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California property values collapse as water shut-offs begin... wealthy community to go dry in days... real estate implosion now inevitable

Water shut-offs have now begun in California, where government-ordered restrictions are starting to leave large communities high and dry. As CBS News is now reporting, the Mountain House community of 15,000 residents will run out of water in just a matter of days."

June 17, 2015

Japan's Asamayama volcano erupts, alert level remains at 2 of 5

​A small-scale eruption took place around 00:20 UTC on June 16 (09:20 JST) at Asamayama volcano located 140 km NW of capital Tokyo, Japan. Alert level remains at 2 since Thursday, June 11, as well as a 2-km exclusion zone around the crater. The Japan Meteorological

June 16, 2015

Tropical Storm "Bill" to make landfall along the Texas coast today, US

Tropical Storm "Bill" was named early June 16, 2015 (late June 15 CDT) and is heading toward landfall along the Texas today. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Baffin Bay to High Island. Bill is expected to bring more heavy rain to already saturated

June 16, 2015

Record breaking winds claim lives in Hanoi, Vietnam

Fierce winds accompanied with thunderstorms uprooted around 1000 trees in Hanoi, Vietnam on Saturday, June 13. The falling trees crushed two people while driving their motorbikes on Minh Khai and Nguyen Du streets in Hai Ba Trung District while five others were injured

June 15, 2015

Electric Sun/Earth connection confirmed (again)

In the previous Space News, physicist Wal Thornhill discussed the recent report that giant filamentary networks pervade the Milky Way galaxy, and these filaments are “closely linked to the formation of stars.”We now turn our attention to our own celestial ne

June 15, 2015

Philae lander finally wakes up after 7 months of hibernation, 306 million km from Earth

After about 7 months of hibernation on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA's famous Philae probe finally recharged its batteries on June 13, 2015, enough to contact mission control. Philae probe, its Rosetta mothership and Comet 67P are about 305

June 15, 2015

Landslide dam collapse causes catastrophic floods in Tbilisi, Georgia

19 people have died and 474 were injured after catastrophic flood/debris flow, caused by natural dam collapse, rushed through capital Tbilisi, Georgia on June 14. Update: Read more about this event here.The local zoo was flooded and at least 30 animals, including tigers

June 15, 2015

Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" brought record breaking rainfall and caused historic flooding in Oman

Deep tropical depression which evolved into a Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" on June 8 made landfall along Oman's eastern coast on June 12 bringing record breaking rainfall, historic floods and strong winds to Masirah Island and Sur. With 230 mm (9.05 inches) of

June 14, 2015

Departing Region 2360 produces M1.3 solar flare

Solar activity is again reaching moderate levels today with 'beta-gamma' classified Region 2360 being the most productive. This region, located near the western limb, produced an M1.3 solar flare at 07:29 UTC on June 13. The event started at 07:20 and ended at 0

June 13, 2015

Large pyroclastic flows at Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

A new set of moderate eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano produced large pyroclastic flows on June 12 and 13, 2015, ten days after authorities raised the alert level to highest (4/4) and ordered evacuation of all people living within a 7-km radius.

June 13, 2015

Heavy rainfall affects 700 villages in Assam, India as Brahmaputra levels rise

Heavy monsoon rains are continually falling in Arunachal Pradesh and upper Assam in northeast India. Yesterday, water levels of the Brahmaputra river were above the red mark in Jorhat and Dhubri, and are still expected to rise further in the next few days. According to

June 12, 2015

Shallow M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga

A shallow M6.1 earthquake was registered by Geoscience Australia off the coast of Hihifo, Tonga at 11:07 UTC on June 12, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Preliminary report by USGS mentions M6.3 at a depth of 28.6 km (17.8 miles).According to t

June 12, 2015

After Europe and Canada, noctilucent clouds expand to USA

The 2015 northern hemisphere noctilucent clouds season started on May 19, 2015 when NASA's AIM spacecraft spotted a patch of electric blue clouds over the Artactic Circle.Since then, noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have been moving south and, on June 8 - 9, they reached t

June 12, 2015

Increased seismic activity and strong gas emissions observed at Mount Asama, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said on Thursday, June 11, 2015 it has increased volcanic alert level of Asamayama volcano from 1 to 2 (of 5) amid growing signs of unrest. An access restriction of 2 km around the crater has been put in place.Seismic activity unde

June 12, 2015

Tropical Storm "Carlos" intensifies near the southern Pacific coast of Mexico

A new tropical depression formed on June 10 south of Mexico and strengthened into a Tropical Storm "Carlos" by 15:00 UTC on Thursday, June 11, 2015. This is the third named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season, expected to intensify into a

June 12, 2015

Deadly floods and landslides hit eastern Nepal as monsoon season starts

After devastating earthquake on April 25 which left many slopes across Nepal unstable and vulnerable to landslides, Nepal is now facing a season of heavy monsoon rains which already triggered floods and deadly landslides in country's northeast. At least 55 people

June 11, 2015

New tool could predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance

A new measurement and modelling tool/technique, developed by Dr Neel Savani of Imperial College London and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, could give more than 24 hours' notice of large magnetic storms from the Sun that could be harmful to systems on Earth.C

