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peru declares state of emergency

Peru declares state of emergency in more than 800 cities

Due to abnormally high rainfall and the worst flooding in two decades, Peru has declared a state of emergency across half of the country, in more than 800 cities. The rain, blamed on a local El Nino phenomenon, has so far delivered 10 times as much rainfall as...

March 21, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 FM1 flew past earth at 0.32 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 FM1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD (~122 880 km / 76 354 miles) from the surface at 22:38 UTC on March 20, 2017. This is the 11th asteroid to flyby within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

March 21, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly discovered, car-sized asteroid 2017 FN1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD (~57 600 km/ 35 790 miles) from the surface at 21:01 UTC on March 20, 2017. This is the 10th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

March 21, 2017

deadly seiche waves smach dayyer iran march 19 2017

Deadly Seiche waves smash Dayyer, Iran

18 people were injured and 6 are still missing after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer, Bushehr province. The event left behind flooded homes and significant infrastructural damage. Governor Hamzeh E'temad said...

March 20, 2017

collision with another planetary body created earths iron

New theories about nature of Earth’s iron

In a study published March 20, 2017 in Nature Communications, an international team of scientists challenges the prevailing theory that the unique nature of Earth’s iron was the result of how its core was formed billions of years ago. The study opens the door...

March 20, 2017

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Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

Las Vegas Valley, a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the US state of Nevada, registered two consecutive days of record highs over the weekend and the first 90-degree °F (32.2 °C) day of the year as record-breaking March heat continues...

March 20, 2017

namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory over 70 dead

Namibia braces for worst flooding in living memory, over 70 dead

Drought-stricken Namibia is bracing for the worst flooding in living memory as heavy rains descend on one of the sunniest countries in the world. Authorities warned that the magnitude of flooding expected in the northern central regions is likely to surpass that of...

March 20, 2017

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Thousands evacuated as wildfire threatens Boulder, Colorado

A wildfire broke out early Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, near Boulder, Colorado prompting officials to order the evacuation of thousands of people. The fire, named Sunshine Fire, was 50% contained by the end of the day. According to the Boulder County...

March 20, 2017

march equinox

Happy Equinox

The first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the northern hemisphere and the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the southern hemisphere takes place on March 20, 2017. On this day, the Sun rises due east and sets due west. It will shine directly on the equator,...

March 20, 2017

asteroid 2017 FS flyby march 19 2017

Asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly discovered asteroid 2017 FS flew past Earth at 0.27 LD (103 680 km / 64 423 miles) from the surface at 03:33 UTC on March 19, 2017. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on March 17. The estimated diameter of this object is between 4.2 and 9.4 m (13.8 -...

March 19, 2017

solomon islands earthquake march 19 2017

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 15:43 UTC on March 19, 2017 (02:43 local time, March 20). The agency is reporting a depth of 4.2 km (2.6 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a depth...

March 19, 2017

sandstorm saudi arabia sakaka march 18 2017

Impressive sandstorm sweeps through Saudi Arabia

An impressive sandstorm swept through Saudi Arabia's northern city of Sakaka on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and was captured on video. On Sunday, an "advance alert" was issued following a sandstorm that hit the western city of Jeddah and other areas of...

March 19, 2017

tornado vietnam march 2017

Rare tornado rips through Đông Hà City, Vietnam

A rare tornado swept through Vietnam's Đông Hà City on Saturday, March 18, 2017, blowing off roofs from several homes and buildings. The tornado ripped through the city for some 10 minutes, causing notable infrastructural damage but there were no...

March 19, 2017

discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple star system

Discovery of runaway star yields clues to breakup of multiple-star system

As British royal families fought the War of the Roses in the 1400s for control of England's throne, a grouping of stars was waging its own contentious skirmish — a star war far away in the Orion Nebula. The stars were battling each other in a gravitational...

March 19, 2017

neutron star

Another "impossible" neutron star

What is a so-called neutron star? Scientists tell us that the material left over from a supernova explosion of a massive star collapses gravitationally, forming an incredibly small yet massively dense star mostly composed of tightly packed neutrons. A rotating...

March 18, 2017

floods burundi march 2017

A month's worth of rain in one night, deadly floods hit Burundi

Heavy rain has caused widespread damage in Burundi overnight Thursday, March 16, 2017, claiming lives of at least six people. Local media is reporting a month's worth of rain in just a couple of hours. "Torrential rains and strong winds struck several...

March 18, 2017

peru floods march 2017

Catastrophic floods devastate Peru, raising death toll to 72

Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of Peru over the past four days, particularly its northern regions, causing deadly floods and wreaking havoc on the country's infrastructure. By the end of Saturday, March 18, 2017, the death toll since the start of...

March 18, 2017