Chillymanjaro

Alongside Adonai, one of the founding fathers of The Watchers. Researcher and editor of The Watchers.


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"Gonzalo" becomes major hurricane in Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane "Gonzalo" has become the second major hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season, after Hurricane "Edouard". Gonzalo is currently moving away from the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands, and targets Bermuda later this week. It has good

October 14, 2014

Typhoon "Vongfong" about to make landfall at Kyushu, Japan

Typhoon "Vongfong" is nearing southern Japan island of Kyushu and is about to make landfall as Category 1 typhoon. According to report issued by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) at 22:45 UTC on October 12, 2014, Vongfong developed maximum sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

Cyclone "Hudhud" hit India's east coast as destructive Category 3 storm

Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on October 12, 2014. The port city of Visakhapatnam, home to two million people, was hit with destructive force of Category 3 storm with sustained winds of

October 12, 2014

Very Severe Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" targets India

Tropical Cyclone Hudhud formed in Northern Indian Ocean on October 8, 2014 and began to track westward across the Bay of Bengal. Now, as a very severe tropical cyclone, it is gaining more strength before landfall on October 12, 2014.The Joint Typhoon Warning Center

October 10, 2014

Heavy rains caused rivers to burst its banks in city of Genoa, Italy

After five days of rain, Genovese rivers Bisagno, Rio Feregiano and Sturla burst its banks and flooded the streets. Heavy storm with torrential rain hit Italy at night on October 9, 2014. The Bisagno river burst its banks and the water has flooded the streets, dragging

October 10, 2014

Super Typhoon "Vongfong" weakens, targets Okinawa

Weak wind shear and warm ocean surface water allowed Super Typhoon "Vongfong" to rapidly strengthen across the western Pacific Ocean into the largest storm on Earth so far in 2014. The system peaked in intensity on October 7, 2014 with top sustained winds of

October 10, 2014

Space fleet ready for Siding Spring's historic brush with Mars

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) is scheduled for a very close flyby at only about 139 500 km (88 000 miles) away from the surface of Mars on October 19, 2014 around 18:27 UTC. That is less than half the distance between Earth and its moon and less than one-tenth the distance

October 10, 2014

New study revealed AIDS pandemic origin was in Kinshasa in 1920s

An international team, led by Oxford University and University of Leuven scientists has reconstructed the genetic history of the HIV-1 group M pandemic and concluded that it originated in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.The team'ss analysis suggests that the

October 09, 2014

Antarctic sea ice grows to all-time record high

While we are seeing decline of Arctic sea ice, Antarctic sea ice hit its annual winter maximum on September 22, 2014 reaching a record area of 20.11 million square kilometers (7.76 million square miles). The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced on

October 09, 2014

Tropical Storm "Hudhud" developed in Bay of Bengal

An area of low pressure near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Northern Indian Ocean developed in Tropical Storm "Hudhud" on October 8, 2014. This is the third tropical system and first tropical storm this year in Bay of Bengal.Favorable environment in Bay

October 08, 2014

Super Typhoon "Vongfong" becomes the strongest tropical cyclone of the year

Super Typhoon "Vongfong" has become the strongest tropical cyclone of 2014. According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Super Typhoon "Vongfong" reached maximum sustained winds of 288 km/h (180 mph) with gusts up to 352 km/h (218 mph) around 18:

October 08, 2014

As Typhoon "Phanfone" leaves Japan, Typhoon "Vongfong" becomes a new threat

Phanfone made landfall as Category 1 typhoon early on October 6, 2014 near Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture with maximum sustained winds of 134 km/h (82 mph). A peak gust of 164 km/h (102 mph) was recorded at Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.The Moderate Resolution

October 06, 2014

Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica​ could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of

October 06, 2014

Deadly Typhoon "Phanfone" made landfall in central Japan

Typhoon Phanfone made landfall in Shizuoka with winds reported gusting up to 164 km/h (102 mph). The Japan Meteorological Agency reported Typhoon Phanfone officially made landfall near the city of Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture around 8 a.m. local time.260 000 people

October 06, 2014

Hurricane "Simon" became eight major hurricane of the 2014 Pacific season

Hurricane "Simon" has become the eighth major hurricane of the 2014 Eastern Pacific hurricane season, according to data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft. This ties the record for major hurricanes set in 1983, 1992, and 1993.NHC determined that at 21:00

October 05, 2014

Phanfone reaches super typhoon status

Typhoon Phanfone rapidly intensified on October 2, with its strength increasing from a Category 1 hurricane to a Category 4 hurricane in 12 hours. On October 4, 2014 JMA reports maximum wind gusts of 250 km/h which means that Phanfone reached super typhoon status

October 04, 2014

The Aral Sea disaster - South Aral Sea loses its Eastern lobe

Summer 2014 marked the first time the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried. The once-extensive lake in Central Asia has been shrinking markedly since the 1960s. The main causative factor until the 1960s was the periodic westward diversion of the Amu

September 29, 2014

Tropical Storm "Kammuri" continues to track off the coast of Honshu, Japan

An area of low pressure that produced showers and thunderstorms near the Mariana Islands has strengthened into Tropical Storm "Kammuri" on September 26, 2014. Kammuri continues to stir off the eastern sea board of Honshu bringing gusty winds to the Izu and

September 28, 2014

Moderately strong M5.1 solar flare erupted

A moderately strong M5.1 solar flared erupted around Sunspots 2172 and 2173 at 02:58 UTC on September 28, 2014. The event was associated with a Type II and Type IV Radio Emissions, along with a 10cm Radio Burst (TenFlare). GOES X-Ray flux and SDO's AIA 094 image

