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Earl forms near Jamaica as 5th tropical cyclone of the season, moving toward Belize

Tropical Storm "Earl" formed on August 2 in the Caribbean Sea, near Jamaica, as the fifth named tropical cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. Earl is the fifth named storm to form in the western Caribbean (10-20°N, 90-75°W) during August...

August 02, 2016

Giant sinkhole swallows 4 people and 3 cars in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou

A giant sinkhole has suddenly opened up around 19:30 local time on August 1, 2016, on the Zhengzhou Zhongyuan Road near the Cultural Palace Road in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The hole was estimated to be about 30 meters long (98 feet) and 45...

August 02, 2016

Soberanes Fire: Massive wildfire burns over 17 500 hectares (43 400 acres) in California, thousands threatened

The Soberanes Fire, a massive blaze the size of San Francisco, between Monterey and Big Sur, California has been burning for 11 days to date. It burned about 17 563 hectares (43 400 acres) and was 18% contained, as of August 2, 2016, according to CalFire. Thousands...

August 02, 2016

Big sinkhole filled with swirling water opens near Ipswich home, Australia

A big sinkhole filled with swirling water opened today, August 2, 2016, in a backyard of a house in Ipswich, west of Brisbane, Australia. A review of historical mine maps and plans in the area was underway as part of the investigation into the possible cause. Since...

August 02, 2016

Dharamsala records highest rainfall in a decade, India

The city of Dharamsala in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh received the highest 24 hours rainfall in last 10 years on August 1 and 2, 2016. According to SkyMetWeather, the city received 207.6 mm (8.17 inches) of rain from 08:30 local time on August 1 to 08:30 on...

August 02, 2016

18 287 households in Nepal living under high landslide hazard risks

According to the Monsoon Preparedness Assessment 2016 carried out by Shelter Cluster Nepal, as many as 18 287 households in 14 districts of Nepal most affected by the massive M8.1 earthquake last year are living under high landslide hazard risks. The earthquake...

August 02, 2016

Tropical Storm "Howard" forms in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 8th named storm of the season

Tropical Storm "Howard" formed from Tropical Depression 9E on August 21, 2016, well off the west coast of Mexico. Howard is the ninth tropical cyclone to develop in 30 days in the eastern Pacific, and the eighth named storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific...

August 02, 2016

Typhoon "Nida" shuts down Hong Kong, severe flooding possible across southern China

Typhoon "Nida" has made landfall in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, just north of Hong Kong late UTC Monday, August 1, 2016, with maximum sustained winds near 120 km/h (mph). This made Nida a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson...

August 02, 2016

Video shows tornado destroying a town in northern Vietnam

A powerful tornado has swept through a town in northern Vietnam on Thursday, July 28, 2016, destroying everything in its path. The destruction was recorded by a dashcam. According to Thanh Nien News, the twister touched down on Yeng Phong District of Bac Ninh...

August 02, 2016

Strong tropical wave over the Caribbean Sea claims lives of at least 6

A strong tropical wave over the central Caribbean Sea, System 97W - centered about 440 km (275 miles) ESE of Kingston, Jamaica at 18:00 UTC, continues to move quickly westward, toward Central America, at about 32 km/h (20 mph). It has 80% chance of developing into a...

August 01, 2016

Powerful eruption of Rinjani sends ash 9.7 km a.s.l., Aviation Color Code on Red, Indonesia

A sudden, powerful eruption occurred at Indonesia's Rinjani volcano (Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara) around 04:00 UTC on August 1, 2016. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash cloud at 04:20 UTC was observed reaching an altitude of 9.7 km (32 000 feet) a.s.l....

August 01, 2016

Worst flooding in last 50 years devastates Ellicott City, Maryland

Massive flooding hit the Ellicott City in Maryland on the evening of Saturday, July 30, 2016 (local time). The Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency on the next day. At least two people died, and local infrastructure suffered severe damage, according to...

August 01, 2016

Typhoon "Nida" about to make landfall over Hong Kong

Typhoon "Nida", a 'Category 1' system has left the Philippines and is now eyeing the area around Hong Kong, China. The landfall is expected late August 1 (UTC) or early August 2, 2016, and residents are warned to stay on alert, as the system is...

August 01, 2016

Night sky guide for August 2016

The peak of this year's Perseid meteor shower, one of the most prolific annual showers, will be in "outburst" mode on August 11 and 12, the first since 2009. This means that instead of the usual 80 Perseids per hour, the rate could top 150 or 200...

August 01, 2016

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Indian Ocean at 07:42 UTC on August 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting mb6.1 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

August 01, 2016

Quantum Souls. Part three - The Evidence

Just like atoms and evolution, souls can be evidenced through predictions made upon observations during experiments - not of the soul energy itself perhaps - but on the surrounding environment which we conclude acts as though souls are present. Unlike atoms and...

July 31, 2016

Venus weather patterns reveal planet's surface

New research, based on data from ESA's Venus Express satellite, for the first time reveals how the weather patterns on Venus are directly connected to the surface topography of the planet. Results suggest the Venus' thick cloud cover could offer further...

July 30, 2016