Articles tagged "sweden"

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Shallow M4.9 earthquake hits Kiruna, Sweden -- the country's biggest mine-related quake ever

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.9 with a depth of 10 km (6 miles) hit Kiruna, Sweden, at 01:12 UTC (03:12 LT) on Monday, May 18, 2020. This was the country's biggest mining-related earthquake ever and the most powerful in 12 years-- it hit an...

May 19, 2020

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Record-breaking snow - up to 3.3 m (10.8 feet) engulfs Kiruna, Sweden

Heavy snow fell over Sweden's northern town of Kiruna on Thursday, March 19, 2020, adding to the total amount of around 3.3 m (10.8 feet) that has accumulated since the beginning of the winter season on September 30, 2019. The amount broke the previous record of...

March 19, 2020

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Storm Knud: Dangerous windstorm affecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, widespread damage expected

A rapidly deepening cyclone, known locally as Storm Knud, is developing in the North Sea today and is already affecting southern Norway, Denmark and southern Sweden, producing very strong winds and heavy rain. Extremely severe wind strength, likely peaking into 130...

September 21, 2018

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Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat

Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the...

July 19, 2018

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Very large blue fireball illuminates sky over Sweden

A very large blue fireball illuminated the sky over Sweden around 20:30 UTC (21:30 CET) on March 20, 2017. The event was so powerful that the whole sky lit up, Swedish All Sky Meteor Network astronomers said. Images of the event immediately started appearing on...

March 21, 2017

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Rare earthquake hits northern Sweden, largest in 100 years

A rare earthquake was registered about 45 km (28 miles) off the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, northern Sweden late Saturday, March 19, 2016. Swedish national seismic network (SNSN) recorded it as a shallow M3.9 earthquake at 21:55 UTC. "This area of the Gulf...

March 21, 2016

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Solar halo optical phenomena observed in Sweden

The halos are caused by light refraction and reflection of millions of tiny ice crystals in high cirrus clouds. These high, thin clouds appear about 6 km (20 000 feet) or more above the ground, and are usually accompanied by a storm shortly after..Ice crystals in cirrus

July 30, 2015

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Tornado season in Sweden: A twister touch-down observed in Luleå and Piteå

A tornado touch-down was observed on Saturday, July 25, 2015 in Luleå and Piteå in Norrbotten, northern Sweden.Although twister touch downs are not quite as usual in Sweden, this time of the year is a season in which it's occurrence can be observed.Image

July 27, 2015

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Triple waterspout vortexes filmed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Sweden

A rare weather phenomenon was recorded in Sweden about two weeks ago as three waterspout vortexes formed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Skåne - southern Sweden.A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex, usually appearing as a funnel-shaped c

August 21, 2014

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Record breaking temperatures cause largest wildfires in 40 years, Sweden

Fast-growing fire has consumed Västmanland, Sweden, since July 31 and grew to become the largest Sweden has seen in 40 years. As of August 8, it had charred more than 150 square kilometers (60 square miles), killed one person, and forced thousands to evacuate...

August 09, 2014

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Nuclear Reactor 4 at Swedish Ringhals power plant shutdown following a seawater leak

Following a seawater leak Swedish authorities have ordered the shutdown of Reactor 4 at The Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant.The Ringhals power station is Sweden's largest nuclear power plant, located on southwest coast near Gothenburg, the country’s second largest

December 22, 2012

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Geomagnetic storm still in progress but lingering

A geomagnetic storm is in progress. It began on August 5th around 18:00 UT when a CME struck Earth's magnetic field. At its peak during the hours just after impact, the storm registered 8 on the 0 to 9 "K-index" scale of geomagnetic disturbances,...

August 06, 2011