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Florence sparks historic tornado outbreak in Virginia

Tropical Cyclone "Florence" spawned multiple tornadoes near Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 2018, killing one person and injuring another. This brought the death toll caused by Florence to at least 32. Local media is describing the outbreak as...

September 18, 2018

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Typhoon "Mangkhut" wreaks havoc across Hong Kong, China evacuates more than 3 million people

Typhoon "Mangkhut" lashed Hong Kong and made landfall in southern China's Guangdong Province on September 16, 2018, after leaving more than 100 people dead in the Philippines. At least 4 people were killed in the province before the storm exited into...

September 17, 2018

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Unusually large M5.7 earthquake hits Western Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M5.7 hit near Frankland River, Western Australia at 04:56 UTC on September 16, 2018 (12:56 local time). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was initially...

September 17, 2018

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Alert level raised Azumayama volcano, last eruption was in 1977, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for Azumayama volcano from level 1 to level 2 on September 15, 2018. The alert was raised to 1 on September 9, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977 (VEI 1). The alert level was raised at...

September 15, 2018

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Huge amounts of gas emanating from Katla volcano, charging for eruption, Iceland

Huge amounts of volcanic gas are emanating from the Katla volcano since at least October 2016, leading researchers to believe this huge volcano under Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland is charging up for a new eruption. The last known eruption of this...

September 14, 2018

rockfall greece september 13 2018

Rockfall injures 7 people, capsizes small boats at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

At least 7 people were injured and several small boats capsized after a rockfall hit Navagio Beach beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, 2018. This beach, also known as the Shipwreck beach, is only accessible by sea and is a popular tourist...

September 13, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Isaac" about to pass over Dominca, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge

Tropical Storm "Isaac" is moving west over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and is expected to pass over Dominica Island (Lesser Antilles) during the afternoon (UTC) hours of September 13, 2018. The system is bringing heavy rain, strong winds and...

September 13, 2018

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Undersea eruption detected at Ioto (Iwo Jima), seawater shooting as high as 10 m (33 feet), Japan

Aerial photos taken on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, show sure signs of undersea volcanic eruption at Japanese Ioto volcano, former Iwo Jima. The volcano has been showing increased volcanic activity since the past weekend. JMA said Wednesday that photos taken by...

September 12, 2018

south africa snow september 8 2018

Parts of South Africa blanketed in snow, roads and mountain passes closed

Most of South Africa's Western Cape was blanketed in snow over the weekend, causing temporary road closures and providing a new and snowy environment to animals not used to such wintry conditions. A cold front swept through parts of parts southern South Africa...

September 10, 2018

cebolla toledo spain violent flash flooding september 8 2018

Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain's Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)...

September 10, 2018

fedosia crimea waterspout september 6 2018

Severe thunderstorm hits Crimea, producing spectacular waterspout tornado in Feodosia

A severe thunderstorm hit parts of Crimea on September 6, 2018, dumping heavy rain and producing a rare huge waterspout tornado. The waterspout formed in Feodosia, also called Theodosia, located some 300 km (186 miles) NE of Yalta. The twister was accompanied by...

September 07, 2018

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Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1 459, India

More than 1 400 people have been killed in India since the onset of the 2018 Southwest monsoon. The number of people who died in just 6 states this monsoon season climbed to 1 211, which is the highest toll in the last two years. As of September 3, 2018, the death...

September 06, 2018

manhattan kansas flooding september 2018

Historic flooding hits Manhattan, Kansas, state of emergency declared in 5 counties

Parts of Kansas, including the worst-hit Manhattan, received nearly 228.6 mm (9 inches) of rainfall late Sunday, September 2 into Monday, September 3, 2018, causing major flash flooding and forcing more than 300 people to evacuate their homes. Additional shower and...

September 05, 2018

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Veniaminof volcano alert levels raised, the last eruption of this volcano took place in 2013, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch for Veniaminof volcano at 21:29 UTC on September 4, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2013. The decision to raise alerts...

September 05, 2018

typhoon jebi japan september 4 2018

Typhoon "Jebi" - The strongest typhoon to make landfall in mainland Japan since 1993 leaves 1.6 million without power, 9 dead and 300 injured

Typhoon "Jebi" slammed into western Japan on September 4, 2018, killing at least 9 people and injuring more than 300. This is the fourth typhoon to strike Japan this year and the first categorized as 'very strong' to make landfall in mainland Japan...

September 04, 2018

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Night sky guide for September 2018

The Moon will be located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky on September 9. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere. The...

September 01, 2018

2018 qr1

Asteroid 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at 0.23 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 QR1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.23 LD / 0.00059 AU (88 262​ km / 54 843​ miles) on August 21, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

August 30, 2018