Earthquakes in Nevada this morning

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a series of earthquakes in the sparsely populated state of Nevada this morning (December 28, 2016), beginning with two 5.7-magnitude quakes, which are moderately strong earthquakes.

Ursid meteors are flying

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Eliot Herman in Tucson caught this fireball, or exceptionally bright meteor – likely part of the ongoing Ursid shower – on December 18, 2016.

Hurricane risk to US northeast coast

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The northeastern coast of the United States could be hit by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future, according to research published in the journal Scientific Reports

Category 5 Cyclone Winston slams Fiji

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The globe’s strongest tropical cyclone recorded so far in 2016 intensified in the Southern Pacific and made landfall in Fiji Saturday, February 20, 2016. Cyclone Winston, which is the name given by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, was a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 300 kph (185 mph) that produced heavy rains, destructive winds, and significant storm surge … Read More