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Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

Two shallow earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.0 and M6.4 hit southern Iran's Hormozgan Province at 12:07 and 12:08 UTC (15:37 and 15:38 LT) on November 14, 2021. The agency is reporting depths of 5.6 km (3.5 miles) and 10 km (6.2 miles), respectively....

November 14, 2021

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Alberta clipper to deliver another round of snow, rain and gusty winds across the northern Plains, U.S.

Snow and blustery conditions are forecast to continue in the Upper Midwest on Friday, November 12, 2021, as a strong low slowly retreats northward. On Saturday and into early Sunday, November 13 into 14, another storm system, known as Alberta clipper, will deliver...

November 12, 2021

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58 000 agricultural facilities in NE China's Liaoning affected by record snowstorms

Record snowstorms have affected 58 000 agricultural facilities in northeast China's Liaoning Province over the past few days. Local authorities said they are rushing to ensure power and food supply while repairing damages in a region heavily affected by rolling...

November 11, 2021

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Large weather system affecting Australia, producing massive line of thunderstorms

A large weather system affecting much of Australia is producing heavy rain and a massive line of thunderstorms from Top End, Northern Territory to southeast Queensland -- over 2 500 km (1 550 miles) on November 11, 2021. Parts of the region have already received one...

November 11, 2021

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Phenomenal rainfall totals hit parts of Australia, residents urged to brace for more rain and potential flooding

Exceptional rainfall totals have been recorded in Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia overnight Wednesday, November 10, 2021, as a potent storm moved over the region. Residents are being urged to prepare for potential flooding across parts of Queensland,...

November 10, 2021

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The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

A severe dust storm that started in southern Kazakhstan hit parts of Uzbekistan on the evening of November 4, 2021, growing under favorable weather conditions into the worst since the country started keeping meteorological records in 1871. The worst affected were...

November 09, 2021

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Increased gas emissions at White Island volcano, volcanic fog (VOG) produced, New Zealand

Recent gas and observation flights at Whakaari / White Island show increases in gas emissions and lake level. The volcano occasionally emits traces of volcanic ash and remains in a state of moderate to heightened unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2...

November 09, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Nicaragua at 06:25 UTC on November 9, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). The quake comes after...

November 09, 2021

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Three asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance today

At least 3 asteroids are expected to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance from the center of our planet on November 8, 2021. The objects are designated as 2021 VL3, 2021 VN3, and 2021 VM3. With 2021 VK3 on November 7, this makes 4 <1 LD asteroid flybys in 24...

November 08, 2021

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Major early-season snowstorm hits northern China

A significant coldwave is affecting China, bringing the first major snowstorm of the season to much of the country's northern regions, including the capital Beijing. The conditions prompted China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) to issue the...

November 07, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heavy rains affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, 2021, caused severe flash flooding in parts of the country, causing power outages and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of homes in the Sarajevo suburbs, along the rivers Bosnia,...

November 06, 2021

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Powerful explosive event at Karymsky volcano, ash up to 10.5 km (34 500 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A powerful explosive event started at the Russian Karymsky volcano, Kamchatka at 07:30 UTC on November 3, 2021, ejecting ash up 9.5 km (31 200 feet) and then up to 10.5 km (34 500 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. Satellite data...

November 05, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

An atmospheric river impacted southern Alaska over the past couple of days, bringing prolonged heavy rainfall which resulted in historic rainfall totals. The rain began on Friday, October 29 and continued through November 3. Flooding was reported in Girdwood, near...

November 04, 2021

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Series of CMEs impact Earth, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming

A coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by the long-duration M1.7 solar flare1 at 03:01 UTC on November 2, 2021, reached Earth at 19:57 UTC on November 3, sparking G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming. The CME overtook and merged with at least one, possibly two or more,...

November 04, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 VH flew past Earth at just 0.08 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VH flew past Earth at 0.08 LD / 0.00020 AU (29 919 km / 18 591 miles) from the center of our planet at 10:33 UTC on November 1, 2021. This is about 23 500 km (14 600 miles) from the surface. Since the start of the year,...

November 03, 2021

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Long-duration M1.7 solar flare erupts from geoeffective AR 2981, CME impact expected

A long-duration M1.7 solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2981 at 03:01 UTC on November 2, 2021. The event started at 01:20 and ended at 03:50 UTC. The event was associated with a 10cm Radio Burst (tenflare) peaking at 110 sfu at 02:36 UTC. A 10cm...

November 02, 2021

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Moderately strong M1.5 solar flare erupts from AR 2887

A moderately strong M1.5 solar flare erupted from AR 2887 at 01:45 UTC on November 1, 2021. The event started at 00:57 and ended at 02:10 UTC. It was associated with a Type II Radio Emission at 01:29 UTC with an estimated velocity of 626 km/s. Type II emissions...

November 01, 2021