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Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China
At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The storm has also damaged more than 5 800 homes. The typhoon made landfall near the city Shanghai just after 04:00 local time August 17 (20:00 UTC, August 16) with maximum sustained winds around 90 km/h (55 mph). Jason Nicholls@jnmet TS pushing into eastern near . Heavy rain and

Fireball recorded blasting above Sochi, Russia

Fireball recorded blasting above Sochi, Russia


A bright meteor was captured streaking through the night sky over Sochi, Russia on Friday, December 15, 2017.
Alexander Ivanov, head of the Kuban University laboratory of astrophysics, said the object was the size of a soccer ball, adding that it burned down 20 km (12.4 miles) above Earth.
The phenomenon is not a rare occasion during August and December meteor showers, Ivanov said. The object was most likely a part of the Geminid meteor shower, peaking on December 13 and 14 of this year.
Internet users speculated over violent clapping sounds supposedly accompanying the fireball, Sputnik reports. Some cited a hissing sound as an unidentified object flew past the location; others remarked they saw merely a flash of light. Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations declined the possibility of a meteor crash in the area since there was no tangible evidence.
There are no reports of this object submitted to the International Meteor Organization (IMO).
Featured image: Fireball over Sochi, Russia. Credit: Информационное агентство "Волгоград News"

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