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Massive dust storm hits Sao Paulo, Brazil

A massive dust storm hit the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 26, 2021, reducing the visibility to a minimum. The worst affected cities in Sao Paulo were Aracatuba, Franca, Jales, Presidente Prudente, and Ribeirao Preto. Parts of the neighboring state of...

September 28, 2021

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Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

A deep cyclone with estimated pressure below 970 hPa is bringing intense snowstorms and blizzard conditions to northwest Iceland on September 28, 2021. Bad weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 29. Blizzard conditions are expected in the...

September 28, 2021

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Unique close-up views of eruption at La Palma, Canary Islands

Drone videos acquired by IGN on September 25, 2021, show unique close-up views of erupting vents at Cumbre Vieja volcano. After the intensification of activity observed over the past couple of days, volcanic tremor and strombolian explosive activity have almost...

September 27, 2021

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Homes flooded, cars swept away after severe flash floods hit Huelva, Spain

Torrential downpours hit parts of southern Spain on September 23, 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the province of Huelva. The floods inundated homes and swept away vehicles in the cities of Huelva and Lepe, and caused more than 600 emergency interventions....

September 23, 2021

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Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Heavy ash emissions were observed at Etna's Southeast crater since 06:15 UTC on September 21, 2021, where strombolian activity resumed at 06:55 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:10 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 09:30. Strombolian activity...

September 21, 2021

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More than 160 homes destroyed by lava at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava flows produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, destroyed 166 buildings since the eruption started on Sunday, September 19, 2021. As of September 20, lava flows are covering 103 ha (254 acres) of land....

September 21, 2021

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Cumbre Vieja eruption live streaming - La Palma, Canary Islands

Lava advances on September 21, 2021, destroying homes in its way, following a volcanic eruption at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands. Archived imagery - first 12 hours. More information about the eruption.Featured image credit: TV CANARIAS...

September 21, 2021

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Rivers overflow after heavy rain, affecting 1.2 million and claiming 10 lives in West Bengal, India

More than 1.2 million people have been affected after heavy rains over the past couple of days caused rivers to overflow and embankments to fail in the Indian state of West Bengal. The situation worsened after dam releases in the neighboring state of Jharkhand. At...

September 21, 2021

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Spectacular lava fountains at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palma island, Canary Islands finally erupted on September 19, 2021, after 8 days of intense seismicity. This is the first eruption at the volcano since 1971. Seismicity further increased during the UTC morning on September 19, leading to...

September 20, 2021

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Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

There are many reports of 'boom-like' sounds associated with a couple of fireball sightings from northern Virginia around 14:30 UTC on September 17 (10:30 EDT). It's possible this event produced meteorites in the northern Virginia/eastern West Virginia...

September 18, 2021

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Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

According to Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, deformation scientist at the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), there is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcano is ready to erupt. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 -- it was a large and...

September 16, 2021

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2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...

September 15, 2021

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500 000 people at risk of flooding after La Mojana dam overflows, Colombia

The La Mojana dam in southwestern Colombia overflowed on August 27, 2021, due to high water levels of the Cauca River caused by atypically heavy rains during the month. The resulting floods affected more than 180 000 people in 39 municipalities across Antioquia,...

September 15, 2021

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Astronomers record small asteroid impacting Jupiter

A bright fireball -- most likely a small asteroid or a comet -- struck Jupiter at 22:39 UTC on September 13, 2021. The impact was seen and captured by astronomers across the world who were observing the ongoing transit of the shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. "A...

September 15, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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More than 300 000 evacuated as Shanghai braces for Tropical Storm "Chanthu"

Shanghai authorities have ordered the evacuation of nearly 330 000 people as the city braced for heavy rains and strong winds caused by Tropical Cyclone "Chanthu" -- the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Before reaching the coast of...

September 14, 2021

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More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

Very heavy rains affecting the Indian state of Gujarat over the past few days have caused massive floods in parts of the state, affecting more than 1.6 million people. The flooding affected 1 660 245 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar,...

September 14, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

Severe flash floods hit the Nigerian capital Abuja and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on September 12, 2021, claiming the lives of 4 people. The floods were caused by heavy rains, but the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director-General Abbas G. Idriss said...

September 14, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were...

September 13, 2021

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

In 24 hours to 16:00 UTC on September 11, monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano registered 128 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and low ash content.1 Additionally, 753 minutes of low-amplitude tremor were recorded as well as an...

September 13, 2021

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Ex-Hurricane "Larry" dumping heavy snow over Greenland after making landfall in Newfoundland, Canada

Hurricane "Larry" made landfall near South East Bight, Newfoundland, Canada at 03:45 UTC on September 11, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 960 hPa, making it a Category 1 hurricane on the...

September 12, 2021

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Huge boulders break off a mountain near Mexico City, plunging into a densely populated neighborhood

A part of a mountain in Tlalnepantla, located on the outskirts of Mexico City, gave way on Friday, September 10, 2021, sending huge boulders -- some of them the size of small homes -- into a densely populated area, and leaving at least 1 person dead and 10 missing....

