Month: January 2018

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Tropical Cyclone “Ava” reached a peak intensity of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, just hours before it made landfall over Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018. Heavy rain was falling across northern Madagascar since January 3 and increased with the landfall, producing deadly floods and landslides. 
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Following the first known eruption of Papua New Guinea’s Kadovar volcano that took place on January 5, 2018, the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory (RVO) believes that the eruption could become explosive, posing a risk of landslides and tsunamis. RVO said they based their belief on the chemistry of the most recent (pre-historic) cumulodome (high-silica andesite), Loop PNG reported
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Professor Digby Tantum, a Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield, believes language only plays a part of how humans communicate with each other. He argues the brain is working hard to pick up small micro-signals that communicate what a person is thinking. It explains how people often have “gut feelings” about people
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This stunning Quadrantid meteor was spotted over Spain at 00:42 UTC on January 4, 2018 (01:42 local time), during the peak activity of this meteor shower. The event lasted about 6 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It began at a height of around 111 km (69 miles), and ended at
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At least one destructive tornado swept through the municipality of El Ejido, Spain’s southern province of Almeria, on January 6, 2018, damaging 150 hectares (370 acres) of greenhouses. There were several reported tornadoes in El Ejido today, but one that formed around 11:00 local time in Pampanico was responsible for extensive agricultural damage. Preliminary results show at least
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GETTY These six volcanos could erupt this year Experts are predicting a particularly seismic year with plenty of volcanic activity and six huge volcanos have been identified which could erupt. Mt Agung in Indonesia continues to rumble beneath the surface with locals worried that it could blow. However the volcano’s activity throughout 2017 has distracted