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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 the Netherlands June 29, 2018

Bright fireball over the Netherlands, 112 reports submitted to IMO

A bright fireball was seen streaking across the sky above the Netherlands at 21:30 UTC on June 29, 2018. The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds before the object disintegrated.
The fireball was seen over Vlaanderen, Friesland, Noord-Brabant, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Gelderland, Limburg, Utrecht, Flevoland, Zuid-Holland, Drenthe, Bruxelles, Overijssel, Zeeland, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Noord-Holland, Wallonie, England, Groningen, Niedersachsen, Waals Gewest and North Holland, according to the International Meteor Organization who received 112 reports by 12:00 UTC, June 30.
Heatmap and trajectory of the fireball over the Netherlands on June 29, 2018. Credit: IMO
The IMO has so far received only one image of this object:
Featured image: Bright fireball over the Netherlands on June 29, 2018.

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