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jpl finds satellite lost in moon orbit

JPL finds satellite lost in Moon's orbit

A new technological application of interplanetary radar pioneered by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has successfully located spacecraft orbiting the moon - one active, and one dormant. This new technique could assist...

March 09, 2017

windstorm cuts power to 1 million people in michigan march 8 2017

Windstorm cuts power to more than 1 million in Michigan

More than 1 million utility customers in Michigan have lost power after a powerful windstorm swept through the state on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. As of early Thursday, some 857 000 were still in the dark. DTE Energy calls it the largest weather event in their...

March 09, 2017

5active volcanoes world

Active volcanoes in the world: March 1 - 7, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between March 1 and 7, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Chirinkotan, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka...

March 09, 2017

westgate park lake turns pink march 2017

Westgate Park lake turns bright pink, Australia

A salt lake in Westgate Park, just off the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne's center, Australia has turned a brilliant, bright pink a few days ago, delighting locals. Parks Victoria said this is a natural phenomenon in response to very high salt...

March 09, 2017

bezymianny eruption russia march 9 2017

Powerful eruption of Bezymianny volcano, Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia around 03:00 UTC on March 9, 2017. The Aviation Color Code was first raised to Orange, then to Red. Tokyo VAAC said at 03:42 UTC, that an eruption at Bezymianny at 03:00 UTC sent ash up to 10 km...

March 09, 2017

16 sinkholes west rand johannesburg south africa

At least 16 sinkholes found near Johannesburg after heavy rains

At least 16 sinkholes have been identified in West Rand's Khutsong near Johannesburg, South Africa following heavy rains that hit the drought-stricken country in the wake of Tropical Cyclone "Dineo." During the early morning hours of Sunday, March 5,...

March 08, 2017

huge new lava outbreak at kilauea volcano hawaii march 2017

Huge new lava outbreak at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A huge new outbreak just above the pali to the south of the Kilauea's 61g flow is sending many lava streams downslope, Tropical Visions videographer Mick Kalber and the Paradise Helicopters crew reported after an overflight on March 2, 2017. “Truly an...

March 08, 2017

large explosive eruption bogoslof march 8 2017

Large explosive eruption ejects ash 10.6 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Bogoslof

A large explosive eruption began at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 07:36 UTC on March 8, 2017 and resulted in approximately 3 hours of significant ash emissions. The eruption comes after two weeks of relative calm. The intensity of activity as observed in seismic,...

March 08, 2017

tasman tempest extremely heavy rain hits new zealand march 8 2017

Tasman Tempest brings extremely heavy rain to New Zealand

Parts of Northern New Zealand are being hit by extremely heavy rain as low over the Tasman Sea extends slow-moving fronts over the region. Rain is expected to continue through Sunday, March 12, 2017, but it will not be a steady rain, all week long. Some regions saw...

March 08, 2017

enawo hits madagascar as third strongest tropical cyclone on record

Enawo makes landfall as third strongest cyclone to hit Madagascar

Intense Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" made landfall between Sambava and Antalaha, Madagascar on March 7, 2017, as Category 4 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale. It is the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Madagascar since Gafilo in March 2004...

March 07, 2017

texas wildfire march 7 2017

Large and deadly wildfires strike Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado

At least four people have died in Texas Panhandle where wildfires scorched more than 130 000 hectares (320 000 acres) and prompted mandatory evacuations. Large grass fires are also affecting Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma, some of which are also forcing evacuations....

March 07, 2017

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

500 homes damaged as tornadoes sweep through central US

NWS Storm Prediction Center has 36 preliminary tornado reports for March 6, 2017 from Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. Most of them occurred in Missouri where 18 injuries were reported in Jackson and St. Charles counties. A confirmed tornado touched down near...

March 07, 2017

clouds dust engulf denver international airport

Clouds and dust engulf Denver International Airport

A powerful frontal passage moved through Denver, Colorado Monday morning, March 6, 2016, producing damaging winds and blinding snow squalls. Strong winds produced significant damage throughout the Denver Metro Area and grounded flights at Denver International...

March 07, 2017

One of the greatest mass extinctions caused by volcanic eruptions

One of the greatest mass extinctions caused by volcanic eruptions

Scientists have linked global mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic boundary some 250 million years ago to an ice age caused by the activity of the first volcanism in the Siberian Traps. The research paves the way for a new vision of the Earth's climate...

March 06, 2017

first lightning detector in geostationary orbit

First lightning detector in a geostationary orbit

The first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit, the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), aboard GOES-16, is now transmitting data never before available to forecasters. The mapper continually looks for lightning flashes in the Western Hemisphere, so...

March 06, 2017

windstorm zeus france march 6 2017

Powerful windstorm batters France, killing 2 and leaving 600 000 homes without power

Severe weather, including snowfalls and hurricane-force winds, has been affecting the central-southern and south-eastern areas of the France over the past 48 hours, causing at least two fatalities. Some 600 000 properties lost electricity, the highest such number...

March 06, 2017

tropical cyclone enawo 05 30 utc march 7 2017

Enawo will hit Madagascar with powerful winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Enawo" is expected to make landfall over SE Antsiranana Province, Madagascar shortly after 10:00 local time (07:00 UTC) on March 7, 2017. The system is expected to reach the coast as Category 2 hurricane equivalent. Winds produced by...

March 06, 2017