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93 tons of dead fish wash up on Sakhalin Island, Russia

An estimated 93 tons of dead fish washed up on Sakhalin Island in Russia, north of Japan last week. "The death scale of the Pacific herring in Piltun Bay is enormous," a spokesman for the regional NGO Ecological Watch of Sakhalin said. "The death of...

June 19, 2018

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Severe storm leaves 100 000 without power, major damage across New England

More than 100 000 customers were left without power after a powerful storm caused major damage as it moved through New England on June 18, 2018. Many areas across Massachusetts reported damage, trees and power wires down, from the western part of the state to the...

June 19, 2018

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Heavy monsoon rain triggers Mon State's worst floods in 40 years, Myanmar

Record-breaking monsoon rains affecting Myanmar's Mon State since June 16, 2018, triggered landslides and worst floods parts of the state have seen in more than 40 years. At least 16 people have been killed or are missing across the country since 2018 Southwest...

June 19, 2018

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Heavy rain, destructive floods hit Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota

Heavy storms that moved over the Upper Midwest over the weekend dropped record-breaking rain on parts of the region and caused destructive flash flooding. Up to 178 mm (7 inches) of rain fell across northern Houghton County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on...

June 18, 2018

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Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, nearly 170 reports received

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over northern Europe at 21:11 UTC on June 16, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 168 reports by 09:50 UTC on June 18. The object was observed...

June 18, 2018

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Positive polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm

A weak positive polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) affecting our planet since late June 17, 2018, sparked a G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm at 02:56 UTC on June 18. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft located at the L1 point, were...

June 18, 2018

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Japan, killing at least 3 and injuring more than 350

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Osaka, Japan at 22:58 UTC on June 17, 2018 (07:58 JST, June 18), killing at least 3 people and injuring more than 350. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of...

June 18, 2018

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Fernandina volcano erupts, lava flow reaching the ocean, Galapagos

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre) in Ecuador around 15:00 UTC on June 16, 2018, IGEPN reports. This large shield volcano is a part of Galapagos volcanic archipelago. Its last eruption occurred in September 2017. The eruption is taking...

June 16, 2018

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Strong eruption at Sakurajima volcano, pyroclastic flow, ashfall reported in Kagoshima, Japan

A strong eruption took place from Sakurajima's Minamidake crater volcano at 22:20 UTC on June 15, 2018 (07:20 JST, June 16). The eruption sent ash up to 4.7 km (15 400 feet) above the crater (5.8 km (19 000 feet) above sea level) and produced several pyroclastic...

June 16, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gaemi" hits Taiwan, heading toward Japan

Tropical Cyclone "Gaemi" made landfall in Kaohsiung, a massive port city in southern Taiwan, between 07:00 and 08:00 local time (midnight UTC) on June 15, 2018, disrupting traffic and closing schools and offices. While Weather Forecasters in Taiwan and...

June 15, 2018

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Stationary Tropical Depression Four-E to become tropical storm before reaching Mexico

A new tropical depression formed June 14, 2018, on the same day Tropical Storm "Bud," the second named storm of the 2018 East Pacific hurricane season, was making landfall along the southern tip of Baja California Sur. This new storm is currently a...

June 15, 2018

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The 5G network threatens to overcrowd the airwaves, putting weather radar at risk

The new 5G network promises to revolutionize mobile telecommunications. But it could also push telecommunications companies onto the frequencies used by the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather radars, indirectly putting the accuracy of weather information at risk....

June 15, 2018

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'Unprecedented' 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow this late in June in Labrador, Canada

Canada's easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing 'anomalously' high June snow this year and frozen lakes, making both locals and meteorologists nickname the month Junuary. Because it looks more like January than June. ...

June 15, 2018

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Baseball-sized hail crash down on Saskatchewan, causing extensive damage, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail the size of baseballs hit parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada on June 14, 2018, causing extensive damage. The Estevan area in southeast Saskatchewan was pounded with heavy rain and large hail on Thursday, June 14, as...

June 15, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm produced two damaging tornadoes in Pennsylvania, leaving 6 injured

A severe thunderstorm moved across Pennsylvania's Luzerne County between 21:30 and 22:30 local time Wednesday, June 13, 2018, producing two damaging tornadoes. At least 6 people were injured and numerous homes and cars damaged. The first tornado touched down in...

June 15, 2018

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Bud about to make landfall, rain over southern Arizona and New Mexico expected late Friday into Saturday

Tropical Storm "Bud" is producing strong winds across southern Baja California Sur on June 14, 2018, with landfall expected by the end of the day still as a tropical storm. Bud should decay into a tropical depression by Friday and become a remnant low...

June 14, 2018

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June snow in Alaska, Fairbanks temperature drops to coldest so late in the season since 1960

Parts of Alaska experienced yet another round of June snow this week. The temperature in Fairbanks, the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska, dropped to 2.2 °C (36 °F) on June 12, its coldest temperature so late in the season since 1960. Winter...

June 14, 2018