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M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Tanna island, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.0 hit near the coast of Tanna island, Vanuatu at 13:06 UTC on April 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 64 km (39.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 72 km (44.7 miles). USGS is...

April 18, 2016

Impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 erupted from Region 2529

An impulsive solar flare measuring M6.7 (R2 - Moderate radio blackout) erupted from Active Region 2529 at 00:29 UTC on April 18, 2016. The event started at 00:14 and ended at 00:39 UTC. This was the first M-class solar flare since M1.1 on February 15, 2016, the...

April 18, 2016

Powerful Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" to make a U-turn just north of Madagascar

Powerful Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" strengthened to 240 km/h (149.6 mph) on April 17, greater than what was previously forecast. The storm is about to make a U-turn toward the southeast and slowly weaken. Strong wind warnings are in effect for Rodrigues,...

April 17, 2016

Massive M7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, more than 640 people killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 (upgraded from M7.4) hit Ecuador at 23:58 (18:58 local time) on April 16, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

April 17, 2016

3 million without drinking water after landslides contaminate rivers, Chile

About three million people were left without drinking water in Santiago metropolitan area, Chile on April 16 after heavy rain caused landslides that contaminated rivers supplying the city. Officials declared a red alert in the city. Severe weather in the Andean...

April 16, 2016

Violent tornado rips through the city of Dolores, killing 4 and injuring hundreds, Uruguay

A very destructive tornado ripped through the southwestern Uruguay city of Dolores on April 15, 2016, killing four people and leaving more than 200 injured. The tornado hit the city about 19:00 UTC (16:00 local time), overturning cars, shattering windows and...

April 16, 2016

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" now a major hurricane, threatening Mauritius

Tropical Cyclone "Fantala" developed into a major hurricane and is threatening portions of the Republic of Mauritius, as of April 15, 2016. The system will continue to intensify over the next two days, and strong wind warnings are in place for several...

April 15, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan

​A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (increased from M7.1) hit Kyushu, Japan at 16:25 UTC on April 15, 2016 (01:25 JST on April 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km...

April 15, 2016

M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Guatemala

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Guatemala at 14:11 UTC on April 15, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 48.4 km (30.1 mi). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 45 km (27.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

April 15, 2016

More than 800 000 animals perished by dzud conditions in Mongolia

While spring conditions slowly set in Mongolia, 20% of the country is still left under a snow blanket, and 23 districts are experiencing white dzud (extremely snowy winter) or very similar circumstances. Because the conditions are unseasonably cold, there are...

April 15, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.5 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 21:50 UTC on April 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 milesmiles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). After...

April 14, 2016

Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to...

April 14, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: April 6 - 12, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes between April 6 and 12, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Langila, New Britian (Papua...

April 14, 2016

CH HSS causing isolated periods of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming

Earth is under the influence of negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) since late April 12, 2016. This is causing isolated periods of G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. Geomagnetic K-index of 5 (G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm) threshold was first...

April 14, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.4 hit Kyushu, Japan at 12:26 UTC on April 14, 2016 (21:26 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at the same depth. EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 15...

April 14, 2016

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 12:17 UTC on April 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20 km...

April 14, 2016

Unusually early melting of Greenland's ice sheet

According to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), an early melt event over the Greenland ice sheet occurred this week, smashing by a month the previous records of more than 10% of the ice sheet melting. The melt was driven by warm air advected from the SW bringing...

April 14, 2016