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Moderately strong eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano

A moderately strong eruption was registered at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 16:17 UTC on June 12, 2016. The eruption produced a mushroom-shaped ash cloud that rose up to 2.5 km (8 202 feet) over the crater and dispersed to the west. This is 7.9 km (26...

June 13, 2016

Torrential downpours place southern Taiwan on landslide alert, thousands evacuated

Several days of heavy rainfalls prompted over 2 200 people to evacuate from the Kaohsiung city in southern Taiwan, due to an increased threat of landslides, on June 13, 2016. Torrential downpours triggered strong flooding on the afternoon of June 13 (local time)....

June 13, 2016

Unseasonal, record-breaking rainfall floods Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga was hit by an exceptionally heavy, unseasonal rainfall and very strong winds on June 10 and 11, 2016, causing heavy flooding in the Pacific nation and turning the capital Nuku’alofa in a city of lakes. The severe weather, brought by the...

June 13, 2016

US Plains hit by a slow moving system of thunderstorms, severe weather expected to continue

A slow moving system of thunderstorms affected portions of the US Plains with heavy rainfall and tornadoes over the weekend of June 11, 2016, causing flash floods and evacuations in central Oklahoma. Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail, damaging winds,...

June 13, 2016

Mount Washington on the pace to one of the top 5 snowiest Junes on record

Although the summer is the northern hemisphere is nearly here, wintry conditions have once again made a return to the summit of Mount Washington, with snow and hurricane-force winds. Officials at the Mount Washington Observatory said they are on the pace to have one...

June 13, 2016

Ferocious hailstorm wreaks havoc in Harbin, China

A ferocious hail and rainstorm hit the city of Harbin, the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on June 12, 2016, wreaking havoc on the streets and disrupting traffic. The sudden onslaught congested sewers and turned roads into rivers, forcing...

June 13, 2016

British government failing to protect communities from the growing risk of flooding

A report published last week by the UK’s Environment Audit Committee warns that there has been a lack of effective long-term strategic planning in the UK about how to manage flood risk. The Committee urged the Government to stop being reactive and adopt a...

June 13, 2016

Severe flooding, strong mudflow hit Azerbaijan

Torrential rains have lashed Azerbaijan over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding that damaged houses and infrastructure in the country's Goychay, Shamakhi, and Ismayilli districts. At the same time, the rains have caused a strong mudflow that hit...

June 13, 2016

ELVE captured above a thunderstorm in Colorado, US

On June 8, 2016, amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft captured an enormous ring of light high above a thunderstorm in southeast Colorado. "It only lasted about a millisecond, but it was definitely there. The ring was about 300 km (186 miles) wide," Ashcraft...

June 13, 2016

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