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Musk explains how to make humans a multiplanetary species

In a talk at the 67th International Astronautical Congress held this week in Mexico, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk finally unveiled technical details of the space mission architecture that would allow humans to build a permanent, self-sustaining colony of 1 million people on...

September 29, 2016

Tropical Storm "Matthew" to become a hurricane before reaching Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

Tropical Storm "Matthew" formed over the Windward Islands on September 28, 2016, as the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. Matthew is expected to become a hurricane by Friday, September 30 and turn toward Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba. ...

September 28, 2016

Telangana floods turn deadly after a week of widespread rain, India

After this year's worst drought in living memory, the Indian state of Telangana was battered by a week of flooding rainfall. Heavy monsoon rains started on September 20 and claimed at least 11 lives by September 27, 2016. Neighboring countries of Andhra Pradesh,...

September 28, 2016

27 missing after landslide hits a village in eastern China

27 people are missing after heavy rains produced by Typhoon "Megi" caused a large landslide in east China's province of Zhejiang, the provincial government said. The slide occurred at 09:00 UTC on September 28 (17:00 CST), about 12 hours after Megi...

September 28, 2016

Loma Fire: Growing wildfire in Santa Cruz mountains threatens 300 homes, California

Santa Clara County residents living near the Loma Fire in Santa Cruz mountains, California have been ordered to evacuate yesterday after a dangerous wildfire broke out on September 26, 2016. Firefighters from throughout California are aggressively fighting the fire...

September 28, 2016

Entire state of South Australia without power as powerful storm rolls in

The entire Australian state of South Australia has lost power after a powerful storm rolled in during the early morning UTC hours of September 28, 2016. This complex weather system will be affecting South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania over the...

September 28, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits China after killing at least four and injuring 527 in Taiwan

Typhoon "Megi" has made its final landfall after hitting the coastal city of Quanzhou in China's Fujian Province at 20:40 UTC on September 27, 2016. Megi was packing winds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph) at the time of landfall and dumping very heavy rain....

September 28, 2016

Large eruption of Mount Barujari, more than 1 100 evacuated, Indonesia

Mount Barujari on the Indonesian island of Lombok erupted at 07:45 UTC on September 27, 2016, spewing ash 2 000 m (6 560 feet) above the crater, 5 726 m (18 790 feet) above sea level. More than 1 100 people have been evacuated. As of early September 28, authorities...

September 28, 2016

Iowa braces for major flooding, more than 10 000 evacuated from Cedar Rapids

More than 10 000 people have been forced to evacuate from Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, after days of heavy rain flooded parts of the US Midwest. As it watched the Cedar River rise to historic levels, the city has constructed 16 km (10 miles) of...

September 27, 2016

Volcanic alert level at Mount Bromo raised to 3, Indonesia

The PVMBG has raised the volcanic alert level of Mount Bromo from Level II (Alert) to Level III (Standby) at 11:00 UTC on September 26, 2016, and established a danger zone 2.5 km (1.5 miles) around the active crater. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation...

September 27, 2016

Recurrent coronal hole sparks another round of geomagnetic storming

High-speed solar wind from a recurrent coronal hole has sparked another round of geomagnetic storming on Earth. The solar wind environment is expected to remain elevated but steady through the rest of the UTC day before becoming further enhanced on September 28 and...

September 27, 2016

Typhoon "Megi" hits Taiwan cutting power to 3.8 million homes, heads toward Fujian, China

Typhoon "Megi" has made its first landfall around the city of Hualien in Taiwan just before 05:00 UTC on September 27, 2016 (13:00 CST), bringing powerful winds and very heavy rain. It is expected to make its second landfall around 00:00 UTC on September...

September 27, 2016

Swarm of small earthquakes hits Salton Sea, California

Between 11:03 UTC on September 26 and 06:03 UTC on September 27, 2016, USGS registered a total of 143 earthquakes in a remote desert area around the Salton Sea in California. Three of them had magnitudes above 4. The largest was a shallow M4.3 at 14:31 UTC on...

September 26, 2016

High altitude water plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa

Astronomers have again imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, bolstering other observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water plumes. The observation increases the possibility that missions...

September 26, 2016

Bright flash, 'space junk or meteor impact' reported in central Queensland, Australia

A very bright flash followed by a sonic boom was reported across central Queensland, Australia around 10:27 UTC (20:27 AEST) on September 26, 2016. Many witnesses said the bright light was followed by a tremor, leading media and public to speculate whether it was a...

September 26, 2016

Major flooding in Forbes after Lachlan River reaches record levels - NSW, Australia

About 1 000 people have been evacuated on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in the New South Wales town of Forbes as the Lachlan River rose to record levels. The river peaked at 10.67 m (35 feet) between 21:00 and 22:00 local time on Sunday, September 25. It is the...

September 26, 2016

A new round of severe weather to hit flood-affected southeastern Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said it is monitoring a complex weather system that has the potential to bring more rain, thunderstorms, winds and damaging waves to southeastern Australia starting Wednesday, September 28, 2016. BOM's National...

September 26, 2016