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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Jalisco, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Jalisco, Mexico at 03:56 UTC on June 30, 2018 (22:56 local time, June 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 24.8 km (15.4 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.0 at a depth of 44 km...

June 30, 2018

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Over 200 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit parts of US

More than 200 000 homes and businesses were left without power after severe thunderstorms swept through parts of the United States on Thursday, June 28, 2018. One man was killed in a storm-related accident in Lineville, Alabama. Strong winds and heavy rain affected...

June 29, 2018

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Active volcano heat source discovered under fastest-moving and melting glacier in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered active volcano heat source under Antartica's fastest-moving and melting glacier - Pine Island Glacier. The surprising find, published recently in Nature Communications, offers insight into the movement and melting of the Pine Island...

June 29, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Prapiroon" forms in the Philippine Sea, heading toward Japan and Korea

Tropical Storm "Prapiroon," known as Florita in the Philippines, formed June 29, 2018, in the Philippine Sea as the 7th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is expected to keep strengthening over the next couple of days, as it moves...

June 29, 2018

northern vietnam landslide june 2018

At least 23 killed, 11 missing after heavy rain floods northern Vietnam

At least 23 people have been killed and 11 are still missing after severe storms hit Vietnam's northern mountainous provinces. The worst affected are Hà Giang, Lai Châu, Lào Cai and Điện Biên. Authorities said that water level in...

June 29, 2018

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New eruption of Mount Agung disrupts air travel, Bali, Indonesia

Several eruptions were registered at Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano in Bali on June 27 and 28, 2018. The eruptions produced a dense ash plume that rose up to 5 km above sea level and forced AirAsia to cancel numerous flights on June 28. Officials in Ngurah Rai...

June 28, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 20 - 26, 2018

New activity was observed at 7 volcanoes between June 20 and 26, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kadovar,...

June 28, 2018

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Severe drought affecting 40% of Inner Mongolia, China

A persistent drought is affecting as much as 40% of China's remote northwestern region of Inner Mongolia, causing over US$91 million in direct economic losses. The regional weather bureau said Inner Mongolia has seen 25% less rainfall since mid-June and is...

June 28, 2018

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Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the...

June 27, 2018

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Destructive tornado hits Eureka, 5 people injured, state of disaster declared, Kansas

A destructive tornado swept through Eureka, Kansas late afternoon Tuesday, June 26, 2018, injuring at least 5 people. Emergency sirens were activated, but the tornado developed quickly, leaving residents little time to take shelter. Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer...

June 27, 2018

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Alerts raised for Cleveland volcano after detection of small lava flow, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano from Yellow to Orange on June 26, 2018, after detection of small lava flow inside summit crater. The last detected explosive activity at Cleveland volcano occurred May 5, 2018....

June 27, 2018

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Ion-powered Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu

The unmanned Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has arrived at asteroid Ryugu, currently located 284 million km (176 million miles) away from Earth. The spacecraft will attempt 3 brief touch-and-go landings over the next 18 months to collect samples and return them to...

June 27, 2018

sierra negra eruption june 26 2018

Intense eruption starts at Sierra Negra volcano, evacuations ordered, Galapagos, Ecuador

A new eruption started at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos, Ecuador around 21:40 UTC (13:40 local time) on June 26, 2018, following intense seismicity in recent weeks. The eruption produced a plume of volcanic ash mixed with SO2 and other gases which is rising up to...

June 27, 2018

newfoundland and labrador snow june 26 2018

Record-breaking summer snow blankets Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Snow fell on parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Monday, June 26, 2018, and authorities warned residents there was a risk of snow and frost into Tuesday, both on the island and in the Big Land. According to Environment Canada (EC), the temperature was...

June 27, 2018

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State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A...

June 26, 2018

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Extremely heavy rain floods Mumbai, killing at least 4 people

At least four people have been killed over the past 24 hours as heavy monsoon rains hit Mumbai, the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million. In 24 hours to 08:30...

June 25, 2018

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Severe storm destroys 430 homes in Central Darfur camps, Sudan

Torrential rain accompanied with strong winds hit Sudan's Central Darfur on June 21, 2018, destroying 430 homes in displaced camps in Zalingei. According to Radio Dabanga, high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 homes...

June 25, 2018

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Significant cold outbreak affecting Europe, 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow in Alps, major waterspout outbreak

A significant cold outbreak for this time of year is affecting much of Europe. Nighttime and morning temperatures experienced across the continent are way below average for the end of June and parts of the Alps have received 20 cm (7.9 inches) of fresh snow today,...

June 25, 2018

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'Long-duration' M5.5 earthquake shakes Peloponnese, Greece

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as Mw5.5 earthquake hit near the coast of southwestern Peloponnese, a peninsula in southern Greece, at 05:14 UTC (08:14 local time) on June 25, 2018. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (5 miles). The USGS reports M5.5 at a...

June 25, 2018

landspout tornado near griffin saskatchewan canada june 23 2018

Large landspout tornado touches down near Griffin, Saskatchewan

A large landspout tornado touched down near Griffin, Saskatchewan, a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, on Saturday, June 23, 2018. It was one of at least two twisters spotted in the area that day. The tornado was on the ground for about 10 minutes...

