The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 27, 2017 – January 2, 2018

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 27, 2017 – January 2, 2018

January 3, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between December 27, 2017 and January 2, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for…

Storm Eleanor hits Ireland, Galway experienced unprecedented floods, 155 000 without power

January 3, 2018

Storm Eleanor hit Ireland late Tuesday, January 2, 2018, producing extremely windy and stormy conditions across much of the country into Wednesday, January 3.…

Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone “Ava” to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

January 3, 2018

A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially…

Very cold Arctic air reaches as far south as southern Texas and central Florida

January 2, 2018

After breaking numerous record, very cold Arctic cold air reached all the way to southern Texas and central Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018. Freeze…

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Mass of warm rock is rising beneath New England

Mass of warm rock is rising beneath New England

December 2, 2017

Slowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn't likely…

Night sky guide for December 2017

Night sky guide for December 2017

December 1, 2017

The year ends with the first and last supermoon of the year, the first of 3 over the next 60 days, one royal…

Spectacular waterspout turns tornado in San Remo, Italy

Spectacular waterspout turns tornado in San Remo, Italy

December 1, 2017

A large waterspout formed around 11:40 UTC (12:40 CET) on December 1, 2017 off the coast of San Remo, Italy and soon struck…

Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

December 1, 2017

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central…

400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

December 1, 2017

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at…

Unusual M4.1 earthquake near Dover, Delaware

Unusual M4.1 earthquake near Dover, Delaware

December 1, 2017

A moderately strong earthquake initially registered by the USGS as M5.1 and later revised to M4.1 hit near Dover, Delaware at 21:47 UTC…

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

December 1, 2017

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC on December 1, 2017. The agency is…

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