September 28, 2014

Extensive scorching of Amazon forest for agriculture still continues

The International Space Station (ISS) flew over several Amazon forest fires following the major highway BR 163. Those fires are used to clear patches of forest for agricultural purposes. This process is used to grab rich red-brown soil from forest for agriculture.Fires

September 22, 2014

45 liters of live Polio virus released into Belgian rivers

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in its Communicable disease threats report from September 11, 2014 reported about an accidental release of 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution into the environment. On September 2, 2014,

September 21, 2014

New approach to estimate 15 years of CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels

A new system, called the “Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System,” (FFDAS) has been used to quantify 15 years of CO2 emissions, every hour, for the entire planet – down to the city scale.An international research team led by ASU scientists has developed

September 19, 2014

Kilauea lava flow advances toward populated areas, Hawaii

Hawaii issued a state of emergency for its Kilauea Volcano on September 4, 2014. As the lava flow that started during the June 27th eruption continues to advance toward populated areas residents are urged to finalize their evacuation plans.Potentially-lethal concentrati

September 19, 2014

Tropical Storm "Polo" on the track to become next hurricane in Eastern Pacific

Newborn depression in Eastern Pacific developed into Tropical Storm "Polo" off Mexico's southwestern coast on September 16, 2014.Tropical Storm Watch was issued for the southwestern coast of Mexico for areas from Zihuatanejo to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. A

September 17, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" weakens after its second landfall

After hitting northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday, September 14, Typhoon "Kalmaegi" strengthened over the South China Sea and hit southern China and Vietnam on September 16, 2014. As it was making its second landfall (China) it was still

September 16, 2014

World Ozone Day 2014

September 16, 2014 - The World Ozone Day, is meant to commemorate the success that has been achieved in ameliorating ozone depletion since the enactment of the Montreal Protocol, but also to bring attention to the work ahead. In their first review in four years on

September 16, 2014

CME impact from X1.6 solar flare generated strong G3 geomagnetic storm and bright auroras

The Earth's magnetic field got disturbed in response to the arrival of the September 10 halo CME caused by X1.6 solar flare. Magnetometers around the world recorded a Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse at 15:55 UTC which signaled the arrival of the CME at

September 12, 2014

Increased SO2 emissions from Holuhraun eruption site can pose health risk and affect global climate change

Earth has split open between the Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes in Iceland and spewed lava and hot gas. According to the University of Iceland, as of September 9, 2014, the new lava flow was 16 kilometers (10 miles) long and covered about 20 square kilometers (8

September 12, 2014

Tropical Storm "Odile" strengthening off the Pacific coast of Mexico

The fifteenth tropical disturbance developed on September 10, 2014 in Eastern Pacific Ocean and shortly afterward, it strengthened into a tropical storm and was renamed Odile. Satellite imagery show that Odile has a large area of heavy thunderstorms that are slowly

September 11, 2014

Widespread natural methane seepage observed on the U.S. Atlantic Ocean margin

According to a new study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey and other institutions, natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought. Until this

August 29, 2014

Inside the "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake

On August 24, 2014, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake occurred west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most

August 27, 2014

Deadly rockslide on Maoxian County highway in Sichuan, China

A deadly rockslide occurred on a section of the No. 213 National Highway in Maoxian County of Sichuan Province, China on July 17, 2014. According to Xinhua news agency, some 3,000 cubic meters of dirt and stones struck nine

July 23, 2014

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, tracking toward southeastern China

Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Taiwan, south of Hualian, early on July 22, 2014.  Matmo is the third typhoon in the western Pacific Basin in less than three weeks. This is the first typhoon to make landfall in Taiwan this year, coming ashore near

July 22, 2014

Tropical Storm Matmo on the track to become new typhoon

The tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean has become better organized and is now named Tropical Storm Matmo (Henry for Philippines). Favorable sea surface temperatures and improved upper-level conditions will allow the system to further

July 19, 2014

Super typhoon Rammasun hit southern China, moves toward northern Vietnam

Super Typhoon Rammasun, which might be the strongest typhoon to hit China's Hainan Island in 40 years, landed in town of Wengtian early on July 18, 2014, packing winds of up to 216 km/h (134 mph) and bringing torrential rain. It is only the

July 18, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun about to reach super typhoon strength

Deadly Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) left trail of destruction across the Philippines. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 40 people have been killed by the storm while more remain

July 18, 2014

Earth-facing side of the sun without visible sunspots

Images taken by Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on July 17, 2014 show no active sunspots on the visible solar disk. To be correct, tiny decaying AR 2113 is still visible, but its size remains so small that the plots and charts didn't registered it. SDO's

July 17, 2014

New research finds rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's upper crust

University of Southampton researchers have found that rainwater can penetrate below the Earth's fractured upper crust. Fluids derived from rainwater were found at the ductile crust - where temperatures of more than 300 C and high pressures cause rocks to flex

July 17, 2014

M 6.0 struck southeastern Alaska

Strong M 6.0 earthquake was registered (USGS/EMSC/NTWC) at 11:49 UTC on July 17, 2014 in border region of Alaska and Southern Yukon Territory, Canada. The epicenter was located 95 km (59 miles) NNW of Yakutat, Alaska and 300 km (186 miles) W of Whitehorse

July 17, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun leaves Philippines, aims China and Vietnam

Typhoon Rammasun crossed the Philippines leaving at least twenty dead and forcing more than 400,000 people to evacuate their homes. Rammasun was the first typhoon to strike the Philippines since devastating Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013,

July 16, 2014