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Fakir kills 2 in Reunion, hits the island as latest cyclone in the season on record

Late-season Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" hit Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, early Tuesday, April 24, 2018 as the latest storm in the season on record. Fakir formed at 12:00 UTC on April 23, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the...

April 25, 2018

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Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

An intense explosive sequence took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on the morning of April 24, 2018. The first explosion took place at 09:05 UTC and emitted abundant ash along with incandescent material and large lava blocks up to 250 m (820 feet) above the...

April 24, 2018

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018

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Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island

Vanuatu's Manoro Voui volcano, also known as Ambae and Aoba, erupted in September 2017, forcing short-term mass evacuation. The entire island was evacuated but most of its 11 000 residents returned by December, only to find their island covered in ash, grey and...

April 24, 2018

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Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city. After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1...

April 24, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" forms near Madagascar, moves between Reunion and Mauritius

Tropical Cyclone "Fakir" formed near northeastern Madagascar on April 23, 2018 as the 7th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season. Its center has since passed just north of Reunion as a Severe Tropical Storm, dropping heavy rain....

April 24, 2018

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Tornado-like winds hit Guangxi Zhuang region, south China

A possible tornado hit south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on April 20, 2018 and was captured on camera. Strong winds lift debris up and hover it above ground. Students screamed in their dormitories as a twister swirled in the dark skies above the...

April 23, 2018

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Small asteroid 2018 HV flew past Earth at 0.4 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 HV flew past Earth at 0.4 LD / 0.00104 AU (155 581 km / 96 674 miles) on April 22, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on April 21, just hours before its...

April 23, 2018

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Four tornadoes hit southern US, including a destructive tornado at Fort Walton beach

Four tornadoes were confirmed near the Gulf Coast on April 22, 2018, producing damage from southeast Louisiana to southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. A pair of EF0 tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service in Baldwin County, Alabama, injuring...

April 23, 2018

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Mount Shirane volcano alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been...

April 23, 2018

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Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 21 and 22

The Lyrid meteor shower will peak on the night of April 21 and the morning of April 22. This is a medium strength shower that usually produces about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The Lyrids are one of the oldest known meteor showers, observed for at least 2 700...

April 21, 2018

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress

A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm threshold was reached at 08:25 UTC on April 20, 2018 and G2 warning is in now in effect until 12:00 UTC. An interplanetary shock wave hit Earth's magnetic field around 23:50 UTC on April 19, Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com...

April 20, 2018

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Violent hailstorm damages more than 700 homes, Meghalaya

Hundreds of homes were damaged in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya state, India on April 15, 2018 after hailstones the size of cricket balls accompanied by heavy rain and thunderstorm hit the region. Local media reported around 700 houses were damaged in...

April 19, 2018

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Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768. The volcano ejected ash high...

April 19, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

Observations and measurements of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone during the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has become increasingly pressurized, the Hawaiian Volcano...

April 19, 2018

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3 killed, over 300 buildings damaged after shallow M4.4 quake hit Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) as M4.4 hit Central Java Province, Indonesia at 06:28 UTC on April 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 4 km (2.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a...

April 19, 2018

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Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018. Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest...

April 19, 2018