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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake near the coast of southern Sumatra

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.4 hit near the coast of southern Sumatra at 03:08 UTC (10:08 WIB) on August 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 35.9 km (36 miles). According...

August 13, 2017

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Massive flooding kills 47 in Nepal, affect 1 100 000 in India's Assam

Heavy monsoon rains since Friday, August 11, 2017 caused massive flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, killing at least 36 and displacing thousands. Dozens are still missing. At the same time, the flood situation in India's state of Assam worsened...

August 12, 2017

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Destructive tornado hits China's Chifeng, 5 killed and over 50 injured

A destructive tornado hit northern China's Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday afternoon, August 11, 2017, killing 5 people and injuring over 50. The tornado destroyed at least 40 houses in three villages and affected 270 people. State media...

August 12, 2017

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5 killed, 36 injured, 500 000 homes without power after severe storm hits Poland

Five people have been killed and at least 36 injured as a result of falling trees after a series of severe thunderstorms hit Poland late Friday into Saturday, August 12, 2017. Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent when a...

August 12, 2017

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Deadly M5.6 earthquake hits the coast of southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.6 hit the coast of southern Peru at 21:45 UTC (16:45 local time) on Friday, August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.7 km (30.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). At least...

August 12, 2017

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Severe thunderstorm sweeps through northern Italy, leaving 48 injured

A severe thunderstorm swept through northern Italy on August 10, 2017, causing significant damage and injuring at least 48 people. Veneto Province authorities said winds reached 114 km/h (70.8 mph), making it one of the 5 worst storms in the last 30 years. The worst...

August 11, 2017

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Very large hail leaves a trail of destruction across parts of Kansas

Several severe thunderstorms rolled through Colorado and Kansas Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2017. The storms produced strong winds and very large hail, leaving a trail of damage. The worst affected were Kansas' WaKeeney and Trego counties. Hail as large as...

August 11, 2017

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M6.3 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.3 hit Luzon, Philippines at 05:28 UTC (01:28 local time) on August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 177 km (110 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 168.2 km (104.5 miles). According to the...

August 11, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: August 2 - 8, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 2 and 8, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sangay, Ecuador | Sangeang Api, Indonesia |...

August 10, 2017

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New observations of near-Earth asteroid 2012 TC4 reveal 0.1 LD flyby

New observations of near-Earth asteroid designated 2012 TC4 reveal it will fly past our planet at a very close distance of 0.13 LD (~50 100 km / 31 140 miles) at 05:42 UTC October 12, 2017. Current estimates suggest it should peak around mag 13 at closest approach....

August 10, 2017

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NOAA: 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has the potential to be extremely active

In a scheduled update for its 2017 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued August 9, 2017, NOAA forecasters are now predicting a higher likelihood of an above-average season, and they increased the predicted number of named storms and major hurricanes. The season...

August 10, 2017

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Plutonium and americium detected in air near Highway 240 at Hanford site

Radioactive plutonium and americium were detected in air samples collected on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington, US, state officials said Tuesday, August 8. According to Hanford officials, State of Washington's Department of...

August 10, 2017

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Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz

At 21:00 UTC on August 9, 2017, Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to hit the Mexican state of Veracruz tonight (CDT) or early Thursday, August 10. Heavy rains brought by this storm will be capable of...

August 09, 2017

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Earthquake swarm near Rijeka, Croatia

An unusual earthquake swarm is in progress near Rijeka, Croatia since 09:35 UTC on August 8, 2017. EMSC is reporting 7 earthquakes within 39 hours, but residents say they already felt dozens. This region sits directly on top of Adriatic plate's NW border. As of...

August 09, 2017

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Powerful eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A powerful eruption took place at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 16:31 UTC on August 8, 2017. Ash cloud drifted SSE of the volcano. According to the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached an altitude of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. At 21:20 UTC, the front of the...

August 09, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits China - Kazakhstan border

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M6.6 hit China - Kazakhstan border region at 23:27 UTC on August 8, 2017 (07:27 local time, August 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 25.9 km (16 km)....

August 09, 2017

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England’s ancient megaliths covered in secret star marker code visible by moonlight

A recent investigation of stone-age rock art at a megalithic construction known as Hendraburnick Quoit, in Cornwall, has revealed that ten times the number of artistic markings are visible when viewed in moonlight or feeble sunlight from the south east. These...

August 09, 2017