Earth changes

eastern spain snow january 2017

Historic snow blankets eastern Spain

Eastern Spain is experiencing an extremely rare winter weather for this region since Wednesday, January 18, 2017, when parts of the region saw their first snow in 90 years. Through Friday, January 20, at least 3 000 people became stranded on roads due to heavy snow....

January 20, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Makira (San Cristobal), Solomon Islands at 23:04 UTC on January 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 29.9 km (18.6 km). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of...

January 19, 2017

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Active volcanoes in the world: January 11 - 17, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes between January 11 and 17, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 9 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Bogoslof, Fox Islands (USA) | Ebeko, Paramushir...

January 19, 2017

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WMO confirms 2016 hottest year on record

According to a consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015. The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1°C...

January 19, 2017

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Severe weather hits New Zealand, numerous landslides in West Coast

A rapidly deepening low-pressure system (bomb low) produced powerful winds and dumped heavy rain on New Zealand on January 18 and 19, 2017, especially on South Island's West Coast where numerous landslides blocked traffic and isolated local communities. The bad...

January 19, 2017

avalanche hits rigopiano hotel italy january 18 2017

30 missing after massive avalanche hits Rigopiano hotel, Italy

Up to 30 people are missing after a massive avalanche buried Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola at the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range in Italy's Abruzzo region around 17:30 local time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Central Italy was under a severe...

January 19, 2017

bogoslof eruption terra modis january 18 2017

Bogoslof ejects ash more than 9.5 km (31 000 feet) a.s.l., Alaska

Alaskan Bogoslof volcano erupted again at about 22:20 UTC on January 18, 2017, following an approximately 20-minute-long increase in seismic activity. The cloud it ejected is presumably more ash-rich than others in current eruptive sequence. Alaska Volcano...

January 19, 2017

houston flood january 2017

Severe storm caused major flash flooding in Houston, Texas

A large swath of heavy rain swept across Southeast Texas during the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The storm dumped dangerous amounts of rain on Houston and caused major flash floods across the city. Authorities issued multiple flood warnings...

January 18, 2017

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Very strong explosion at Colima volcano, Mexico

After three moderate to large explosions over the past 10 days, Mexico's Colima volcano experienced another strong explosion at 06:27 UTC (00:27 CST) on January 18, 2017. The eruption spewed volcanic ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the crater. Ashfall was...

January 18, 2017

italy earthquake january 18 2017

Series of strong earthquakes hit Italy amid extreme snowfall

A series of strong earthquakes are hitting central Italy since 09:25 UTC on January 18, 2017. Within the first two hours, EMSC registered 21 moderate to strong earthquakes; by 15:52 the agency registered a total of 102 earthquakes. This region is currently under...

January 18, 2017

mount sinabung eruption january 16 2017

Activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high

Volcanic activity at Indonesian Mount Sinabung remains high. Late Monday, January 16, 2017, the volcano spewed ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level and produced a large pyroclastic flow, reminding everybody why tens of thousands nearby residents had to be...

January 17, 2017

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Severe flooding hits Philippines, at least 7 dead

A low pressure area has dumped heavy rain on Mindanao over the past couple of days and caused severe flooding in which at least 7 people lost their lives on January 17, 2017. One person is still missing as of 22:01 local time today. Misamis Oriental governor said...

January 17, 2017

earth fissure earth crack northern cape south africa january 2017

Large earth fissure opens in Northern Cape, South Africa

A large earth fissure has opened up between the cities of Daniëlskuil and Kuruman in Northern Cape, South Africa after heavy rains hit the region at the beginning of the month. The fissure is still growing and is nearing dangerously close to the R31 road...

January 16, 2017

winter storm jupiter ice storm united states january 2017

Long duration ice storm continues in central US, death toll rising

Widespread freezing rain produced by Winter Storm "Jupiter" persists for much of western Oklahoma, Kansas, northern Missouri, and western Iowa. Continuing snow is forecast to the north of the freezing rain, and to the south, heavy rain and the potential...

January 16, 2017

severe winter storm japan january 2017

Severe winter storm hits Japan, intense sea-effect snow

A major winter storm is affecting the Japanese archipelago Japan this week. The storm is producing typhoon-force winds and prolonged, intense sea-effect snow. Extreme amounts of snow have fallen in parts of Japan and claimed lives of at least 2 people. More than 40...

January 15, 2017

ice storm jupiter central us january 2017

Major ice storm hits the central US

A major winter storm is in progress across much of the central US, extending from northern New Mexico all the way to the Ohio Valley this weekend, January 14 and 15, 2017. Significant freezing rain may cause downed trees, prolonged power outages, and travel...

January 14, 2017

severe weather honduras january 8 2017

Severe weather in Honduras claims 4, leaves 6 missing

A cold front that hit northern Honduras on January 7 and 8, 2017 has claimed the lives of at least 4 people and left another 6 missing. Parts of the north saw as much as 150 mm (5.9 inches) of rain on January 8. Country's disaster management agency (Copeco) said...

January 14, 2017