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Huge lava fountains at Fagradalsfjall, biggest since the eruption start, Iceland

New fissure openings have formed several times since the eruption at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland began on March 19, 2021. On May 2, the activity at the volcano changed, producing huge lava fountains -- the biggest since the eruption started. The video was captured by...

May 03, 2021

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Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

An Earth-grazing fireball was recorded over Span at about 20:10 UTC on April 16, 2021. The event lasted for almost 50 seconds and was seen over much of the country. According to an analysis by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia...

April 18, 2021

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Earth from Orbit: Volcanic eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent

La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent began erupting on April 9, 2021, spewing ash at least 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. The volcano continued to erupt over the next several days, with multiple violent explosions, allowing...

April 16, 2021

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Peter Mungo Jupp: The Black Death and Cosmic Chaos

Archaeologist and Thunderbolts colleague Peter Mungo Jupp presents a radical idea that civilization-destroying plagues may be governed by electromagnetism such as cosmic rays. Nature often uses triggers based on hard to pinpoint factors when losing its newest...

April 14, 2021

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New drone views of volcanic eruption in Iceland

A fourth fissure opened at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland on April 10, 2021. The fissure is located halfway between those that opened on April 5 and 7. Luckily, conditions allowed residents to return close to the volcano over the weekend and produce a...

April 11, 2021

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Dusty winds and heavy rain hit north Qatar

Strong winds, rain, and dense dust hit Qatar over the weekend, leading to low visibility. According to the Qatar Meteorological Department, the wave of dust came from northwestern Arabia. The weather phenomenon was witnessed Saturday to Sunday, April 3 to 4. Heavy...

April 07, 2021

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More than 67 killed after lahar from Mount Lewotolo hits two villages, Indonesia

Torrential rains dumped by Tropical Storm "Seroja" produced deadly lahar on the slopes of Mount Lewotolo volcano early April 4, 2021. According to the AAP, the total number of casualties attributed to Seroja rose to 155 as of early Monday, April 6. 72...

April 06, 2021

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Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 creates fiery spectacle over Brazil

The body of Ariane 44L rocket launched in 1992 re-entered Earth's atmosphere over Brazil at around 21:46 UTC (18:46 LT) on March 16, 2021, two days after schedule. The event created spectacular fiery scenery above the Brazilian state of Para and was mistaken...

March 23, 2021

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Tsunami forecast model animation: Three tsunamis in one day from the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone

The Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone is a convergent boundary where the Pacific is subducted beneath the Australian Plate. It extends northeastward from New Zealand, through the Kermadec and Tonga Islands, and terminates just south of the Samoan Islands, covering a...

March 17, 2021

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Birth of new cinder dome at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate flank eruption and a gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. In addition, a new cinder cone started growing around February 25 with a small lava flow pouring out of it observed on March 2. Satellite data still show a large...

March 09, 2021

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6th impressive paroxysm at Etna volcano, Italy

This is the 6th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy since February 16, 2021. After 5 impressive paroxysms, the activity at the volcano intensified again at 19:00 UTC on February 24 and evolved into another spectacular event. Video courtesy Gio Giusa...

February 25, 2021

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Spectacular eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Another significant eruption started at Etna's Southeast crater just before 22:30 UTC on February 17, 2021, just 32 hours after the spectacular eruptive episode on February 16. A new paroxysm took place in the early hours of February 18, INGV reports. Like most...

February 18, 2021

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Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

The incredibly historic winter storm continued its assault in southern Kansas on the morning of February 15, 2021, adding another 25 mm (1 inch) or more of snow during the Monday morning commute. Traffic was lighter than normal thanks to the holiday, but icy...

February 16, 2021

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Hubble discovers concentration of small black holes at the heart of globular cluster NGC 6397

Astronomers on the hunt for an intermediate-mass black hole at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6397, found something they weren’t expecting -- a concentration of smaller black holes lurking there instead of one massive black hole. Image credits: NASA,...

February 11, 2021

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Large lahar at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A large lahar flow formed on the slopes of Mount Semeru volcano in East Java, Indonesia during heavy rains on February 8, 2021. The flow took place at around 08:39 UTC (15:39 WIB), sweeping away a car. Fortunately, the driver managed to get out of the vehicle and...

February 09, 2021

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Ice covers deserts of Ain Sefra, Algeria

Ice has again covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara -- on January 13, 2021. This is the fourth winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. Related articles: Snow covers northern Algeria's desert...

January 14, 2021

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Daylight fireball over Bahia, Brazil

A bright daylight fireball was recorded above Bahia, Brazil at 18:59 UTC on January 2, 2021 (15:59 LT). The event reportedly scared some of the residents of central Bahia. The bolide was also recorded by NOAA/GOES-16 satellite. Featured image credit: BRAMON...

January 04, 2021