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eruption at mount marapi june 4 2017

Eruption of Mount Marapi places four regions in West Sumatra on alert

Sumatra's Mount Marapi volcano erupted 4 times on Sunday, June 4, 2017, forcing authorities to place four surrounding regions on alert. The first eruption occurred at 15:01 UTC (22:01 WIB), producing a thick column of ash up to 300 m (984 feet) above the crater....

June 05, 2017

sverdlovsk russia thunderstorm damage

Deadly thunderstorm hits Russia's Sverdlovsk region, leaving 38 000 without power

At least one person has been killed and eight injured after a powerful thunderstorm swept through Russia's Sverdlovsk region on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain and 54 km/h (34 mph) winds, leaving more than 38 000 people without electricity...

June 05, 2017

alberta canada tornado june 2 2017

Tornado touches down near Wimborne, Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near Wimborne and Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, around 17:10 MDT (23:10 UTC) on June 2, 2017, ripping off a barn roof and downing several trees. There are no reports of injuries or casualties. The twister was on the ground some 15 - 20...

June 03, 2017

near islands earthquake june 2 2017

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Near Islands, tsunami not expected

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit off Near Islands, Alaska at 22:24 UTC (14:24 AKDT) on June 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 4.3 km (2.7 miles). GFZ Potsdam is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

June 02, 2017

tropical cyclone beatriz terra modis

Tropical Storm "Beatriz" inundates Mexico, leaving 2 dead and 2 missing

Tropical Depression 02E strengthened into Tropical Storm "Beatriz" before striking Mexico near Puerto Angel, Oaxaca late Thursday afternoon, June 1, 2017. As of Friday afternoon, the storm claimed lives of at least 2 people and left 2 people missing....

June 02, 2017

taiwan floods june 2 2017

Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant

Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei's Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of...

June 02, 2017

massive sandstorm khartoum sudan june 1 2017

Massive sandstorm sweeps through Khartoum, Sudan

A massive sandstorm swept through the Sudanese capital Khartoum on June 1, 2017, turning day into night and burying several homes. The storm has brought vast amounts of sand and dust into the city, burying several homes and severely limiting visibility, CGTN...

June 02, 2017

english channel fireball june 1 2017

Very bright fireball over the English Channel

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded above the English Channel at 22:38 UTC on June 1, 2017. The fireball lasted several seconds and was primarily seen from England. The UK Meteor Network (UKMON) started receiving reports just minutes after the event....

June 02, 2017

sri lanka floods

1.3 million children need humanitarian assistance after storms in Bay of Bengal

Devastating effects of Cyclone "Mora" in Myanmar and Bangladesh and unusually heavy monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left at least 1.3 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF warns. "Children who have had their lives...

June 02, 2017

metamorphosis adrien mauduit

Metamorphosis by Adrien Mauduit

In nature, there is nothing more spectacular than the Spring. Funny enough, animals and plants are way quicker to get back to being active than to fall into dormancy in the Fall. It sometimes takes months for deciduous plants to lose all their leaves, whereas they...

June 01, 2017

tropical storm beatriz june 1 2017

Tropical Storm "Beatriz" to make landfall over Oaxaca, Mexico

Tropical Depression 02E located just off the western coast of Mexico has further strengthened today and was named Beatriz at 18:00 UTC. Landfall over Oaxaca, Mexico is expected later today or tomorrow, June 2, 2017. This storm is a heavy rain producer so the main...

June 01, 2017

active volcanoes world

Active volcanoes in the world: May 24 - 30, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between May 24 and 30, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Poas, Costa Rica | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica | Sheveluch, Central Kamchatka (Russia)....

June 01, 2017

night sky guide 2017 june

Night sky guide for June 2017

Although meteorologists often take summer/winter to start on June 1, northern hemisphere's summer and southern hemisphere's winter will officially begin on June 21 with June Solstice at 04:15 UTC. The Moon will reach its full phase at 13:11 UTC on June 9....

June 01, 2017

Theewaterskloof Dam South Africa

Severe water crisis in Cape Town caused by worst drought in over a century

Cape Town, South Africa's seat of Parliament and the legislative capital, is enduring its worst drought in over a century and severe water crisis. This forced officials to impose strict Level 4 water restrictions, effective as of Thursday, June 1, 2017. While...

June 01, 2017

enceladus spin axis tilted due to asteroid impact

Enceladus' spin axis may have tilted due to asteroid impact

Cassini mission scientists found evidence that Saturn's icy, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus may have tipped over in the distant past. Its spin axis, the line through the north and south poles, has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body such as...

May 31, 2017

izmir flood turkey may 29 2017

Severe flash floods hit Turkey's Izmir, turning streets into raging rivers

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in western Turkey on May 29, 2017, especially in the city of Izmir in Izmir Province whose streets quickly turned into raging rivers. Floodwaters flooded numerous houses, destroyed city's infrastructure and swept away a...

May 31, 2017

chihuahua tornado may 30 2017

Tornadoes hit Mexican states of Chihuahua and Puebla

An impressive tornado hit the Mexican state of Chihuahua on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, and was witnessed and recorded by numerous people. On the same day, another tornado hit the state of Puebla, knocking down 27 trees and damaging several cars. Meanwhile, a low...

May 31, 2017