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Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan
A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 251 km (156 miles) SE of Iwo Jima, 420.9 km (261.5 miles) SSW of Ogasawara, Japan and 945.4 km (587.5 miles) NNW of Saipan, Northen Mariana Islands. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said. The closest volcanoes are Minami-Hiyoshi and Nikko, both submarine. They have located roughly 100 km (62 miles) W of the epicenter. Periodic water discoloration and water-spouting have been reported over Minami-Hiyoshi since 1975 when detonations and an explosion were als…

Bright fireball over Europe, sonic boom reported, meteorites possible

Bright fireball over Europe, sonic boom reported, meteorites possible

A bright green fireball was observed and captured on camera as it streaked over Hungary and Croatia at 18:49 UTC (20:49 CET) on April 8, 2018. The event lasted about 5 seconds and was followed by sonic booms.
The International Meteor Organization (IMO), received 25 reports by 10:00 UTC, April 9 from people as far west as southern Germany. 
According to reports, the event was associated with sonic booms suggesting the meteor penetrated deep into the atmosphere, Severe Weather Europe said.
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 heatmap
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 - heatmap. Credit: IMO
Due to the brightness and long duration of the event, pieces of this object may have landed somewhere in far northern Croatia.
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 S. Pócsai
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: S. Pócsai, IMO
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 Z. Biró
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: Z. Biró, IMO
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018 M. Landy-Gyebnar
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: M. Landy-Gyebnar, IMO
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018
Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018
Featured image: Fireball over Europe on April 8, 2018. Credit: M. Landy-Gyebnar

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