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M7.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit the South Sandwich Islands at 02:26 UTC on December 11, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 164 km (102 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). The epicenter was located 14 km (8.7...

December 11, 2018

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World's second-largest Ebola outbreak spreads to major city, DR Congo

World's second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to the city of Butembo (population 1 million), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). New cases are increasing quickly in Butembo's eastern suburbs and outlying, isolated districts, sparking fears of its...

December 10, 2018

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Owen" forecast to reform in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

Ex-Tropical Cyclone "Owen" crossed the coast near Port Douglas at 03:00 local time Monday, December 10, 2018. The storm brought heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to the north tropical coast of Queensland. Meteorologists say it's looking like it the...

December 10, 2018

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Long-lasting green fireball lights up night sky over Mexico City

An impressive meteor fireball lit up the night sky over Mexico's capital Mexico City at 05:15 CST (11:15 UTC) on December 8, 2018. The event lasted for more than 10 seconds. According to Rodolfo Cobos Arriaga, president of Acapulco Astronomical Association, the...

December 10, 2018

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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's...

December 10, 2018

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Major winter storm hits US, leaving 400 000+ without power, 1 700+ flights cancelled

The major winter storm that has been hammering the interior southeast United States and parts of the Mid-Atlantic over the past weekend is now moving offshore. The storm produced 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) of snow across northwest North Carolina and south-central...

December 10, 2018

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Shungite: The Electropollution Solution Special Report

Public concern about our increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation is on the rise. Despite claims by government and industry about "no health risks," proactive consumers are looking for solutions. One that has recently appeared on the scene is a...

December 09, 2018

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Earthquakes of the 20th Century

This animation shows every recorded earthquake in sequence as they occurred from January 1, 1901, through December 31, 2000, at a rate of 1 year per second. The earthquake hypocenters first appear as flashes then remain as colored circles before shrinking with time...

December 09, 2018

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater. The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8)...

December 08, 2018

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Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record

Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High...

December 08, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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NSIDC: Arctic freeze-up well underway, November snow cover over North America most extensive since 1966

The Arctic freeze-up season is well underway, with ice extent increasing faster than average for most regions in November. Exceptions were in the Chukchi and Barents Seas, where the ice has been slow to form. Meanwhile, November snow cover over North America was the...

December 08, 2018

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives

Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé. According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain...

December 07, 2018

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will...

December 07, 2018

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Tsunami travels 200 m (650 feet) inland, damages a school and wipes out 2 homes, Vanuatu

A tsunami caused by M7.5 earthquake near the coast of New Caledonia on December 5, 2018, hit Vanuatu, damaging a school and wiping out two homes. According to the owner of a tour company on nearby Mystery Island, Benie Masauvakalo, a surge of water moved inland but...

December 06, 2018

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of...

December 06, 2018

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Tornado hits the city of Bogor, leaving a trail of destruction and at least one person dead, Indonesia

At least one person was killed after a tornado struck the Indonesian city of Bogor, West Java on December 6, 2018. The tornado formed at about 15:00 LT, leaving a trail of destruction and killing a 45-year-old man. According to local media reports, the man died...

December 06, 2018