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Flood hits Mauritius; torrential rain warning issued

A torrential rain warning is in effect in Mauritius as widespread flooding have been reported in Island. According to Mauritius Met Ser...

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flood hits Mauritius; torrential rain warning issued


A torrential rain warning is in effect in Mauritius as widespread flooding have been reported in Island.

According to Mauritius Met Service, Pointe aux canonniers saw the highest rainfall of 86 mm between 07:00 to 09:00 am this morning. Heavy downpours have also been reported in Nouvelle Decouverte, Mon Loisir Rouillard, Queen Victiria, Domaine les Pailles, Champs de Mars, Bagatelle dam, Vacoas and Beau Bassin.

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Meteorite strike in Vellore, India kills 1; three injured


Meteorite piece found in Vellore, Tamilnadu (@jsamdaniel)
An Indian man has been killed by Meteorite in Vellore leaving a four-feet deep crater inside the Bharathidasan Engineering College campus.

The meteorite hit the Indian man at 12:30 p.m. local time (2 a.m. E.T.) Saturday, when the man was standing on the grass near the college's cafeteria located in Nattrampalli, Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. Meteorite also injured two gardeners and a student. A dark blue stone resembling a diamond was spotted at the scene.

According to NDTV, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said a college bus driver was killed by the meteorite and Rs. 1 lakh has been awarded in compensation to his family.

However, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has yet to confirm whether the mysterious object is indeed a meteorite. If scientists confirm the explosion was due to a meteorite, it would be the first recorded human fatality due to a falling space rock in modern history. 

The meteorite explosion broke window panes and windscreens of buses as well, The Times of India reported.

Meteorite strike in Russia in 2013 injured a thousand of people making it the largest recorded object to strike the Earth in more than a century.

Meteorite Strikes in India


Three interesting meteorite strikes have been recorded in India in last two centuries, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. A meteorite fall occurred in Oriang, Malwate in 1825. Two years later, a meteorite hit Mhow. 

In 2003, meteorite shower was widely observed yielding numerous highly magnetic meteorites in Mayurbhanj,  Orissa, India. No causalities or damages were reported.

About Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites


-Asteroids orbits the Sun. They are small bodies.
-Planetoids or minor planets are also called large Asteroids.
-Once these Asteroids enter our planet's atmosphere, it becomes a Meteor.
-If any any of these Meteor impact our Earth, they become Meteorites.

Last Updated: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Earthquakes Today: February 7, 2016


This is the list of earthquakes happened in the World today 7th February 2016 as reported by United States Geological Survey (USGS). Earthquakes that have been felt by people are listed below.

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3.9 magnitude earthquake felt around Dead Sea, Israel


A 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled the Dead Sea region around 02:35 pm local time, The Geophysical Institute Of Israel (GII) reported.

According to GII, the earthquake occurred in Arava region near Jordan border at 17 km depth.

Avalanche at Austrian resort in Alps kills 5 Czechs


An avalanche at an Austrian resort in the Alps has claimed lives of  five skiers from the Czech Republic.

The avalanche in the Tyrol region buried 17 people injuring atleast two skiers. Ten people were rescued unhurt, the Associated Press reported quoting police spokesman Helmut Schuetz.

[Rumor] Tsunami predicted after recent tremor in Durban, South Africa!


A rumor has spread in Durban City in KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa about the recent threat of Tsunami in the area. 

The rumor came into surface after a tremor was felt in Durban and surrounding areas on February 6, 2016. However, no earthquakes has been recorded by Seismological Center (not even by locals).

Recent Natural Disasters List February 7, 2016 — England flood


Recent Natural Disasters 2016: This natural disaster list covers important natural disasters in the world with detail update report.