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Rare huge sinkhole found in Donglan County, China

Scientists have discovered a rare huge sinkhole in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The discovery was made during an eight-day expedition by scientists from France and China that began on February 26. Although such sinkholes, also known as...

March 08, 2016

Robust CME simulation model developed for future of space weather forecasting

Japanese scientists have developed a new and robust simulation code for Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) events based on the realistic description of the mechanisms behind their generation and propagation through space. The method has been successfully validated using...

March 07, 2016

Harmful algal bloom turns La Salina lagoon into blood red, Mexico

The "La Salina" lagoon in Huatulco, Mexico, known for its pollution, has changed its color into blood red on February 25, 2016. Experts from the Universidad del Mar (UMAR) explained the phenomenon as algal bloom caused by pollution, lack of rain and high...

March 07, 2016

2015 fireballs recorded by UK Meteor Observation Network

The following video shows all fireballs recorded by the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) in 2015. UKMON was set up in early 2012 with the aim of it becoming the first UK-wide network using CCTV cameras to capture meteor trails across the night sky....

March 07, 2016

Heavy rain and hailstorm hits Himachal Pradesh, lightning kills 3 in Madhya Pradesh, India

High altitude regions of northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, received up to 25 cm (9.8 inches) of fresh snow on Sunday, March 6, 2016, while the state's capital Shimla was lashed by intense winds, followed by intermittent rain and hailstorm. On the same...

March 07, 2016

Negative polarity CH HSS causes geomagnetic storming on Earth

A negative polarity, coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) became geoeffective early March 6, 2016, causing an increase in solar wind speeds and an enhanced interplanetary magnetic field. A G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm began at 17:28 UTC, increased to G2 -...

March 06, 2016

Andreas Otte: Plasma catastrophist geology

Due to Illness, the late Michael Steinbacher could not present at the EU2015 conference. Andreas Otte gave the presentation Michael had intended to give. For several years, Michael Steinbacher has studied the geological formations of the American Southwest in the...

March 06, 2016

Heavy rain, strong winds and flash floods hit drought-stricken California

​A series of storm systems have begun soaking California and other parts of the West Coast, US this weekend. The weather is accompanied by the atmospheric river, a narrow corridor of moisture and moisture transport in the atmosphere, unleashing short periods of...

March 06, 2016

Lava lake activity in Masaya's Santiago crater increasing, Nicaragua

The activity of the lava lakes in Masaya's Santiago crater is increasing. According to INETER, volcanic tremor remained high and Real-time Seismic Amplitude Measurement (RSAM) values were at high to very high levels during February 20 - March 1, 2016. On...

March 05, 2016

Nevados de Chillán erupts sending ash plume up to 6.2 km a.s.l., Chile

An explosion that took place at Nevado de Chillán volcano on March 3, 2016, sent an ash plume up to 6.2 km (20 340 feet) above the sea level. The eruption was accompanied by ash falls which were later expected in several nearby towns to the northwest...

March 04, 2016

Atoyac River disappears overnight after large sinkhole opens up, Mexico

The Atoyac River, located in the central mountainous area of the Mexican state of Veracruz, has disappeared after a large sinkhole opened up on Sunday, February 28, 2016. In less than 48 hours, the river completely dried out. The hole, which now crosses the Atoyac...

March 04, 2016

Indonesia's tsunami warning buoys not working when M7.8 quake struck on March 2

Indonesia's officials said a series of country's early-warning tsunami buoys were not working when a major M7.8 earthquake hit southwest of Sumatra on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The buoys, deployed after a huge 2004 tsunami, are a part of sophisticated,...

March 04, 2016

Total solar eclipse of March 9, 2016

A total solar eclipse will take place on March 9, 2016, with the greatest eclipse at 01:58 UTC. On the same day, the Moon will reach lunar perigee - its closest point to the Earth, supermoon - and will thus create a stronger effect on Earth's oceans. The eclipse...

March 04, 2016

Average number of tornadoes during extreme weather outbreaks rising since 1954

New research shows the average number of tornadoes occurring during severe weather outbreaks is rising since 1954. The cause for this upward trend is still unknown. Tornadoes occur during the outbreak of extreme weather conditions caused by the large-scale weather...

March 03, 2016

Massive lava flow released 3.5 billion years ago tilted Mars

A group of scientists discovered Mars' north and south pole were displaced after a huge volcano spewed massive amount of lava 3.5 billion years ago. The weight of the lava had caused the planet's outer layers to become displaced. The study explained the...

March 03, 2016

Active volcanoes in the world: February 24 - March 1, 2016

New activity was reported for 5 volcanoes between February 24 and March 1, 2016. Ongoing activity was observed at 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Alaid, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Telica, Nicaragua | Tungurahua, Ecuador. Ongoing activity:...

March 03, 2016

At least 24 people dead and 30 missing after flash-floods hit Lubango, Angola

At least 24 people have been killed, and 30 are missing after flash-flood swept through a market in the city of Lubango, southern Angola, the Angop news agency reported on March 3, 2016. According to Angop, the Capitao River, swollen by nearly 24 hours of torrential...

March 03, 2016