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delhi rain april3 2020

Delhi records wettest March on record with 589 percent above normal rainfall, India

India's capital Delhi recorded 109.6 mm (4.3 inches) of rain in March 2020, making it its the wettest March on record, according to the country's meteorological department (IMD). The capital received 589 percent more rainfall than its long-term average for...

April 04, 2020

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Destructive frost hits SE Europe, one of the coldest April mornings in a decade

The northern Balkans experienced one of their coldest April mornings in a decade on Thursday, April 2, 2020, as destructive frost hit many parts of SE Europe during the time of blossoming trees. Many vineyards and fruit plantations across southeastern Europe...

April 04, 2020

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Two fireballs explode within one hour over Belgium, another over southern Germany hours later

Two fireballs occurred within a period of one hour on April 1, 2020, over Belgium. The first one was spotted by the FRIPON network's four stations at around 22:57 UTC while the second was captured by three cameras at 23:33 UTC (00:57 LT and 01:33 LT on April 2,...

April 03, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Harold" leaves 28 missing in Solomon Islands, set to make landfall over Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone "Harold" remains active over the Solomon Sea after it made landfall over the San Cristobal Island on April 2, 2020. Following this, about 28 people aboard a ferry went missing due to rough seas. Harold is the 8th named storm of the 2019/20...

April 03, 2020

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Asteroid 2020 GH to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD on April 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 GH will fly by Earth at 0.33 LD / 0.00084 AU (125 662 km / 78 082 miles) at 22:04 UTC on April 3, 2020. This is the 25th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 1st this...

April 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 25 - 31, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 25 - 31, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Reykjanes, Iceland | Semeru, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity:...

April 03, 2020

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Rare ozone hole opens over the Arctic, likely the largest in history

A huge ozone hole has opened this year over the Arctic. While ozone holes normally form in the Antarctic zone every year because winter temperatures drop to extremely low values, allowing high-altitude clouds to develop-- the Arctic has more varying temperatures and...

April 03, 2020

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Severe floods hit parts of eastern Spain after 4 months' worth of rain in 24 hours

Torrential rains led to flash flooding in the coastal parts of Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday, March 31 into April 1, 2020. Up to 147 mm (5.8 inches) of rain fell in the region-- four times the average rainfall for this time of the year, which is 34 to 39 mm (1.3 to...

April 03, 2020

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Geomagnetic effects on Earth's biology – Electricity of Life

Scientific research into the Sun's effects on life on Earth has yielded results that may surprise you. Over a century ago, the Soviet-era scientist Alexander Chizhevsky conducted exhaustive studies demonstrating an apparent correlation between solar activity and...

April 03, 2020

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Bright fireball over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball exploded over Florida, U.S., on April 1, 2020, and was captured on camera. The American Meteor Society received 16 eyewitness reports, with one also coming from Georgia. The observers reported seeing the fireball at around 04:30 UTC (00:30 LT). 15...

April 02, 2020

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Alert Level 2 raised over Piton de la Fournaise volcano as second eruption of the year starts, Reunion

The OVPF has recorded 92 volcano-tectonic earthquakes at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on April 2, 2020, from 04:15 to 04:51 UTC (08:15 to 08:51 UTC). Following the seismic crisis in the morning and a four-hour lull, another volcanic tremor was at 08:20 UTC...

April 02, 2020

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Simulation shows new eruption at Mount Fuji could paralyze Tokyo in just 3 hours, Japan

Japan's capital Tokyo could end up paralyzed within just three hours if a major eruption of Mount Fuji-- 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the city-- were to happen today, as shown in a recent simulation by the government's Central Disaster Management Council....

April 02, 2020

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Geologists discover fragment of ancient lost continent off the coast of Canada

Geologists have found a remnant of an ancient lost continent off the coast of Baffin Island in Canada. After studying the samples, the team of scientists identified a fragment of the North Atlantic Craton-- an ancient continental crust from millions of years ago...

April 02, 2020

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YVO Monthly Update: M5.7 earthquake near Salt Lake City and M6.5 in Idaho not related to Yellowstone volcano

It's been an eventful month for seismic activity in the western United States, with a M5.7 earthquake near Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 18, and a M6.5 in central Idaho on March 31, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said in their monthly update released April...

April 01, 2020

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Rainforests once existed in Antarctica

An international team of researchers found evidence that rainforests once existed in West Antarctica. The mid-Cretaceous time period, from circa 115 million to 80 million years ago, is considered the warmest period in the past 140 million years. Sea surface...

April 01, 2020

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Widespread damage after new wave of floods hit Indonesia, more than 56 000 people affected and 9 285 buildings flooded

More than 9 280 buildings were flooded and 56 000 people affected after heavy rains triggered widespread flooding in Indonesia's Bandung regency, according to the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) report released on April 1, 2020. Among the affected...

April 01, 2020

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Hundreds of homes destroyed as severe flash floods hit Afghanistan

Severe flash floods across Afghanistan have resulted in at least 11 fatalities and hundreds of buildings partially or completely damaged, the country's Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to Ahmad Tamim Azimi,...

April 01, 2020