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Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

Scientists have discovered a series of previously unknown volcanoes just off the coast of SW Sicily, Italy. The three northern volcanoes show a tuff cone-like morphology while the three most southern edifices have a truncated-conical shape. Ages of all newly...

August 06, 2019

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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply...

August 05, 2019

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Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" to hit Kyushu with violent winds and heavy rain, Japan

Japanese weather officials are warning residents of Kyushu of violent winds, high waves, mudslides, swelling rivers and flooding in low-lying areas as Severe Tropical Storm "Francisco" makes landfall and starts moving over Kyushu early on Tuesday (JST),...

August 05, 2019

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Major stratospheric eruption at Ulawun volcano, ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A high-level eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 7.62 km (25 000 feet) above sea level started at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea at 01:50 UTC on August 3, 2019. Multispectral satellite imagery detected a new eruption to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l. at 09:53...

August 03, 2019

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Strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hit near the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M7.4 hit off the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:03 UTC (19:03 local time) on August 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 52.8 km...

August 02, 2019

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Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

The rocks in the upper crust of seemingly extinct Ciomadul volcano in Romania are 15% molten and in some regions up to 45%, a new study finds. That a seemingly dead volcano like Ciomadul is actually capable of erupting in the future calls for renewed attention to...

August 01, 2019

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Study traces location of major nuclear release in 2017 to southern Urals

A new study released in PNAS on July 26, 2019, confirmed that massive atmospheric release of radioactive Ruthenium 106 (106Ru) occurred in Eurasia in September 2017. "This must have been a sizeable, yet undeclared nuclear accident," study authors said....

July 30, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Erick" expected to become a hurricane on its way toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Erick" formed on July 27, 2019, as the 5th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. Gradual strengthening is expected while moving quickly westward toward Hawaii. Hurricane strength is expected late Monday or Tuesday, July 30....

July 28, 2019

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At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines

Series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes, the Philippines on July 26 and 27, 2019, leaving at least 8 people dead and dozens injured. The series started with M4.2 (PHIVOLCS) at 04:13 PHT, July 26, followed by M2.8 at 19:17, M2.4 at 22:13, M5.4 at 04:16 PHT, July...

July 27, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nari" forms near Japan, landfall expected over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island

Tropical Storm "Nari" formed July 26, 2019, as the sixth named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. Landfall is expected early July 27 (UTC) over the central-eastern coast of Honshu Island, close to Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture. ​On July 21, JTWC...

July 26, 2019

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Strong phreatic eruption at Tangkubanparahu, heavy ashfall reported, Indonesia

A strong phreatic eruption took place at Indonesian Tangkubanparahu volcano (also know as Tangkupan Perahu) early July 26, 2019. Two people have been injured and taken to hospital. Continuous eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 2.7 km (9 000 feet) above sea...

July 26, 2019

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Meteorite hits a rice field in Mahadeva village, Bihar, India

A suspected meteorite hit a rice field near Mahadeva village in northern Bihar, India around 14:30 LT on July 22, 2019. Local farmers working in the field at the time of the event said they saw a fireball-like object coming down from a sky and heard an unusually...

July 26, 2019

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Unusually strong cold front brings record-low July temperatures to southern U.S.

An unusually strong cold front for the time of a year hit much of southern United States on July 24 and 25, 2019, bringing record-low July temperatures to numerous cities throughout the region. Lower temperatures will continue across much of the region through the...

July 25, 2019

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Active lava lake at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange and the Alert Level from Advisory to Watch at Shishaldin volcano on July 24, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1). Field crews reported an...

July 24, 2019

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Rare tornado touches down in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

A rare tornado hit Cape Cod, Massachusetts on July 23, 2019, causing widespread destruction in the popular tourist vacation town. Of the 1 253 tornadoes that the US has on average each year, Massachusetts sees only one and Alaska and Rhode Island none. According to...

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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Intense cold front to make landfall in South Africa, Cape Town dam levels soaring to impressive new heights

South African Weather Service issued severe weather warnings and watches for part of the country as an intense cold front, currently positioned SW of South Africa, is expected to make landfall overnight tonight July 22 into 23, 2019 with a second front following...

July 22, 2019