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Powerful double solar eruption beyond the east limb

A powerful double solar flare eruption took place beyond the Sun's east limb early October 18, 2017. The responsible region is now rotating into Earth view and will be visible in a couple of days. The eruption was associated with a Type II (estimated velocity 1...

October 18, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Tonga at 12:00 UTC on October 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

October 18, 2017

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Asteroid 2017 UF discovered a day after 0.99 LD Earth flyby

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UF flew past Earth at 0.99 LD (~380 160 km / 236 220 miles) on October 15, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 38th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

October 18, 2017

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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...

October 18, 2017

new study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before

New study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before

Building on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or occupation and look at the distance of their death from the volcano. It...

October 18, 2017

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Scientists determine source of world's largest mud eruption

On May 29, 2006, mud started erupting from several sites on the Indonesian island of Java. Boiling mud, water, rocks and gas poured from newly-created vents in the ground, burying entire towns and compelling many Indonesians to flee. By September 2006, the largest...

October 17, 2017

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The missing mass — what is causing a geoid low in the Indian Ocean?

The Earth’s interior is still a mystery to us. While we have sent missions to probe the outer reaches of our solar system, the deepest boreholes on Earth go down to only a few kilometers. The only way to learn what’s going on deep inside our planet, in...

October 17, 2017

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STS Lan to intensify explosively into a Super Typhoon on its way toward Japan

Tropical Storm "Lan" formed October 15, 2017 east of the Philippines as the 21st named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season, 25th if you add those named by PAGASA. Lan is currently a Severe Tropical Storm and is expected to intensify explosively into a...

October 17, 2017

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Record rainfall floods La Porte, Indiana, three people in critical condition

A line of severe storms swept through Indiana and Michigan Saturday into early Sunday, October 15, 2017, dumping record rain, flooding streets and pushing temperatures below normal for this time of the year. The greatest rainfall totals were in La Porte and St....

October 17, 2017

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Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm swept through New York, US on Sunday, October 15, 2017, leaving more than 32 000 homes and businesses without power. In neighboring Canada, the storm caused a blackout for more than 10 000 customers. Shortly after 16:00 local time...

October 17, 2017

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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakening

Over the last decades, the stratospheric polar vortex has shifted towards more frequent weak states which can explain Eurasian cooling trends in boreal winter in the era of Arctic amplification. When the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air...

October 17, 2017

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Giant tsunami reshaped California coastline

New evidence suggests a gigantic tsunami hit the California coast 900 years ago, removing three to five times more sand than any El Niño storm in history. Since large tsunamis hit the northwestern US every 300 to 500 years and the last occurred in January...

October 17, 2017

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12 000 years ago, Florida hurricanes heated up despite chilly seas

According to new research by Michael Toomey and his colleagues from The Geological Society of America's Journal Geology, Category 5 hurricanes may have slammed Florida repeatedly during the chilly Younger Dryas, 12 000 years ago, as hurricane-suppressing effects...

October 16, 2017

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Impressive reentry of Russian SL-4 rocket body over Dubai, UAE

An atmospheric reentry of a Russian SL-4 rocket body created a spectacular show over the Middle Eastern countries late Monday, October 16, 2017, witnessed and recorded by numerous people. The event lasted more than 55 seconds and was visible from Iraq, Bahrain, UAE...

October 16, 2017

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Death toll mounts to 72 as another rainmaker nears flood-ravaged Vietnam

The death toll caused by worst floods to hit Vietnam in decades has reached 72, Vietnamese officials said Monday, October 16, 2017. 30 people are still unaccounted for, including 13 in Yen Bai and 10 in Hoa Binh. The announcement comes on the same day the country...

October 16, 2017

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Unprecedented power outages as deadly Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" hits Ireland

Over 360 000 homes and businesses are currently without power in Ireland as Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" tracks over the country with hurricane-force winds. The number of outages is only going to increase and could easily reach 500 000 within the next couple of...

October 16, 2017

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ESO: Merging neutron stars scatter gold and platinum into space

ESO’s fleet of telescopes in Chile have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the merger of two neutron stars. The cataclysmic aftermaths of this kind...

October 16, 2017