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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

Strong eruption of Colima volcano, Mexico

Mexico's Colima volcano produced a strong eruption at 11:12 UTC on June 3, 2015 throwing out incandescent material and triggering multiple pyroclastic flows. Washington VAAC said volcanic ash emissions were seen in webcam imagery heading WSW at 9 - 18 km/h near 5.18

June 03, 2015

Sharp increase in Mount Sinabung's activity prompts highest alert, 6 000 evacuating

A significant increase in risk estimates caused by sharp increase in activity at Indonesia's Sinabung volcano over the last two days prompted officials to raise the alert level back to highest (4/4) on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 and order evacuation of 6 000 nearby res

June 03, 2015

Tropical Storm "Blanca" expected to rapidly intensify off the Pacific coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Blanca" formed on June 1, 2015 about 535 km (332 miles) SSW of Zihuatanejo, the Pacific coast of Mexico. At the moment, Blanca is nearly a stationary system with a slow and erratic motion expected over the next couple of days followed by a phas

June 02, 2015

Hurricane "Andres" briefly reached category 4, far off Mexico's Pacific coast

Tropical Storm "Andres" formed on May 28, 2015 far off the Pacific coast of Mexico and became the first named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season. Andres was heading WNW (away from the coastline) and on June 1 it briefly reached category 4 (of 5

June 02, 2015

Severe heatwave claims over 2000 lives, India

Severe heatwave in India has claimed more than 2 000 lives in last two weeks, authorities reported this Sunday, May 31, 2015. Weather officials warn that humid and hot conditions could last another four or five days.Despite strong pre-monsoon showers occurrence at the e

June 01, 2015

Shallow M5.8 earthquake registered 180 km S of Axial Seamount, off the coast of Oregon

A shallow earthquake registered as M5.8 hit off the coast of Oregon, US at 06:52 UTC on June 1, 2015. USGS is reporting a shallow depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located about 180 km (113 miles) S of submarine volcano Axial Seamount and 514 km (319 miles) W of

June 01, 2015

Night sky guide for June 2015

There are no major showers active in June. Weak Ophiuchids will peak on June 20 with the maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 4 days old at the time, and as such will present minimal interference.F

June 01, 2015

Astrophysicists inching closer to the physics truth about black holes

I have been arguing for years that the so-called black holes are nothing more than extremely powerful magnetic field regions formed in dense space plasma. These regions are similar to sunspots and coronal holes. However, in extremely dense plasma - specifically at the

May 31, 2015

Central and South Texas in danger of more flooding

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that portions of Central and South Texas are possibly in danger of more flooding. A flood warning has been issued for the area, as up to 127 mm (5 inches) of rain are expected this Saturday, May 30 if the storm system stalls

May 30, 2015

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake hits Bonin Islands region, Japan

Extremely strong and very deep M8.5 earthquake was registered by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) off the coast of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands region (Ogasawara), Japan at 11:23 UTC on May 30, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 590 km (366 miles). Preliminary report by US

May 30, 2015

El Niño calls for above-normal 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

NOAA's 2015 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season Outlook indicates that an above-normal season is most likely, with a 70% chance of an above-normal season, a 25% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 5% chance of a below normal season. The main climate factor expec

May 29, 2015

Tropical Storm "Andres" forms and becomes first named storm of 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season

Tropical Storm "Andres" formed on May 28, 2015 about 1 100 km (690 miles) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and became the first named storm of the 2015 eastern Pacific hurricane season. The storm is expected to intensify, but stay far off the coast of Mexico.An

May 29, 2015

Very strong eruption of Mount Shindake, Japan - injuries reported

A very strong eruption of Japanese Mount Shindake (Kuchinoerabujima group) started at 01:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. At 02:26 UTC, Tokyo VAAC reported ash plume reached an estimated altitude of 10.9 km (36 000 feet). JMA issued highest alert level (5/5) and reported that py

May 29, 2015

Very strong M6.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Alaska, US

A very strong M6.8 earthquake was registered by USGS at a depth of 61.7 km (38.3 miles) near Chirikof Island, Alaska at 07:00 UTC on May 29, 2015. EMSC is also reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km.According to the USGS, epicenter was located 111 km (69 miles) NNW of Chiri

May 29, 2015

Rare glimpse: satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet’s ability to make new land. Given the destruction we’ve seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in the past few years, stunning images of two islands

May 28, 2015

Below-normal 2015 Atlantic hurricane season expected

NOAA's CPC forecasters say the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal, but warn there is no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy.For the hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 - November 30, NOAA is predicting a 70% like

May 28, 2015

Clouds in 3D: Innovation makes stereophotogrammetry a common thing

Berkeley Lab scientists David Romps and Rusen Oktem made advancements in stereophotogrammetry, a technique which uses photos to make 3D measurements of cloud boundaries, transforming it from labor-intensive process to a tool that can now be used on a regular basis. Impr

May 28, 2015

Active volcanoes in the world: May 20 - 26, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 6 volcanoes from May 20 - 26, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 23 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Calbuco, Chile | Concepcion, Nicaragua | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

May 28, 2015

Ceres: an electrically scarred world

In April of 2015, the NASA Dawn Spacecraft began transmitting new, close-up images of the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres. The images to date have only deepened the mystery surrounding the puzzling bright spots on the planet’s surface.However, in addition to this on

May 28, 2015