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Manam volcano eruption alert level raised to three, Papua New Guinea: The Rabaul Volcanic Observatory has raised the volcanic eruption alert level for Manam volcano to three, informing Disaster Office officials ni Madang to immediately evacuate the population of the island. The volcano began belching smoke and flames around 09:00 UTC...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NzW59K

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Major flooding after slow-moving storm hits North Carolina: After causing major flooding in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, a slow-moving storm caused widespread flash flooding in the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area early Tuesday, April 25, 2017. On Monday, the rains already flooded numerous roads, caused dozens of...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NzV8fK

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How Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt: In the most comprehensive reconstruction of rainfall patterns within the Intertropical Convergence Zone for the past 2000 years, a team of researchers led by ETH Zurich describe how even small changes in global temperature can trigger a migration of the tropical...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NzGxCR

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off Chile's Valparaiso, preventive evacuation: Following a series of moderate to strong earthquakes on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23, 2017, a powerful M7.1 earthquake hit the region at 21:38 UTC on April 24. USGS is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). CSN Chile is reporting a preliminary magnitude of...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NzCmPp

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New data show heliosphere is nearly round and symmetrical: New data covering an entire 11-year solar activity cycle suggest that Sun and planets in our solar system are surrounded by a giant, spherical system of magnetic field from the Sun, calling into question the current view of the solar magnetic fields trailing behind...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NzCHln

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Storm leaves severe damage across Matthew-stricken Haiti and Jamaica: Heavy rains in the South Department of Haiti, heavily affected by Hurricane "Matthew" last year, caused severe damage between April 20 and 23, 2017. At least six people have lost lives, several houses were completely destroyed and at least 5 000 damaged....... Read more » http://dlvr.it/Nz5tjZ

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Slow-moving storm threatens Carolinas with heavy rain, significant flooding: A dangerous storm system is expected to bring heavy rainfall and a few strong to severe thunderstorms, possibly causing serious flash flooding over the southern Mid-Atlantic and the Southeast US over the coming days. Mudslides are possible in the higher terrain. A...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NyxPsV

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Newly discovered asteroid 2017 HV2 to flyby Earth at 0.33 LD: A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 HV2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD (~126 720 km / 78 740 miles) on April 23, 2017. This is the 17th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2017 HV2 belongs to the...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NyfHNt

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Significant earthquake swarm near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile: A series of moderate to strong earthquakes were registered near the coast of Valparaiso, Chile on April 22 and 23, 2017. EMSC is reporting at least 25 earthquakes since 22:46 UTC on Saturday, April 22, 2017, with the strongest registered as M6.0 at a depth 20 km...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/NyWFCC

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G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm, aurora seen as far south as Colorado: A potent coronal hole has become geoeffective and possibly in a combination with an April 18 CME is causing geomagnetic storms reaching G2 levels. This is the second of two geoeffective coronal holes to affect Earth this week. The effects are expected to persist...... Read more » http://dlvr.it/Ny7gNC
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