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Tropical Storm "Odile" aims U.S. Southwest, heavy rain expected

At 09:00 UTC today the center of Tropical Storm "Odile" was located about 40 km WNW of Santa Rosalia, Mexico, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the central portions of the Baja California peninsula. Its heavy rains are likely to result in life-threateni

September 16, 2014

Strong M5.6 earthquake registered 44 km NNE of Tokyo, Japan

A strong earthquake registered as M5.6 on the Richter scale shook eastern Japan on September 16 at 03:28 UTC (12:28 local time). JMA reported depth of 50 km. USGS reports the same magnitude and depth of 53.9 km (33.5 miles). Widespread minor damage has been reported.Acc

September 16, 2014

Odile crashes into Mexico as a powerful Category 3 hurricane

Hurricane "Odile" crashed into Mexico's Los Cabos resorts on Monday, September 15, 2014, forcing about 30 000 people to seek shelters. It is the strongest hurricane to make landfall this year anywhere and the strongest on record to hit Baja California.Odil

September 15, 2014

Rosetta’s lander Philae will target the 'head' of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

ESA announced today that the landing spot for Rosetta's lander Philae will be target Site J, an intriguing region on the 'head' of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The spot offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum

September 15, 2014

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" moves out of Philippines

Typhoon "Kalmaegi" struck northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday evening (local time) with winds of 160 km/h (100 mph) causing floods in mountainous and farming regions of northern Luzon.Three people were killed and three others remain miss

September 15, 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

Two CMEs heading toward Earth, severe geomagnetic storms expected

There are currently two Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) heading toward our planet and their combined arrival is expected to spark severe geomagnetic storms.The first one, released by the long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, is expected to hit Earth's magneti

September 11, 2014

Major solar flare measuring X1.6 erupts, sends Earth directed CME

A major solar flare measuring X1.6 at its peak time erupted on September 10, 2014. The source was geoeffective Active Region 2158 located almost at the center of the disk. The event started at 17:21, peaked at 17:45 and ended at 18:20 UTC.Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was

September 10, 2014

British weather set to become more unsettled

British winters are becoming increasingly volatile due to extreme variations in pressure over the North Atlantic according to scientists from the University of Sheffield.The new research, published on September 9, 2014, in the International Journal of Climatology,

September 10, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.2 registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia on September 10, 2014, at 02:46 UTC. USGS reports depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Australia Geoscience is reporting preliminary magnitude of M6.6 at shallow depth of

September 10, 2014

Remnants of Hurricane "Norbert" produced record breaking rainfall in U.S. Southwest

Record breaking rainfall produced by the remnants of former Hurricane "Norbert" drenched much of the U.S. Southwest on September 8, 2014. Flash flooding in southern Arizona resulted in deaths of two people. Massive rainfall and flash flooding was also seen in

September 09, 2014

Flash floods death toll in Pakistan and India keeps rising

The death toll from flash floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Authorities in both countries warned of more flooding in the days ahead. Heavy rain and floods that started on September 3 have also triggered landslides in Kashmir region

September 09, 2014

Long duration M4.5 solar flare erupts from region 2158

Active Region 2158 produced a long duration M4.5 solar flare on September 9, 2014. The event started at 23:12, peaked at 00:29 and ended at 01:31 UTC. A Type II (999 km/s) and IV radio emissions as well as 10cm Radio Burst were associated with the event. Coronal Ma

September 09, 2014

Meteorite hits Nicaragua's capital, leaves 12-meter wide crater

A meteorite hit Nicaragua's capital Managua around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, September 7, and left a 12-meter wide crater in a wooded area near the city's airport. The meteorite impact was accompanied by a loud boom and a burning smell.

September 08, 2014

Zhupanovsky erupts, sends ash plume up to 11.6 km a.s.l. - Kamchatka

The Zhupanovsky volcano in Kamchatka (Russia) erupted several times today and sent ash plume to an altitude of about 11.6 km above sea level. According to Tokyo VAAC, ash plume drifted southeast. Travel firms have been advised not conduct guided tour

September 07, 2014

Hurricane "Norbert" hits Mexico, forces evacuations

Tropical Storm "Norbert" was formed on September 2 about 180 miles (285 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico's Pacific coast. Around 03:00 UTC on Friday, September 5, Norbert was Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained

September 06, 2014

Bardarbunga eruption intensifies - two new effusive fissures opened up, Iceland

Two new effusive fissures have opened up in the Holuhraun eruption (Bardarbunga volcano), about 2 kilometres north of the Dyngjujokull outlet glacier.  Lava is streaming out of the new fissures, but they are smaller than the one that started erupting last Sunday.&n

September 05, 2014

Infrared views of Bardarbunga volcano eruption, Iceland

Satellite imagery of Bardarbunga eruption has been scarce because of persistent cloud cover and a relatively small number of spacecraft that collect images at high latitudes but in the past few days NASA satellites have finally been able to observe the event from orbit.

