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Asteroid 2020 KF5 to flyby Earth at 0.64 LD on May 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 KF5 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.64 LD / 0.00165 AU (246 836 km / 153 377 miles) at 12:49 UTC on May 28, 2020. Another newly-discovered asteroid -- 2020 KJ4 -- will flyby us just 32 minutes later. However, as far...

May 27, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Vanuatu at 07:09 UTC on May 27, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 80 km (49 miles) NW of Port-Vila and 126 km (78 miles) SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu....

May 27, 2020

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More than 30 000 affected by flooding in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Floods in Samarinda City, East Kalimantan Province, Indonesia over the past couple of days affected 30 894 people, the disaster management (BPBD) reported on May 25. Inundations started from around May 22, following a period of heavy rain, affecting four...

May 27, 2020

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Turkey's eastern provinces hit by disruptive snowstorm and strong winds

A cold front accompanied by snow and strong winds caused disruptions to Turkey's eastern provinces beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020. The storm led to extensive damage to properties, power blackouts, traffic interruptions, and at least one person dead. In the...

May 26, 2020

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Heavy rains and damaging tornado hit central Cuba

Heavy rains hit central Cuba provinces on Monday, May 25, 2020, flooding low areas of the main cities and forcing evacuations. The storm was accompanied by a tornado with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) which left three people injured. The affected provinces were...

May 26, 2020

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Days of extremely heavy rains trigger floods and landslides, affecting 30 000 in northeastern India

Extremely heavy rains have been impacting India's northeastern states since May 20, 2020, causing flooding and landslides that killed at least one person in Sikkim and affected around 30 000 in Assam, where a severe flood situation alert has been issued by the...

May 26, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 KJ4 to flyby Earth at 0.37 LD on May 28

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 KJ4 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.37 LD / 0.00096 AU (143 613 km / 89 237 miles) at 13:20 UTC on May 26, 2020. This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 26, 2020

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Historic heatwave expected to cause millions' worth of damage to crops in Israel

The past weeks' extreme and prolonged heatwave in Israel is expected to cause agricultural damage worth more than 8.5 million dollars or 30 million shekels, a spokesperson for the KANAT Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture said. The Israel...

May 26, 2020

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Millions of cicadas expected to emerge in parts of eastern U.S. after 17 years underground

After spending 17 years underground, as many as 1.5 million cicadas per acre may emerge in parts of the eastern U.S. this year, Virginia Tech said in a news release. Residents in Southwest Virginia, parts of North Carolina, and West Virginia could witness such a...

May 26, 2020

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Record late May snowfall hits Idaho Falls, U.S.

Several inches of snow fell in Idaho Falls on Saturday, May 23, 2020, with preliminary totals showing that the area accumulated 51 to 102 mm (2 to 4 inches)-- the most snow recorded this late in spring, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). "While...

May 25, 2020

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Rare tornado rips through Geelong, damaging more than 100 homes, Australia

A rare tornado ripped through Geelong, Victoria on May 20, 2020, damaging more than 100 houses, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed. An investigation was launched by the BOM after intense storms caused havoc near Geelong on Wednesday, May 20....

May 25, 2020

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Incredibly rare, massive hail strikes Texas, damaging cars and leaving craters in the ground, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms dropped hailstones as much as 13.5 cm (5.33 inches) in diameter on Burkburnett, Texas, on May 22, 2020, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. It caused extensive damage to roofs and cars, and left craters in the ground. Residents took to...

May 25, 2020

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Brisbane sees coldest May day in nearly a century as record cold snap hits much of Queensland, Australia

Much of Queensland was hit by a record-breaking cold snap over the weekend, including Brisbane-- the city reached a maximum of 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) on Saturday, May 23, 2020, marking its coldest daytime May temperature since 1922. Frost patches are forecast in...

May 25, 2020

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Extreme 'once-in-a-decade' storm brings destructive winds and rain to Western Australia

An extreme weather event described as a "once-in-a-decade" brought destructive winds and rain to a wide stretch of Western Australia on May 24 and 25, 2020. Wind speed of up to 132 km/h (82 mph) was recorded at Cape Leeuwin, the state's strongest May...

May 25, 2020

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SWARM data suggests north magnetic pole accelerates towards Siberia due to tussling magnetic blobs deep below Earth’s surface

For several years now, scientists have been puzzled as to why the Earth's north magnetic pole has been moving rapidly from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia. After studying 20 years of satellite data, researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the...

May 25, 2020

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Cold war nuclear bomb tests impacted rainfall patterns across the world

Nuclear bomb tests conducted during the Cold War caused patterns of electrical disturbance that were evident thousands of kilometers away-- from Japan to the UK. Researchers at the universities of Reading, Bath, and Bristol, have studied how the electric charge...

May 24, 2020

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Study identifies 85 previously unknown submarine landslides in Gulf of Mexico from 2008 to 2015

Researchers from Florida State University have found 85 previously unknown submarine landslides in the Gulf of Mexico from 2008 to 2015. The discovery raised concerns about the stability of structures, such as oil rigs and pipelines, built in the region. Here we...

May 24, 2020