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vanuatu earthquake september 20 2017

Strong and deep M6.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Vanuatu at 20:09 UTC on September 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 200.2 km (125 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 204 km (126 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 20, 2017

hurricane maria puerto rico september 20 2017 lsm

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...

September 20, 2017

japan earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits off the coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 16:37 UTC on September 20, 2017 (01:37 JST, September 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. If...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sr2

Asteroid 2017 SR2 to flyby Earth at 0.24 LD on September 20, second of the day

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SR2 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.24 LD (~92 160 km / 57 265 miles) at 20:29 UTC on September 20, 2017. This is the second known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth at a distance of 1 LD today, the third...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sm2

Asteroid 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD on September 20

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SM2 flew past Earth at 0.81 LD (~311 040 km / 193 271 miles) on September 20, 2017. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the second within the past 7 days, according to...

September 20, 2017

alabama fireball september 19 2017

Bright green fireball recorded over Montgomery, Alabama

A bright green fireball was recorded above Montgomery, Alabama around 08:00 UTC (03:00 CDT) on September 19, 2017. The event lasted between 1 and 2 seconds and was recorded by a security camera. At this time, the American Meteor Society has no reports about this...

September 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 sq2 close flyby september 14 2017

Asteroid 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at 0.53 LD on September 14, 4 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 SQ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.53 LD (~203 520 km / 126 461 miles) on September 14, 2017. The object flew past us 4 days before it was discovered. Asteroid 2017 SQ2 belongs to the Apollo group of...

September 20, 2017

new zealand earthquake september 20 2017

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....

September 20, 2017

mexico earthquake september 19 2017

Extremely dangerous M7.1 earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico - more than 240 casualties

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Puebla, Mexico at 18:14 UTC (13:14 local time) on September 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This earthquake comes just 12...

September 19, 2017

hurricane jose at 14 45 utc september 19 2017

Hurricane "Jose" producing dangerous surf and rip currents along US east coast

Hurricane "Jose" is a large tropical cyclone now swirling off the coast of the eastern United States, producing dangerous surf and rip conditions along the coast for several more days. At 15:00 UTC (11:00 EDT) on September 19, 2017, the center of Hurricane...

September 19, 2017

niger floods 2017

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

At least 56 people have been killed, nearly 200 000 are homeless and more than 11 000 homes have been destroyed by floods since the start of the rainy season in May, country's interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The hardest hit is capital...

September 19, 2017

dust storm gustnado vojvodina serbia

Monster dust storm and gustnado on a violent HP supercell over Vojvodina, Serbia

A violent storm accompanied by very strong winds, massive dust storm and a gustnado hit Stara Pazova municipality of Vojvodina, Serbia around 12:00 UTC (14:00 CET) on September 17, 2017. The storm lasted about half an hour, but the damage it caused was high. Local...

September 19, 2017

bright fireball over pennsylvania september 17 2017

Bright fireball over Pennsylvania, good chance of meteorites

A bright green fireball streaked across the sky over Maryland and Pennsylvania at 04:59 UTC (00:59 EDT) on September 17, 2017. The fireball lasted between 2 and 3 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The event was seen primarily from Maryland and Pennsylvania...

September 19, 2017

3top of agung volcano bali indonesia

Alert level for Agung volcano raised to 3 (of 4), Bali, Indonesia

The Alert Level for Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the Indonesian province of Bali was raised from 2 to 3 (of 4) on September 18, 2017, following a sharp increase in volcanic earthquakes on September 17. Authorities raised the alert to 2 on September 14,...

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria hits Dominica September 19 2017

Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...

September 19, 2017

hurricane maria 15 00 utc september 18 2017

Maria rapidly intensifying, about to slam into Leeward Islands as a major hurricane

Hurricane "Maria" is expected to rapidly intensify over the next 48 hours and slam into the Leeward Islands as a major, Category 3 or 4 hurricane late Monday, September 18 / early Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (local time). Maria is then expected to move...

September 18, 2017

nam ao dam bursts laos september 11 2017

Under construction Nam Ao dam bursts, causing severe flash flooding, Laos

An under construction Nam Ao Hydropower Project in Phaxay district, Xieng Khuang Province of Laos burst on September 11, 2017, causing severe flash flooding. According to KPL, Lao News Agency, many farmlands of people in Thathom district, Xaysomboun Province have...

September 18, 2017