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night sky guide 2017 september

Night sky guide for September 2017

There are no major (Class I) meteor shower peaks during this month. Instead, we have two minor ones (Class II), Aurigids on September 1 and September Epsilon Perseids on September 9, with an estimated number of meteors per hour of 6 and 5, respectively. We'll...

September 01, 2017

indonesia earthquake august 31 2017

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia at 17:06 UTC on August 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.5 km (30.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to...

August 31, 2017

turkey earthquakes by year

Turkey hit by 28 002 earthquakes during the first 8 months of 2017

During the first eight months of the year, Turkey has been hit by 28 002 earthquakes, making this year well on the way to be most seismically active since reliable records began. Notable uptick started in June with 4 243 earthquakes and continued in July with 4 349...

August 30, 2017

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Massive rockslope collapse with 35 fatalities caught on a remarkable video

A massive landslide hit Bijie City in Zhangjiawan Township, Nayong County of southwest China's Guizhou province at about 10:40 local time on Monday, August 28, 2017, affecting 34 households. At least three people have died, seven are injured and another 32 are...

August 29, 2017

tropical storm harvey houston august 27 2017

Texas has never seen an event like this, could be the worst flooding disaster in US history

Category 4 Hurricane "Harvey" made landfall around 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Rockport, Texas with winds of 215 km/h (130 mph). It then stalled over the coast of central Texas, dumping extreme amounts of rain. Harvey is the first major...

August 28, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Pakhar" (Jolina) hits Philippines, heading toward Hong Kong

Tropical Storm "Pakhar," known in the Philippines as Jolina, made landfall in Aurora province on Friday, August 25, 2017. The storm is dumping moderate to heavy rainfall within 300 km (186 miles) from the center. After passing over the Philippines, Pakhar...

August 25, 2017

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Harvey rapidly strengthened into a hurricane, expected to stall over Texas coast

Tropical Storm "Harvey" rapidly strengthened into a hurricane today and is expected to become a major, Category 3 hurricane before it makes landfall over the coast of Texas late Friday or early Saturday (local time), August 25 or 26, 2017. Preparations for...

August 24, 2017

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Eight missing after major landslide at Piz Cengalo, Switzerland

Eight people are missing after a major landslide occurred at Piz Cengalo mountain in the Bregaglia range of Swiss Alps at 09:30 CET on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Experts estimate some 4 million m3 (141.2 million ft3) of rocks tumbled down the mountain, known for...

August 24, 2017

harvey forecast track august 2017

Harvey regenerates, hurricane and storm surge watches issued for Texas coast

What used to be Tropical Storm "Harvey" degenerated to an open wave on August 19 and regenerated back into a tropical depression on August 23, 2017. Further strengthening is expected and Harvey could become a hurricane on August 25 while approaching the...

August 23, 2017

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Typhoon "Hato" turns deadly as it makes landfall in SE China's Guangdong

Typhoon "Hato" made landfall in southeast China's Guangdong Province near 05:00 UTC (11:00 local time) on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, with wind speeds near 185 km/h (115 mph). This made Hato a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson...

August 23, 2017

lolo peak fire

Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one - Montana

The Lolo Peak fire in Montana has burned 13 082 hectares (32 328 acres) of land since a lightning started it on July 15, 2017. As of August 22, the fire is just 14% contained, it burned two homes, claimed one firefighter's life and injured another. There are...

August 23, 2017

ischia earthquake italy august 21 2017

Shallow M4.3 earthquake hits Ischia, killing 2 and injuring 36, Italy

A very shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M4.3 hit near the volcanic island of Ischia at 18:57 UTC (20:57 CET) on August 21, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). USGS is reporting M4.3 and a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles). Italy's...

August 22, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Hato" (Isang) passing over the northern Philippines

Tropical Storm "Hato" formed August 20, 2017, east of the Philippines as the 13 named tropical cyclone of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season. Hato is known in the Philippines as Isang. The system is already affecting the northern Philippines, dumping heavy...

August 21, 2017

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Total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017

A total solar eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017, starting over the Pacific Ocean at 15:46 UTC (08:46 PDT) and moving inland over the continental United States. Although 14 US states will witness the total solar eclipse, regions seeing, at least, a partial...

August 21, 2017

asteroid 2017 qp1 position on august 19 2017

Asteroid 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD, 2 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 QP1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.17 LD (~65 280 km / 40 563 miles) on August 14, 2017, two days before it was discovered. This is the 26th known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

August 20, 2017

floods assam india august 2017

Floods affect 16 million, kill 500 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people....

August 19, 2017

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Sierra Leone landslide - 450 bodies found, 810 still missing

Five days after the fatal floods and landslides in Sierra Leone's Freetown area, rainfall continues and the threat of further landslides remains. As of August 19, up to 450 bodies have been removed from the rubble in 13 communities in and around Freetown. 300 of...

August 19, 2017