June 25, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides destroy hundreds of homes, Vietnam

Heavy rains caused deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Vietnam over the weekend, claiming lives of at least 7 people and leaving 12 missing. The worst-hit province was Lai Chau in Vietnam's mountainous region, where five people lost their lives and 12...

June 25, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Daniel" forms in the Eastern Pacific, no impact to land

Tropical Storm "Daniel" formed June 24, 2018, as the 4th named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect and Daniel is expected to remain over open waters until it dissipates. At 15:00 UTC, June 24, the...

June 24, 2018

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Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the...

June 24, 2018

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Study helps explain why jet stream stalls out over regions, causing extreme weather events

A new study published recently in Science offers an explanation for a mysterious and sometimes deadly weather pattern in which the jet stream stalls out over a region. The discovery is expected to help predict long-term patterns, including which areas may see more...

June 24, 2018

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Four injured after EF-2 tornado destroys a home near Cullman, Alabama

Four people were injured Friday evening, June 22, 2018, after an EF-2 tornado swept through parts of Cullman County in northern Alabama. It was one of those storms that drop out of a clear blue sky, Cullman County EMA director said. According to Cullman County...

June 23, 2018

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Deadly landslide hits Phakant Township, Kachin State, Myanmar

Six people have been killed Friday, June 22, 2018, after heavy monsoon rains caused floods and landslides in Phakant Township of Kachin State, Myanmar. According to government sources, the landslides occurred near Pantin Bridge, Maw-wan Ward, beside No. 1 Main road....

June 23, 2018

floods tamaulipas mexico june 2018

Heavy rains cause deadly floods and landslides in Mexico

At least 7 people have died in weather-related incidents across Mexico over the past 7 days, including 6 who died in the past two days. Heavy rain was caused by a tropical disturbance over the western Gulf of Mexico which affected NE Mexico and parts of Texas, US. ...

June 22, 2018

shinmoedake eruption june 22 2018

Explosive eruption at Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama), Japan

A new explosive eruption took place at Japan's Shinmoedake volcano, a part of Kirishimayama volcanic complex, at 00:09 UTC (09:09 JST) on June 22, 2018. This was its first explosive eruption since May 14. The eruption ejected a column of ash up to 4.6 km (14 000...

June 22, 2018

telica volcano eruption june 21 2018

Moderately strong eruption at Telica volcano, Nicaragua

A moderately strong explosion took place at Nicaraguan Telica volcano at 13:08 UTC (07:08 local time) on June 21, 2018. The last eruptive phase of this volcano started on September 23, 2015, and ended May 11, 2016. It had Volcanic Explosivity Index of 2. The volcano...

June 21, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.2 hit Vanuatu at 21:13 UTC on June 21, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36 km (22.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 21.8 km (13.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth...

June 21, 2018

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Cold wave hits Peru, claiming lives of over 600 people

According to Chile's Ministry of Health (Minsa), 604 people have died of pneumonia by June 20, 2018, due to low temperatures. The number includes more than 400 older adults and 72 children under the age of 5. Since winter season is just beginning, low...

June 21, 2018

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Destructive floods hit capital Accra, Ghana, leaving 3 dead and 4 missing

Heavy rains hit capital Accra, Ghana on June 18, 2018, causing destructive floods across the city and leaving at least 3 people dead and 4 missing. The floods caused chaos across the capital and left many people trapped in their homes and vehicles. Local media...

June 21, 2018

dust storm mars june 2018

Martian dust storm now officially a global dust event

One of the most intense dust storms ever observed on Mars is raging across the planet since May 30, 2018. The storm grew rapidly over the next 20 days and is now officially a 'planet-encircling' (global) dust event. Although Martian dust storms are common...

June 21, 2018

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Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Russia, meteorites possible

A very bright daylight fireball exploded over western Russia at 01:11 UTC on June 21, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The meteor was seen from the cities of Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Orel. A sonic boom was...

June 21, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 13 - 19, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between June 13 and 19, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Fuego, Guatemala | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu,...

June 21, 2018

flooding in mcallen texas june 2018

Parts of southern Texas receive record-breaking June rainfall, worst flooding since Hurricane "Harvey"

A slow-moving low pressure area dropped record-breaking June rainfall on parts of southern Texas this week, causing the worst flooding this region has seen since Hurricane "Harvey" in August 2017. Some locations have received 127 to 381 mm (5 to 15 inches)...

June 21, 2018

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Earthquake swarm under Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Chilean authorities increased the alert level for Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano to Yellow (2 of 4) on June 20, 2018, following increased seismic activity detected under the volcano since the beginning of the month. The last eruptive phase of this volcano...

June 20, 2018

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Bright fireball explodes over South Island, New Zealand

A bright fireball exploded over New Zealand's South Island at 09:15 UTC (21:15 local time) on June 18, 2018. Witnesses say the object was green or blue and brighter than the full moon. ''Anybody see the crazy lights and hear the boom at 9.15,''...

June 20, 2018

krakatau eruption june 19 2018

New eruption observed at Krakatau volcano, Indonesia

A small eruption took place at Krakatau volcano, located between Java and Sumatra, on June 19, 2018. The last known eruption of this volcano took place on February 19, 2017. The eruption produced ash that rose a few hundred meters before it dissipated, Volcano...

June 20, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD / 0.00139 AU (207 941 km / 129 208 miles) on June 16, 2018, one day before it was discovered. This is 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

June 20, 2018