Editors' picks - page 2

popocatepetl october 5 2017

Impressive eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

An impressive eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 07:26 UTC (02:26 local time) today. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1 968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2...

October 05, 2017

llaima volcano chile

Significant increase in activity under Llaima volcano, last eruption was in 2009

A significant increase in seismicity is being detected under Llaima volcano, one of Chile's largest and most active volcanoes, since October 1, 2017, SERNAGEOMIN reports. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2009. The volcanic monitoring network of...

October 04, 2017

bundaberg flood october 2 2017

Severe storm hits Bundaberg, breaks monthly rainfall record in one day, Australia

A severe storm hit the city of Bundaberg in Australia's Queensland on October 2, 2017, resulting in the all-time rainfall record for the month, severe flash flooding, thousands of people without power and a possible tornado. After many weeks of dry, hot...

October 02, 2017

global aurora mars september 2017

Large solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on Martian surface

When charged particles from a solar storm reached Mars this month, they set off an aurora 25 times brighter and surface level radiation readings twice as high as any previous measurements. An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by...

September 29, 2017

megacryometeor scotland september 2017

Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

A megacryometeor has left a large crater in the middle of a garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on September 26, 2017. The object hit several meters from the house owned by the Helliwell family, leaving a 1.4 m (4.6 feet) x 1.2 (3.9 feet) crater. "I was...

September 27, 2017

ROSAT_SAA

The anomaly in the Earth’s magnetic field which has geophysicists abuzz

In this interview, EGU's Laura Roberts Artal speaks with Jay Shah, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, who is investigating the South Atlantic Anomaly, a patch over the South Atlantic where the Earth’s magnetic field is weaker than elsewhere on the...

September 25, 2017

aoba ambae volcano on september 23 2017

Alert level for Aoba (Ambae) volcano raised to second highest, Vanuatu

The Alert Level for Aoba volcano, also known as Ambae, was raised to the second highest (4 of 5) on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The activity at the volcano gradually intensified over the past couple of weeks and continues to intensify. The activity forced...

September 23, 2017

north kivu dr congo

At least 12 dead, 92 missing after river overflows in North Kivu, DR Congo

At least 12 people have died and another 92 are missing after heavy rains caused Bihambwe river to overflow its banks and flood two villages in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Julien Paluku, the governor of the...

September 21, 2017

3top of agung volcano bali indonesia

Alert level for Agung volcano raised to 3 (of 4), Bali, Indonesia

The Alert Level for Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the Indonesian province of Bali was raised from 2 to 3 (of 4) on September 18, 2017, following a sharp increase in volcanic earthquakes on September 17. Authorities raised the alert to 2 on September 14,...

September 19, 2017

nam ao dam bursts laos september 11 2017

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos

An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. According to KPL, Lao News Agency, many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have...

September 18, 2017

very bright fireball mauritius reunion september 14 2017

Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Mauritius and Reunion

A very bright fireball streaked across the sunset sky over Mauritius and Reunion islands around 14:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The event reportedly lasted up to 20 seconds before it exploded and left a smoke trail. The object was...

September 16, 2017

hurricane irma at 11 30 utc on september 6 2017 rcp

Irma for the history books: Meteorological records and most notable facts

Irma was born as a tropical storm on August 30, 2017 and became a hurricane on August 31. It then rapidly intensified into Category 5 hurricane and passed over several Caribbean islands, destroying everything in its path. It made landfall over Cudjoe Key in the...

September 13, 2017

x8 2 solar flare september 10 2017

Glancing blow expected from CME produced by major X8.2 solar flare

A major X8.2 solar flare that erupted at 16:06 UTC on September 10, 2017 from Region 2673, produced a powerful asymmetric full halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and it appears one part of it is heading toward Earth. A glancing blow is expected late on September 13....

September 11, 2017

severe flash flood zadar croatia september 11 2017

Thunderstorm hits Zadar and becomes stationary, causing unprecedented flash flood, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm that swept over Italy on September 10, 2017, causing at least 6 deaths, reached Croatia during the late afternoon hours, dumping heavy rain. Heavy rain continued through the rest of the day and overnight, breaking, in some areas, monthly...

September 11, 2017

livorno tuscany italy severe flood september 10 2017

Severe flooding hits central Italy, at least six dead and two missing

At least six people have been killed and 2 are still missing in the Tuscan port town of Livorno after a nearly stationary severe storm dumped heavy rain on Sunday, September 10, 2017, triggering severe flooding and landslides. Mayor Filippo Nogarin said a 'crazy...

September 10, 2017

3122 florence by mike olason

Two moons discovered orbiting large asteroid 3122 Florence as it flew past Earth

Asteroid 3122 Florence (1981 ET3), one of the largest known, flew past Earth at a distance of 18.38 LD (~7 million km / 4.4 million miles / 0.047 AU) at 12:06 UTC on September 1, 2017. This is the largest asteroid to pass this close to our planet since the first...

September 09, 2017

aurora over finland september 8 2017

G4 - Severe geomagnetic storming observed as CME from X9.3 flare impacts Earth

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the X9.3 solar flare on September 6, 2017, reached our planet at 23:04 UTC on September 7, 2017, a full day earlier than it was expected. G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming started 23:25 and increased to G4 - Severe at 23:50...

September 08, 2017