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Geomagnetic storm in progress, CH HSS influence expected until October 27

​Earth is passing through a stream of high speed solar wind produced by a recurrent, polar connected, positive polarity coronal hole. This is causing isolated periods of G1 class geomagnetic storming. G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for October...

October 25, 2016

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Explosion at Cleveland volcano, alert levels raised

Mount Cleveland stratovolcano in Alaska erupted at 21:10 UTC on October 24, 2016, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the color code/alert level from Yellow/Advisory to Orange/Watch. The explosion was detected in both infrasound (air pressure) and...

October 25, 2016

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Drilling into molten magma to create a new energy source

Experts in Iceland hope to establish a new energy source by drilling into the molten magma which flows through volcanoes. The new project may generate up to 50 megawatts of electricity if successful and could pose a major breakthrough in sustainable energy...

October 24, 2016

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Pacific Northwest long overdue for major earthquake, population not prepared

The Pacific Northwest was once thought to be at a low risk for major earthquakes and tsunamis, but new research suggests this is not the case and the region is long overdue for a major one. The Washington state, for example, is unprepared for such an event, which...

October 24, 2016

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Intense storms expected in western US

A series of intense storm systems are expected to bring abundant rainfall and strong winds to the western US this week. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), several inches of precipitation will fall across parts of Washington, Oregon, and California, in...

October 24, 2016

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Bulusan covers nearby communities in ash, Philippines

The seismic network of the Bulusan volcano, Philippines, recorded 33 volcanic earthquakes over the last 24 hours (by 00:00 UTC on October 24), preceding two phreatic eruptions. The eruptions, accompanied by rumbling sounds and sulfur smells, covered nearby...

October 24, 2016

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Unusual M4.7 earthquake under East Gakkel Ridge undersea volcanoes, North Pole

A rare earthquake measuring M4.7 on the Richter scale was registered under East Gakkel Ridge undersea volcanoes, near Geographic North Pole, Arctic Ocean at 18:47 UTC on October 22, 2016. USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The last known volcanic...

October 23, 2016

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Large sinkhole opens after strong earthquakes hit Greece

A large sinkhole opened up on October 22, 2016, 30 km (18 miles) west of the city of Ioannina in western Greece. Experts believe the hole was caused by a series of earthquakes which started last week. The sinkhole is estimated to have a depth of 20 - 30 meters (65 -...

October 22, 2016

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Severe flooding in Chocó department, Colombia

Heavy rainfalls which affected the Chocó department in Colombia over the last couple of days have left 17 municipalities flooded. Four people died in flood-related incidents while 13 000 families are in need of humanitarian aid, Colombia's National Unit...

October 22, 2016

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Over 200 000 displaced in Philippines after Super Typhoon "Haima"

A total of 200 862 people are now displaced in the Philippines Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon after Typhoon "Haima" ripped through the country on October 19, 2016. As...

October 22, 2016

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Intense hailstorms brings relief to drought-stricken Bloemfontein, South Africa

An intense hailstorm, brought on by a freak storm, plummeted previously drought-stricken Bloemfontein, South Africa on October 20, 2016. Video credit: Gerduan Kemp According to media reports, a thick layer of fallen hail blanketed the streets of Bloemfontein, in a...

October 22, 2016

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Two mysterious avalanches reported in Tibet

A massive avalanche of unknown cause was reported in the Aru Range of Tibet in July 2016. The avalanche sent glacial ice and rock tumbling down the valley, and nine people got killed on the occasion. A second such avalanche happened again in September, only a few...

October 21, 2016

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Stromboli volcano showing signs of increased activity once again, Italy

Volcanic activity at Stromboli, Italy has significantly increased over the last week, Volcano Discovery reported. The activity level is now between moderate and high again, similar to a period before the effusive eruption in 2014. Currently, the most active volcano...

October 21, 2016

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Typhoon "Haima" slams into China, intense winds and rainstorms anticipated

Typhoon "Haima," also known as Lawin in the Philippines, made its second landfall, over China on October 21, 2016. Intense winds were already reported in Hong Kong, as hundreds of flights were canceled. Flash flooding, landslides, power outages and...

October 21, 2016

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Western Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Central Tottori region, Japan at 05:07 UTC on October 21, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

October 21, 2016

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Super Typhoon "Haima" leaves a trail of destruction in Philippines

Typhoon "Haima," known in the Philippines as Lawin, slammed into Cagayan Province around 19:00 UTC on October 19, 2016 (03:00 PHT on October 20) as a Category 4 hurricane equivalent and trailed over northern Luzon killing at least 13 people and destroying...

October 20, 2016

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Active volcanoes in the world: October 12 - 18, 2016

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between October 12 and 18, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 7 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Bulusan, Luzon (Philippines) | Colima, Mexico | Karymsky, Eastern...

October 19, 2016