Significant 5.1 quake hits near Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, Japan

5.1 quake 18 Aug 2:46 pm (GMT +9)An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early afternoon on Thursday, August 18th, 2022, at 2:46 pm local time near Namie, Futaba-gun, Fukushima, Japan, as reported by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake.According to preliminary…

Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 18 Aug 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 18 Aug 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Cerro Negro de Mayasquer (4 quakes between…

World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 18 August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 Aug 2022Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 27 quakes 4.0+, 89 quakes 3.0+, 241 quakes 2.0+ (360 total)This report is being updated every hour.Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 27 earthquakesMagnitude…

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Hasaki, Chōshi-shi, Chiba, Japan

4.9 quake 18 Aug 1:06 pm (GMT +9)An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 11 minutes ago 28 km southeast of Hasaki, Japan, Japan's National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED) reported.The quake hit at a shallow…

Significant 5.5 quake hits near Rancagua, Cachapoal, O'Higgins, Chile

5.5 quake 17 Aug 10:10 pm (GMT -4)An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred late at night on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 10:10 pm local time near Rancagua, Cachapoal, O'Higgins, Chile, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences…

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 55 km south of Minatitlan, Mexico

4.2 quake 17 Aug 8:17 pm (GMT -5)An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the evening on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 8:17 pm local time near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).According to…

Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 78 km north of Amahai, Indonesia

4.6 quake 18 Aug 10:03 am (GMT +9)The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in Indonesia near Amahai, Maluku, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Thursday, August 18th, 2022, at 10:03 am…

World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 Aug 2022Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 25 quakes 4.0+, 105 quakes 3.0+, 239 quakes 2.0+ (373 total)Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 25 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 105 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 239 earthquakesNo…

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.0), Buzzard Creek…

Volcanic activity worldwide 17 Aug 2022: Semeru volcano, Ibu, Reventador, Erta Ale, Sangay, Nevado d...

Map of today's active volcanoesFagradalsfjall (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): A spectacular partial crater rim collapse has been captured via live stream (see attached video) in the late night of 16 Aug.#Meradalir eruption, #IcelandImpressive wall collapse in the night of 2022.08.16Look…

Small magnitude 3.1 earthquake 26 miles northeast of Susitna North, Alaska, United States

3.1 quake 17 Aug 11:51 am (GMT -8)A magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Susitna North, Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, USA, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity…

Moderate 4.8 quake hits near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador

4.8 quake 17 Aug 12:50 pm (GMT -5)A magnitude 4.8 earthquake near Portoviejo, Cantón Portoviejo, Provincia de Manabi, Ecuador, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity…

World Earthquake Report for August 2022

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during August 2022Summary: 2 quakes 6.0+, 82 quakes 5.0+, 553 quakes 4.0+, 1841 quakes 3.0+, 4602 quakes 2.0+ (7080 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 2 earthquakesMagnitude…

Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

4.5 quake 17 Aug 1:16 pm (GMT -4)Just 14 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Basseterre, Saint George Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis. The tremor was recorded around noon on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 1:16 pm local time,…

Ibu volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia): vigorous eruption yesterday

Eruption at Ibu volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)The PVMBG observatory's surveillance cameras observed a quite strong eruption at the volcano at 14:54 local time yesterday. An increasingly larger grey ash plume was seen rising to estimated 2,8 km altitude spreading south.…

Erta Ale volcano (Danakil depression, Ethiopia): both craters continue to erupt, stalactites in southern pit, hornito in northern pit

The lava spatters through the hornito formed in the northern pit crater (image: Enku Mulugeta)Our expedition leader and guide from VolcanoDiscovery Ethiopia, Enku Mulugeta, visited the volcano in early August to make new observations. The lava lake continues to occupy…

The fissure eruption in the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system that began on 3 August continued in the Meradalir valley during 10-16 August. Lava erupted mainly from a central cone and flowed ESE. According to the Institute of Earth Sciences the effusion…

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: partial crater rim collapse captured in video

