Month: February 2018

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More than 200 tremors have struck the Yellowstone supervolcano over the past few days. The swarm of earthquakes began on February 8 and “increased markedly” on February 15, the US Geological Survey said. However Mike Poland, USGS research geophysicist, said swarms like this account for more than 50 percent of the seismic activity at Yellowstone
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In the following video presentation, Christian Westbrook, also known as the Ice Age Farmer, talks about huge agricultural losses caused by severe weather and suggests that we are now hitting peak food. “There will never be more food available at such low prices than right now,” Cristian said, calling out peak food, right now. His video
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EUMETSAT has just published its annual Year of Weather animation, which illustrates where 2017’s major storms formed, the conditions that spawned them, and their tracks, as well as other significant weather events. The 11-minute animation is narrated by EUMETSAT Training Manager Dr. Mark Higgins. Higgins explains some of the major weather events that occurred in
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New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between February 14 and 20, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Ambae, Vanuatu | Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka
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While the aurora borealis and australis, also known as the Northern and Southern Lights, have been well studied and scientists know they are created by solar particles and high energy radiation hitting the Earth’s magnetic bubble, it has been unclear what causes pulsating auroras. Pulsating auroras are only really seen near the poles, and light
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Another seismic swarm is taking place at Yellowstone National Park since February 8, 2018. The swarm started with just a few events per day and intensified on February 15. Earthquake swarms like this account for more than 50% of the seismic activity at Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory said, adding that no volcanic activity has occurred
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A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over the State of Bahia, eastern Brazil at 01:32 UTC on February 21, 2018. The event lasted about 3 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 21 reports by 12:00 UTC. Three witnesses said they heard a sound