September 12, 2021

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Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" (Kiko) impacts extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- made its first landfall east of the Babuyan Islands at 21:00 UTC on September 10, 2021, and the second at 00:30 UTC on September 11 over Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. Chanthu had 1-minute...

September 11, 2021

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New Orleans on track to restore 90 percent of electricity by September 8, Louisiana

Just 8 days after Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hit New Orleans, knocking out power to the entire city, 71 percent of Entergy New Orleans customers have had their power restored, company executives announced on Monday, September 6, 2021. Ida made landfall on...

September 07, 2021

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Beijing's flood season ends with 70 percent above average precipitation, China

Beijing's 2021 flood season (June 1 to August 31) ended with the highest average precipitation in the recent 20 years. The average precipitation of the city reached 627.4 mm (24.7 inches) during this year's flood season, which is approximately 70% more than...

September 07, 2021

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Massive highway landslide in Shimla district blocks National Highway 5, Himachal Pradesh

A large landslide took place at about 09:00 LT on September 6, 2021, blocking the National Highway 5 at Jeori in Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh, India. The road connects Firozpur in Punjab with Shipki La on the India-China border. While the landslide did not...

September 07, 2021

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Eruption continues at underwater volcano near Mayotte, Indian Ocean

Eruption at a newly-discovered underwater volcano, located about 50 - 60 km (31 - 37 miles) east of Mayotte, Indian Ocean continues with increased seismicity and associated deformations. During the month of August, REVOSIMA detected 361 volcano-tectonic earthquakes...

September 07, 2021

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Lava dome at Sheveluch volcano continues to grow, Russia

While activity at the Russian Sheveluch volcano sharply dropped at the beginning of September 2021, its lava dome continues growing, accompanied by strong fumarolic activity, incandescence of the lava dome, and hot avalanches. Satellite data still shows a bright...

September 07, 2021

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Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Tropical Storm "Conson" -- known as Jolina in the Philippines -- formed at 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2021, as the 13th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. At 15:00 UTC (23:00 Philippine Standard Time) on September 6, the Japan Meteorological...

September 07, 2021

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Another glacial outburst flood begins at the Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland

Another glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress at the Vatnajökull ice cap since September 5, 2021. Yesterday's flood started at the Eastern Skaftárketill cauldron and follows another flood from the Western Skaftárketill which...

September 06, 2021

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Very bright and sonic fireball over the English Channel

A very bright and sonic fireball streaked through the night sky over the English Channel at 21:48 UTC on September 5, 2021. The event and was captured by numerous dashcams and Fripon video stations. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 400...

September 06, 2021

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Sri Lanka raids private warehouses after declaring a state of emergency due to food shortages

Sri Lankan government raided private warehouses outside capital Colombo to seize thousands of tonnes of sugar last week. The raids came a day after the country declaring a state of emergency due to food shortages. Major General Senarath Niwunhella, who was named...

September 06, 2021

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New Jersey’s largest dairy devastated by an EF-3 tornado in Mullica Hill

An EF-3 tornado produced by remnants of Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey on September 1, 2021, devastating Wellacrest Farms -- the state's largest dairy farm. The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ has...

September 06, 2021

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Hailstorms wreak havoc across parts of Saskatchewan, Canada

Severe thunderstorms swept through parts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada on August 31, 2021, bringing torrential rainfall, intense winds, hail, localized flooding and tornado warnings in Saskatchewan. A trough digging in across the western Prairies helped...

September 03, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Alcanar after 77 mm (3 inches) of rain in 30 minutes - Catalonia, Spain

Severe flooding wreaked havoc in several parts of Spain over the past couple of days, forcing the closure of roads and leaving around 10 000 customers without power. The worst-hit was the town of Alcanar in the northeast of Catalonia, where some streets turned into...

September 03, 2021

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Remnants of Ida and Nora bring dangerous flash flood threats to U.S.

As the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Ida" move into the northeast U.S., potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Wednesday into early Thursday, September 1 and 2, 2021, across portions of the Mid-Atlantic to Southern New England. In...

September 01, 2021

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Rare August snowfall blankets swathes of Chile's Atacama desert

A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches). "This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen...

August 31, 2021

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More than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power, Louisiana

More than 1 million homes and businesses in southern Louisiana remain without power after Hurricane "Ida" caused 'catastrophic' damage to the power grid over the weekend.1 Ida is the second most intense hurricane on record to hit Louisiana, only...

August 31, 2021

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Rare snowfall in South Africa caused by intense cold front

An intense cold front associated with a steep upper-air trough affecting parts of South Africa from August 26 to 30, 2021, brought heavy rains, disruptive snow, and cold temperatures.1 The front lashed Western Cape before moving to other parts of South Africa,...

August 31, 2021

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New aerial images of newly-created island at Fukutoku-Oka-no-ba volcano, Japan

The Japan Coast Guard has made another overflight of the newly-created island at Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano on August 26, 2021. The island has grown in size since the last flight on August 16 and a large amount of pumice is still present near the volcano. Image...

August 29, 2021