Location of collapsed lava material in the black frame (image: @ar_etsch/twitter)A spectacular partial crater rim collapse has been captured via live stream (see attached video) in the late night of 16 Aug. #Meradalir eruption, #IcelandImpressive wall collapse in the…

Fagradalsfjall volcano update: eruption site is closed today, weather alert status raised to yellow

Very bad conditions as seen from Langihryggur webcam today (image: RÚV)Given bad weather conditions in the eruption area, the site will be closed for tourists today. A yellow weather alert status is in effect for the SW part of Iceland…

Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.1 earthquake 85 km northeast of Butuan, Philippines

5.1 quake 17 Aug 5:35 pm (GMT +8)An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the afternoon on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 5:35 pm local time near Butuan, Agusan del Norte, Caraga, Philippines, as reported by the Philippine Institute of…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.1 just reported 48 miles northeast of Sand Point, Alaska, United States

3.1 quake 17 Aug 1:38 am (GMT -8)Just 10 minutes ago, a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Sand Point, Aleutians East, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded early morning on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, at 1:38 am local time, at an…

How new Colorado River cuts will impact states, residents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona and Nevada residents won’t face bans on watering their lawns or washing their cars despite more Colorado River water shortages. But U.S. officials announced Tuesday …

Nice Wednesday; chance to see Northern Lights

Good morning!  As you head out the door, temps will be cool as you head out the door but we will warm up into the lower 80’s this afternoon with sunny skies. Tonight we have the potentia…

NOAA Issued A Geomagnetic Storm Watch In Effect August 17 to 19 - Just In Weather

August 17 2022 – Wednesday Evening Update Tonight could be the night for the Northern Lights display into the US, and maybe as far south as the Mid Atlantic. A solar flare erupted over this past weekend which appears to…

New climate bill energizes ethanol: ‘This is monumental’

The biofuel industry is celebrating a major victory. Democrats’ newly signed Inflation Reduction Act invests millions to support renewable fuels, something they argue is a key part of their c…

Wind, solar provide 67% of new US electrical generating capacity in first half of 2022

Wind and solar accounted for more than two-thirds of the new US electrical generating capacity added during the first six months of 2022.

A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a geomagnetic storm watch triggered by "coronal mass ejections" that may briefly disrupt satellite communications — and create a stunning aurora display — this week.

Scientists plan the resurrection of an animal that's been extinct since 1936

A Tasmanian tiger is seen here at the Berlin Zoo in 1933. Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Dallas-based startup Colossal Biosciences also previously announced plans to revive the...

New climate bill energizes ethanol: ‘This is monumental’

The biofuel industry is celebrating a major victory. Democrats’ newly signed Inflation Reduction Act invests millions to support renewable fuels, something they argue is a key part of their c…

Scientists plan resurrection of Tasmanian tiger, animal that's been extinct since 1936

Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

You could see the Northern Lights in Spokane tonight

If you've never seen the Northern Lights, tonight could be your chance.

‘Strong’ geomagnetic storm to impact Earth

A moderate to strong storm will affect Earth thru August 19th.

Renewable energy growth expected to be 20-times greater than natural gas over next three years

By June 2025, FERC expects renewable energy sources to grow from over a quarter today to nearly a third of the nation's total available installed capacity.

Scientists plan to ‘de-extinct’ Tasmanian tiger eradicated a century ago

The same company that announced plans last year to “de-extinct” the woolly mammoth now hopes to do the same with the Tasmanian tiger, a beloved Australian marsupial.

Renewables will total 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2022, says government

Renewable energy will comprise nearly a quarter of electricity generated in the U.S. this year, according to projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The number …

US solar and wind build tripped up in H1 by multiple market stumbling blocks: FERC | Recharge

Developers bring 5.72GW of new wind plant capacity into service versus 7.18GW in H1 2021, while 3.9GW of solar plant enters operation down from 5.71GW a year ea

Renewables to Equal 22% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022 — U.S. EIA Forecast

U.S. electricity generation from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind, and solar, accounted for 20% of electricity generation both in 2020 and in 2021. We expect that share to increase to 22% in 2022 and to 24% in 2023 as…

The northern lights could be a lot farther south tonight

A wave of magnetized particles from the sun will strike Earth over the next few days and light up the skies.

