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M 5.2 Earthquake, 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa

M 5.2 Earthquake, 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa
An earthquake with magnitude 5.2 occurred 8km S of Stilfontein, South Africa at 03:08:51.13 UTC on Apr 3, 2017. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
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Dry, hot start to the week in SA

Dry, hot start to the week in SA
Cape Town – The week ahead is off to a dry, hot start, according to the forecast which shows little rain over the next two days, and extremely hot conditions in the northern parts of the country. The South African Weather Service warns extremely high fire danger conditions are expected in the...
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Increased El Nino risk

Increased El Nino risk
The prospects of an El Nino weather pattern forming in the next few months has risen significantly, the South African Weather Service said on Monday.El Nino usually heralds dry weather in southern Africa. Last year it was seen as the main cause of a drought that hit crop production, fuelling inflation...
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Hot and rainy weekend ahead for parts of SA

Hot and rainy weekend ahead for parts of SA
Extremely hot weather conditions can be expected across most parts of SA, as well as some substantial rains in parts of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape due to a passing cold front.The SA Weather Services warns rainy conditions can be expected in Cape Town and Cape Agulhas in the Western Cape, as...
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Winter season firmly approaching, warns SA Weather Service

Winter season firmly approaching, warns SA Weather Service
Some chilly conditions have been felt in the past couple of days in Gauteng and in other parts of the country.The latest changes in weather patterns which have seen early morning and late evening temperatures dropping into the cool category, is a sign that winter is on the way, the South...
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Groundbreaking Sun Observation Could Help Us Prepare for Massive Solar Storms

Groundbreaking Sun Observation Could Help Us Prepare for Massive Solar Storms
New observations led by McIntosh, director of the High Altitude Observatory at the National Center for Atmospheric research (NCAR), might change that. From 2010 to 2013, McIntosh and his team used a trio of satellites to observe the entire solar surface at once for the first time. They watched as bright...
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