June 11, 2015

Increased solar activity, glancing blow CME impact expected on June 12

Solar activity has increased to moderate levels during last 24 hours with an impulsive M1.0 solar flare (R1-Minor) at 08:55 UTC on June 11, 2015. The source was an area of enhanced emission on the Sun's east limb.Current SDO imagery reveals a cluster of sunspots

June 11, 2015

DSCOVR reached its orbit around 1st Lagrange point

NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), launched on February 11, 2015, has reached its final destination on June 7 and entered orbit around the 1st Lagrange point (L1), the neutral gravity point between the Earth and Sun, approximately 1.5 million km (~1 mil

June 11, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: June 3 - 9, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 10 volcanoes from June 3 - 9, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Karangetang [Api Siau

June 11, 2015

2015 El Nino: Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific rising

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology analysis of international climate models indicates further warming of the tropical Pacific. The sea surface temperatures are forecasted to remain above the El Niño threshold for the rest of this year which means the 2015 El

June 10, 2015

Cosmic-solar radiation as the cause of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

In the last a few decades research papers started to appear in the scientific press that clearly show correlation between cosmic-solar radiations and destructive geological events like earthquakes & volcanic eruptions. These research papers are supported by statisti

June 09, 2015

EGU briefing: Continued risks of natural disasters in Nepal

The European Geosciences Union (EGU), through its Seismology and Natural Hazards Divisions, has issued an information briefing about the recent Nepal earthquakes today. The text, written for the broad geoscience community, summarises the earthquake processes,

June 09, 2015

Deepest known high-temperature hydrothermal vents in Pacific Ocean

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) researchers have discovered a large, previously unknown field of hydrothermal vents in the Gulf of California, about 150 km (100 miles) east of La Paz, Mexico. Discovered in the spring of 2015 and lying more than 3 800 me

June 09, 2015

Tectonic model shows North America may once have been linked to Australia or Antarctica

According to the new USGS research published recently in Lithosphere, North America may have once been attached to Australia.Approximately every 300 million years, the Earth completes a supercontinent cycle wherein continents drift toward one another and collide, remain

June 08, 2015

Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" forms in the Arabian Sea, heading toward Pakistan and Iran

A deep depression located over eastcentral Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm "Ashobaa" early morning June 8, 2015. Ashobaa is moving NNW, toward Pakistan and Iran, dumping heavy rain over the sea and is expected to intensify into a Severe Cycloni

June 08, 2015

Tropical Storm "Blanca" makes landfall in Baja California peninsula

The center of Tropical Storm "Blanca" has made landfall near Puerto Cortes, Mexico in Baja California Sur on Monday, June 8, 2015. This is the earliest landfall of a tropical cyclone on record in the Baja California peninsula, NWS NHC reports.At 12:00 UTC, Bl

June 08, 2015

Geomagnetic storm reaching G2 - Moderate in progress

Earth's geomagnetic field is disturbed since early June 7, 2015 as a result of solar sector boundary crossing (SSBC) preceding the negative polarity CH HSS. Geomagnetic storms reaching G2 - Moderate are in progress today.SWPC said SSBC occurred at 01:45 UTC on June

June 08, 2015

Heatwaves from India to the Middle East and Europe

Strong heatwaves have swept several parts of the globe over the last two weeks, claiming lives and setting new records. While India experienced world's fifth deadliest heatwave in recorded history in May, extremely high temperatures were present in Pakistan and

June 07, 2015

Lightning strikes injured 33 people at Rock festival, Germany

Two lightning strikes have injured a total of 33 people at a rock festival held in the town of Mendig, western Germany on June 6, 2015.Officials said 8 people were injured when first strike hit the backstage area around 01:00 local time (23:00 UTC on June 5).Just

June 07, 2015

Blanca to impact southern Baja California as a tropical storm

Hurricane "Blanca" lost its intensity over the past 48 hours and is now a Category 2 hurricane with a general weakening trend. Blanca is facing increased wind shear, drier, more stable air, and cooler waters which will weaken her into a tropical storm as it ap

June 06, 2015

The Grand Canyon in the lab?

Processes thought to occur over millions of years are thought to have created our planet’s most wondrous geological features. However, within the electric universe community, scientists and independent investigators have explored the evidence that high-energy elec

June 06, 2015

Deadly M6.2 earthquake hits Northern Borneo, Malaysia

A strong earthquake M6.2 (Geoscience Australia) hit Northern Borneo, Malaysia at 23:15 UTC on June 4, 2015. GA is reporting depth of 77 km (47 miles). USGS recorded M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).The Malaysian Meteorological Department reports M5.9 earthquake, cen

June 05, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: May 27 - June 2, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 11 volcanoes from May 27 - June 2, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Calbuco, Chile | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Guallatiri, Chile | Karangetang [Api Siau], Siau Island (

June 04, 2015

Blanca expected to become the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the eastern Pacific

2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season has just began and is already setting records. With Hurricane "Andres" reaching Category 4 on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on June 1 and Hurricane "Blanca" reaching Category 4 on June 3 this is the

June 04, 2015