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Active volcanoes in the world: June 13 - 20, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between June 14 and 20, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Pavlof, United States |...

June 23, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawns EF-2 tornado in Fairfield, Alabama

Tropical Storm "Cindy" spawned an EF-2 tornado near the town of Fairfield in Alabama's Jefferson County on June 22, 2017, causing severe damage to the area. The tornado touched down just 11.2 km (7 miles) from downtown Birmingham, ripping apart several...

June 23, 2017

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69 000 customers without power after thunderstorms lash Metro Detroit

More than 69 000 DTE Energy customers have lost power after strong winds and thunderstorms swept through Metro Detroit, southeastern Michigan late Thursday, June 22, 2017. The company said the outages are concentrated in Wayne, Monroe and Washtenaw counties, who...

June 23, 2017

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Increased earthquake activity under Katla volcano, Iceland

A series of earthquakes were registered under Iceland's Katla volcano over the past couple of days. Judging by the depth of some of the earthquakes, fresh magma is making its way upward. There were more than 10 earthquakes in total, including M3.6 at 18:36 UTC...

June 23, 2017

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Violent thunderstorms hit Germany, two people killed, one seriously injured

Violent thunderstorms hit Germany on Thursday, June 22, 2017, producing gale-force winds, heavy rain and large hail. The storms caused widespread damage and traffic chaos, killed two people and severely injured at least one person. Contrary to numerous media...

June 23, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" hits US Gulf Coast

The center of Tropical Storm "Cindy" crossed the coast between Cameron, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas between 07:00 and 08:00 UTC (02:00 and 03:00 CDT) on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Although Cindy is now weakening, it will continue to produce heavy...

June 22, 2017

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Powerful M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Guatemala

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of Guatemala at 12:31 UTC (06:31 local time) on June 22, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS issued...

June 22, 2017

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Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

New details have emerged about the Greenland landslide that occurred in Karrat Fjord and the deadly tsunami it produced late Saturday (local time), June 17, 2017. The tsunami hit the village of Nuugaatsiaq just after 23:00 local time on June 17 (01:00 UTC on June...

June 21, 2017

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Large landslide kills at least 11 people in Huehuetenango, Guatemala

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit Guatemala's municipality of San Pedro Soloma, department of Huehuetenango, at 05:30 (local time) on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, killing at least 11 people. According to CONRED, a part of a hillside collapsed, spilled onto...

June 20, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Cindy" forms, heavy rain spreading across central Gulf Coast

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three has acquired a well-defined center today and at 18:00 UTC it officially became Cindy, the third named tropical cyclone of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Heavy rain produced by this system is spreading across much of the central...

June 20, 2017

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Powerful multi-vortex tornado destroys a village in Kurgan, Russia

A powerful multi-vortex tornado hit the small Russian village of Pesyanoye, just south of the city of Kurgan in the Mokrousovsky District of Kurgan Oblast, on June 18, 2017. The event was accompanied by heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. According to available...

June 20, 2017

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Dust storm causes 25-vehicle pile-up in New Mexico, multiple deaths and injuries

A multi-vehicle pile-up on the Interstate-10 West in Lordsburg, near the Arizona - New Mexico border, late Monday, June 19, 2017 resulted in deaths of at least 6 people. The chain-reaction crash happened near milepost 11 and is being attributed to high winds and...

June 20, 2017

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Yellowstone earthquake swarm continues, causing panic

An energetic earthquake swarm that started on June 12, 2017 on the western edge of Yellowstone National Park continues, leading many people into panic mode. However, there is no indication that this supervolcano will experience a catastrophic eruption in the...

June 20, 2017

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Gulf Coast prepares for flooding rains, strong winds, rip currents and high surf

The National Hurricane Center (NHS) is tracking a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico which is expected to reach the US Gulf Coast late Wednesday or Wednesday night (local time), June 21, 2017, bringing between 101 to 203 mm (4 to 8 inches) of rain, with...

June 20, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Bret" forms, threatens Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Windward Islands

An unusually early tropical storm has formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago at 21:00 UTC on June 19, 2017 and was named Bret. This is the earliest Atlantic MDR (Main Development Region) named storm since records began in 1851. The prior...

June 19, 2017

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43 000 homes without power as Bay Area sets record highs, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, nine cities in San Francisco Bay Area have set daily high temperature records on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Although temperatures remained high through Monday and meteorologists said more records might be...

June 19, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

At least 14 people have died after heavy rains on June 13 and 14, 2017 caused severe damage and flooding in several parts of West African country of Niger. The country's rainy season lasts from June to September and peaks in July and August. Heavy rains that...

June 19, 2017

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Intense rains and snowstorms hit central and southern Chile

Intense rains and snowstorms affecting central and southern Chile since June 15, 2017 have left at least 4 people dead, 3 000 homeless, more than 45 000 customers without power and nearly 10 000 without drinking water. Most of those displaced live in the southern...

June 19, 2017

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Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) as M4.0 hit 28 km (17.4 miles) north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq, western coast of Greenland at 01:00 UTC on June 18, 2017 (23:00 local time on June 17). The quake is believed...

June 18, 2017

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Portugal wildfire kills more than 62, most of them in cars

A catastrophic wildfire believed to be caused by a dry thunderstorm has killed more than 62 people near Pedrógão Grande, central Portugal early Sunday, June 18, 2017. Most of them died in cars while trying to escape, officials said. Local media said...

