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Severe flash floods damage multiple properties in capital Ankara, Turkey

Heavy downpours lashed the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, causing severe flash floods. As a result, traffic was paralyzed and multiple properties were damaged. Heavy rains began Wednesday noon, causing floodwaters to spread through streets and...

June 11, 2021

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Increased seismic activity in Michoacán may foretell birth of new volcano

For the second time since 2020, scientists are considering the possibility of a new volcano forming in Uruapan City in the state of Michoacan, Mexico, after detecting 236 low magnitude micro quakes in the area from May 1 to June 8, 2021. In 2020, a team of about 50...

June 11, 2021

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Heavy rains trigger landslides and worst river flooding since record-keeping began, Brazil

Several tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil are registering the biggest floods ever recorded as heavy rains continued lashing parts of the country. On June 5, 2021, the Negro River in Manaus reached 30 m (98 feet), becoming the city's largest flood since...

June 11, 2021

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Severe storm hits Victoria leaving a trail of destruction, 2 people dead and more than 200 000 homes without power, Australia

At least two people died after a deep low started affecting the state of Victoria, Australia, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Severe weather, including torrential rain, snow, and strong winds of over 120 km/h (74 mph), prompted evacuations and rescues across the state...

June 11, 2021

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Seismic activity under Pelée volcano, Martinique

Seismic activity continues at slightly above background levels at Martinique's Pelée volcano. From May 28 to June 4, 2021, the L'Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Martinique (OVSM) registered at least 11 volcanic-tectonic earthquakes of...

June 10, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 2 - 8, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from June 2 to 8, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Gareloi, United States | Semisopochnoi, Aleutian Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

June 09, 2021

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Massive sinkhole in Puebla continues to expand, now at 110 m (360 feet), Mexico

The enormous sinkhole in Puebla State, southeastern Mexico, has grown to 110 m (360 feet) in diameter as of Monday, June 7, 2021, prompting authorities to widen the security perimeter. The hole has already destroyed a nearby house's bedroom and part of a wall...

June 09, 2021

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Increased seismic activity at Gareloi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Alaska

A slight increase in seismic activity was observed at Gareloi volcano, Alaska on May 18, 2021, and beginning May 27 there has been a sustained increase in the rate and size of small volcanic earthquakes. Because the level of seismic activity is now above the...

June 08, 2021

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Lava cuts off famous viewing hill of eruption near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Iceland

The famous viewing hill providing a glimpse of the ongoing volcanic eruption site near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Iceland, has been cut off as lava has made its way through the hiking trail on Monday, June 7, 2021. The spectacular sight of a volcano spewing...

June 08, 2021

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Hundreds ordered to evacuate as 2 large wildfires rage in Arizona, U.S.

Two large wildfires are raging in Arizona, U.S., over the past couple of days, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate. The first one, Telegraph Fire, has so far spread through 16 636 ha (41 109 acres) and the other -- Mescal Fire, 20 084 ha (49 631 acres) as of...

June 07, 2021

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Turkey's Sea of Marmara experiences the largest outbreak of "sea snot" on record

A large amount of thick, viscous, mucus-like substance known as marine mucilage or sea snot (phytoplankton bloom) is covering the coastline of the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul, Turkey, threatening marine life and the local fishing industry. Sea snot is caused by the...

June 07, 2021

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Heavy storms and hail pummel western and central Germany

Severe weather struck parts of western and central Germany on Thursday, June 3, 2021, including heavy rain and hail, causing havoc in the regions. Firefighters and police received multiple calls for assistance as traffic was brought to a standstill, trees were...

June 07, 2021

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Significant eruption, pyroclastic flow at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 16:35 UTC on June 6, 2021, producing a pyroclastic flow and ejecting volcanic ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption lasted for 421 seconds and was not clearly observable...

June 07, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides hit Sri Lanka, leaving at least 17 people dead and more than 210 000 affected

At least 17 people have died and more than 271 000 have been affected after heavy rains hit Sri Lanka over the weekend, officials reported on Monday, June 7, 2021. Tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes as days of deluge caused rivers on the...

June 07, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mount Hood volcano, Oregon

The Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) has detected an earthquake swarm in the Mount Hood area, Oregon on June 5, 2021. The swarm continued into June 6 when the activity started to quiet down. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 1865 and 1866 (VEI...

June 06, 2021

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Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, Southern California

An intense earthquake swarm is taking place near the Salton Sea in Southern California, U.S. on June 5, 2021, starting with M2.2 at 08:05 UTC (01:05 LT). The USGS has registered 285 earthquakes by 21:24 UTC. The swarm is still in progress and new earthquakes are...

June 05, 2021

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Shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit Gorda plate, off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

Two shallow M5.9 earthquakes hit off the coast of southern Oregon, U.S. at 07:52 and 08:17 UTC on June 4, 2021, at a depth of 16.6 km (10.3 miles) and 14.5 km (9 miles), respectively. They were located around 12 km (7.4 miles) from each other and followed by 5...

June 05, 2021