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Tropical Storm "Hato" (Isang) passing over the northern Philippines

Tropical Storm "Hato" formed August 20, 2017, east of the Philippines as the 13 named tropical cyclone of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Hato is known in the Philippines as Isang. The system is already affecting the northern Philippines, dumping heavy...

August 21, 2017

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Total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

A total solar eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017, starting over the Pacific Ocean at 15:46 UTC (08:46 PDT) and moving inland over the continental United States. Although 14 US states will witness the total solar eclipse, regions seeing, at least, a partial...

August 21, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD, 2 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.17 LD (~65 280 km / 40 563 miles) on August 14, 2017, two days before it was discovered. This is the 22nd known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

August 20, 2017

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Floods affect 16 million, kill 500 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people....

August 19, 2017

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Sierra Leone landslide - 450 bodies found, 810 still missing

Five days after the fatal floods and landslides in Sierra Leone's Freetown area, rainfall continues and the threat of further landslides remains. As of August 19, up to 450 bodies have been removed from the rubble in 13 communities in and around Freetown. 300 of...

August 19, 2017

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Violent storm hits southern Germany and Austria, 2 dead, more than 130 injured

A violent thunderstorm swept over parts of southern Germany and Austria late Friday into Saturday, August 18 and 19, 2017. At least 2 people were killed and more than 130 injured. The storm was expected, but the southeastern Oberbayern, one of the seven...

August 19, 2017

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Kanlaon volcano alert status raised, Philippines

The Philippine Insitute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert status of Kanlaon volcano, the most active of the central Philippines, from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on August 18, 2017. The local government units and the...

August 18, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Harvey" moving over Windward Islands into the Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm "Harvey" formed 21:00 UTC, August 17, 2017 east of the Windward Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean as the 8th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Harvey is expected to move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern...

August 18, 2017

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Landslide hits a village in Congo, killing at least 200 people

A large landslide has swept over a fishing village on the banks of Lake Albert, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, killing at least 40 people. There are reports mentioning 60 casualties, but they are yet to be confirmed. The slide hit...

August 17, 2017

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Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is tracking three low pressure systems along the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone in the northeast Atlantic. Current models show that conditions are conducive for them to continually organize and strengthen over the next several days....

August 16, 2017

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More than 300 killed as landslides and flash flooding hit Freetown, Sierra Leone

More than 300 people have been killed in and around Sierra Leone's capital Freetown after heavy overnight rain caused landslides and flash flooding early Monday, August 14, 2017. The hardest hit appears to be the mountainous town of Regent, on the outskirts of...

August 14, 2017

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Scientists uncover largest volcanic region on Earth under West Antarctica

A remote survey suggested by third-year university student discovered 91 volcanoes in a massive region known as the West Antarctic Rift System. The volcanoes range in height from 100 m to 3 850 m (328 to 12 631 feet). A study conceived by a third-year student at the...

August 14, 2017

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Critical flood situation in Assam, 2.3 million affected, death toll mounts to 104

The flood situation in India's state of Assam drastically worsened on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 2017, after heavy monsoon rains engulfed the region on Friday. At least 5 people died on Saturday and another 15 on Sunday, bringing the death toll in...

August 13, 2017

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Massive landslide sweeps away two buses, up to 50 feared dead, India

A massive landslide caused by heavy rain swept away two buses and several vehicles in Kotrupi on the Mandi-Pathankot National Highway near Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh, India around 01:30 IST Sunday, August 13, 2017 (20:00 UTC, August 12). There were up to 60...

August 13, 2017

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Massive flooding kills 47 in Nepal, affect 1 100 000 in India's Assam

Heavy monsoon rains since Friday, August 11, 2017 caused massive flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, killing at least 36 and displacing thousands. Dozens are still missing. At the same time, the flood situation in India's state of Assam worsened...

August 12, 2017

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5 killed, 36 injured, 500 000 homes without power after severe storm hits Poland

Five people have been killed and at least 36 injured as a result of falling trees after a series of severe thunderstorms hit Poland late Friday into Saturday, August 12, 2017. Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent when a...

August 12, 2017

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Deadly M5.6 earthquake hits the coast of southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.6 hit the coast of southern Peru at 21:45 UTC (16:45 local time) on Friday, August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.7 km (30.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). At least...

August 12, 2017