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washed away irish beach reappears after 33 years again

Washed away Irish beach reappears after 33 years, again

A beach in the village of Dooagh on Achill Island, northwestern Ireland that vanished during a violent spring storm in 1984 has reappeared during a freak tide in April 2017 after hundreds of thousands of tons of sand were deposited on the shore, re-creating once...

May 09, 2017

japan earthquake may 9 2017

Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency as M6.4 hit Ryukyu Islands at 01:54 UTC on May 9, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the...

May 09, 2017

tanaga volcano alaska earthquake may 8 2017

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit near Tanaga volcano, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near Tanaga volcano, Alaska at 17:00 UTC on May 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the 4th and strongest earthquake to hit within 48 km (30 miles) from the Tanaga...

May 08, 2017

tropical cyclone donna at 05 20 utc may 8 2017 himawari 8

Donna becomes strongest May cyclone ever to hit southern hemisphere

During the afternoon UTC hours of May 7, 2017, Tropical Cyclone "Donna" became the strongest May cyclone ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Donna peaked at 118.7 knots (220 km/h / 136 mph) at 19:32 UTC on May 7, before it started weakening. Vanuatu...

May 08, 2017

san diego snow storm may 7 2017

Record-breaking storm brings snow to San Diego, coldest May day on record

Heavy rain and snow are now tapering off in Southern California after an unseasonably strong spring storm hit the region on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The storm set numerous records across the region, NWS San Diego said. The system formed off the Pacific Northwest and...

May 08, 2017

british columbia floods may 2017

Heavy rain, snowmelt cause floods and mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rain combined with warm temperatures caused severe flooding and mudslides throughout British Columbia's Interior over the weekend. Two people are missing and more than 300 have been evacuated. Environment Canada posted severe thunderstorm watches for huge...

May 08, 2017

extreme flooding in quebec may 2017

Historic flooding hits Montreal, state of emergency declared

The Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec declared a state of emergency after extreme weather event caused historic flooding across country's east. The measure, declared Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, will remain in place for at least 48 hours. Parts of the region...

May 08, 2017

dust storm over japan may 7 2017

Asian Dust blankets Korean Peninsula and wide swath of Japan

After engulfing a large part of northern China, including capital Beijing on Thursday, May 4, 2017, dust storm from Mongolia reached the Korean Peninsula and Japan over the weekend. In China, the storm reduced visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 miles) and forced...

May 07, 2017

asteroid 2017 jq1

Asteroid 2017 JQ1 flew past Earth at 0.44 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 JQ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.44 LD (168 960 km / 104 986 miles) at 01:16 UTC on May 4, 2017. This is the 20th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017. 2017 JQ1 belongs to...

May 06, 2017

canada flood may 2017

Extreme rainfall event affecting eastern Canada

A slow-moving weather system moving up from the southern United States is dumping heavy rain on parts of eastern Canada, especially Ontario where month's worth of rain in just 48 hours caused severe flooding problems in nation's capital region. Quebec was...

May 06, 2017

ocean oxygen levels

Ocean oxygen levels declining since 1980s

A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology...

May 06, 2017

fuego volcano eruption may 5 2017 guatemala cr

Strongest eruption since 2012 at Fuego, alert raised, pyroclastic flows, ashfall reported

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted at 13:15 UTC on May 5, 2017, producing pyroclastic flows and ejecting thick volcanic ash cloud to an estimated altitude of 5 km (16 405 feet) above sea level. INSIVUMEH is describing it as one of the strongest eruptions in...

May 05, 2017

tropical cyclone donna vanuatu may 5 2017

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Donna" swirling near Vanuatu

Forecast track for Tropical Cyclone "Donna" has changed and the cyclone is now expected to pass between Vanuatu and New Caledonia over the coming days. Forecast models are still in disagreement but it seems Vanuatu might be spared of a direct hit....

May 05, 2017

adrien mauduit 2017 noctilucent cloud chasing season teaser

2017 Noctilucent cloud chasing season teaser - 4K (UHD) time-lapse, Denmark

As the Earth continues its path on its elliptical orbit around the Sun, high latitudes and higher mid-latitudes of the northern hemisphere are entering the midnight Sun season. If you go too far up north, the Sun never sets, but at a lower latitude, like southern...

May 04, 2017

sanandaj hailstorm credit isna

Unprecedented hailstorm hits the city of Sanandaj, Iran

A ferocious and unprecedented spring hailstorm hit the city of Sanandaj, northwestern Iran on Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017, damaging vehicles, disrupting traffic and causing flash floods. According to Press TV, the storm took residents by surprise and left the...

May 04, 2017

active volcanoes world

Active volcanoes in the world: April 26 - May 2, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between April 26 and May 2, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 20 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kambalny, Southern Kamchatka (Russia)...

May 04, 2017

thailand may 3 2017 suomi npp

Worst hailstorm in 30 years hits Thailand's Nakhon Phanom province

What is described as the worst hailstorm in 30 years hit NE Thailand's Renoo Nakhon district of Nakhon Phanom province on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain and ping-pong sized hail for several hours, forcing residents to run for cover....

May 04, 2017