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Fernandina volcano erupts, lava flow reaching the ocean, Galapagos

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre) in Ecuador around 15:00 UTC on June 16, 2018, IGEPN reports. This large shield volcano is a part of Galapagos volcanic archipelago. Its last eruption occurred in September 2017. The eruption is taking...

June 16, 2018

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The 5G network threatens to overcrowd the airwaves, putting weather radar at risk

The new 5G network promises to revolutionize mobile telecommunications. But it could also push telecommunications companies onto the frequencies used by the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather radars, indirectly putting the accuracy of weather information at risk....

June 15, 2018

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'Unprecedented' 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow this late in June in Labrador, Canada

Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing 'anomalously' high June snow this year and frozen lakes, making both locals and meteorologists nickname the month Junuary. Because it looks more like January than June. ...

June 15, 2018

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High levels of seismicity, strong deformation at Sierra Negra volcano, Ecuador

The number and magnitudes of earthquakes under Sierra Negra volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador are steadily growing since mid-2016. A significant uptick occurred on May 25, 2018, with 104 earthquakes within 24 hours. This, along with 'very important...

June 14, 2018

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Deadly landslides hit Bangladesh again, just one year after its 'worst landslides in history'

Just one year after landslides killed more than 150 people in the remote district of Rangamati, heavy monsoon rains are again causing deadly landslides across the region. According to official reports, at least 12 people were killed in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar...

June 12, 2018

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Severe dust storm and lightning hit Uttar Pradesh, claiming another 26 lives

A severe thunder and dust storm that hit the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on June 8, 2018, killed 26 people. Meanwhile, an intense dust storm hit national capital, causing traffic chaos. According to officials, dust storm and lightning killed 11 districts of the...

June 11, 2018

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Photogenic EF-3 tornado touched down near Laramie, Wyoming

A strong EF-3 tornado touched down near Laramie, Wyoming on June 6, 2018, causing damage to some structures and power lines. There were no injuries reported but the tornado was especially photogenic, one for the history books. Another tornado occurred in the...

June 08, 2018

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Unusual 'killer' frost hits the Maritimes as temperatures plunge to -4 °C (24.8 °F), Canada

Crops across the Canadian Maritimes sustained widespread damage after a sharp plunge in spring temperatures caused unusual 'killer' frost. On the same day, a rare June snow accompanied by frigid wind chills hit Newfoundland. Environmental Canada issued yet...

June 07, 2018

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Melbourne records its coldest start to winter since 1982, Australia

Coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria - Melbourne (population 4.8 million) - has recorded its coldest start to June since 1982, according to data provided by Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Officials blame a pattern of weather that...

June 06, 2018

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Meteorite fragments from June 1 fireball found, several homes damaged, China

Numerous fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1, 2018 have been found by locals in Menghai County. Executive deputy director of the Professional Committee for Meteorite Scientific Investigation of the China Scientific...

June 04, 2018

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Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral. Local media reports the event as meteorite strike...

June 03, 2018

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Northern hemisphere's 2018 noctilucent clouds season begins

NASA's AIM spacecraft has spotted first Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs) of the 2018 northern hemisphere NLC season at the end of May. And just as they spotted them forming, people on the ground started seeing them, too. "They are back!" Ruslan Merzlyakov...

June 02, 2018

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10-km-long earth crack opens on Elgeyo escarpment, Kenya

A 10-km-long (6.2 miles) earth crack has emerged on the slopes of Elgeyo escarpment in western Kenya last week, following heavy rain in the region. There are more than 10 000 households living on the escarpment, a part of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley....

May 31, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits French winemakers, causing widespread destruction

A 'hailstorm of unprecedented violence' hit winemakers in famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas of western France on May 26, 2018. Although the material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties or injuries. The storm hit the region around 12:00 local...

May 28, 2018

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Toxic salt storm engulfs parts of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A toxic salt storm from the Aral Sea hit western parts of Uzbekistan and northern Turkmenistan on Sunday, May 27, 2018, following a warm weather and rain. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus, forcing residents to use masks as the storm made it difficult to...

May 28, 2018

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Violent electrical storm hits UK, producing more than 60 000 lightning strikes in a day

A violent electrical storm swept over the UK on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing up to 60 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Meteorologists said temperatures on Saturday reached 27 °C (80.6 °F) before violent thunderstorm struck around...

May 28, 2018

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Florida declares state of emergency, Subtropical Storm "Alberto" dropping heavy rain

Florida has declared a state of emergency for all its 67 counties as the state continues to monitor and prepare for Subtropical Storm "Alberto." The cyclone has since formed a new eye and is now located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bands of heavy...

May 26, 2018