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Asteroid 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00221 AU (330 611 km / 205 432 miles) on March 13, 2019, one day before it was discovered. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

March 17, 2019

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Severe floods hit England's Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen...

March 17, 2019

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At least 77 killed, 116 injured as severe flash floods hit Papua, Indonesia

At least 77 people were killed, 116 injured and 4 000+ displaced in the Indonesian province of Papua over the weekend as heavy rain produced severe flash floods and landslides, the country's disaster officials said Sunday, March 17, 2019. The worst of the...

March 17, 2019

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7 killed, 13 missing after landslide hits northern China's Shanxi Province

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing. The slide hit the township of...

March 16, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Russian Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red earlier in the day and lowered back to Orange at 21:20 UTC. KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 11:00 UTC today, stating...

March 15, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from March 6 to 12, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern...

March 15, 2019

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Major flooding in Midwest, thousands urged to evacuate in the wake of massive late-season storm, U.S.

A major winter storm system that brought blizzard conditions, severe thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall over much of the United States on March 13 and 14, 2019 departed into Canada today. In its wake, major to record river flooding is likely to continue through this...

March 15, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Idai" makes landfall near Beira, widespread damage, power and communication loss, Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Idai" made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14, 2019, close to the city of Beira (population 534 000), Mozambique as Intense Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds up to 170 km/h (104 mph) and central pressure of 960 hPa. The cyclone dropped...

March 15, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Bolivia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bolivia at 05:03 UTC on March 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 358.3 km (222.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 356 km (221 miles). The epicenter was located 30 km (18 miles) S of Cliza...

March 15, 2019

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Destructive tornado hits Roetgen, Germany

A destructive tornado hit the town of Roetgen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on March 13, 2019. Around 35 homes and 2 warehouses were damaged and 5 people injured. Roetgen Mayor Jorma Klauss said the wind blew the top floors from two of the houses in the town of 8...

March 14, 2019

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Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG...

March 14, 2019

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'Cyclone of historic proportions' hits U.S., sets barometric pressure records, strands over 1 100 drivers and leaves nearly 200 000 without power

Powerful winter storm rapidly intensified over the central United States on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, producing blizzard conditions and widespread hurricane-force wind gusts. Over 1 100 drivers were stranded, at least one person has been killed and nearly 200 000...

March 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at 0.61 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00158 AU (237 112 km / 147 334 miles) on February 26, 2019. This was the first of two known asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance on February 26. 2019 DG2 was first...

March 13, 2019

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TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at...

March 13, 2019

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Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits near Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit the Hilina Region of Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i Island at 10:55 UTC (00:55 local time) on March 13, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.9 km (3.6 miles). The epicenter was located 8 km (5 miles) N of...

March 13, 2019

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Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis: Significant subsidence detected, observation campaign launched

It's been almost a full year since the start of an intense earthquake swarm near the island of Mayotte and it seems we'll have some answers soon. While GPS stations show significant subsidence at the island, suggesting emptying of a nearby magma chamber,...

March 13, 2019

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Evidence for an extreme solar proton event around 660 BC

An increasing amount of research indicates that solar storms can be even more powerful than measurements have shown so far via direct observations. Researchers believe that society is not sufficiently prepared if a similar event were to happen now. The researchers...

March 12, 2019