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Explosive cyclogenesis in central Atlantic Ocean, exceptional wind speeds within the jet stream

A hurricane-force low located in the central Atlantic Ocean is moving NE and causing exceptional wind speeds within the jet stream across the North Atlantic Ocean. The cyclone underwent incredibly rapid intensification and is expected to pass west of Iceland on...

February 20, 2019

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Floods destroyed 346 homes, severely damaged 427, Chile

Chilean authorities said floods affecting the country since late January 2019 destroyed 346 homes and left 427 severely damaged as of February 15. Over 1 000 people have been displaced and at least 6 killed, ONEMI said. 1 person was killed in Arica y Parinacota, 2...

February 20, 2019

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Up to 600 dolphins washed up along Atlantic coast of France this year

Up to 600 dolphins have washed up on beaches along the Atlantic coast of France since the start of 2019. Although dead dolphins wash up on beaches in France every year, scientists say the situation is alarming. Two different surveys, according to The Local, showed...

February 19, 2019

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Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A huge sandstorm hit capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:15 local time on February 19, 2019, dropping down visibility and causing substantial traffic delays. The storm was accompanied by wind speeds reaching 40 km/h (25 mph). It affected temperatures across the city,...

February 19, 2019

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Mount Bromo erupts, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Indonesia

Indonesian Mount Bromo erupted at 23:00 UTC on February 18, 2019 (06:00 local time, February 19), forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Orange (previously unassigned). The Alert Level remains at Level 2 since 2016. The volcano has been erupting...

February 19, 2019

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Large sinkholes opening in central Turkey's Konya Province

Two massive sinkholes have opened up in a clover field in the Resadiye neighborhood of Karapinar city, central Turkey's Konya Province over the past few days. Karapinar district, built on a volcanic field, is home to about 55 734 people and an increasing number...

February 19, 2019

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800 homes damaged or destroyed as hailstorm hits Mizoram's Lunglei, India

Mizoram authorities are reporting around 800 homes in the town of Lunglei (population 57 011) and nearby villages were either damaged or destroyed after a hailstorm swept over the area on Sunday night, February 17, 2019. The Disaster Management and Rehabilitation...

February 19, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes above the island of Mayotte

A meteor exploded over the island of Mayotte, South Indian Ocean on February 18, 2019, sparking panic among residents. According to a statement released by the Mayotte Prefecture, the explosion took place at 21:30 local time (18:30 UTC). "Some of the...

February 19, 2019

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Large fireball over Belgium and Netherlands, seen also from UK, France and Germany

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Belgium and Netherlands at around 20:12 UTC on February 15, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 107 eyewitness reports. The object was mostly seen from the...

February 19, 2019

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Rare snow blankets Las Vegas, black ice forces road closures, Nevada

After heavy rain and widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley on February 14, the region was hit by a snow-dumping winter storm on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Authorities are reporting black ice on the roads early Monday morning, closing some of them and...

February 18, 2019

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Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the...

February 18, 2019

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Explosive activity at Etna forces partial airport closure, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity is taking place at Etna's NE crater, producing significant volcanic ash in the vicinity of the volcano, the Toulouse VAAC reported 07:43 UTC on February 18, 2019. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red and ash has caused partial...

February 18, 2019

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Eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruptive phase started at Reunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 05:48 UTC on February 18, 2019 (09:48 local time) following two days of intense seismic activity. According to the information provided by the OVPF, the eruption seems to be taking place...

February 18, 2019

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Los Angeles received more rain in first 45 days of 2019 than in entire 2018, California

Los Angeles, California received 250.19 mm (9.85 inches) of rain so far this year, more than it received during the entire 2018 - 198.12 mm (7.80 inches). While Los Angeles sees about 355.6 mm (14 inches) of rain in a full year, this year's 250 mm probably says...

February 18, 2019

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea at 14:35 UTC on February 17, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 367.9 km (228.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 375 km (233 miles). The epicenter was...

February 17, 2019

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Very powerful explosions of light detected in Earth's atmosphere, possibly a new physical phenomenon

Russian Astro and Geophysics satellite named after 18th-century scientists Mikhail Lomonosov, also known as MVL-300, has reportedly detected a previously unknown physical phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere. This space-based observatory was launched in 2016 in...

February 17, 2019

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Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead

Heavy rain hit parts of Zimbabwe on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13, 2019, causing floods in which up to 60 illegal gold miners are feared to have lost their lives. The miners were trapped overnight Wednesday after a dam burst flooded two disused shafts in...

February 16, 2019