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A year's worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

Heavy rainfalls were affecting Doha, Qatar and central and eastern parts of Saudi Arabia throughout November 25, 2015. More than one year of average rainfall was recorded in only 24 hours in Doha and one person was reported dead in Riyadh Region, so far.Seasonal storms

November 26, 2015

Disease outbreaks and towering food prices threaten flood-stricken Somalia

Severe flooding across Somalia, on-going since October 19, 2015, has triggered an epidemic in water-borne diseases, an escalation of local commodity prices and an interruption of humanitarian aid delivery, according to the United Nation's (UN) report from November 2

November 25, 2015

Two powerful M7.6 earthquakes hit Peru-Brazil border region

Two very strong and deep, M7.6 earthquakes (USGS) hit sparsely populated Peru-Brazil border region at 22:45 and 22:50 UTC on November 24, 2015. The agency is reporting depths of 600.6 km (373 miles) and 611.7 km (380 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 593 km (

November 24, 2015

Scientists allay fears of Geomagnetic Pole Shift in the near future

A group of researchers have studied ancient volcanic rocks to conclude that Earth's magnetic field is a long time away from "flipping" even if the magnetic field's intensity is reducing fairly fast. This is because Earth's current magnetic field

November 24, 2015

Tropical Storm "Sandra" develops southwest of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Sandra" formed over the warm waters of eastern Pacific, southwest of Mexico, on November 24, 2015, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. The system is currently located in an environment of high water temperature and low vertical wind shear

November 24, 2015

Famous Egremni Beach in Greece completely wipped away by a series of large landslides

A series of large landslides, triggered by the strong earthquake that hit near the west coast of Greece on November 17, 2015, caused one of the world's most beautiful beaches, on the island of Lefkada, to perish.In bad geological news, Egremni beach basically disapp

November 23, 2015

The largest November snowstorm in 122 years hits Chicago

An intense snow storm hit Chicago on November 20, 2015. Heavy storm brought large amount of snowfall across parts of Chicago, causing traffic delays across the city. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) this snow event was for the record book. The first measu

November 22, 2015

Massive landslide in Myanmar kills at least 90 people, more than 100 missing

A massive landslide near a jade mine in the state of Kachin, northern Myanmar killed at least 90 people and left more than 100 missing on November 21, 2015. Most of them were scavengers sifting through a huge mountain of tailings and waste in the hope of finding fragmen

November 22, 2015

Erta Ale's lava lake close to overflowing, Ethiopia

The active lava lake in the southern pit of the Ethiopian Erta Ale volcano, 30 - 40 m (100 - 130 feet) in diameter, remains very active and approaches levels close to overflowing the margins of the pit again, being only a few meters below the floor of the caldera, Volca

November 21, 2015

Thick layer of ash blankets local communities as Tungurahua erupts again, Ecuador

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, situated about 135 km (80 miles) south of capital Quito, is showing signs of increased activity since November 9, 2015 and covering local houses and crops of the nearby communities with smoke and thick layers of ash. Instituto Geophysic

November 20, 2015

Typhoon "In-Fa" to become violent while passing Guam

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" transitioned into a very strong typhoon on November 18, 2015, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The system is still intensifying and is expected to become of violent strength as it passes south of Guam on November 21.

November 20, 2015

CME hits Earth sparking geomagnetic storm

Two solar filaments erupted from the SW quadrant of the Sun late November 15 and early November 16 producing a Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) that arrived at Earth at 20:10 UTC on November 18. A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm is currently in progress. This, combined with g

November 19, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Solomon Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 18:31 UTC on November 18, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 3 km (1.9 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10.8 km (6.7 miles). Accordin

November 18, 2015

Strong flash floods batter Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall battered western, northern and central Saudi Arabia on November 17, 2015, causing strong flash floods across the affected areas. So far, 8 people died and one person, presumably a child, remains missing.A spell of unusually severe rainstorms and strong wi

November 18, 2015

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" forms near Pohnpei Island, Micronesia

Tropical Storm "In-Fa" formed over the waters of northwest Pacific, near Pohnpei Island, on November 17, 2015, according to the Join Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm is currently located in a very favorable environment supporting its intensification an

November 18, 2015

Violent strombolian activity observed at Rinjani volcano, Indonesia

Rinjani volcano in Lombok, Indonesia, active since October 25, 2015 is now continually erupting. Although ashes from the volcano caused the Denpasar airport on Bali to close down on November 2, only smaller ash plumes have been reported over the last few days, no longer

November 17, 2015

Dangerous weather wreaks havoc across US Plains, almost 40 tornadoes reported

Almost 40 unconfirmed tornadoes were reported to batter the US Plains, as of November 17, 2015. Major damage has been reported in Texas, while extreme conditions persisted in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, as well. Devastated homes, blown cars, traffic disruptions and p

November 17, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the west coast of Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.5 hit near the west coast of Greece at 07:10 UTC on November 17, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 mile). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles). According to the USGS, epicenter

