rapidly growing in California's Butte County since it started early November 8, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire grew to 8 000 ha (20 000 acres) before the end of the day and is still 0% contained....

November 09, 2018

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New eruption at Planchón-Peteroa volcano, first since 2011, Chile

A small explosive eruption took place at Planchón-Peteroa volcano in Chile at 13:23 UTC (10:24 local time) on November 7, 2018. This is the first eruption of this volcano since 2011. The eruption sent volcanic ash up to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) above sea level,...

November 07, 2018

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Destructive floods hit desert state of Red Sea, NE Sudan

Heavy rains affecting the state of Red Sea in NE Sudan, caused severe floods claimed lives of at least 4 people, destroyed agricultural fields and homes and drowned hundreds of farm animals. The worst affected since October 28 is the town of Tokar, also called...

November 05, 2018

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Very bright North Taurid meteor over Spain

A very bright North Taurid meteor event was spotted over the south of Spain at 23:46 UTC on November 2 (00:46 local time, November 3). The meteor was brighter than the full Moon. The object is believed to be produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the...

November 04, 2018

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Night sky guide for November 2018

November 4 - 64P/Swift-Gehrels at perihelion. Comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels will make its closest approach to the Sun, at a distance of 1.39 AU. November 5, 6 - Taurid meteor shower. This is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5 - 10 meteors per...

November 01, 2018

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Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

The same storm that caused widespread damage and floods in Italy over the past few days, hit most parts of Croatia during the same period. The storm left one person missing. The entire coastline was hit by strong and damaging waves, while some islands reported...

October 30, 2018

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Eruptive events detected at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised to Orange/Watch, Alaska

Strong seismic tremor consistent with an eruption was recorded at Semisopochnoi volcano starting at 04:47 UTC (20:47 AKDT) on October 26, 2018. Satellite data through 05:00 UTC showed a small ash cloud at about 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, the Alaska...

October 28, 2018

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Severe flash floods in Krasnodar region, southern Russia

At least 6 people have been killed and several injured after severe flash floods hit Krasnodar region of southern Russia on October 24 and 25, 2018. The regional governor declared a state of emergency. Heavy rains affected much of Black Sea coast, from the town of...

October 26, 2018

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Violent storm drops huge hail, produces massive hail accumulations in Rome, Italy

Intense storms brought heavy rain, strong winds and up to tennis-ball-sized hail to Rome, Italy on the evening of October 21, 2018. The city was brought to a standstill, forcing some of the drivers in the city's eastern part to abandon their cars and hide from...

October 22, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, large hail and heavy rainfall hit southeastern Australia

Intense thunderstorms are affecting parts of southeastern Australia over the past couple of days. In just 24 hours, NSW registered 300 000 lightning strikes, resulting in the death of at least one person. Heavy rain soaked the region, dropping three times the...

October 22, 2018

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SHRAIRFUSION Model: The absolute empirical evidence of the physical reality of the Sun

Physics is the king of all sciences as it helps us understand the way nature works. Unfortunately, the fantasy of pure mathematics started to take over physics in the beginning of the last century. At the same time, the laws of thermodynamics and magnetism started...

October 21, 2018

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Space debris impact: Iridium 70 satellite fuel tank crashes into central California

A large metal object fell from the sky near Hanford, California on October 11, 2018. The object crashed in a walnut orchard near 8th and Houston avenues in Kings County and was found October 13. The Iridium representative confirmed this week the object is a...

October 19, 2018

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Major flash floods hit northern Tunisia again

At least 5 people have been killed and two are still missing after devastating flash floods hit parts of Tunisia on October 17 and 18, 2018. Parts of the country recorded more rain in just 24 hours than they usually receive during the entire month of October. The...

October 18, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 10 - 16, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between October 10 and 16, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cuicocha, Ecuador | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island...

October 18, 2018

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Fire erupting from cracks in the ground, Andhra Pradesh, India

Panic is spreading among people in Marrikunta Thanda of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh after flames started erupting from newly formed earth cracks on October 13, 2018. Cracks in the ground were seen up to a depth of about 200 m (656 feet), a local news portal...

October 17, 2018