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Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Russia, meteorites possible

A very bright daylight fireball exploded over western Russia at 01:11 UTC on June 21, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The meteor was seen from the cities of Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Orel. A sonic boom was...

June 21, 2018

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Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane "Harvey"

A slow-moving low pressure area dropped record-breaking June rainfall on parts of southern Texas this week, causing the worst flooding this region has seen since Hurricane "Harvey" in August 2017. Some locations have received 127 to 381 mm (5 to 15 inches)...

June 21, 2018

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New eruption observed at Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

A small eruption took place at Krakatau volcano, located between Java and Sumatra, on June 19, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place on February 19, 2017. The eruption produced ash that rose a few hundred meters before it dissipated, Volcano...

June 20, 2018

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Deadly floods hit Abidjan after intense overnight rain, Ivory Coast

Intense rainfall that hit Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan (population 5 million) on June 18 and 19, 2018, caused severe flooding in which at least 18 people lost their lives. The country is currently in the middle of its rainy season. Interior Minister...

June 19, 2018

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Floods in Assam claim 14 lives, affect 548 086 people in 719 villages, India

Heavy monsoon rains and floods affecting the Indian state of Assam over the past week have claimed lives of 14 people by June 19, 2018. 11 people died due to flooding and 3 due to landslides. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 548 986...

June 19, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rain triggers Mon State's worst floods in 40 years, Myanmar

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar's Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest...

June 19, 2018

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Japan, killing at least 3 and injuring more than 350

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Osaka, Japan at 22:58 UTC on June 17, 2018 (07:58 JST, June 18), killing at least 4 people and injuring 370. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 15.4 km...

June 18, 2018

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Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, pyroclastic flow, ashfall reported in Kagoshima, Japan

A strong eruption took place from Sakurajima's Minamidake crater volcano at 22:20 UTC on June 15, 2018 (07:20 JST, June 16). The eruption sent ash up to 4.7 km (15 400 feet) above the crater (5.8 km (19 000 feet) above sea level) and produced several pyroclastic...

June 16, 2018

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Baseball-sized hail crash down on Saskatchewan, causing extensive damage, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail the size of baseballs hit parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada on June 14, 2018, causing extensive damage. The Estevan area in southeast Saskatchewan was pounded with heavy rain and large hail on Thursday, June 14, as...

June 15, 2018

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More than 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands marooned as severe storms continue raging across India

Severe storms continue raging across India this week, with more than 22 new lives lost in three states over the past 48 hours. Thirteen people were killed and at least 28 others injured due to powerful dust storms and thunderstorms in different parts of Uttar...

June 14, 2018

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Tennis ball-sized hail hits Colorado Springs in one its worst overnight hailstorms in history

Neighborhoods near Colorado Springs have experienced what officials are calling the worst overnight storm since 1995. It was a historic event, considering the time of the day, NWS said. Thousands of homes and cars were damaged near Colorado Springs in El Paso County...

June 14, 2018

floods in france june 2018

Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018. Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and...

June 13, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia

Colombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took...

June 13, 2018

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Bud is now Category 4 hurricane, landfall expected over Baja California Sur late June 14 into 15

Hurricane "Bud" reached Category 4 strength on June 12, 2018, thus becoming the second Category 4 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific within 4 days. This is only the third time on record the first two named Eastern Pacific storms of the season became major...

June 12, 2018

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Deep sub-tropical low hits New Zealand, wreaking havoc across North Island

A deep sub-tropical low hit New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 with heavy rain and strong winds, causing flooding, power outages and landslides. The heaviest rain fell on the east side of the North Island. The storm dumped 130 mm (5.1 inches)...

June 12, 2018

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Elevated earthquake activity, possible steam explosion at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Seismicity at Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano has been at elevated levels over the past couple of days, followed by a signal that may represent a short-lived steam explosion on June 11. The last known eruption of this stratovolcano took place in 1974. Seismicity...

June 10, 2018

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The number...

June 08, 2018