Massive eruption at Semeru volcano, volcanic ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

Massive eruption at Semeru volcano, volcanic ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

December 4, 2022

A high-level eruption occurred at Indonesia’s Semeru volcano on December 4, 2022, prompting authorities to raise the Alert Level from III to IV — the highest. The last major eruption…


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About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

December 6, 2022

About 20 m (65.6 feet) of foreshore in Wharewaka, Lake Taupo, New Zealand disappeared after…

Large pyroclastic flow at Stromboli volcano generates a local tsunami, Italy

Large pyroclastic flow at Stromboli volcano generates a local tsunami, Italy

December 4, 2022

Intense explosions and large pyroclastic flows took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on December 4,…

China hit by strongest cold wave since 1987

China hit by strongest cold wave since 1987

November 30, 2022

The weather in northern China changed dramatically at the end of last week, leaving at…

Asteroid 2022 WM7 flew past Earth at just 0.2 LD

Asteroid 2022 WM7 flew past Earth at just 0.2 LD

November 28, 2022

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 WM7 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.2…

Cryovolcanic eruption on comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

Cryovolcanic eruption on comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

November 26, 2022

Cryovolcanic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann suddenly brightened by more than 4 magnitudes on November 22, 2022, signaling a…

About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

December 6, 2022

About 20 m (65.6 feet) of foreshore in Wharewaka, Lake Taupo, New Zealand disappeared after a strong and shallow M5.6 earthquake and numerous aftershocks…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia

December 6, 2022

A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the BMKG as M6.0, hit south of Java, Indonesia at 06:07 UTC on December 6, 2022. The…

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead

December 5, 2022

At least 12 people have lost their lives after a landslide buried a bus in Colombia’s Risaralda Province on December 4, 2022. The slide…

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa

December 5, 2022

A group of people performing a baptism ritual along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg were swept away by a flash flood on December 3,…

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About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

About 20 m (65 feet) of foreshore disappears during a swarm of earthquakes at Taupo volcano, New Zealand

December 6, 2022

About 20 m (65.6 feet) of foreshore in Wharewaka, Lake Taupo, New Zealand disappeared after a strong and shallow M5.6 earthquake and numerous…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia

December 6, 2022

A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the BMKG as M6.0, hit south of Java, Indonesia at 06:07 UTC on December 6, 2022.…

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead

Landslide buries bus in Colombia, leaving at least 34 people dead

December 5, 2022

At least 12 people have lost their lives after a landslide buried a bus in Colombia’s Risaralda Province on December 4, 2022. The…

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa

Flash flood hits Johannesburg, leaving 14 people dead and 3 missing, South Africa

December 5, 2022

A group of people performing a baptism ritual along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg were swept away by a flash flood on December…

Massive highway landslide in Paranà, Brazil

Massive highway landslide in Paranà, Brazil

December 5, 2022

Heavy rainfall caused a massive landslide on the BR-367 highway near Guaratuba in Paranà, Brazil on November 28, 2022, leaving around 21 vehicles…

Strong explosions with volcanic lightning at Sakurajima, Japan

Strong explosions with volcanic lightning at Sakurajima, Japan

December 5, 2022

Strong explosions accompanied by volcanic lightning were registered at Sakurajima volcano, Japan at 10:30 UTC on December 3, 2022. According to Tokyo VAAC,…

Rare M5.5 earthquake hits Gabon – the strongest since 1974

Rare M5.5 earthquake hits Gabon – the strongest since 1974

December 5, 2022

A rare earthquake, registered by the USGS as M5.5, hit Gabon at 09:53 UTC on December 4, 2022. The agency is reporting a…

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