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Earthquake swarm under Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand

An episode of volcanic earthquakes is occurring beneath Mount Ruapehu since March 15, 2018. This is a common observation during a heating phase of the crater lake (Te Wai ā-moe), GeoNet scientist Brad Scott reports. Crater lake's current temperature of 39...

March 21, 2018


4th nor'easter in 3 weeks to bring heavy snow, gusty winds and coastal flooding

The 4th nor'easter in 3 weeks will bring another round of heavy snow, gusty winds, and coastal flooding to the east coast US today and tomorrow. The last time 4 nor'easters marched through the region within 3 to 4 weeks weeks was in 2015 and before that in...

March 21, 2018

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New crevasses near Suswa shield volcano raise concerns, Great Rift Valley, Kenya

New crevasses appeared in Suswa shield volcano area, Kenya on March 19, 2018, severely damaging busy Mai Mahiu-Narok road just one week after a similar incident occurred on the same road. The tear is as much as 15 meters (50 feet) deep and more than 20 meters (65...

March 20, 2018

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Very heavy rainfall for central parts of NSW coast, warnings issued

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting very heavy rain for central parts of the New South Wales coast over the next few days, with dangerous conditions expected to develop. Many places are expected to get their normal monthly rainfall for March in just...

March 20, 2018

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Very intense storm turns streets of Belo Horizonte into raging rivers, Brazil

A short but very intense storm wreaked havoc in the city of Belo Horizonte and other areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil on March 16, 2018. According to Civil Defense, 74.6 mm (2.93 inches) of rain fell in just 20 minutes, which is around half the historical...

March 20, 2018

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Hailstorms and tornadoes cause significant damage across southeastern US

A line of severe storms swept through the southeastern United States on March 19 and 20, 2018, producing heavy rain, strong winds, very large hail and several damaging tornadoes. The storm downed trees and power lines, and caused significant hail and tornado damage....

March 20, 2018

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Heavy flooding, debris flows expected in Southern California as dangerous atmospheric river forms in Pacific

An atmospheric river event is expected to plummet Southern California bringing heavy rain and snow into the area. Flash flood warnings have been issued in parts of Southern California, with potentially very dangerous debris flows expected as the strongest storm of...

March 20, 2018

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Bright fireball recorded over São Paulo, Brazil

A very bright fireball streaked across the sky over São Paulo, Brazil at 01:19 UTC on March 18, 2018 (22:19 local time, March 17). The event lasted several seconds and was seen from the region of Campinas, Itu and Limera and recorded by three Exoss network...

March 19, 2018

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Baseball-sized hail hits Texas, extreme weather threatens Tennessee River Valley today

A powerful hailstorm hit parts of Brazos Valley, Texas on March 18, 2018, leaving impressively sized hail behind. On Monday, strong tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are expected across parts of the Tennessee Valley and Southeast during the late...

March 19, 2018

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States of emergency as rivers reach record levels, Croatia

Croatia is still battling major river levels after warm weather followed by heavy rains caused rapid melt of record-breaking snow that fell during Arctic cold outbreak at the end of February. States of emergency were declared over the weekend in several areas,...

March 19, 2018

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Widespread damage after major flooding in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers in Puerto Plata province of Dominican Republic, caused major flooding on March 17, 2018. Hundreds of homes were affected, and significant loss of property is reported in some parts of the region. Heavy rain started affecting the...

March 19, 2018

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17 fatalities as Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" moves over Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Eliakim" hit Madagascar's Mananara region on March 17 with wind speeds of 85 km/h (53 mph) and gusts to 120 km/h (75 mph). It then moved over the provinces of Analanjirofo and Antsinanana over the next 2 days, killing at least 17...

March 19, 2018

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Fast-moving wildfire wipes out 69 homes in Tathra, Australia

A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Tathra, a small seaside town with a population of 1 622 located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia late March 18, 2018, destroying at least 69 homes and damaging 39. According to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), the fire...

March 19, 2018

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

A persistent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) sparked G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm on March 18, 2018. A gradual return to background levels is expected on March 19 as CH HSS influence subsides. However, enhanced solar wind parameters are...

March 19, 2018

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Heavy dust storm hits Canberra, leaves thousands without power

A severe dust storm caused by high northwestern wind engulfed the Australian capital Canberra on Sunday, March 18, 2018, leaving thousands of people without power. Wind gusts up to 82 km/h (51 mph) brought powerlines down, uprooted trees and caused panic among the...

March 18, 2018

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Ambae volcano alert level raised to Level 3, Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) has raised the Alert Level for Ambae volcano from Level 2 to Level 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5) on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The volcano is in the minor eruption state and the activity is confined inside the Lake...

March 18, 2018

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Major wildfires rage in Australia, killing cattle and destroying homes

Bush and grass fires rage in Australia's state of Victoria on Sunday, March 18, 2018, as hot and blustery conditions continue affecting the region. The fires are expected to get larger in size before firefighters place them under control. Dozens of fires in...

March 18, 2018