Earth changes

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits near Ambae, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Ambae, Vanuatu at 15:23 UTC on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 125.4 km (78 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 134 km (83 miles). The epicenter was located 49.1 km (30.5 miles) ESE of...

March 20, 2019

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake hits western Turkey, numerous aftershocks shaking the region

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.7 hit western Turkey at 06:34 UTC (09:34 local time) on March 20, 2019 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). 100 aftershocks with magnitudes from 2.0 to 4.4 were...

March 20, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:38 UTC on March 19, 2019 (21:38 local time, March 18), ejecting a column of water vapor, gas and ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet). The eruption also threw incandescent material 2.5 km (1.5 miles)...

March 19, 2019

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Death toll in Mozambique could surpass 1 000, massive destruction reported

The President of Mozambique said Monday, March 18, 2019, that the number of people killed by Tropical Cyclone "Idai" could exceed 1 000. Idai made landfall at 23:30 UTC on March 14 close to the city of Beira (population 534 000) with wind speeds up to 170...

March 18, 2019

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Catastrophic flooding caused by rapid snowmelt and heavy rain, agriculture devastated, U.S.

Rapid snowmelt and heavy rain combined to produce massive flooding across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Wisconsin and South Dakota. Historic to catastrophic flooding inundated homes and businesses and devastated farmlands following a powerful late-season winter storm...

March 18, 2019

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Eruption continues at Bromo volcano, Malang airport remains in operation, Indonesia

The eruption at Mount Bromo continues at moderate levels on March 18, 2019. This eruptive phase started on February 18, 2019 after 29 months of relative quiet. The Alert Level of the volcano remains at 2 of 5 since 2016. Visitors and tourists are prohibited from...

March 18, 2019

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Deadly earthquake-triggered landslide hits Lombok, Indonesia

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 km hit Mount Rinjani, Indonesia at 07:07 UTC (14:07 local time) on March 17, 2019, triggering deadly landslide at the Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Bayan district. The quake hit at a depth of 23.6 km (14.7 miles)....

March 17, 2019

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Severe floods hit England's Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen...

March 17, 2019

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At least 77 killed, 116 injured as severe flash floods hit Papua, Indonesia

At least 77 people were killed, 116 injured and 4 000+ displaced in the Indonesian province of Papua over the weekend as heavy rain produced severe flash floods and landslides, the country's disaster officials said Sunday, March 17, 2019. The worst of the...

March 17, 2019

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7 killed, 13 missing after landslide hits northern China's Shanxi Province

A massive rescue operation with more than 600 people involved is underway Saturday, March 16, 2019, after a landslide hit a residential area in northern China's Shanxi Province, killing 7 people and leaving 13 others missing. The slide hit the township of...

March 16, 2019

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Powerful eruption at Bezymianny volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A powerful eruption took place at Russian Bezymianny volcano at 17:29 UTC on March 15, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red earlier in the day and lowered back to Orange at 21:20 UTC. KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 11:00 UTC today, stating...

March 15, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 6 - 12, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from March 6 to 12, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern...

March 15, 2019

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Major flooding in Midwest, thousands urged to evacuate in the wake of massive late-season storm, U.S.

A major winter storm system that brought blizzard conditions, severe thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall over much of the United States on March 13 and 14, 2019 departed into Canada today. In its wake, major to record river flooding is likely to continue through this...

March 15, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Bolivia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Bolivia at 05:03 UTC on March 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 358.3 km (222.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 356 km (221 miles). The epicenter was located 30 km (18 miles) S of Cliza...

March 15, 2019

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Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG...

March 14, 2019

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'Cyclone of historic proportions' hits U.S., sets barometric pressure records, strands over 1 100 drivers and leaves nearly 200 000 without power

Powerful winter storm rapidly intensified over the central United States on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, producing blizzard conditions and widespread hurricane-force wind gusts. Over 1 100 drivers were stranded, at least one person has been killed and nearly 200 000...

March 14, 2019

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TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at...

March 13, 2019