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Super Typhoon "Jebi" ties for strongest storm on the planet in 2018, heading toward Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Jebi" reached Super Typhoon strength on August 31, 2018, and tied with Jelawat and Maria for the strongest storm on the planet in 2018. The current forecast track takes Jebi over Japan's Honshu island on September 3. The main threat...

August 31, 2018

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Midwest: Severe storms lead to widespread flooding and high water rescues, leave 110 000 without power

Another round of severe thunderstorms swept through parts of north-central United States this week, causing damaging winds and heavy rains. Widespread flooding was reported across Wisconsin. The flooding has damaged roads, businesses and private residences in...

August 30, 2018

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First winter weather advisories of the 2018/19 season issued for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming

First winter weather advisories for the upcoming 2018/19 winter season have been issued by the NWS for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming. NWS expects several inches of wet snow into early Tuesday, August 28 above 1 800 m (6 000 feet). These are the first...

August 27, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, 2 000 people flee from lava flows, ash up to 15 km a.s.l., PNG

A powerful eruption took place at PNG's Manam volcano at 20:00 UTC, August 24, 2018 (06:00 local time, August 25). This sudden, high-impact eruption sent volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level and produced lava flows that forced 2 000 villagers...

August 26, 2018

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CME sparks G3 Strong geomagnetic storm; reverse polarity sunspot appears on the Sun

G3 Strong geomagnetic storm levels associated with the passage of slow-moving August 20th Coronal Mass Ejection were observed early August 26, 2018. A faint and slow-moving CME was first seen in LASCO coronagraph imagery at approximately 22:00 UTC on August 20. The...

August 26, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermanshah, killing at least 3 people and injuring over 300, Iran

At least 3 people have been killed and more than 300 were injured after M6.0 earthquake hit western Iran at 22:13 UTC on August 25, 2018 (02:43 local time, August 26). USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. The...

August 26, 2018

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Very strong and deep M7.1 earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS ad M7.1 hit Peru-Brazil border region at 09:04 UTC (04:04 local time) on August 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 609.5 km (378.7 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.0 at a depth of 651 km (404.5 miles)....

August 24, 2018

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Lane's center to pass dangerously close or hit Hawaii. Officials: not enough shelters for everyone

The latest forecast track from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center brings the center of Lane dangerously close to the Hawaiian Islands during the Thursday through Saturday time frame, August 23 to 25. Regardless of the exact track of the storm, life-threatening...

August 23, 2018

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Very strong M7.3 earthquake hits Venezuela at intermediate depth

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near the coast of Sucre, Venezuela at 21:31 UTC (17:31 local time) on August 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 123.2 km (76.5 km). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles)....

August 21, 2018

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Major Hurricane "Lane" expected to turn toward Hawaii

Category 4 Hurricane "Lane" is heading west at 19 km/h (12 mph) and is expected to turn toward Hawaii on August 22 and 23 and pass dangerously close to the main Hawaiian Islands. Current forecast track doesn't call for a direct impact and Lane will be...

August 21, 2018

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Typhoon "Soulik" approaching southern Japan, landfall expected in South Korea

A Very Strong Typhoon "Soulik" is approaching southern Japan and is expected to cause strong winds and drop heavy rain in southern and western parts of the country. According to the JMA, it will pass very close to Kyushu and the Amami islands on the...

August 20, 2018

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Major damage after two tornadoes rip through North Island, New Zealand

A large waterspout formed in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on August 20, 2018, and hit the Ohope Beach just after 17:30 NZST, damaging at least six properties. Ohope is 6 km (3.7 miles) east of Whakatane, North Island. At the same time, on the other side of North...

August 20, 2018

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Deadly floods hit the Indian state of Karnataka, tourists' bookings canceled

At least 12 people have been killed and over 4 300 rescued in Karnataka's district of Kodagu, on the border with Kerala, since August 15, 2018. Heavy rains started affecting the region on August 14 and intensified on August 15, forcing authorities to issue heavy...

August 20, 2018

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Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China

At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The...

August 19, 2018

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Another powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Lombok, Indonesia

Just two weeks after devastating M7.0 earthquake which killed more than 460 people, another powerful earthquake hit the same region at 14:56 UTC (22:56 local time) on August 19, 2018. BMKG is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting...

August 19, 2018

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Very deep M8.2 earthquake hits Fiji region, two M6+ aftershocks

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.2 hit Fiji region at 00:19 UTC (12:19 local time) on August 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 563.4 km (350 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.2 at a depth of 558 km (346 miles). This earthquake can have a...

August 19, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 17, 2018

Post-Tropical Cyclone "Ernesto" threatens Ireland and UK with strong winds and heavy rain Subtropical Depression "Ernesto" formed over the Central Atlantic Ocean on August 15 and strengthened into a tropical storm by 21:00 UTC on August 16....

August 18, 2018