Earth changes

france flood sept 19 2020

2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

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Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major eruption started at Ecuador's Sangay volcano at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on September 20, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash rose to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, moving W at 18 - 28 km/h (11 - 17 mph). Heavy ashfall was reported...

September 20, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 21:43 UTC on September 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 18, 2020

uganda flood sept 2020

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two...

September 17, 2020

vietnam flood sept 14 2020

Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020

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Massive landslide at Irazu volcano prompts relocation of infrastructure, Costa Rica

The government has started the process of relocating telecommunication towers in Costa Rica's Irazu Volcano National Park due to an ongoing massive landslide, which started on August 26, 2020. Officials warned people to avoid the lower part of the mountain as...

September 17, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 8 - 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from September 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Sinabung, Indonesia. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka...

September 16, 2020

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Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds dead in one of the Southwest's largest bird die-offs on record, U.S.

Mystery ensues across New Mexico as hundreds of thousands of migratory birds have been found dead across the state in one of the Southwest's largest bird die-offs in recent memory. Scientists are examining the reason behind the alarming event, looking at...

September 16, 2020

cape verde flood sept 12 2020

Deadly flooding hits Praia after 3 months' worth of rain in just one day, Cabo Verde

Heavy rains triggered flash flooding in Praia, Cabo Verde, on Saturday, September 12, 2020, resulting in property damage in several districts and one casualty. The city recorded 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period, which is nearly three times its average...

September 15, 2020

tunisia flood sept 5 2020

At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5...

September 15, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits north of Fiji

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit north of Fiji at 04:12 UTC on September 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 150 km (93 miles)...

September 15, 2020

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Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Kamchatka, Russia at 03:41 UTC (15:41 LT) on September 15, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 329 km (204 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 320 km (198 miles). The epicenter was located 13.7 km...

September 15, 2020

nepal landslide flood sept 13 2020

More than 30 people dead or missing after floods and landslides hit Nepal

More than 30 people are dead or missing after floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpour hit Sindhupalchok District in Nepal from September 12 to 13, 2020, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA). Around 17...

September 14, 2020

rebirth of a volcano sept 12 2020

Researchers document rebirth of a volcano for the first time

For the first time, scientists were able to document a volcano's life cycle, from its collapse to its rebirth. Researchers from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences and volcanologists from Russia presented the results of a series of photogrammetric...

September 14, 2020

africa flood sept 2020

Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding...

September 12, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 02:44 UTC (11:44 LT) on September 12, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 40 km (25 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 32 km (20 miles), EMSC M6.1 at 51 km...

September 12, 2020

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La Niña ENSO phase declared at the peak of hurricane season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has officially declared this year's La Niña phase on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The announcement comes at the peak of the hurricane season. This weather pattern occurs over the eastern Pacific,...

September 11, 2020