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Major, damaging tornado hits Petange, Luxembourg

A major tornado hit the city of Petange in southern Luxembourg at 17:30 LT on Friday, August 9, 2019, causing significant damage and injuring at 19 people. Petange Mayor, Pierre Mellina, said Friday about 100 homes sustained damage. The tornado downed trees, blocked...

August 09, 2019

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Heavy rains hit central China, leaving 29 people dead and 4 missing

Heavy rain affecting parts of central China this week caused deadly flash floods in which at least 32 people lost their lives. As reported by state broadcaster CCTV, dozens of tourists were trapped or washed away Sunday night at Duobi Gorge in Hubei Province, after...

August 09, 2019

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Large landslide hits the town of Casargo, causing severe material damage - Lombardy, Italy

A large landslide hit the Italian mountain town of Casargo, above Lake Como in northern region of Lombardy after heavy rain hit the region late August 6, 2019. Authorities declared a state of disaster. According to officials, heavy rain caused the Varrone river to...

August 07, 2019

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Floods claim 531 lives, leave 655 000 displaced, India

Heavy monsoon rains affecting parts of India since the end of June have claimed 531 lives as of August 6, 2019. 182 people died in Maharashtra State, 130 in Bihar, 93 in Assam, 53 in Gujarat, 34 in Karnataka, 26 in Kerala, and 13 in Rajasthan. More than 655 000...

August 06, 2019

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Eruption at Sabancaya volcano ejects ash up to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Peru

The latest report from the Instituto Geofísico del Perú​ (IGP) indicates volcanic ash is rising 9.4 km (31 000 feet) above sea level and moving SW, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported 20:10 UTC on August 5, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to...

August 05, 2019

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Flossie weakens to a tropical depression, continues moving toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Flossie" weakened to a tropical depression at 03:00 UTC on August 5, 2019, and continued moving closer to Hawaii. At the time, Flossie's center was located 565 km (350 miles) E of Hilo and 680 km (425 miles) ESE of Hana, Hawaii. Maximum...

August 05, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 ON3 flew past Earth at 0.56 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 ON3 flew past Earth at 0.56 LD / 0.00142 AU (212 428 km / 131 997 miles) on July 29, 2019. This is the 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the 8th this month. 2019 ON3 belongs to...

July 31, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 OD3 flew past Earth at 0.49 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 OD3 flew past Earth at 0.49 LD / 0.00126 AU (188 493 km / 117 124 miles) on July 28, 2019. This is the 33rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the 7th this month. 2019 OD3 is...

July 31, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity has increased again at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) early July 27, 2019. INGV said their surveillance cameras showed gas emission from the base of the southern flank of NSEC, indicating that a new fissure has opened at the crater. The...

July 27, 2019

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At least 7 deaths as severe heatwave hits Europe

Numerous July and all-time high-temperature records were broken across Europe on July 25, 2019, as second heatwave of the year peaked over the continent, claiming lives of at least 7 people. The heat is now coming to an end and forecast models call for significantly...

July 26, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 OK to flyby Earth at 0.19 LD on July 25 - the largest of the year

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 OK is expected to flyby Earth at a distance of just 0.19 LD / 0.00048 AU (71 806 km / 44 618 miles) at 01:22 UTC on July 25, 2019. This object is slightly bigger than today's 2019 OD, making it the largest known...

July 24, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Ontario, meteorites likely near Bancroft, Canada

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Ontario, Canada at 07:44 UTC on July 24, 2019. The event lasted about 5 seconds. The fireball, as bright as the full moon, was recorded by 10 all-sky cameras of Western University's Southern Ontario...

July 24, 2019

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At least 14 killed, 48 missing after landslides hit Guizhou, China

At least 14 people have been killed and 48 others remain missing after two large landslides hit southwestern China on July 23, 2019. The main cause for the landslides is heavy rainfall, authorities said. According to CCTV, a landslide hit Shuicheng county of Guizhou...

July 24, 2019

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Ubinas volcano: Strong volcanic ash pulse to 9.4 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

A strong explosion took place at Ubinas volcano, Peru at around 04:34 UTC on July 23, 2019 (23:34 LT, July 22). The explosion ejected incandescent material on the slopes of the volcano. Volcanic ash rose to a height of about 9.3 km (31 000 feet) above sea level,...

July 23, 2019

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Tropical Depression Three moving NW between Florida and the Bahamas

Tropical Depression Three formed in the Bahamas at 21:00 UTC (17:00 EDT) on July 22, 2019, 195 km (120 miles) E of Palm Beach, Florida. The system was moving NW at 20 km/h (13 mph). At 09:00 UTC (05:00 EDT) on July 23, the center was located about 70 km (40 miles)...

July 23, 2019

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Violent explosive activity at Ubinas volcano, ash to 12.1 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Peru

Violent explosive volcanic activity started at Peru's Ubinas volcano around 07:35 UTC (02:35 local time) on July 19, 2019. The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) recommended raising the alert level from Yellow to Orange. New information provided by webcam and...

July 19, 2019

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Eruption at Etna's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Mild eruptive activity which started at the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) on July 14 gradually intensified on July 18, INGV reports. Frequent ash emissions, producing only minor anomalies in images recorded by the thermal surveillance cameras were reported on July 17....

July 19, 2019