Extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano continues, Russia

Extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano continues, Russia

The extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano in Russia continues, with the growth of the lava dome and strong fumarole activity observed. Incandescence of the lava dome, explosions, and hot avalanches have also been reported in conjunction with this process.

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

A rare snowfall blanketed the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on January 17, 2023, creating picturesque winter scenery and impressing local residents and visitors. The Taklimakan Desert is the largest desert in China and the second-largest shifting-sand desert in the world.

Avalanche buries multiple vehicles in Tibet, killing at least 28 people

Avalanche buries multiple vehicles in Tibet, killing at least 28 people

An avalanche hit southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region at 19:50 LT on January 17, 2023, burying multiple vehicles and killing at least 28 people as of January 20. The avalanche occurred on a section of road between Pai village in Mainling county and the Doxong La tunnel in Medog county, leaving people trapped in their vehicles as snow engulfed the exit of the tunnel.

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits northern Argentina

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits northern Argentina

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M6.8 hit northern Argentina at 22:09 UTC on January 20, 2023. The depth of the earthquake was reported as 610.7 km (379 miles) by the USGS, and 586 km (364 miles) by the EMSC.