Articles tagged "washington state"

washington state fireball may 7 2020

Sonic boom reported as daylight fireball explodes over Washington state, U.S.

A fireball exploded over Washington state, U.S. at around 01:57 UTC on May 7, 2020 (18:57 PDT, May 6), with a dozen eyewitness reports submitted to the American Meteor Society (AMS).​ A loud and deep boom was reported during the event, which startled many people...

May 09, 2020

hydrothermal chimneys may 5 2020

More than 500 new hydrothermal chimneys found on seafloor off Pacific Northwest

Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered more than 500 towering hydrothermal chimneys on the seafloor off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, in an area known as the Endeavor Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Research on the...

May 06, 2020

murder hornets may 5 2020

Asian giant hornet -- Murder hornet -- found in the U.S. for the first time

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) dubbed the "murder hornet"-- the world's largest wasp with an appetite for honeybees-- has been spotted in the U.S. for the first time, particularly in Washington state. Entomologists are now on a hunt to wipe...

May 05, 2020

seattle wa earthquake july 12 2019 f

Shallow M4.6 earthquake hits Seattle, Washington - the strongest since 2001

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M4.6 hit Three Lakes, Seattle, Washington at 09:51 UTC (03:51 LT) on July 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.3 km (13.8 miles). ​This is the strongest earthquake to hit the region since M6.8 Nisqually on...

July 12, 2019

seattle wa snow february 8 2019

Major winter storm affecting Pacific Northwest, state of emergency declared in Washington

A cold system dropping down the Northwest coast is delivering another round of heavy snow, gusty winds and below normal temperatures. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for Seattle and Portland. The storm has already dumped high amounts of snow and caused major...

February 09, 2019