A deeper water shortage on Lake Mead is hardly the worst thing we're facing

The 2023 water shortage may be painful, but we could enact every previously agreed cut and it would not be enough to save Lake Mead. We must do more.

A strong geomagnetic storm is heading toward Earth, space forecasters say

A strong geomagnetic storm caused by the sun could impact Earth later this week, space weather forecasters say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center on Wednesday issued a geomagnetic storm watch following recent explosions on the…

Northern lights could be visible in Pa. and N.J. the next two nights

The best opportunity for seeing the northern lights in the Lehigh Valley will likely be early Thursday morning and again on Thursday night from places with dark skies and a view to the north.

Northern Lights tonight: How far south you could see the dancing rays

Here's a look at how far south the northern lights can possibly be seen tonight

Analysis | State climate action could be supercharged by the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act also contains a slew of smaller but significant investments in climate action at the state level.

'Northern Lights' might be visible in Colorado due to strong geomagnetic storm | OutThere Colorado

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a 'G3' strength geomagnetic storm may take place on August 18 due to a "recurrent coronal hole high-speed stream" connecting with earth

Scientists plan resurrection of Tasmanian tiger, animal that's been extinct since 1936

Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again.

Northern lights could be seen in some states Wednesday night

Story at a glance People living in the northern part of the United States and Canada might be able to see the aurora borealis on Wednesday night.  Typically, the northern lights are not seen so far…

Scientists are trying to bring back the Tasmanian tiger nearly a century after extinction

Humans drove the Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, to extinction last century. Now genetics researchers want to de-extinct the marsupial within a decade.

Massive British water company announces London-area restrictions to 'ensure the taps keep running'

A British water utility announced Wednesday new restrictions set to go into effect next week in the London area River Thames reaches lowest level since 2005.

Thames Water hosepipe ban to start next week

Thames Water, which has 15 million customers across the south of England, says hosepipe ban will start on 24 August

Thames Water announces hosepipe ban for 15 million customers

The ban will start from next week as most of England is facing a drought.

Aurora borealis may be visible from Seattle this week

There could be visible aurora borealis as far south as the Washington-Oregon border, according to NOAA Space Weather. Here's what to know.

Sewage pollution alerts issued for almost 50 beaches in England and Wales

Untreated sewage has been discharged into the sea and around the coast following heavy rain.

Beachgoers warned to stay away after sewage alerts across England and Wales

Discharges following heavy rainfall affecting water quality, especially in south

Sewage polluting UK beaches as swimmers warned to avoid water at 50 seaside hotspots

Leisure spots at Bognor Regis, Newquay and Yarmouth have all been affected

Huge waterspout seen spiralling from sea to sky in Cornwall as heavy rain hit UK

The rare sighting was spotted by residents in Cornwall as they shared footage of the colossal funnel on social media, the area was hit with heavy rain as the Met Office issued yellow warnings of thunderstorms

Northern lights may be visible for parts of Indiana tonight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- The Space Weather Prediction Center has issued a G3 watch for August 18. The best chance to the see the northern lights will be in the far northern U.S Wednesday night into early Thursday. There is still…

'Dazzling displays': Aurora borealis might be visible across northern US tonight

Keep an eye to the sky Wednesday night: The aurora borealis, aka northern lights, may be making a rare appearance.

Aurora borealis could dazzle skies in northern United States this week

A strong geomagnetic storm could spur the northern lights from New England, the Great Lakes to Oregon

Geomagnetic storm: When the Northern Lights will be visible in the US

An increase in solar activity may cause auroras over the northern U.S. and impact electronics through the end of the workweek.