June 18, 2017

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit south of Fiji at 22:26 UTC on June 17, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 518.2 km (322 miles). The epicenter was located 626.2 km (389.1 miles) WSW of Haveluloto (population 3 417), 627.9 km...

June 18, 2017

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Strong storm sweeps through Omaha, leaves 76 000 homes without power

A powerful storm swept through Omaha, Nebraska between 19:00 and 21:00 CDT on Friday, June 16, 2017 (00:00 - 02:00 UTC, June 17), bringing heavy rain and winds in excess of 130 km/h (80 mph). The storm damaged numerous homes, downed trees and power lines, leaving 76...

June 17, 2017

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Recurrent CH HSS sparks G1 geomagnetic storming

Earth is under the influence of a recurrent, negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) today which is causing G1 - Minor geomagnetic storming. Solar wind speed increased to 548 km/s at 08:08 UTC while total field reached a maximum of 16 nT at 07:16...

June 16, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: June 7 - 13, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between June 7 and 13, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes New activity/unrest: Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Pavlof, United States |...

June 16, 2017

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Energetic sequence of earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park

An energetic sequence of earthquakes is taking place in the Yellowstone National Park, about 13 km (8 miles) north-northeast of the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, The University of Utah Seismograph Stations, a Yellowstone Volcano Observatory member, reports. The...

June 16, 2017

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Major explosive eruption of Bezymianny volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 ft) a.s.l.

A major explosive eruption took place at Russia's Bezymianny volcano at 04:53 UTC on Friday, June 16, 2017. By 05:10 UTC, ash plume from the eruption reached an altitude of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level and a distance of 40 km (25 miles) NE of the...

June 16, 2017

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Powerful eruption of Sheveluch volcano sends ash to 12 km (39 360 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 16:20 UTC on June 14, 2017. KVERT reports a plume of ash reached a height of 12 km (39 360 feet) above sea level and warned explosions up to 15 km (49 200 feet) could occur at any time. The Aviation Color...

June 15, 2017

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Intense thunderstorm floods central France, 1 missing

A powerful thunderstorm dumped very heavy rain over parts of central France Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017, causing severe flash floods. At least one person is missing, presumed dead. Houses were submerged, vehicles swept away, and roads blocked by fallen trees...

June 14, 2017

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Huge waves hitting New Zealand's eastern coastline

A strong, cold southwesterly flow started affecting New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, lowering temperatures, bringing gale-force winds, huge waves, and snow to some areas. The front is still affecting the country, moving north and bringing a...

June 14, 2017

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Powerful M6.9 earthquake hits Guatemala - Mexico border region

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Guatemala - Mexico border region at 07:29 UTC (01:29 local time) on June 14, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.5 km (69.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). USGS issued...

June 14, 2017

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Heavy monsoon rains wash away over 350 houses, kill at least 10 people in Mizoram

Heavy monsoon rains are affecting the Indian state of Mizoram since Monday, June 12, 2017, causing landslides and severe flash floods that washed away more than 350 houses and claimed lives of at least 10 people by Tuesday afternoon, June 13. Authorities say the...

June 13, 2017

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Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America's West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America's West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers...

June 13, 2017

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Violent tornado, very large hail hits Carpenter, Wyoming

Severe weather outbreak spawned several tornadoes and dropped very large hail in parts of eastern Wyoming on June 12, 2017, destroying or damaging several buildings and injuring at least one person. Damaging tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska and Colorado....

June 13, 2017

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Sinkhole swallows a car in Florida's Ocala, ruptures gas line

A large sinkhole opened up at the Gateway Plaza in Ocala, Florida late June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole swallowed pavement and a car whose occupants managed to escape without injuries. The sinkhole opened near the intersection of Southwest...

June 13, 2017

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At least 136 killed in Bangladesh landslides, death toll expected to rise

Heavy monsoon rains caused deadly floods and landslides, killing at least 68 people throughout southeast Bangladesh on June 13, 2017. Most of the deaths were caused by landslides. Officials fear the death toll will rise as rescue workers reach remote areas....

June 13, 2017

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Large sinkhole opens in China's Jiangsu, swallows a van and a tree

A large sinkhole opened up on a busy road of Nantong city, east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after heavy rains hit the region. The hole immediately swallowed a minivan and continued to expand, engulfing parts of pavement and a nearby...

June 13, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Calvin" dumping heavy rain on Mexico, flash floods and mudslides expected

Tropical Depression 03E, located near the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, has intensified into a tropical storm, receiving the name Calvin at 21:00 UTC on June 12, 2017. Calvin is expected to cause flash floods and mudslides in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero,...

June 12, 2017

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Severe dust storm leaves 7 dead, 65 injured in Punjab, Pakistan

A severe dust storm hit Pakistan's province of Punjab late Thursday, June 8, 2017, leaving at least 7 people dead and 65 injured. The storm downed billboards, trees and power lines, disrupting life in the entire province, local media reported. According to the...

June 12, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Turkey - Greece border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC hit near the coast of western Turkey (Turkey - Greece border region) at 12:28 UTC on June 12, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10.4 km (6.4 miles)....

June 12, 2017

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Hong Kong shuts down overnight as Tropical Storm "Merbok" makes landfall

Tropical Storm "Merbok" is expected to make landfall within 50 km (31 miles) of Hong Kong before midnight local time (16:00 UTC) June 12, 2017, bringing gales and heavy rain to parts of the territory, the Hong Kong Weather Observatory said. At 11:00 UTC...

June 12, 2017