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zhupanovsky volcano september 2017

Strong explosion at Zhupanovsky, ash cloud to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l.

A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first...

September 17, 2017

tropical storm maria and lee at 21 15 z september 16 2017

Hurricane "Maria" expected to strike Leeward Islands early next week

Tropical Storm "Maria" formed in the Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on September 16, 2017 as the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Maria is expected to be a Category 1 or 2 hurricane when it approaches the Leeward Islands early next...

September 16, 2017

talim at 17 40 september 14 2017 himawari 8

Typhoon "Talim" closing in on Kyushu, after dumping record-breaking rain on Okinawa

After ripping through the Okinawa island chain, Japan and passing close to China, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 000 people, Typhoon "Talim" is now on its way toward mainland Japan. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane equivalent when it...

September 15, 2017

agung volcano bali indonesia

Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the province of Bali from 1 to 2 (of 4) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, following an increase in volcanic earthquakes detected on Wednesday, September 13. The last...

September 15, 2017

hurricane max at 12 30 utc on september 14 2017

Hurricane "Max" about to hit Mexico, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

Tropical Storm "Max" intensified into a Category 1 hurricane at 12:00 UTC on September 14, 2017. The government of Mexico has changed the Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado to a Hurricane Warning. A dangerous...

September 14, 2017

tropical storm doksuri forecast track september 13 2017

Tropical Storm "Doksuri" intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Doksuri," known in the Philippines as Maring, formed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, after moving over the Philippines as a tropical depression. While slowly moving over the Philippines, this storm dumped heavy rain and caused landslides in...

September 13, 2017

storm aileen september 12 and 13 2017 uk

Storm "Aileen" has officially been named, severe gales expected in central UK

The UK Met Office has officially named the first storm of the 2017/18 season on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, as a deepening area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, September 13, bringing severe gales to central parts...

September 12, 2017

solar radiation storm hitting lasco c3 september 11 2017

S3 - Strong solar radiation storm in progress, active alert for aircrews and pregnant passengers

A powerful X8.2 solar flare erupted from Region 2673, located just around the visible disk, at 16:06 UTC on September 10, 2017, causing R3 - Strong radio blackout and a rapid increase in relativistic proton levels. Within just 3 hours, solar radiation storm reached...

September 11, 2017

x8 2 solar flare 16 28 utc september 10 2017 sdo aia 131

4th X-class flare: X8.2 erupts from Region 2673, second strongest of the cycle

A major solar flare measuring X8.2 (R3-Strong radio blackout) at its peak time erupted from Active Region 2673 at 16:06 UTC on September 10, 2017. The event started at 16:44, peaked at 16:06 and ended at 16:31 UTC. This is the 4th X-class solar flare from this...

September 10, 2017

hurricane irma 05 15 utc september 10 2017

Destructive Hurricane "Irma" moving through Florida, toward Georgia

After striking northern Cuba on Saturday, September 9, 2017, Hurricane "Irma" turned toward Florida and regained Category 4 hurricane strength. This extremely dangerous hurricane made landfall at Cudjoe Key in lower Florida Keys at 13:10 UTC (09:10 EDT) on...

September 10, 2017

katia over mexico 23 30 utc september 8 2017

Katia hits Mexico as Category 1 hurricane, crawling through and dumping heavy rain

Katia weakened to a tropical depression near Mexico's Sierra Madre Mountains around 12:00 UTC on September 9 after making landfall north of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz around 03:00 UTC. Although Katia was Category 2 hurricane and still strengthening while...

September 09, 2017

mexico earthquake september 8 2017

Extremely dangerous M8.1 earthquake hits Mexico, tsunami generated

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as 8.1 (upgraded from M8.0) hit near the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 04:49 UTC on September 8, 2017 (23:49 local time, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 69.7 km (43.3 miles). A red alert for shaking-related...

September 08, 2017

aurora over finland september 8 2017

G4 - Severe geomagnetic storming observed as CME from X9.3 flare impacts Earth

A Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the X9.3 solar flare on September 6, 2017, reached our planet at 23:04 UTC on September 7, 2017, a full day earlier than it was expected. G3 - Strong geomagnetic storming started 23:25 and increased to G4 - Severe at 23:50...

September 08, 2017

x1 3 solar flare september 7 2017

3rd X-class solar flare: Major X1.3 flare erupts from Region 2673, CME produced

A major solar flare measuring X1.3 at its peak time erupted from Region 2673 at 14:36 UTC on September 7, 2017. The event started at 14:20, peaked at 14:36 and ended at 14:55 UTC. This is the third X-class solar flare since X2.2 at 09:10 UTC and X9.3 at 12:02 UTC on...

September 07, 2017

hurricane irma at 11 30 utc on september 6 2017

Deadly Hurricane "Irma" devastates Caribbean islands, enormous catastrophe reported

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Irma" passed over the small Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, one of the most prosperous Caribbean nations, around 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 298 km/h (185 mph). Irma then...

September 07, 2017

x9 3 solar flare september 6 2017 aia 131 f

Major X-class flare: X9.3 from geoeffective AR 2673, CME produced - the strongest flare of the current cycle

A major X-class solar flare erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2673 peaking as X9.3 at 12:02 UTC on September 6, 2017. The event started at 11:53, peaked at 12:02 and ended at 12:10 UTC. This is the second X-class solar flare of the day. It comes just hours...

September 06, 2017

x2 2 solar flare september 6 2017 09 13 utc aia 131

Powerful, long-duration X2.2 solar flare erupts from geoeffective AR 2673

A powerful, long-duration solar flare measuring X2.2 at its peak time erupted from geoeffective Active Region 2673 at 09:10 UTC on September 6, 2017. The event started at 08:48 and ended at 09:59 UTC. This is the first X-class solar flare since May 5, 2015. There...

September 06, 2017