Look up! Here comes another chance to catch the northern lights in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Time to get excited here in northern Oregon! We may have another chance to catch the beautiful northern lights in the coming days. NOAA’s Space Weather Predictio…

Court strikes down ruling that blocked Biden’s oil drilling pause

A moratorium on the auction of oil and gas drilling rights in federal lands and waters was a key campaign pledge in President Biden's plan for tackling climate change.

Appeals court axes ruling against Biden oil leasing pause, sends back for further proceedings

An appeals court on Wednesday tossed an injunction that halted the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leasing and sent the case back to a lower court for further proceedings.  The 5th …

U.S. court vacates decision to block federal oil, gas leasing pause

A U.S. circuit judge on Wednesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters - a key piece of the president's climate change strategy - and…

This Is The Photon Ring Around A Supermassive Black Hole

Something was hiding in the historic observations of M87*.

New quantum technology combines free electrons and photons

Faster computers, tap-proof communication, better car sensors—quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize our lives just as the invention of computers or the internet once did. Experts ...

A superconducting diode without an external magnetic field

Superconductors are the key to lossless current flow. However, the realization of superconducting diodes has only recently become an important topic of fundamental research. An international research ...

The Photon Ring: Astrophysicists “Resolve a Fundamental Signature of Gravity Around a Black Hole”

In a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction, scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole. When astronomers revealed humanity’s historic first image of a black hole in 2019…

Sleeping giant could end deep ocean life

A previously overlooked factor—the position of continents—helps fill Earth's oceans with life-supporting oxygen. Continental movement could ultimately have the opposite effect, killing most deep ocean ...

Colliding black holes could clock universe's expansion rate

'Spectral siren' method suggests mergers between massive and compact cosmic objects could help understand how the universe has evolved.

Physicists discover a mind-bending puzzle about protons at the quantum level

Quarks can sneak in and give protons a little extra heft now and then.

Protons contain intrinsic charm quarks, a new study suggests

The massive quarks — counterintuitively heavier than the proton itself — might carry about 0.6 percent of a proton’s momentum.

Do protons have intrinsic charm? New evidence suggests yes

Nature - Hear the biggest stories from the world of science | 17 August 2022

Evidence at last that the proton has intrinsic charm

Nature - Machine learning reveals nature of proton charm quarks.

Evidence for intrinsic charm quarks in the proton

Nature - Through machine learning analysis of a large set of collider data, a study disentangles intrinsic from radiatively generated charm, and finds evidence for an intrinsic charm quark within...

Fusion energy world-record achieved, proof it can self-sustain

The LLNL's National Ignition Facility's world record nuclear fusion energy yield of 1.3 MJ has been confirmed as the first achievement of fusion ignition.

Physicists surprised to discover the proton contains a charm quark | New Scientist

The textbook description of a proton says it contains three smaller particles - two up quarks and a down quark - but a new analysis has found strong evidence that it also holds a charm quark

For the first time, scientists have named a heat wave

A heat wave in Spain gets a name like a hurricane.

Sharp ring of light spotted around supermassive black hole – Physics World

Observation by Event Horizon Telescope confirms prediction of general relativity

Supermassive black hole's bright 'photon ring' revealed in new image

The first image of the black hole at the heart of the galaxy M87 has been 'remastered' to reveal forces at work around the behemoth.

To understand chaos theory, play a game of Plinko

The game of Plinko perfectly illustrates chaos theory. Even with indistinguishable initial conditions, the outcome is always uncertain.

Nuclear fusion scientists have used magnets to steer reactions

Magnets and lasers have been used in combination to force atoms to fuse as scientists chase a viable fusion reactor to provide limitless clean energy.

Scientists plan to use colliding black holes to measure how fast universe is expanding

Astrophysicists have developed a method for using pairs of colliding black holes to measure how fast the universe is expanding and with it, how the universe evolved and where it is going

Scientists entangled two different quantum nodes 12.5 km apart from each other

Two quantum nodes were entangled by Chinese scientists

Quantum Physics Could Finally Explain Consciousness, Scientists Say

We asked a theoretical physicist, an experimental physicist, and a professor of philosophy to weigh in.

