Month: November 2018

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A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage on November 30, 2018, sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath door jambs. The earthquake shook buildings violently, cracking up walls, damaging ceiling panels and flinging items off desks and walls. A M7.0 earthquake hit 13km (8 miles) North of
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A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts of the Midwest. Heavy rain and mountain snow is spreading across California and
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With severe to extreme heatwave conditions set to continue and 144 bushfires still burning, Queensland authorities are warning people to remain on high alert into the weekend and next week. On November 30, 2018, Queensland firefighters are still battling 144 bushfires burning across the state which already saw 200 fires this week. The government rated the danger as
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The Woolsey and Paradise wildfires brought widespread devastation to California in November, killing more than 90 people and torching 250,000 acres of land. With the fires now fully contained, residents have returned home to find nothing but scorched foundations. Officials are still on the hunt for hundreds of missing people – a process made more
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A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the early morning sky over southern Hungary at 04:10 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 4 seconds and was recorded by numerous web cameras located in Austria. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) has so far received only 4 reports. If you witnessed this
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A bright meteor was recorded streaking through the night sky over Toronto, the capital of Canadian province of Ontario at around 02:15 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 85 reports by 23:00 UTC. The event was seen over New York, NY and Ontario, Canada. The trajectory
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A powerful winter storm is affecting parts of eastern Canada, causing a massive power outage in Nova Scotia, high water levels and heavy pounding surf. At the peak of the storm, nearly 250 000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left without power, many of them in the Halifax area. It was Nova Scotia’s worst power outage since Hurricane “Juan” in September
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International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the small Indian Ocean island of Mayotte, the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin, at 05:14 UTC on May
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Nearly 10,000 people have been told to flee immediately as more than 140 fast-moving blazes tear through Queensland amid the state’s bushfire crisis. Thousands of people were evacuated from communities in central Queensland after catastrophic fire conditions on Wednesday. About 140 bushfires were burning across an almost 2,000km stretch from Yungaburra, south of Cairns, to
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New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between November 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Suwanosejima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Veniaminof, United States. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Ebeko, Paramushir Island (Russia) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan)
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On the morning of November 11, just before 9:30 UT, a mysterious rumble rolled around the world. The seismic waves began roughly 15 miles off the shores of Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. The waves buzzed across Africa, ringing sensors in Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. They traversed
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Atomic clocks, based on the minute oscillations of atoms, are the most precise timekeeping devices humans have created. Every year, scientists make adjustments that improve the precision of these devices. Now, they’ve achieved new performance records, making two atomic clocks so precise they could detect gravitational waves, those faint ripples in the fabric of space-time.
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The outlandish assertion was made during an online video released by conspiracy YouTube channel ApexTV. “Noah”, who claims to be a time traveller from 2030, showed a map which purports to demonstrate how the US will look after devastating flooding. The so-called time traveller said it was proof of the devastating impact of climate change.
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At least 9 people have been killed and 8 injured after heavy rain caused landslides in Limon Indanza Canton, Ecuador’s Morona Santiago Province on November 24, 2018. According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 150 people were evacuated, 9 were killed, 8 injured and 5 remain missing. The landslides damaged 14 homes and destroyed