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a year of sea surface temperatures 2016

Significant sea surface temperature events in 2016 explained

Anne O'Carroll, Remote Sensing Scientist at EUMETSAT, talks us through this mesmerizing animation describing a year of sea surface temperature (SST) in 2016. The animation combines satellite data from both the geostationary ring of satellites and polar orbiting...

April 20, 2017

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New eruption at Nishinoshima volcano, Japan

A new eruption has started at Nishinoshima volcano on April 20, 2017, the Japan Meteorological Agency reports. It was characterized by the ejection of white smoke from the vicinity of the crater in the center of the island and a lava flow. The last eruption of this...

April 20, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 12 - 18, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between April 12 and 18, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia) |...

April 20, 2017

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm level reached

A G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm conditions were reached at 04:33 UTC on April 20, 2017. This activity is a result of continued coronal hole effects, the first of two expected to affect our planet this week. The geomagnetic field reached G1 - Minor levels during...

April 20, 2017

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Mount Etna's Southeast Crater is on fire again

The fifth eruptive episode of the year is currently in progress at Italy's Mount Etna. This is the third eruptive episode in less than 10 days. Etna was calm for about 4 and a half days before the fifth eruptive episode started at 09:34 UTC on April 19, 2017....

April 19, 2017

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Very rare, first subtropical depression of the 2017 season forms in Atlantic

An unusually early subtropical depression, the first of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed in the central Atlantic between Bermuda and the Azores on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The system could soon become Subtropical Storm "Arlene," but this...

April 19, 2017

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Colombia's Manizales hit by deadly landslides after a month's worth of rain overnight

Deadly floods and landslides hit Colombia's mountainous city of Manizales on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, after the region registered a month's worth of rain overnight. At least 14 people were killed and 22 are missing, government officials said and added that...

April 19, 2017

flood evacuations in kazakhstan april 2017

Snowmelt causes severe floods in Kazakhstan, forces evacuations

Severe floods are wreaking havoc across Kazakhstan over the past couple of days after this season's above-average snow started to melt, increasing river levels across the country. Floods forced thousands to evacuate, destroyed houses and power lines, roads,...

April 19, 2017

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Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness found

Authors of a new study led by the University of Sussex claim they have found scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in neural signal diversity - a measure of the complexity of brain activity -...

April 19, 2017

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Heavy April snowfall brings Sarajevo to a standstill

Bosnian capital Sarajevo was hit by a heavy overnight snowfall today as cold outbreak spread through the Balkans. More heavy snowfall is expected throughout the region in the days ahead. Local media is reporting massive traffic jams, trees bent under the weight of...

April 19, 2017

aurora forecast model run 08 46 Z April 19 2017

Geomagnetic storms reaching G1 level expected

Earth is under the influence of a recurrent, positive polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS). A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm began at 05:59 UTC today. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft, continued at mostly nominal levels over the...

April 19, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 HJ discovered a day after it flew past Earth at 0.35 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 HJ flew past Earth at a distance of 0.35 LD (134 400 km / 83 512 miles) at 05:43 UTC on April 16, 2017. This is the 16th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017. 2017 HJ is Apollo asteroid...

April 18, 2017

heat wave claims 21 lives in telangana india

Heat wave claims 21 lives in Telangana, India

At least 21 people have succumbed to heat strokes in the southern Indian state of Telangana over the past week as continuing heat wave conditions severely affect life. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state governments have issued advisory appealing citizens to stay...

April 18, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador's IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4...

April 18, 2017

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Very deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji region at 17:11 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 626.1 km (389 miles). The epicenter was located 242.1 km (150.4 miles) E of Levuka (population 8 360), 297.9 km (185.1...

April 18, 2017

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Significant cold outbreak hits Europe, two more waves expected

Forecast models have come true and Europe is now experiencing an unusually significant cold outbreak. Two more cold waves are expected before April ends, posing a significant threat to agriculture. After very warm March and the first half of April in which...

April 18, 2017

slims river changes course disappears in 4 days as glacier retreats

Slims River disappears in 4 days as glacier retreats

A retreat of the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has caused the Slims River to change its course and join the Kaskawulsh River on its way toward to the Gulf of Alaska. It is the first known case of what is known as 'river piracy' in modern...

April 18, 2017