Microneedles unlock curcumin's therapeutic potential

While turmeric root has been used medicinally throughout the world for centuries, science has found that its main chemical component, curcumin, breaks down in the body before its ultimate benefits can ...

A Major Step Towards Nuclear Fusion As Researchers Confirm Scientific Ignition

On Aug. 8, 2021, scientists took a laser the size of three football fields and focused all 192 ...

How Black Holes Smashing Together Could Settle an Astronomical Dispute

Violent ripples reverberating across spacetime might finally reveal how quickly our universe is expanding.

Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor's theory

At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station has given Cornell researchers fresh insight into something ...

Identifying a new, cleaner source for white light

When early humans discovered how to harness fire, they were able to push back against the nightly darkness that enveloped them. With the invention and widespread adoption of electricity, it became easier ...

Researchers study the turbulence raging inside distant stars

Stunning new images created by Keele researchers highlight the turbulent flow of energy inside distant stars.

2D boundaries could create electricity

There's still plenty of room at the bottom to generate piezoelectricity. Engineers at Rice University and their colleagues are showing the way.

Spiraling footballs wobble at one of two specific frequencies

Researchers simulated the path of a flying football to study how pigskins wobble and why they drift sideways.

Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an "extra" dimension of time

The new phase was made by firing lasers at 10 ytterbium ions inside a quantum computer.

China's X-ray observatory detects strongest magnetic field ever recorded

China's Insight-HXMT telescope breaks its own record with new detection.

Physics Duo Finds Magic in Two Dimensions | Quanta Magazine

In exploring a family of two-dimensional crystals, a husband-and-wife team is uncovering a potent variety of new electron behaviors.

The photon ring: A black hole ready for its close-up

When scientists unveiled humanity's historic first image of a black hole in 2019—depicting a dark core encircled by a fiery aura of material falling toward it—they believed even richer imagery and ...

Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves

How Physicists Cracked a Black Hole Paradox

An artificially intelligent first author presents many ethical questions—and could upend the publishing process

Scientists take another theoretical step toward uncovering the mystery of dark matter, black holes

Much of the matter in the universe remains unknown and undefined, yet theoretical physicists continue to gain clues to the properties of dark matter and black holes. A study by a team of scientists including ...

Black hole collisions could help us measure how fast the universe is expanding

A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear—but scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about the history of the universe.

“Spectral Siren” – Black Hole Collisions Could Help Measure How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

University of Chicago astronomers propose ‘spectral siren’ method to understand evolution of the universe. A black hole is usually where information goes to disappear. However, scientists may have found a trick to use its last moments to tell us about…

Black hole 'superradiance' phenomenon may aid quest for dark matter

Scientists think that when dark photons collect around black holes, they can get trapped and boosted to high energies, where they might transform into other particles (or even just normal photons).

Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear cut.

Astronomers discovered the earliest known dark matter — and it's not behaving as predicted

For the first time, scientists used the radiation residue of the Big Bang to measure dark matter around extremely distant galaxies.

The First Milky Way Black Hole Image Lets Scientists Test Physics

The first image of the behemoth at the center of our galaxy opens new avenues for understanding the nature of black holes

The new generation of Starlink satellites remain above the accepted brightness threshold

It's one of the stranger sights of the modern Space Age. Recently, we found ourselves under the relatively dark skies of southern Spain. Sure enough, within a few minutes, we caught sight of a chain of ...

The entanglement of two quantum memory systems 12.5 km apart from each other

Quantum computing technology could have notable advantages over classical computing technology, including a faster speed and the ability to tackle more complex problems. In recent years, some researchers ...

Record for the strongest steady magnetic field 'broken'

Superconductive hybrid magnet claimed to be 4,500 times stronger than a fridge stick-on

How primordial black holes might explain dark matter | Aeon Essays

Could primordial black holes from the beginning of time explain ‘dark matter’, the mysterious missing mass in the Universe?

China creates world's strongest magnetic field

China breaks the record for the world's strongest magnetic field with 45.22 tesla, by passing the previous US record