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earthquake swarm taupo volcanic zone new zealand

Earthquake swarm near Turangi continues, New Zealand

A swarm of small earthquakes west of Turangi-Waihi-Pukawa-Omori area in New Zealand (Taupo Volcanic Zone) is shaking the region since Monday, February 13, 2017, and the number of earthquakes has increased on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. To date, GeoNet has recorded...

March 29, 2017

asteroid 2017 FJ101 flyby march 30 2017

Asteroid 2017 FJ101 to flyby Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FJ101 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD (~318 720 km / 198 034 miles) from the surface of our planet on Thursday, March 30, 2017. This is the 13th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9,...

March 29, 2017

three storm chasers killed in west texas

Three storm chasers killed in West Texas

Three storm chasers were killed Tuesday afternoon, March 28, 2017, when their vehicles collided chasing tornadoes in West Texas. Two of them were The Weather Channel contractors. Their show, “Storm Wranglers,” aired in October. Two of the deceased were...

March 29, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 04:09 UTC on March 29, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.8 km (14.1 miles). It was followed by a M4.9 earthquake at 04:34 UTC. The epicenter was located 78.7 km (48.9...

March 29, 2017

tropical cyclone debbie hits queensland australia

Category 4 Cyclone "Debbie" hits Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" made landfall around 00:40 UTC on March 28, 2017 between small towns of Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as Category 4 tropical cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone wind scale. Many locations in the cyclone’s path...

March 28, 2017

tropical cyclone debbie queensland march 27 2017

Destructive Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" about to hit Queensland, Australia

Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" continues moving toward Queensland, Australia. Landfall is expected between Ayr and Cape Hillsborough (north of Mackay) on Tuesday morning, March 28, 2017 (local time), with wind gusts potentially to 275 km/h...

March 27, 2017

snow avalanche hits nasu onsen ski resort japan

Snow avalanche hits Nasu Onsen ski resort, Japan

At least 8 high school students have died, more than 30 were injured and several are missing after a massive snow avalanche hit a ski slope in a popular Nasu Onsen ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture early Monday morning, March 27, 2017. A fire department official...

March 27, 2017

alaska earthquake march 27 2017

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Aleutian Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Near Islands, Aleutian Islands at 10:50 UTC on March 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter is located 66 km (41 miles) W of Navy Town (population 0), Alaska...

March 27, 2017

geomagnetic storms begin as potent coronal hole becomes geoeffective

Geomagnetic storms begin as potent coronal hole becomes geoeffective

A recurrent, negative-polarity coronal hole is affecting our planet, causing geomagnetic storming. A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for March 28 and 29. A high speed solar wind stream produced by a recurrent, negative-polarity (potent) coronal...

March 27, 2017

cerro azul radar interferogram

Possible eruption of Cerro Azul in the next few days to weeks

Seismic and deformation data indicate magma is trying to rise to the surface at Cerro Azul volcano in Galapagos, Ecuador. An eruption can be expected in the next few days or weeks, probably of the same type as those previously occurring at the volcano - the emission...

March 26, 2017

spring night time phenomena

Spring night sky phenomena in 4K (UHD)

This amazing time-lapse was produced by Adrien Maudit from Denmark. In less than 3 minutes, Adrien shows us spring night sky phenomena as seen this month through his lens. From northern lights to Milky Way core, meteorites, iridium flares, zodiacal lights and...

March 26, 2017

tornado damage near cato arkansas march 24 2017

EF-2 tornado struck Cato, destroying 4 homes and injuring 6, Arkansas

An EF-2 tornado touched down near Cato, Arkansas at 23:20 CDT on Friday, March 24, 2017 (04:20 UTC, March 25), destroying 4 homes and damaging other. At least 6 people were injured, one of them was trapped under a house. The National Weather Service said the tornado...

March 25, 2017

tropical cyclone debbie

Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" forecast to hit Australia as Category 4 cyclone

Tropical Cyclone "Debbie" formed in the Coral Sea, east of Australia on March 25, 2017. Debbie's very destructive core is currently expected to cross the coast between Townsville and Proserpine, Queensland on Tuesday morning, March 28 (local time),...

March 25, 2017

kambalni volcano erupts march 25 2017

Kambalny volcano erupts after 248 years of sleep, Russia

A major eruption started at Kamchatkan Kambalny volcano at 21:20 UTC on March 24, 2017, prompting authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange. According to experts, the sharp intensification of the volcano was a complete surprise. Although there are...

March 25, 2017

floods in peru march 2017

Worst floods and mudslides in almost 30 years continue affecting Peru

As of March 24, the worst floods and mudslides in Peru since 1988 have claimed lives of 85 people and injured more than 270. More than 20 people are missing. A state of emergency has been declared in 12 departments. More than 784 000 people are affected, including...

March 24, 2017

jma issues eruption warning for bayonnaise rocks

JMA issues eruption warning for Bayonnaise Rocks

At 15:00 JST on Friday, March 24, 2017, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued an eruption warning for Bayonnaise Rocks (Beyonesu Rocks), a shallow submarine volcano in Izu archipelago, south of Tokyo. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1970. The...

March 24, 2017

rankin ranch road fire texas march 2017

Rankin Ranch Road Fire fire burns 60 000 acres, Texas

A fast-moving Rankin Ranch Road Fire is burning in the far northeastern Texas panhandle since 14:30 local time on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Texas A&M Forest Service said Friday afternoon the fire is 50% contained. The fire burned 40 000 acres (16 200 hectares)...

March 24, 2017