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Very deep M6.7 earthquake under Flores Sea, Indonesia
A very deep earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.7 hit under the Flores Sea, Indonesia at 15:35 UTC on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 559 km (347 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 538.7 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 546 km (339 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 109.3 km (67.9 miles) NNW of Kampungbajo, 120 km (74.5 miles) N of Labuan Bajo (population 188 724), 150.3 km (93.4 miles) NNW of Ruteng (population 34 569) and 167 km (103.8 miles) NE of Bima (population 66 970), Indonesia. The quake had no tsunami potential, BMKG said. There are about 3 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles). Some 26 659 000 people are estimated to have felt weak shaking. The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic los…

Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

Mount Washington records -37.7 °C (-36 °F), tied for second-coldest location on Earth

With an ambient air temperature of -37.7 °C (-36 °F), the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire (elevation 1 916 m / 6 288 feet a.s.l.) tied for the second-coldest location on Earth on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
"We're only 2 °F [1.1 °C] shy of the coldest," the observatory said, adding that they are contending with a bit more wind than other locations.
The wind was gusting at more than 161 km/h (100 mph) at the summit Saturday morning, making windchill as low as -70 °C (-94 °F). 
Ambient air temperature measured on January 6 was just shy of the daily record of -38.8 °C (-38 °F), registered in 1959.
The only place on Earth colder than Mount Washington on Saturday was Eureka, Nunavut at -40 °F / °C. However, with winds of only 3.2 km/h (2 mph), windchills in Eureka were -45.5 °C (-50 °F).
Featured image credit: Mount Washington Observatory

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