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Bright light over California identified as Navy missile

A bright light was seen across the sky over California early Tuesday morning, February 14, 2017, and later identified as a Navy missile test. The object appeared in the sky for at least 45 seconds. Many said it changed trajectories. The event was described as a...

February 14, 2017

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Large earth crack forms in Pakistan's Balochistan

Another large earth fissure appears to have formed after recent heavy rain in Pakistan's Balochistan Province. It is not yet clear when the crack formed but according to Samaa, it is the longest known in Quila Abdullah. The fissure apparently spans several...

February 10, 2017

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Mud volcano erupts in capital Baku, Azerbaijan

A mud volcano has erupted in a suburb of Azerbaijan's capital Baku on February 6, 2017. Its flaming eruption was recorded by numerous witnesses. The Azerbaijani Emergency Situation Ministry said the volcano is located in the Sanfachal settlement, the Garadagh...

February 06, 2017

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Bright green fireball illuminates the sky over Illinois, US

A bright green fireball illuminated the sky over Illinois and Wisconsin at 07:25 UTC (01:25 CST) on February 6, 2017. It was captured by numerous cameras. The American Meteor Society received over 170 eyewitness reports by 09:40 UTC and they are still coming in....

February 06, 2017

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Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger - Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano's south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. A potential collapse of the cliff poses...

February 03, 2017

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Lavalapse - 61G Ocean Entry

This amazing timelapse of Kilauea's 61g ocean entry lava flow was made by Jack Fusco just a few days before the Kamokuna lava delta collapsed into the ocean on December 31, 2016. To capture 1.3 TB, Fusco and Mark Jacobs flew over 8 000 km (5 000 miles) to...

January 29, 2017

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Violent mudslide in the Arequipa region of Peru

The same weather system responsible for dramatic riverbank erosion event that led to a collapse of a hotel in the Peruvian town of Lircay on Thursday, January 26, 2017, has caused a violent mudslide on the Panamerican Sur Highway in southern Peru. The slide occurred...

January 27, 2017

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Hotel collapses into river after heavy rain, Peru

A 50-room, colonial-era hotel collapsed on January 26, 2017 into the Sicra River in the Peruvian town of Lircay after heavy rains hit the region. All guests were evacuated before the collapse and there were no reports of injuries. According to Civil Defense...

January 27, 2017

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Activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high

Volcanic activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high. Late Monday, January 16, 2017, the volcano spewed ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level and produced a large pyroclastic flow, reminding everybody why tens of thousands nearby residents had to be...

January 17, 2017

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Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

A large earth fissure has opened up between the cities of Daniëlskuil and Kuruman in Northern Cape, South Africa after heavy rains hit the region at the beginning of the month. The fissure is still growing and is nearing dangerously close to the R31 road...

January 16, 2017

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Three fireballs recorded over Brazil

Three fireballs were recorded over Brazil in the past couple of days. Over Campina Grande on January 6, north of Rio de Janeiro on January 7, and over Espirito Santo on January 9, 2017. Fireballs over Brazil on January 6, 7 and 9, 2017. Image credit: Google The...

January 10, 2017

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Massive floods hit Bolivia, at least 8 people dead

Heavy rains which started last week have caused massive flooding and mudslides in Bolivia over the past couple of days, killing at least 8 people by January 2, 2017. The worst affected are remote communities in the west of the country. A state of emergency has been...

January 02, 2017

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Shockingly powerful lightning on Earth

A new scientific paper suggests that lightning on Earth may be vastly more powerful than conventional science has ever suggested. Investigators sought to answer how much energy is in a terrestrial bolt of lightning through the study of fulgurites, which are hollow...

January 02, 2017

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Moon's phases and libration throughout 2017

These 4K visualizations show the Moon's phases and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2017, as viewed from both hemispheres. In addition, they show the Moon's orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and...

December 31, 2016

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Rare sight: Meteor streaks over erupting Turrialba volcano

Two forces of nature have combined on December 28, 2016, and brought us a rare view of a bright meteor streaking seemingly low over the erupting Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. The event occurred at 04:22 UTC on December 28 (22:22 local time on December 27),...

December 30, 2016

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Bright fireball disintegrates over Guatemala

A bright fireball was observed disintegrating over Central America at 04:30 UTC on December 28, 2016 (22:30 CST on December 27). The event was observed from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Witnesses from Guatemala said they saw up to seven flashes in the sky....

December 28, 2016

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Huge dust storm hits Western Australia ahead of TC Yvette

A huge dust storm swept through the Pilbara region of Western Australia on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. The storm came ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Yvette" which formed on the same day. Parts of northwestern Australia have already seen 200 mm (7.9 inches)...

December 22, 2016