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texas oklahoma fireball march 13 2018

Daylight fireball explodes over Oklahoma and Texas, sonic boom reported

A daylight fireball was recorded streaking Oklahoma and Texas around 21:16 UTC (16:16 CDT) on March 13, 2018. The object turned 'blindingly bright' before it disappeared and was followed by a sonic boom. Numerous residents across central Oklahoma and...

March 14, 2018

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Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

Heavy floods and landslides are affecting parts of central Croatia two weeks after record-breaking snow paralyzed the region. At this time, the worst affected is the city of Hrvatska Kostajnica (population 2 700) where heavy floods and landslides resulted in the...

March 13, 2018

campania tornado italy march 12 2018

A major tornado, intense hailstorm hit Caserta, Campania, Italy

A major tornado preceded by intense hailstorm hit the region of Campania in southwestern Italy during the afternoon hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. Local media is reporting serious damage and at least 15 injured people. A severe storm hit Campania's Province of...

March 12, 2018

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Increased activity at Kick 'em Jenny: Alert level at Orange, 5 km exclusion zone

Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased activity on March 12, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the alert level to Orange. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has been informed of ‘increased activities’ at...

March 12, 2018

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Third nor'easter: A multitude of hazards expected from Mid-Atlantic to New England

A new low will form off the Southeast Coast by Monday morning and bring a multitude of hazards to the Mid-Atlantic and New England through Tuesday, including snow, minor coastal flooding and the potential for strong winds. This will be the third nor'easter to...

March 11, 2018

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Single lightning strike kills 16, injures 140 in Rwanda

16 people have been killed and 140 injured after a lightning hit Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The incident occurred in the town of Gihemvu in mountainous Nyaruguru District in the Southern Province, killing 14 victims on the...

March 11, 2018

queensland flood march 2018

Major flooding hits Queensland, comparable to 2009 flood event

A major flooding is affecting the North Tropical Coast of Queensland, Australia following four straight days of heavy rain. This flood situation has seen communities isolated, schools closed and highways cut, with overall flood impacts comparable to the February...

March 10, 2018

tornado thailand march 2018

Deadly thunderstorm, tornado hits Thailand

At least one person was killed this week in Thailand as intense thunderstorms swept across the country. The storm wreaked havoc in 24 provinces this week, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said. 14 of them are in the country's Northeast, 4 in...

March 10, 2018

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Bright flash, sonic boom as minivan-sized bolide explodes over Washington

A very bright explosion, believed to be produced by a minivan-sized bolide, lit up the night sky over British Columbia, Washington and Oregon around 03:15 UTC, March 8, 2018 (19:15 PST, March 7). The event lasted several seconds and ended up in a bright flash...

March 09, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hola" heading toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" is strengthening between Vanuatu and New Caledonia as it heads toward the Loyalty Islands. At 09:00 UTC today, the center of Tropical Cyclone "Hola" was located approximately 300 km (187 miles) W of Port Vila, Vanuatu and...

March 08, 2018

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Research helps explain ongoing changes in geomagnetic field

Scientists from the University of Rochester used new data from sites in southern Africa to help explain recent and ongoing changes in Earth's magnetic field, best expressed by a deepening area of low field called the South Atlantic Anomaly. Their research...

March 08, 2018

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Another nor’easter to slam the storm-weary Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Another nor’easter will make its way up the East Coast Wednesday into Thursday, March 7 into 8, 2018, the second to hit the region in less than a week but much snowier this time, with totals expected to be over a 30 cm (1 foot) for some areas west of I-95....

March 07, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hola" crossing Vanuatu before turning toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" formed March 6, 2018 near Vanuatu as the third named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. This system will cross Vanuatu over the next 12 - 24 hours and then rapidly intensify as it heads toward the Loyalty...

March 06, 2018

kirishimayama shinmoedake erupting march 6 2018

Explosive eruptions and ash venting at Shinmoedake (Kirishimayama), Japan

The activity at Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu, just one of 20 Quaternary volcanoes making Kirishimayama volcano group, is at elevated levels since March 5 with near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material. At 11:20 UTC today, ash column was...

March 06, 2018

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Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit Europe just before the start of 2018 meteorological spring, claiming lives of at least 50 people, are also responsible for severe agricultural damage. While the full extent of the damage won't be clear for quite some...

March 05, 2018

faro tornado damage march 4 2018

Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

A destructive tornado swept through Faro, Portugal on March 4, 2018, downing trees and damaging a number of cars and structures. At least 50 significant incidents were reported across the city, authorities said, adding it was a miracle that no one was killed. This...

March 05, 2018

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M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths....

March 04, 2018