September 04, 2014

Major solar flares erupting behind the northeast limb

A major solar flare was detected behind Sun's northeast limb on September 1, 2014. STEREO Behind spacecraft, watching farside of the Sun, captured what is most likely an X-class solar flare starting at 11:05 UTC.This major solar flare was associa

September 02, 2014

Yellowstone volcano super hoax

The Yellowstone Supervolcano may erupt without warning. An eruption of the massive calderas would effect Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, even potentially having worldwide effects. That being said, there is absolutely no evidence supporting its impending eruption.  Rec

September 01, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano aviation color code raised back to Red, Iceland

Another fissure eruption has started in Holuhraun, an ice-free area north of the Bárðarbunga volcano, on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at around 05:05 UTC. This is the same place as Friday's eruption but today's eruption is far more powerful

August 31, 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

Fukushima radiation is affecting the health of the entire global ecosystem, scientist says

When the Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina took the microphone at the Foreign Correspondence Club in Japan, the global impact of Fukushima radiation became much clearer.Scientist Timothy A. Mousseau presented "Fukushima Catastroph

August 27, 2014

Powerful solar flare reaching M5.9 erupted from eastern limb

A powerful solar flare measuring M5.9 at its peak time erupted from eastern limb of the Sun on August 24, 2014, at 12:17 UTC. The event started at 12:00, peaked at 12:17 and ended at 12:25 UTC.The source was new AR 2151 located on the south eastern limb.

August 24, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano eruption begins, aviation color code raised to red, Iceland

According to Icelandic Met Office, a small lava-eruption has been detected under the Dyngjujökull glacier today, August 23, 2014. The aviation color code has been raised to "red".  It could be 0 - 20 hours before lava reaches the surfa

August 23, 2014

Minor variations in the ice sheet size sufficient to trigger abrupt climate changes

Over the past one hundred thousand years cold temperatures largely prevailed over the planet in what is known as the last ice age. However, the cold period was repeatedly interrupted by much warmer climate conditions. Scientists have long attempted to find out why these

August 21, 2014

Prof. Maeno warns Nishino-shima collapse may generate a tsunami

According to media reports, Fukashi Maeno, assistant professor of the Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo, warned that if lava continues to mount on growing volcanic island Nishino-shima, Japan's Ogasawara archipelago, parts of th

August 19, 2014

Extremely dangerous M6.2 earthquake struck Iran-Iraq border region

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.2 (EMSC/USGS) on the Richter scale struck Iran-Iraq border region at 02:32 UTC (07:02 local time) on Monday, August 18, 2014. Both EMSC and USGS report shallow depth of 10 km.According to the Iranian Seismological Center (ISC),

August 18, 2014

Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 2014

Humans Need Not Apply

In this video CGP Grey discusses pros and cons of automation and the impact it will have on human employment. Explaining automation as a tool to produce abundance for little effort and its inevitability the author warns we need to prepare for the time when large&nb

August 14, 2014

Red tide kills thousands of fish in Gulf of Mexico, poses a greater health threat

The largest red tide bloom seen near Florida since 2005 has already killed thousands of fish and may pose a greater health threat if it washes ashore as expected. The bloom is located about 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Florida and is about 60 mi

August 12, 2014

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

August 09, 2014

Live event: Rosetta arrives at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

On August 6, 2014, after a decade-long journey through space, ESA’s comet chaser "Rosetta" will become the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. Rosetta will also be the first mission in history to escort a comet as it or

August 05, 2014

Investigating giants of the Georgian Caucuses

Early in 2014, whilst I was busy researching and exploring the ancient megalithic ruins here in Ecuador nicknamed as ‘The Lost City of Giants’, I was contacted by a television production company interested in giants. This contact eventually led to

August 04, 2014