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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 18 - 24, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between April 18 and 24, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kanlaon, Philippines | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) |...

April 25, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave at least 18 dead in Rwanda

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Disaster Management (MIDIMAR), at least 18 people have died in floods and landslides from April 23 to 24, 2018. "Eighteen people passed on due to disasters caused by heavy rains in the night of April 23," MIDIMAR...

April 25, 2018

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Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United...

April 25, 2018

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Gaua volcano remains in major unrest state, Alert Level at 2

Vanuatu's Gaua volcano continues in major unrest state and the Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department (VMGD) reports. Observations and satellite data obtained from March to April 2018 confirm that the activity...

April 25, 2018

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Violent explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

An intense explosive sequence took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on the morning of April 24, 2018. The first explosion took place at 09:05 UTC and emitted abundant ash along with incandescent material and large lava blocks up to 250 m (820 feet) above the...

April 24, 2018

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Significant damage after M5.2 earthquake hits Turkey, dozens injured

A strong and damaging M 5.2 earthquake struck near Samsat, Turkey at 00:34 UTC (03:34 local time) on April 24, 2018, causing significant damage and injuring at least 39 people. The earthquake was registered by the USGS as M5.2 and the agency is reporting a depth of...

April 24, 2018

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Lifeless Ambae: Heavy ashfall forces permanent relocation of entire island

Vanuatu's Manoro Voui volcano, also known as Ambae and Aoba, erupted in September 2017, forcing short-term mass evacuation. The entire island was evacuated but most of its 11 000 residents returned by December, only to find their island covered in ash, grey and...

April 24, 2018

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Double the average: Snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana

The winter of 2017/18 will go down in the record books as the snowiest on record in Billings, Montana's largest city. After an additional 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) of snow on April 23, Billings officially reached its snowiest winter on record, with 269.5 cm (106.1...

April 24, 2018

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Mount Shirane volcano alert level raised, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency has raised the alert level for Mount Shirane volcano near Gunma and Nagano prefectures from Level 1 to Level 2 on Sunday, April 22, 2018, restricting access to the crater. JMA said volcanic earthquakes at the Yugama crater have been...

April 23, 2018

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Mount Io (Iwo-yama volcano) erupts for the first time since 1768, Japan

Iwo-yama volcano also known as Mount Io and Mount Ioyama, located on the Ebino Highland and a part of Kirishimayama volcano group in Japan's Kyushu, erupted at 06:39 UTC (15:39 JST) on April 19, 2018 for the first time since 1768. The volcano ejected ash high...

April 19, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

Observations and measurements of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone during the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has become increasingly pressurized, the Hawaiian Volcano...

April 19, 2018

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3 killed, over 300 buildings damaged after shallow M4.4 quake hit Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG) as M4.4 hit Central Java Province, Indonesia at 06:28 UTC on April 18, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 4 km (2.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a...

April 19, 2018

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Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018. Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest...

April 19, 2018

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits near Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center as M5.9 hit southern Iran at 06:34 UTC on April 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 18 km (11.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

April 19, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 11 - 17, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between April 11 and 17, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Langila, New Britain (Papua New Guinea) | Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing...

April 19, 2018

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Severe weather claims 12 lives, affects thousands in Colombia

At least 12 people have been killed and 1 341 families affected by severe weather since the start of the current rainy season in Colombia (April - May), the country's National Disaster Risk Management Agency (UNRGD) reports. Since the start of the season, the...

April 18, 2018

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Huge rockslide in Castell de Mur buries a vehicle after heavy rainfall, Spain

A major, fatal rockslide event took place at Castell de Mur in Catalonia, Spain on Monday, April 16, 2018, killing at least 2 people. According to first estimates, this rock slope failure had a mass of about 50 000 tonnes and a volume of 20 000 cubic meters (706 300...

April 18, 2018