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2017 EU wine harvest at historic low due to extreme weather

New estimates show that 2017 EU wine harvest is at historic low due to extreme weather events ranging from frost to drought. According to figures released by Copa and Cogeca in Brussels on October 10, 2017, the European Union suffered one of the lowest wine harvests...

October 12, 2017

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Durban, South Africa receives record-breaking rain, 8 people dead

A supercell thunderstorm swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province on October 10, 2017, dropping unprecedented rain on Durban, the region's main city and home to one of the busiest ports in Africa. At least 6 people were killed in Durban and 2 in...

October 11, 2017

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 to flyby Earth at 0.13 LD on October 12

Asteroid 2012 TC4, discovered in 2012 by PanSTARRS-1, will fly past our planet at a very close distance of 0.13 LD (~50 100 km / 31 140 miles) at 05:40 UTC on October 12, 2017. Current estimates suggest it should peak around mag +12.8 at closest approach and be...

October 11, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

​A seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) in the Canary Islands on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Authorities said they will increase monitoring the volcano starting October 10 and assign 5 scientists to keep track of the earthquakes. The last...

October 09, 2017

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Late-season tornado hits east side of Madison, Wisconsin

A late-season tornado swept through the east side of Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 7, 2017, damaging dozens of businesses and cutting off power to at least 600 people. After surveying the damage, the National Weather Service's Milwaukee region office...

October 09, 2017

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Very bright fireball streaks over western France

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over western France at 03:36 UTC (05:36 local time) on October 5, 2017 and was recorded by REFORME's all-sky camera. It lasted between 3 and 7 seconds and was much brighter than the Moon. REFORME is asking all...

October 06, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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