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colombia floods and landslides feb 26 2020

At least 22 dead or missing following severe flash floods and landslides in Colombia

Severe flash floods and landslides due to persistent heavy rain claimed at least eight lives and left 14 missing in central-north Colombia, national authorities reported on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. An orange alert has been issued for mudslides in the affected...

February 27, 2020

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Massive glacier collapse and catastrophic mudflow near Machu Picchu, Peru

A massive glacier collapse took place near Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Urubamba Province) on February 23, 2020, resulting in a catastrophic debris flow that claimed the lives of at least four people and left 13 others missing. Diario Correo reported that the event...

February 27, 2020

malawi flooding feb 25 2020

Widespread flooding hits Central Region of Malawi, including capital Lilongwe

Torrential rains since Monday, February 24, 2020, have led to widespread flooding in the Central Region of Malawi, including capital city Lilongwe. Local police reported four fatalities on Wednesday, February 26, due to weather-related incidents. Streets of Lilongwe...

February 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 19 - 25, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 19 to 25, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Huaynaputina, Peru | Reykjanes, Iceland | San Miguel, El Salvador | Semisopochnoi, United...

February 26, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano has increased over the past month and is now above background levels, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at 20:58 UTC on February 26,...

February 26, 2020

west java indonesia flood feb 25 2020

Emergency declared in Indonesia's West Java as widespread floods and landslides displace 10 000

Widespread flooding and landslides due to constant rains forced roughly 10 000 people to flee their home in West Java, Indonesia, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The calamities resulted in thousands of...

February 26, 2020

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M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Yamdena island, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Yamdena island, Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 07:33 UTC on February 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 61.2 km (38 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 44 km (27...

February 26, 2020

jakarta indonesia flood feb 25 2020

Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy...

February 25, 2020

turkey village under snow feb 21 2020

Blizzard buries village in southeast Turkey under 6 m (20 feet) of snow, leaves dozens more isolated

A powerful blizzard has buried a village in southeastern Turkey under about 6 m (20 feet) of snow, while 70 other villages were left isolated. Residents of the city of Yuksekova had been left without power and water on February 21, 2020, as they also struggle to dig...

February 25, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80...

February 25, 2020

egypt heavy rain feb 24 2020

Heavy rains hit Egypt, causing severe flooding and major traffic disruptions

Heavy rains pounded many parts of Egypt, including capital Cairo, on Monday, February 24, 2020, causing severe floods and major traffic disruptions. Authorities have decided to suspend classes in schools and universities nationwide on Tuesday, from Alexandria in the...

February 25, 2020

kwazulu natal severe weather feb 23 2020

Destructive storms hit KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Severe storms wreaked havoc across KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on February 22 and 23, 2020, triggering flash flooding which killed one woman. Disaster management teams were deployed in affected areas after reports of torn rooftops, uprooted trees, and swept-away...

February 25, 2020

cyclone wasi samoa feb 24 2020

Swollen rivers strand residents in Samoa after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Wasi"

Residents of Savai'i in Samoa were left stranded after heavy rain dropped by Cyclone "Wasi" caused rivers to overflow during the weekend. Although no significant damage was reported, some rivers and roads remained inundated on Monday, February 24,...

February 24, 2020

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Flash flood sweeps 249 students in Yogyakarta, leaving at least 10 dead, Indonesia

Flash flooding hit a group of 249 high school students who were on a school trip in Java Island's Yogyakarta region, Indonesia, on February 21, 2020. At least 10 were confirmed dead on Sunday, February 23, while 23 of them were treated for injuries. The tragedy...

February 24, 2020

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Short-lived earthquake swarm beneath Ruapehu volcano, New Zealand

A short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes occurred beneath Mt. Ruapehu on February 22 and 23, 2020. The sequence now appears to be over​. The Volcanic Alert Level, therefore, remains at Level 1. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2007 (VEI...

February 24, 2020

peru floods and mudslides feb 24 2020

Violent mudflows and raging flash floods hit southern Peru

Non-stop intense downpour has triggered violent mudflows and raging flash floods across Peru's southern region, bringing the death toll to nine as of Monday, February 24, 2020. Red warnings for heavy rains, thunderstorms, and strong winds were issued for central...

February 24, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 and M6.0 earthquakes hits Iran - Turkey border region, claiming lives of at least 9 people

A series of shallow earthquakes, including M5.7 at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit Iran - Turkey border region on Sunday, February 23, 2020, claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 37 others, 9 seriously. The...

February 23, 2020