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Super strong El Niño in 2014?

Conditions in the Pacific Ocean continue to suggest that a super strong El Niño might be forming in 2014. Strong bursts of winds coming out of the west in the equatorial tropical Pacific replaced the easterly winds and ocean surface currents, which

May 22, 2014

Chelyabinsk meteorite parent body collided with asteroid before hitting Earth

Several fragments of Chelyabinsk meteorite found in Russia last year show a clear evidence for an intense impact event to its parent body. This impact might have separated Chelyabinsk asteroid and point it in our direction.On February 15, 2013,

May 22, 2014

Earth and Moon to pass through Comet LINEAR's dust trail on May 24th - LIVE

Astronomers are excited about a new meteor shower that could put on a spectacular show on the night of May 24 when Earth and Moon pass through the dust trail left by Comet 209P/LINEAR in its past orbits. This meteor shower is new and no one is sure h

May 22, 2014

Balkan continues to fight with historic floods

Devastating floods continue to affect Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. More than 2.5 million people have been affected, nearly one million people have been displaced and lost access to clear water. At least 100 000 structures and homes were destroyed....

May 21, 2014

Active volcanoes in the world: May 14 - 20, 2014

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from May 14 - 20, 2014. Ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Ahyi, Mariana Islands (USA)  | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia)  | San Miguel, El Salvador  | Santa Mar&ia

May 21, 2014

Geologic evidence of past tsunamis in California

An extensive sedimentary deposit formed by a tsunami in 1946 was recently discovered at Pillar Point Marsh near Half Moon Bay, California. While there were photos and eyewitness accounts of the tsunami and resulting damage at the time, finding the tangible evidence in t

May 21, 2014

Weather modification and wastewater recycling - Texas looking for new ways to fight drought

The majority of U.S. state of Texas is under drought conditions for over three years now and climatologists are warning that the state could be in the midst of a drought worse than the drought of record in the 1950s.34 municipalities throughout the state&

May 21, 2014

Epic time-lapse of supercell storm cloud formation

A group of stormchasers called "Basehunters" have released two awesome videos of supercell cloud storms formed in northeast Wyoming (U.S.) over the last two days. Supercell storm clouds are rare, beautiful and extremely dangerous. The first vide

May 20, 2014

Early wildfires season around Lake Baikal, Russia

Temperatures around Russian Lake Baikal have skyrocketed in the past few weeks to 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees F) prompting outbreaks of fire. Temperatures in this region are usually cooler until late July/early August when the bulk of the wildfires in

May 20, 2014

Simmering San Miguel prompts evacuations, El Salvador

El Salvador authorities have evacuated more than 1 000 people living around the simmering San Miguel volcano, also known as Chaparrastique. They warned there is a high probability of eruption in the coming days and said evacuations are a precautionary measure.Armando Vi

May 20, 2014

Cataclysmic floods - Balkan experiences its worst ever flooding

After several days of extremely heavy rain over parts of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkan Peninsula is experiencing its worst-ever flooding. Heavy rains started on Wednesday, May 14 and by Monday, May 19, all major rivers have burst their banks...

May 19, 2014

M 6.2 shallow earthquake registered off the west coast of northern Sumatra

M 6.2 shallow earthquake was registered off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on May 18, 2014 at 01:02 UTC (07:02 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 9.8 km (6.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M 6.0 earthquake at depth of 2 km.Epicenter was located 319 km (1

May 18, 2014

Marine mammals mysteriously dying in record numbers along West Coast

More sick and dying animals are washing up on the coast of California, with new reports indicating record numbers of young sea lions, seals, and other marine mammals being admitted to care shelters for rehabilitation. The Orange County Register reports that th

May 17, 2014

Piers Corbyn on the myth of man-made global warming

The recent Electric Universe conference in Albuquerque New Mexico featured investigators from wide ranging disciplines, who had come to a common conclusion. The key to understanding so-called climate change is the electromagnetic connection between Earth and the Sun.One

May 17, 2014

Longlasting fireball accompanied by sonic boom streaks over southeastern US

A large and bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom was observed over southeastern US at 13:38 UTC on May 16, 2014 (May 15, 2014, 21:38 EDT). People calling 911 described the incident as a large boom that shook the foundations of their homes.According to a statement f

May 17, 2014

Massive wildfires in California as seen from space

An intense heatwave coupled with the Santa Ana winds lead to an outbreak of multiple wildfires throughout California this week. Most of those wildfires originated from the Bernardo Fire, which had ignited on May 13, 2014. In just 24 hours t

May 16, 2014

Strong M 6.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M 6.0 (USGS) was recorded off the coast of Antigua and Barbuda, a twin-island nation between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on May 16, 2014. The earthquake struck at 07:01 local time, 11:01 UTC. USGS

May 16, 2014