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Meteorite hits White Nile, Sudan, large fragments found

Sudanese authorities said Sunday, June 25, 2017, they have recovered fragments of meteorites which struck a remote area of the state of White Nile in the south of the state at dawn on Wednesday, June 21. Eyewitness reports mention loud sound and a bright light that...

June 26, 2017

bogoslov volcano erupting on june 12 2017

Multiple eruptions at Bogoslof, volcanic cloud up to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l.

Multiple eruptive bursts were registered at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska starting at 00:49 UTC on June 24, 2017. The first eruptive burst lasted roughly 10 minutes and was accompanied by strong seismicity, lightning, and infrasound. Thus, the Alaska Volcano Observatory...

June 24, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawns EF-2 tornado in Fairfield, Alabama

Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawned an EF-2 tornado near the town of Fairfield in Alabama's Jefferson County on June 22, 2017, causing severe damage to the area. The tornado touched down just 11.2 km (7 miles) from downtown Birmingham, ripping apart several...

June 23, 2017

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Powerful multi-vortex tornado destroys a village in Kurgan, Russia

A powerful multi-vortex tornado hit the small Russian village of Pesyanoye, just south of the city of Kurgan in the Mokrousovsky District of Kurgan Oblast, on June 18, 2017. The event was accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. According to available...

June 20, 2017

tsunami western greenland june 17 2017

Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) as M4.0 hit 28 km (17.4 miles) north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq, western coast of Greenland at 01:00 UTC on June 18, 2017 (23:00 local time on June 17). The quake is believed...

June 18, 2017

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Energetic sequence of earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park

An energetic sequence of earthquakes is taking place in the Yellowstone National Park, about 13 km (8 miles) north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, The University of Utah Seismograph Stations, a Yellowstone Volcano Observatory member, reports. The...

June 16, 2017

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Winter-like storm sets new records across Nevada

An unusually strong and cold low pressure system caused several daily low temperatures and precipitation records to be set on Monday, June 12, 2017 across central and northern Nevada. On the same day, state's mountainous regions received an estimated 6 - 12...

June 14, 2017

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Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees...

June 14, 2017

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Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram

Heavy monsoon rains are affecting the Indian state of Mizoram since Monday, June 12, 2017, causing landslides and severe flash floods that washed away more than 350 houses and claimed lives of at least 10 people by Tuesday afternoon, June 13. Authorities say the...

June 13, 2017

turkey greece earthquake june 12 2017

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Turkey - Greece border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC hit near the coast of western Turkey (Turkey - Greece border region) at 12:28 UTC on June 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles)....

June 12, 2017

minnesota storm june 11 2017

Fast-moving storm hits Twin Cities, leaving 132 00 homes without power, Minnesota

A fast-moving thunderstorm started in the Dakotas overnight Sunday, June 11, 2017 and pushed east into central Minnesota, dumping heavy rain and up to tennis-ball-sized hail. The front edge of the storm system hit Twin Cities metro with wind gusts up to 112 km/h (70...

June 12, 2017

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7 days of rain pull Florida out of extreme drought

In an interesting turn of events, just 7 days of heavy rainfall, in places record-breaking, pulled the entire state of Florida out of extreme drought conditions. The state is still not completely out of drought, as 23% of it still remains in severe condition, but...

June 09, 2017

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Meteorite hits ground in Jaipur, 4 kg (8.8 lbs) rock-like object found

A mysterious rock-like object appears to have fallen from the sky in an open field near the Bhankhrora residential area in the city of Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state on June 6, 2017, causing panic among locals. What's left of the object,...

June 06, 2017

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Intense heat wave engulfs Pakistan, relief expected this week

Although much of Pakistan was already under severe heat wave conditions during the month of May, the temperatures further intensified over the weekend. However, national meteorologists say a new weather system will set in this week, bringing relief to the entire...

June 05, 2017

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Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The twister was on the ground some 15 - 20...

June 03, 2017

english channel fireball june 1 2017

Very bright fireball over the English Channel

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded above the English Channel at 22:38 UTC on June 1, 2017. The fireball lasted several seconds and was primarily seen from England. The UK Meteor Network (UKMON) started receiving reports just minutes after the event....

June 02, 2017

night sky guide 2017 june

Night sky guide for June 2017

Although meteorologists often take summer/winter to start on June 1, northern hemisphere's summer and southern hemisphere's winter will officially begin on June 21 with June Solstice at 04:15 UTC. The Moon will reach its full phase at 13:11 UTC on June 9....

June 01, 2017