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11 earthquakes hit Skopje within 32 hours, over 100 people injured - Macedonia

Between 04:58 UTC on September 11 and 12:19 UTC on September 12, EMSC registered a total of 11 shallow earthquakes under Macedonia's capital Skopje. The strongest was mb5.2 at 13:10 UTC on September 11, 2016. More than 100 people have been injured and sought...

September 12, 2016

Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits South Korea, country's strongest on record

A shallow earthquake registered by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) as M5.8 hit South Korea at 11:32 UTC (20:32 KST) on September 12, 2016. The USGS is reporting Mb5.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 8.3...

September 12, 2016

Meranti is becoming a violent typhoon as it tracks toward Taiwan

Meranti became a typhoon on September 11, 2016, and underwent a rapid intensification phase over the next 24 hours. This monster storm is still intensifying and is expected to move through the Strait of Luzon on September 13, bringing heavy rain to Northern Luzon,...

September 12, 2016

Flooding leaves 135 dead, 395 missing and more than 100 000 displaced in North Korea

Heavy rains triggered by Typhoon "Lionrock" in combination with a low pressure system has caused widespread flooding in Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from August 29 to 31, 2016. As of September 11, more than 133 people have been killed...

September 12, 2016

Meranti becomes a typhoon, rapidly strengthening on its way toward Taiwan

A low pressure area formed on September 5, 2016, west of Guam became a tropical depression early September 9. Over the next 24 hours, it strengthened into Tropical Storm "Meranti" and became a typhoon by 09:00 UTC on September 11. This system is expected...

September 11, 2016

New eruption starts at Piton de la Fournaise, La Réunion

A new eruption has begun at La Réunion's Piton de la Fournaise volcano at 04:41 UTC (08:41 local time) on September 11, 2016. An eruptive fissure opened on the upper north side of Dolomieu, generating a curtain of lava fountains along the fissure feeding...

September 11, 2016

Deadly M5.9 earthquake hits Tanzania, one of country's strongest ever

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as Mww5.9 hit near Lake Victoria, Tanzania, Africa at 12:27 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The quake caused serious damage to property, killed at least 15...

September 10, 2016

Record rain, wild electrical storms hit southeast Australia

A strong cold front moved through southeast Australia on September 8 and 9, 2016, producing severe thunderstorms, very heavy rain, and powerful winds. Some regions experienced the heaviest rain in six years. The worst of the storms are over now, but the Australian...

September 10, 2016

Strong M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as Mb6.0 hit northern Peru at 10:08 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.4 km (71 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 48.2 km (30 miles) NE of Yuracyacu (population 0), 49.9...

September 10, 2016

Destructive tornadoes hit Homer and Sidney, Illinois

According to weather officials, 4 confirmed tornadoes have touched down in east central Illinois on Friday night local time, September 9, 2016, causing significant damage. The others were in Vermilion and Clark counties, NWS said. Significant damage was reported in...

September 10, 2016

Daylight meteor seen over North Carolina, US

A rare daylight meteor was seen over North Carolina around 18:03 EDT on September 8, 2016 (22:03 UTC). At around the same time, a bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and parts of it are believed to have fallen north of the island. The American Meteor Society received...

September 09, 2016

Meteor explodes over Cyprus, parts of it believed to have fallen north of the island

A bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and was observed across a wide area of the south of the island around 00:45 local time on Friday, September 9, 2016 (21:45 UTC on September 8). The phenomenon was followed by a sonic boom, prompting hundreds of calls to the...

September 09, 2016

OSIRIS-REx launched toward near-Earth asteroid Bennu, sample return expected in September 2023

NASA's first-ever asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer), was launched September 8, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft thus started its two-year 193...

September 09, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near Macquarie Island, Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from M6.7) hit near Macquarie Island, Australia at 21:46 UTC on September 8, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0...

September 08, 2016

Alarming decline in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years

A new study published today in the Cell Press journal Current Biology shows a catastrophic decline in wilderness areas around the world over the last 20 years. Researchers demonstrated alarming losses comprising a tenth of global wilderness since the 1990s, with the...

September 08, 2016

Heavy rain causes severe flash flooding in Greece, claims 4 lives

At least 4 people have died and one is missing after heavy rains caused heavy flooding in southern and northern parts of Greece on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The floods destroyed homes and swept cars out to sea. The flooding hit towns and cities from...

September 08, 2016

Alert status of Mayon volcano raised, 'big' eruption possible, Philippines

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Mayon volcano from Alert Level 0 to Alert Level 1. This means that the volcano is in an abnormal condition and has entered a period of...

September 08, 2016