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Metis Shoal volcano starts erupting, Aviation Color Code Orange, Tonga

A white plume was observed rising up to 5 km (17 000 feet) above sea level over underwater Metis Shoal volcano, Tonga at 22:06 UTC on October 14, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1995 (VEI 2). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange - the...

October 15, 2019

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Hunger levels in Horn of Africa rise as region experiences driest summer in over 35 years

Save the Children raised warning over a major emergency in the Horn of Africa as at least 13 million people will continue to face starvation following poor rainfall that affected crops, livestock, and livelihood. The area is now experiencing its driest summer since...

October 14, 2019

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Bright fireball seen over eastern France

A brilliant meteor was spotted in the Eastern part of France at 04:48 UTC on October 13, 2019. The fireball was seen not only from France but also from parts of Germany, all over Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. ​The Fireball Recovery and...

October 14, 2019

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State of emergency after unprecedented October snowstorm leaves 250 000 without power in Manitoba, Canada

At least 250 000 were left without power after an unprecedented snowstorm hit Manitoba, Canada. Heavy and wet snow began falling on Thursday, October 10 and continued into Friday, October 11. The capital, Winnipeg, was prompted to declare a state of emergency...

October 14, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at 0.32 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 TN5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD / 0.00083 AU (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) on October 5, 2019. This is the 52nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 TN5 was discovered at...

October 14, 2019

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Researchers find evidence of cataclysmic flare from the center of the Milky Way galaxy

A gigantic energy blast called Seyfert flare punched out from the center of the Milky Way around 3.5 million years ago. According to astronomers' report on October 6, 2019, more evidence has been revealed relating the Fermi bubbles - apparent remnants of a...

October 13, 2019

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New evidence supports giant asteroid impact 12 800 years ago

A research team from South Africa has discovered new evidence that suggests Earth was struck by an asteroid or meteorite 12 800 years ago. The event resulted in global consequences and the extinction of many species at the period of an episode called Younger Dryas....

October 13, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon "Hagibis" made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane...

October 13, 2019

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Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission

NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is now in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts. ICON is an...

October 12, 2019

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Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Observations and data from February 2019 to present show that activity at Ambrym volcano has declined and conditions become stable, thus we now recognize the level of volcanic activity as minor unrest, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) said. There...

October 12, 2019

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Nor'easter becomes Subtropical Storm "Melissa" SE of New England, USA

Slow-moving nor'easter centered southeast of New England has become a Subtropical Storm "Melissa" at 15:00 UTC on October 11, 2019. This is now the 13th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. "Change in storm status does not change...

October 11, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" nears Tokyo, potentially the strongest to hit the city since 1958, Japan

Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" is approaching Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on October 12 with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h (98 mph), equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Authorities are...

October 11, 2019

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Saddleridge Fire explodes in Southern California, mandatory evacuation in San Fernando Valley

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions continue on Friday across portions of Southern California due to gusty winds and a very dry airmass. These conditions should subside by the weekend as an upper level trough approaches the region. The setup has...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

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First example of 'double Gigantic Jet' captured over Puerto Rico

A 'double Gigantic Jet' was captured over Puerto Rico on October 2, 2019, in what could quite possibly be the first record of this phenomenon. "In the past, I've captured Gigantic Jet events that split into two, but this is the first time I've...

October 11, 2019