Earth changes

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Shallow M5.7 earthquake 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) 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 quake struck a remote mountainous region,...

February 23, 2020

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Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Heavy downpour continues to batter Argentina, affecting several northern provinces, including Chaco, La Rioja, Salta, and Tucuman. More than a hundred families have been evacuated due to widespread flooding on February 20, 2020. In Chacho, the provincial government...

February 22, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 12 - 18, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 12 to 18, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) |...

February 21, 2020

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Severe winter storm hits Norway with heavy snow, resulting in at least 2 fatalities

A severe winter storm hit Norway this week, dumping heavy snow and causing travel and power disruptions across parts of the country. Dozens of people were left stranded on closed roads and at least 2 people lost their lives after an avalanche hit off the...

February 21, 2020

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IMO: Deadly gases measured, stay away from caves in Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is warning residents and tourists to temporarily stop exploring caves in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes Peninsula due to deadly gasses measured in a cave close to a parking lot. In their warning issued at 10:59 UTC on February...

February 21, 2020

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California returning into drought conditions, reservoirs still at or above average, U.S.

Drought conditions are returning to California as major rain and significant mountain snow had not fallen since December 2019. Sacramento and San Francisco have not seen a drop of rain in February 2020, which is usually one of the wettest months of the year for the...

February 21, 2020

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Heavy rains turn roads into raging rivers, trigger deadly landslides - West Java, Indonesia

Continuous heavy downpour in Indonesia's West Java province turned roads into raging rivers and caused landslides in which at least 4 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Flash floods have also affected more than 115 050...

February 21, 2020

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Massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec after sudden whiteout conditions, Canada

Two people died and nearly 70 were left injured in a massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec's Montreal city in Canada on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. According to authorities, sudden whiteout conditions due to blizzard likely caused the incident. The pileup...

February 20, 2020

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Heaviest snowfall of the season hits Seoul, causing flight cancellations and traffic disruption, South Korea

Seoul received its largest daily snowfall this winter season on Monday, February 17, 2020, when up to 4.1 cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell in the South Korean capital, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The record came after the country felt its...

February 20, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and tornado hit Cordoba, Argentina

Intense thunderstorms accompanied by hail and at least one tornado struck the province of Cordoba, Argentina on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The severe weather caused severe floods, damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, but no injuries were reported....

February 19, 2020

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Bright fireball over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 02:18 UTC on February 19, 2020 (20:18 LT on February 18). The event was recorded by several webcams. At this time, there are no eyewitness reports submitted to the...

February 19, 2020

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Satellites detect very rapid deformation of Tungurahua's west flank, possibly leading to a colossal landslide, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Tungurahua volcano, one of South America's most prominent volcanoes, is showing early warning signs of potential flank collapse, a new research paper published in Science Direct suggests. A previous eruption of Tungurahua, around 3 000 years ago,...

February 19, 2020

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Widespread damage after floods hit Binga district, northern Zimbabwe

Severe flooding which hit Binga district in Matabeleland North Province, northern Zimbabwe, on February 11, 2020, has damaged at least 181 homes and totally destroyed 37, according to national newspaper New Zimbabwe report on Monday, February 17, 2020. The figures...

February 19, 2020

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At least 3 dead as heavy rains continue to batter Peru, around 300 homes damaged in flash floods and landslides

At least three people were confirmed dead in Peru on February 18, 2020, as heavy downpour continues to strike the country. About 300 homes were also damaged in flash floods and landslides sparked by the torrential rains. Two of the fatalities were reported in Sandia...

February 18, 2020

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Mississippi under state of emergency after historic flooding, above-normal rain triggers inundation and landslides in Tennessee

Incessant heavy rains continued to drench portions of the southern U.S., causing several rivers and dams to overflow. Unprecedented flooding in Mississippi put the state under a state of emergency on February 15, 2020, as Pearl River reached its third-highest level...

February 18, 2020

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Brutal cold, ice storms and snow worsen conditions for displaced in northern Syria, children freezing to death

Piercing cold, ice storms, and heavy snow have worsened the living conditions of over 80 000 Syrians sleeping in the open air after fleeing a government offensive in the country's northern province of Idlib. Save the Children organization confirmed on Tuesday,...

February 18, 2020

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Research voyage reveals formation of Earth's hidden continent Zealandia

Newly published evidence reveals that Earth's hidden continent Zealandia-- which stretches across 5 million km2 (2 million mi2) beneath the southwest Pacific Ocean-- was shaped by two tectonic events. First, it was ripped away from Australia and Antarctica and...

February 18, 2020