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Severe thunderstorm sweeps through northern Italy, leaving 48 injured

A severe thunderstorm swept through northern Italy on August 10, 2017, causing significant damage and injuring at least 48 people. Veneto Province authorities said winds reached 114 km/h (70.8 mph), making it one of the 5 worst storms in the last 30 years. The worst...

August 11, 2017

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Very large hail leaves a trail of destruction across parts of Kansas

Several severe thunderstorms rolled through Colorado and Kansas Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2017. The storms produced strong winds and very large hail, leaving a trail of damage. The worst affected were Kansas' WaKeeney and Trego counties. Hail as large as...

August 11, 2017

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M6.3 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.3 hit Luzon, Philippines at 05:28 UTC (01:28 local time) on August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 177 km (110 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 168.2 km (104.5 miles). According to the...

August 11, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 2 - 8, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 2 and 8, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sangay, Ecuador | Sangeang Api, Indonesia |...

August 10, 2017

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New observations of near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 reveal 0.1 LD flyby

New observations of near-Earth asteroid designated 2012 TC4 reveal it will fly past our planet at a very close distance of 0.13 LD (~50 100 km / 31 140 miles) at 05:42 UTC October 12, 2017. Current estimates suggest it should peak around mag 13 at closest approach....

August 10, 2017

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NOAA: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has the potential to be extremely active

In a scheduled update for its 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued August 9, 2017, NOAA forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-average season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season...

August 10, 2017

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Plutonium and americium detected in air near Highway 240 at Hanford site

Radioactive plutonium and americium were detected in air samples collected on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington, US, state officials said Tuesday, August 8. According to Hanford officials, State of Washington's Department of...

August 10, 2017

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Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz

At 21:00 UTC on August 9, 2017, Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to hit the Mexican state of Veracruz tonight (CDT) or early Thursday, August 10. Heavy rains brought by this storm will be capable of...

August 09, 2017

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Earthquake swarm near Rijeka, Croatia

An unusual earthquake swarm is in progress near Rijeka, Croatia since 09:35 UTC on August 8, 2017. EMSC is reporting 7 earthquakes within 39 hours, but residents say they already felt dozens. This region sits directly on top of Adriatic plate's NW border. As of...

August 09, 2017

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Powerful eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A powerful eruption took place at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 16:31 UTC on August 8, 2017. Ash cloud drifted SSE of the volcano. According to the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached an altitude of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. At 21:20 UTC, the front of the...

August 09, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits China - Kazakhstan border

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M6.6 hit China - Kazakhstan border region at 23:27 UTC on August 8, 2017 (07:27 local time, August 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 25.9 km (16 km)....

August 09, 2017

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England’s ancient megaliths covered in secret star marker code visible by moonlight

A recent investigation of stone-age rock art at a megalithic construction known as Hendraburnick Quoit, in Cornwall, has revealed that ten times the number of artistic markings are visible when viewed in moonlight or feeble sunlight from the south east. These...

August 09, 2017

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Breakthrough device heals organs with a single touch

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Ohio State's College of Engineering have developed a new technology, Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient's own body....

August 08, 2017

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"Blizzard of Oz" brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia

A pair of so-called "thundersnow" storms swept through parts of New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday and early Monday, August 6 and 7, 2017. The storms were a part of a snowstorm dubbed "Blizzard of Oz" that lasted 5 days. Thunderstorm storms...

August 08, 2017

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Widespread flash flooding hits parts of Houston, Texas

Due to torrential rainfall overnight, parts of Houston, Texas, particularly its west side, are affected by widespread flash flooding. There are multiple flood warnings and watches in effect for some creeks and bayous in the city which will remain in effect through...

August 08, 2017

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Deadly M6.8 earthquake hits China's Sichuan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit border region between China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces at 13:19 UTC (21:19 local time) on August 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at...

August 08, 2017

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Landslide destroys 71 houses, kills at least 24 in China's Sichuan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Gengdi Village in Qiaowo Town of Puge County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan province around 06:00 local time Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, killing 24 people and leaving at least...

August 08, 2017