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Prolonged, early season cold spell grips South America

South American countries of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and southern Brazil are experiencing an unusually cold weather for this time of year. Cold blasts, caused by cold winds from the Antarctica (Friagens), are not unusual across South America in the...

June 12, 2016

Tornado hits Baker, Montana, destroying homes, unknown number of injured

At least two homes have been destroyed and 12 others damaged after a tornado hit the city of Baker, Montana late Saturday, June 11, 2016. An unknown number of people were injured. The tornado touched down around 18:55 MDT (00:55 UTC on June 12) hitting the east side...

June 12, 2016

Heavy rain hits southwest China's Guizhou Province, at least 5 missing

At least 5 people are missing in southwest China's Guizhou Province following heavy rainfall that started affecting the province a few days ago, authorities said Sunday, June 12, 2016. Torrential downpours started affecting the province on Thursday, June 9 and...

June 12, 2016

Meteor lights up early morning sky over Puget Sound, Washington

A bright meteor has lit up the early morning sky over Puget Sound, US state of Washington on June 10, 2016. The event happened around 11:35 UTC (04:35 local time) and was recorded by Darren Clayton. Clayton was on his way to work, coming from Lake Stevens and...

June 11, 2016

Heavy monsoon rain opens a large sinkhole in a busy road in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The onset of monsoon rains in Cambodia has opened a large sinkhole in a busy road close to the iconic Olympic Stadium in country's capital, Phnom Penh. The city sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers and is thought to be at high risk of...

June 11, 2016

Research suggests major changes to geology textbooks

A new research of the Earth’s crust and upper-mantle suggests that ancient geologic events may have left deep ‘scars’ that can come to life to play a role in earthquakes, mountain formation, and other ongoing processes on our planet. This changes...

June 11, 2016

Cloud seeding flight suspected to aggravate major flooding in Tasmania

A cloud-seeding company Hydro Tasmania performed the seeding over the Derwent River watershed a day before the widespread flooding, caused by intense rainstorms, began on June 6, 2016. According to Premier Will Hodgman, the Energy Minister Matthew Groom is looking...

June 10, 2016

Juno spacecraft just a few weeks away from Jupiter

NASA's Juno mission, launched August 5, 2011, is now just a few weeks and about 17.8 million km (11.1 million miles) away from Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Its mission team is using these last weeks to evaluate and re-evaluate every portion...

June 10, 2016

Widespread flooding engulfs Accra, Ghana

Torrentail rainfalls which started in Ghana on June 9, 2016, caused widespread flooding in Accra. This happened exactly one year after devastating floods and fires killed more than 150 people, and residents are worried it could happen again. Ghana Meteorological...

June 10, 2016

Sudden eruption of Bulusan volcano, Philippines

A sudden, steam-driven explosion was generated by the Bulusan volcano, the Philippines at 03:35 UTC on June 10, 2016. According to PHIVOLCS, the eruption lasted for approximately 5 minutes, based on the seismic record, and produced a 2 km (6 561 feet) grayish ash...

June 10, 2016

Very shallow M5.2 earthquake, numerous aftershocks registered near Borrego Springs, Southern California

A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.2 hit near Borrego Springs, Southern California, US at 08:04 UTC (01:04 local time) on June 10, 2016. Almost 400 small to moderate aftershocks were reported by 13:23 UTC. Four of them had magnitudes 2.8 and...

June 10, 2016

At least 5 killed, 30 missing in west Colombia landslide

At least five people were killed and another 30 were reported missing after a landslide hit workers removing rubble from a previous landslide in west Colombia. The event took place around 20:30 UTC (15:30 local time) on June 9, 2016, on the road between Medellin and...

June 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Nicaragua, aftershocks reported

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 (downgraded from M6.4) hit Nicaragua at 03:25 UTC on June 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Four aftershocks, with magnitudes ranging from 4.6 to 5.1, were registered by...

June 10, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Malaita, Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Malaita, Solomon Islands at 04:17 UTC on June 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28.4 km (17.7 miles). The epicenter was located 20 km (12.4 miles) WNW of Auki, 104 km...

June 10, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: June 1 - 7, 2016

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between June 1 and 7, 2016. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (UK) | Kerinci, Indonesia | Santa Maria, Guatemala |...

June 09, 2016

Storm "Solomon" brings snow, cuts power as it sweeps through Finland

An unusual storm for this time of year has swept through western and northern Finland Wednesday night, June 8 and during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 9, 2016. The storm downed trees, cut power supply to up to 14 000 households and brought about 4 cm...

June 09, 2016

Tornado sweeps through Hamburg, Germany

A powerful tornado has swept through the northeast Hamburg late Tuesday, June 7, 2016, blowing off the roofs of buildings, uprooting more than 50 trees, damaging cars and disrupting power supply. This is just one of many severe weather events in Germany over the...

June 09, 2016