Earth changes

saddlerigdge fire ca october 2019

Deadly wildfires leave widespread devastation in California

Wildfires have been raging across California, killing a number of residents, forcing mass evacuations, destroying properties, and wreaking havoc in the region. 100 000 residents had to flee on Friday, October 11, after Saddleridge Fire swept through the northern...

October 15, 2019

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Sinkholes and steep cliffs forming up on New Jersey beaches after Subtropical Storm "Melissa"

Massive sinkholes are opening up on New Jersey beaches days after coastal flooding caused by slow-moving nor'easter, later subtropical and then tropical storm Melissa. Town officials in Sea Bright are warning people to stay away. If you get too close, the sand...

October 15, 2019

wildfires in lebanon oct 14 2019

Over 100 huge wildfires rage through Lebanon, the worst in decades

More than 103 huge fires raged through thousands of square meters of forest and several villages in Lebanon on Monday night, October 14, 2019. The affected towns and villages include Mechref, Kfar Matta, Daqoun, Zagharta, and Dibbiyeh, according to the National News...

October 15, 2019

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Eruption at Mount Merapi spews ash up to 5.9 km (19 098 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

Authorities have issued an aviation warning following the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi on October 14, 2019. The volcano, situated on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta, erupted at 09:31 UTC (16:31 LT) and expelled a column of ash up to 5.9 km (19...

October 15, 2019

landslide in ethiopia oct 12 2019

Landslide kills at least 23 in Ethiopia

At least 23 people have died after a mudslide hit the Konta district of southern Ethiopia on October 12, 2019. Officials confirmed the numbers on October 14. The landslide, which was a result of heavy rains, took the lives of victims from Amia 03 locality also...

October 15, 2019

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Metis Shoal volcano starts erupting, Aviation Color Code Orange, Tonga

A white plume was observed rising up to 5 km (17 000 feet) above sea level over underwater Metis Shoal volcano, Tonga at 22:06 UTC on October 14, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1995 (VEI 2). The Aviation Color Code was raised to Orange - the...

October 15, 2019

hunger levels in horn of africa spikes

Hunger levels in Horn of Africa rise as region experiences driest summer in over 35 years

Save the Children raised warning over a major emergency in the Horn of Africa as at least 13 million people will continue to face starvation following poor rainfall that affected crops, livestock, and livelihood. The area is now experiencing its driest summer since...

October 14, 2019

manitoba snowstorm october 2019

State of emergency after unprecedented October snowstorm leaves 250 000 without power in Manitoba, Canada

At least 250 000 were left without power after an unprecedented snowstorm hit Manitoba, Canada. Heavy and wet snow began falling on Thursday, October 10 and continued into Friday, October 11. The capital, Winnipeg, was prompted to declare a state of emergency...

October 14, 2019

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

rescue operation after typhoon hagibis japan

Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon "Hagibis" made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane...

October 13, 2019

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Ambrym volcano Alert Level lowered from Level 2 to Level 1, Vanuatu

Observations and data from February 2019 to present show that activity at Ambrym volcano has declined and conditions become stable, thus we now recognize the level of volcanic activity as minor unrest, Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) said. There...

October 12, 2019

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Saddleridge Fire explodes in Southern California, mandatory evacuation in San Fernando Valley

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions continue on Friday across portions of Southern California due to gusty winds and a very dry airmass. These conditions should subside by the weekend as an upper level trough approaches the region. The setup has...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

landslide in new zealand oct 4 2019

Massive landslide prompts long-term closure of State Highway 4, New Zealand

A landslide has been developing for some time on State Highway 4, between Whanganui and Raetihi in the district of Ruapehu in New Zealand. Reports on October 9, 2019, said the recurring landslide has destroyed roads, resulting in considerable local disruption. The...

October 10, 2019

floods hit sudan oct 6 2019

Flash floods hit North Darfur, damaging at least 367 homes, Sudan

Heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur on October 4 to 6,2019, leaving at least 367 homes damaged and many livestock perished. No human casualties were reported but many families have been left homeless. According to the town's preliminary...

October 10, 2019

record snow hits spokane oct 8 2019

Record snowfall wreaks havoc in Spokane, more than 36 000 customers without power, USA

At least 8 cm (3 inches) of snow was registered in Spokane, Washington on October 8, 2019, breaking the record set in 1981. The record snowfall blocked streets and knocked down towers, causing power interruptions to more than 36 000 residents. Classes were also...

October 10, 2019

snow stalls harvest in canada oct 9 2019

Early frost and snow hinder harvest in Canada

Early snow and frost stalled harvest in Canada, reports said on October 9, 2019. From 10 to 100 cm (4 - 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country, particularly several regions of Alberta. In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less...

October 10, 2019