Special Event Archive

"Special events" are events considered to be of interest to the research community. These pages serve to collect and share preliminary research results.

We welcome any additional contributions that might be of interest to the research community. Please add comments at the base of each special event page with links and attribution. Important Note: Comments are moderated and new comments will be automatically disabled after a period of time.

View special events by year: [ 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 ].

Central Mexico

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September 19, 2017 M7.1 Central Mexico (5km ENE of Raboso, Mexico) earthquake

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2017 Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma is among the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded (as measured by wind speed). Tracking of Irma logs it at speed of 25 knots (28.8 mph) on August 27 and its speed was more than 160 knots (184.1 mph) on September 5th. Irma is expected to arrive near the Florida coast by Saturday September 9, 2017.

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2017 North Korean nuclear test

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On 2017-09-03 at 03:30:01 UTC, a magnitude 6.3 event was recorded in North Korea. Preliminary results suggests that a nuclear test took place.

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2017 Storm Harvey

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Harvey went from a tropical depression to a major hurricane and intensified rapidly to a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 130 mph. It made a landfall on August 25, 2017 at about 22:00 local time (August 26, 2017 3:00 UTC) near Rockport, Texas.

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Nepal

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April 25, 2015 M7.8 earthquake in Nepal

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Tohoku, Japan earthquake

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A magnitude 9.0 earthquake has occurred near the east coast of Honshu, Japan, as a result of thrust faulting on or near the subduction zone interface plate boundary between the Pacific and North American plates. This page collects many disparate data visualizations from across the websphere.

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