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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

SOLAR WIND APPROACHES EARTH


NOAA forecasters say that a stream of solar wind could hit Earth's magnetic field during the late hours of April 19th. We think April 20th is more likely. Either way, polar magnetic unrest is possible in the next 24-48 hours. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras. 


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