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Record cold invades parts of Europe following unusually warm weather in March

Parts of Europe are dealing with a significant cold snap since Wednesday, April 7, 2021, with many countries registering record lows. This comes after unusually warm weather, in many parts record-breaking, at end of March. A deep cyclonic vortex from North Atlantic...

April 09, 2021

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Study shows correlation between solar variability and El Nino-La Nina events

A new study shows a link between the end of solar cycles and a switch from El Nino to La Nina events in the Pacific Ocean, indicating that solar variability can trigger seasonal weather variability on Earth. If the connection holds up, it could improve the...

April 06, 2021

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New earthquake swarm at La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A new earthquake swarm was detected at the La Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines on April 5, 2021. The swarm was much more intense than the one detected from March 23 to 25. The alert level remains at Orange. The new swarm of Volcano-Tectonic...

April 06, 2021

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Switzerland sees unusually fatal avalanche season

Switzerland's winter season this year has been 50 percent deadlier than the average season, resulting in around 27 fatalities as of March 31. Around 296 people have been affected, which is a 67 percent increase, as the number of people caught in avalanches over...

April 05, 2021

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Sweden cancels controversial balloon test to artificially cool the Earth

The Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has decided to cancel the controversial balloon test flight aimed to artificially cool the Earth due to growing concerns about its possible harmful effects on the ozone layer and the ecosystem. The flight was planned to launch in...

April 02, 2021

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New model replaces dark energy theory with magnetic forces

It has been long believed that 70 percent of the universe is composed of dark energy, which makes it expand at an ever-increasing rate. However, a new model by researchers from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) suggests that the expansion is due to a dark...

April 01, 2021

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A tropical storm in 2018 produced the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth

A tropical storm just south of the equator in the southwestern Pacific Ocean on December 29, 2018, produced an unprecedented temperature of -111.2 °C (161.96 K / -168.1 °F), the lowest recorded on Earth, according to a recent scientific research paper. The...

March 31, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits Cimenyan, West Java, Indonesia

A strong tornado hit the district of Cimenyan, West Java, Indonesia at 15:45 LT on Sunday, March 28, 2021. Badung Regency BPBD reported 298 homes were damaged in the villages of Cimenyan and Mekarsaluyu, as well as 2 educational facilities, 1 village office, and 1...

March 29, 2021

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Kuwait registers hottest March temperature for entire Arabian Peninsula amid locust plague and dust storms

Kuwait registered a temperature of 44.6 °C (112.3 °F) on Thursday, March 25, 2021 -- the hottest March temperature for the country and the entire Arabian Peninsula. The heat came amid swarms of locust infesting the country, as well as dust storms, creating...

March 26, 2021

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Three asteroids within 1 lunar distance on March 23 - 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2

Three newly-discovered asteroids flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on March 23, 2021 -- 2021 FO1, 2021 FH, and 2021 FP2. This pushed the number of known <1LD asteroid flybys this year to 33. 2021 FO1 was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on March...

March 24, 2021

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Massive dust storm engulfs West Texas, causing near-zero visibility

A line of severe storms brought a massive amount of dust in West Texas on Monday afternoon, March 22, 2021. The dust storm turned skies into dark orange and left motorists with near-zero visibility. A massive dust storm kicked up by severe storms blanketed the skies...

March 23, 2021

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Rare daylight fireball over the English Channel, sonic boom reported

A rare daylight fireball was observed over the English Channel at 14:50 UTC on March 20, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom, heard by many people from the UK. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 131 reports so far. The event was mainly seen from the...

March 22, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Earth is under the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) over the past 24 hours, sparking G2 geomagnetic storming. The source is a polar connected coronal hole located in the Sun's southern hemisphere. Geomagnetic K-index of 5...

March 20, 2021

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Close-up view of new cinder cone at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate explosive-effusive flank eruption and gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. KVERT warns the danger of ash explosions up to 4 - 5 km (13 120 - 16 400 feet) a.s.l. from the flank crater and the lava flow front (phreatic...

March 19, 2021

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Tsunami forecast model animation: Three tsunamis in one day from the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone

The Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone is a convergent boundary where the Pacific is subducted beneath the Australian Plate. It extends northeastward from New Zealand, through the Kermadec and Tonga Islands, and terminates just south of the Samoan Islands, covering a...

March 17, 2021

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Study provides evidence of a magnetic field anomaly in Southeast Asia 800 years agojavascript:;

An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of a magnetic field anomaly in Southeast Asia roughly 800 years ago. The researchers conducted an archaeomagnetic study on an iron-smelting site from Cambodia, an area currently devoid of data. The results...

March 14, 2021

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Mekong River drops to critically low levels

The Mekong River water levels in Thailand have fallen to critically low levels, posing a serious threat of severe drought during the dry season. The water levels are dropping faster than in previous years due to the construction of dams in Laos, as well as low...

March 10, 2021