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Worst floods since 1995 hit Himachal Pradesh, India

At least 25 people have died in flash floods, landslides and other rain-related incidents in northwestern India over the past couple of days, officials said Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Meanwhile, more than 1 000 people have been stranded after landslides and fresh...

September 25, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: September 23 and 24, 2018

Bengaluru breaks 30-year-old rainfall record, KarnatakaHeavy rains and strong winds hit Bengaluru, the capital of India's southern Karnataka state, on September 23, flooding roads and uprooting trees. Anjanapura Layout recorded the maximum of 206 mm (8.11...

September 24, 2018

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5 dead and 9 missing after major flash floods hit Periban, Mexico's Michoacan

At least 5 people have been killed and 9 others are still missing after major flash floods hit the town of Periban in Mexico's state of Michoacan, officials said Monday, September 24, 2018. Flash floods took place after unusually heavy rain swelled the Cutio...

September 24, 2018

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11 killed, 20 rescued after heavy rain and snow hit parts of northern India

At least 11 people have been killed in parts of northern India on September 24, 2018, after heavy rain and snow hit the region. On September 23, at least 20 stranded people have been rescued after heavy snowfall hit Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. Torrential rains...

September 24, 2018

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6 months' worth of rain in 1 day, floodwaters rose 1.7 m (5.6 ft) as remnants of Medicane "Brian" hit Tunisia

At least 4 people have been killed as remnants of the first medicane of the season - Brian - dropped heavy rain on Tunisia over the past couple of days, causing catastrophic flash flooding. Severe thunderstorms first hit the country on September 19 but rains...

September 24, 2018

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Mud volcano erupts in Haradag district of Baku, Azerbaijan

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Ecology, a mud volcano erupted in Haradag district of Baku in Azerbaijan on September 23, 2018. The eruption started during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 23 and it still continues, the ministry said...

September 24, 2018

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Another large sinkhole opens at Inskip Point beach, Australia

Another large sinkhole has opened at Inskip Point beach in Queensland, Australia overnight September 24, 2018. This is the same beach where a sinkhole opened up on September 26, 2015, swallowing several vehicles and tents. The hole was spotted from the air on Monday...

September 24, 2018

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Bright fireballs streak over Texas and Alabama

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Texas at 03:18 UTC on September 19, 2018. At 03:10 UTC on September 23, another bright fireball was observed over Alabama. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 76 reports about a fireball seen over...

September 24, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Trami" threatens Japan's Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan

Typhoon "Trami," the 24th named storm, 10th typhoon and the 5th super typhoon of the 2018 Pacific season, has rapidly intensified into a super typhoon on September 24. In just 24 hours, Trami intensified for 65 km/h (40 mph). The storm threatens...

September 24, 2018

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Intense eruption continues at Krakatau, alert level remains at 2 of 4, Indonesia

Mount Anak Krakatau erupted 56 times on Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported September 23. The alert level remains at Level II (Waspada/Caution). Thick black smoke produced by the eruptions rose up o 200 -...

September 23, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits east of Guam

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit east of Guam at 05:52 UTC on September 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 38 km (23.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

September 23, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: September 22, 2018

Catastrophic flash flooding in Nabeul, TunisiaRemnants of the first medicane of the season - Brian - dropped heavy rain on Tunisia on September 22, causing catastrophic flash flooding. Dallas-Fort Worth area sets a new September rainfall record, TexasHeavy rain...

September 22, 2018

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Severe thunderstorm, large hail and destructive tornado hit Ottawa, 85 000 homes without power, Canada

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large hail and a destructive tornado swept through eastern Ontario and into Quebec during the afternoon hours of September 21, 2018. The storm left widespread power outages, three seriously injured people of which one is in...

September 22, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: September 21, 2018

Dam breach at L.V. Sutton Power Station, at least one large toxic coal ash dump flooded, North CarolinaFloodwaters caused by days of heavy rain caused a breach in a dam holding back a large reservoir at L.V. Sutton Power Station outside Wilmington on September 21....

September 21, 2018

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6 dead and missing after major flash floods hit Culiacan, Mexico

At least three people have been killed and another three are missing after tropical depression hit Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa on September 20, 2018. The storm dropped heavy rains and caused major flash flooding in the city of Culiacán,...

September 21, 2018

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High risk of excessive rainfall/flash flooding for parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma

Heavy rain and flooding are expected to make weather headlines for the end of the week across parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, NWS said. Meanwhile, significant river flooding continues across the Carolinas. Pacific moisture associated with former Tropical...

September 21, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Trami" forms west of Guam, expected to become another super typhoon

Tropical Storm "Trami" formed September 21, 2018 west of Guam as a 24th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. This storm is expected to become a super typhoon around September 25. Take a look at the GFS model below to see its potential track. At...

September 21, 2018

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Storm Knud: Dangerous windstorm affecting Norway, Denmark and Sweden, widespread damage expected

A rapidly deepening cyclone, known locally as Storm Knud, is developing in the North Sea today and is already affecting southern Norway, Denmark and southern Sweden, producing very strong winds and heavy rain. Extremely severe wind strength, likely peaking into 130...

September 21, 2018

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Major floods hit northern Ghana, killing at least 34 people and leaving 100 000 homeless

At least 34 people have been killed and 2 are still missing after heavy rains combined with waters spilling from a dam in Burkina Faso flooded parts of northern Ghana this month. The floods caused widespread damage to agriculture, roads and other infrastructure and...