November 17, 2015

WT1190F burns into a spectacular fireball on its journey through Earth's atmosphere

NASA's researchers observed space debris named WT1190F fall to Earth on November 13, 2015. According to their report the object was more fragile than originally thought and it quickly burned into a fireball brighter than Venus, providing a spectacular view on its wa

November 17, 2015

Deep low over the Bay of Bengal inundates Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu

Severe rainstorms brought by a deep low over the Bay of Bengal that battered Tamil Nadu last week, have also been affecting Sri Lanka since November 15, 2015. Almost 20 000 people have been affected by flooding conditions while 2 600 were forced to leave their homes. Re

November 16, 2015

Historic winter floods leave parts of China under water

Heavy rainfalls have triggered torrential flooding across parts of southern, eastern and central China as of November 13, 2015. A huge landslide in eastern China killed 25 people and left 21 missing while, in total, over 200 000 people have been affected by extreme cond

November 16, 2015

Large landslide hits the village of Lidong, eastern China

​A large landslide triggered by heavy rains burried nearly 30 homes in China's Zhejiang Province on the evening of November 13, 2015. On Sunday, November 15, local authorities said the death toll has risen to 21, with 16 people still missing. Only one person has b

November 15, 2015

Increased unrest recorded at Bromo volcano, Tengger caldera, Indonesia

A phase of increased unrest has started at Tengger caldera's Bromo cone, East Java, Indonesia, one of Java's most active and most frequently visited volcanoes. The last known eruption of this volcano occurred in 2012.On November 1, the local volcano observatory

November 15, 2015

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake triggers tsunami advisories, southwestern Japan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M7.0 by JMA hit off the coast of Kyushu, Japan at 20:51 UTC on November 13, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of about 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was

November 13, 2015

Northern Europe on alert for severe weather conditions

Winter season is clearly well on its way in northern Europe and Turkey, according to prevailing synoptic conditions. A spell of severe weather has been forecast across parts of UK, western Ireland, Faroe & Shetland islands, southwest Norway, northern Netherlands and

November 13, 2015

Heavy rainfall and severe flooding leaves at least 48 people dead in Tamil Nadu, India

Heavy rainfalls triggered severe flooding in Tamil Nadu state, India since a tropical depression reached its coasts on November 9, 2015. At least 48 people have been reported dead by late November 13.A strong tropical depression developed over the Bay of Bengal on Novem

November 13, 2015

New Earth-like exoplanet discovered, only 39 light years away

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet in our stellar neighborhood, only 39 light years from Earth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced on November 11, 2015. The planet shows no signs of being capable of hosting any life, however it is the closest Earth-

November 13, 2015

Torrential downpours inundate Kenya

Heavy rainfall has been affecting Kenya since November 3, 2015. Extreme weather conditions caused another round of flash floods and landslides in several places, as of November 11. At least 8 people have been reported dead so far while over thousand of others have been

November 12, 2015

Amber warning in effect as Storm "Abigail" approaches Scotland

Abigail, the first named storm of the 2015/16 winter season is set to bring strong winds across the northern part of UK over November 12 to 13, according to Met Office announcement.A deep low pressure system formed a few days ago and was named Abigail on November 10, as

November 11, 2015

Hurricane "Kate" inducing dangerous surfs and rip currents in Bermuda

Hurricane "Kate" developed as the system was moving away from Bermuda on November 11, 2015. Kate is currently racing in the east-northeast direction across the Atlantic and is expected to merge with an approaching extratropical low over the next couple of days

November 11, 2015

Dangerous conditions develop over the Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska

A storm force low pressure system formed in the Bering Sea on November 8, 2015. The strength of the low brought up the sea surface for almost 9.14 meters (30 feet) as its central pressure was estimated at 958 hPa, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).The low

November 11, 2015

Two very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquakes hit off the coast of Chile

Two very strong and shallow earthquakes measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Chile at 01:54 and 02:46 UTC on November 11, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) for the both quakes. CSN Chile is reporting the same magnitudes, but at sligh

November 11, 2015

Strong floods and landslides affecting western Colombia

Heavy rainfall has been continuously affecting the western part of Colombia over the past week, causing strong floods and landslides, while damaging buildings and other infrastructure. Over 5 000 people have been left homeless, as of November 8, 2015, according to Human

November 11, 2015

Tropical Cyclone "Megh" makes landfall in Yemen, flash floods and landslides expected

Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in Yemen within one season, as Megh hit Yemen on the night of November 9 to 10, 2015. This extremely rare event has not been recorded so far in the history of modern meteorology. The system began its rapid dissipation as it conti

November 10, 2015

First microplate discovered in the Indian Ocean reveals the age of Himalayas

The first ancient oceanic microplate has been discovered in the Indian Ocean by a team of Australian and US scientists. The discovery helped in identifying the timeline in which the initial collision between India and Eurasia has taken place, an event which gave birth t

November 10, 2015