Extremely cold temperatures across North America blamed for at least 7 deaths

Extremely cold temperatures across North America blamed for at least 7 deaths

January 2, 2018

Several blasts of very cold Arctic air affecting North America for over a week now are blamed for the deaths of at least 7 people…

US and Canada: Extremely cold temperatures continue, list of broken records

December 29, 2017

Extremely cold, dangerous temperatures will continue across much of the United States and southern Canada into next week, with heavy wintry precipitation continuing across the…

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 20 – 26, 2017

December 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between December 20 and 26, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes.…

Arctic air dominates US and Canada, record-breaking lows expected into New Year’s Day

December 28, 2017

Large swaths of the United States and Canada are experiencing a prolonged period of extremely cold Arctic air and forecast models call for even…

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

December 1, 2017

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local…

North Texas earthquakes occurring on faults not active for 300 million years

North Texas earthquakes occurring on faults not active for 300 million years

December 1, 2017

Study by Beatrice Magnani, USGS and other SMU scientists shows recent seismicity in Fort Worth Basin occurred on faults not active for 300…

Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought

Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought

November 30, 2017

After analyzing a database of geological records dated within the last 100 000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol…

Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

November 30, 2017

Volcanic summits on Hawaii's Big Island are experiencing a mix of snow and rain accompanied by gusty winds. At the same time, heavy rainfall…

7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm “Ockhi” forms just south of India

7 dead, over 270 missing as Tropical Storm “Ockhi” forms just south of India

November 30, 2017

At least 7 people were killed and more than 270 others are missing as heavy rains hit coastal Tamil Nadu, India and Sri…

Tropical Cyclone “Dahlia” forms just south of Java, Indonesia

Tropical Cyclone “Dahlia” forms just south of Java, Indonesia

November 30, 2017

Tropical Cyclone "Dahlia" formed south of Java, Indonesia late Wednesday, November 29, 2017, as the second named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone…

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

November 30, 2017

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS hit Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:32 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is…

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