September 21, 2018

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Alberta records snowiest September since records began, more expected, Canada

Parts of Alberta, Canada recorded their snowiest September since records began. The city of Edmonton experienced its snowiest September on record, with six consecutive days of snowfall and 22 cm (8.6 inches) reported in total so far this month. The amount broke the...

September 21, 2018

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Possible eruption at Ketoi volcano, last confirmed eruption was in 1960, Kuril Islands

Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption took place at Ketoi stratovolcano in Russia's Kuril Islands at 23:30 UTC on September 20, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1960. Volcanic ash was not identifiable in satellite imagery and there was no...

September 21, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: September 20, 2018

Another super typhoon brewing in the Pacific, TD28 drenching GuamA new tropical depression formed near Guam on September 20 and is currently dropping heavy rain on the region. This system has the potential to become another super typhoon in the days ahead. Northern...

September 20, 2018

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Northern Ireland sets new all time record for strongest September wind gust

Northern Ireland has set its new record for strongest September wind gust with 146 km/h (91 mph) measured on September 19, 2018. Storm Ali wreaked havoc across Ireland and UK on September 19 and produced a wind gust of 146 km/h (91 mph) in Killowen in County Down,...

September 20, 2018

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Storm Ali leaves 2 dead in its wake as Storm Bronagh threatens Ireland and UK, third storm expected on Saturday

Just one day after Storm Ali left two people dead and more than 140 000 homes without power, the second named storm of the season - Bronagh - threatens southern Ireland and central and southern Britain with strong winds and squally rain today and tomorrow, September...

September 20, 2018

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Massive landslide buries 24 homes in Cebu, leaving more than 60 dead and missing, Philippines

A large landslide buried between 20 and 24 homes near a limestone quarry site on the fringes of Naga City of Cebu Province in the central Philippines early September 20, 2018. Most of the residents were still asleep when the slide took place. 12 bodies have been...

September 20, 2018

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Severe drought blamed for sharp decline in economy, exports of soy and corn, Argentina

The economy in Argentina declined sharply in the second quarter of 2018 as the country suffers its worst drought in decades and a steep decline in exports of soy and corn. Argentina was once the world's top exporter of soy and corn. According to the national...

September 20, 2018

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Risk of heavy rain, snow, wind as early fall storm nears British Columbia, Canada

A significant storm is approaching British Columbia, threatening the province with heavy rain, snow and strong winds. An early fall storm is on the way for British Columbia late this week, bringing heavy rainfall, high-elevation snow, and strong winds to the...

September 20, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: September 19, 2018

Medicane formation expected in Tyrrhenian SeaModels are now in good agreement on the development a potentially dangerous weather situation across parts of the Tyrrhenian sea and the island of Sardinia, Severe Weather Europe warns. Latest model guidance suggests the...

September 19, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 12 - 18, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 12 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ioto, Japan | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sarychev Peak, Matua...

September 19, 2018

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Extremely rare tornado sighting in British Columbia, Canada

According to reports and footage sent to Environment Canada, there is a possibility that an extremely rare tornado formed near Hayward Lake in Lower Mainland, B.C. on September 16. If confirmed, this will be the 5th tornado in British Columbia over the past 15...

September 19, 2018

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Massive floods kill 3.4 million poultry and 5500 hogs, estimates on crop losses still not available, North Carolina

Massive flooding caused by days of extremely heavy rains produced by Hurricane "Florence" killed about 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5 500 hogs in North Carolina alone. While it's known the flooding has affected the top 6 agricultural counties...

September 19, 2018

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800 farmers suffer extensive crop loss after hailstorm wreaks havoc across 6 villages, Uganda

More than 800 farmers in Ugandan Buwunga Sub-county suffered extensive crop loss after severe storm accompanied by strong winds and huge amounts of hail swept over six villages on September 15, 2018. According to Daily Monitor, residents said the storm began at...

September 18, 2018

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Rare earthquake hits West Jutland, Denmark

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland as M3.4 hit West Jutland, Denmark at 08:57 UTC on September 16, 2018. EMSC registered it as M2.9 at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). This was the strongest quake to hit Denmark since...

September 18, 2018

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Warnings issued as Storm Ali nears Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Britain

Storm Ali is approaching Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Britain today forcing authorities to issue wind warnings across the region. This is the first officially named storm by the UK Met Office and Met Éireann for the 2018/19 season. IrelandAli will...

September 18, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

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More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the...

September 18, 2018

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Florence sparks historic tornado outbreak in Virginia

Tropical Cyclone "Florence" spawned multiple tornadoes near Richmond, Virginia on September 17, 2018, killing one person and injuring another. This brought the death toll caused by Florence to at least 32. Local media is describing the outbreak as...

September 18, 2018

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"Unusual event" declared at Brunswick Nuclear Plant, North Carolina

An "unusual event" has been declared for Brunswick Nuclear Plant located just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. This is the area where Hurricane "Florence" recently made landfall, causing 'historic and...

September 18, 2018

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Semisopochnoi volcano alert level raised, its previous eruptions were in 1987 and 1873, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi stratovolcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on September 16, 2018. This is the largest subaerial volcano of the western Aleutians. It's 20 km (12.4 miles) wide at...

September 17, 2018

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Typhoon "Mangkhut" wreaks havoc across Hong Kong, China evacuates more than 3 million people

Typhoon "Mangkhut" lashed Hong Kong and made landfall in southern China's Guangdong Province on September 16, 2018, after leaving more than 100 people dead in the Philippines. At least 4 people were killed in the province before the storm exited into...

September 17, 2018