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Yangtze region under worst drought in 40 years, agro-production severely affected, China

The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China are now suffering from its most severe drought in 40 years. The ministry in charge of handling natural disasters said that the drought had delayed rapeseed planting in the region. Furthermore, the total...

November 12, 2019

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Tonga

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tonga at 23:03 UTC on November 11, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.9 The epicenter was located 147 km (91 miles) W of Neiafu and 251 km (156 miles) N of Nuku'alofa, Tonga....

November 12, 2019

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Satellite imagery: Metis Shoal (Lateiki) eruption creates new island, Tonga

A new underwater eruption at Tongan Metis Shoal volcano, also known as Lateiki, the source of a massive amount of pumice detected in August 2019, resulted in the creation of a new island by the end of October. This volcano is known for the creation of new islands....

November 11, 2019

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Earthquake swarm under Askja volcano, Iceland

Hundreds of earthquakes have been registered near the Askja caldera, in an area approximately 10 km (6 miles) east-northeast from the rim, at the depths around 5 km (3 miles) over the past couple of days. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1961 (VEI 2)....

November 11, 2019

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Unusually strong M5.4 earthquake hits France, injuring 4 peeople

A shallow earthquake registered by the BCSF as M5.4 hit near Montelimar, France at 10:52 UTC (11:52 LT) on November 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS registered it as M4.8, EMSC as M4.9. The epicenter was located 5.1 km (3.2 miles)...

November 11, 2019

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40 000 displaced as severe floods hit Congo

Around 40 000 residents have been displaced by floods along the Ubangi River in the northern area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reports confirmed on November 10, 2019. The floods began in October after a period of heavy rain triggered the river to...

November 11, 2019

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Temperatures drop as heavy rain and hailstorm hit parts of UAE

​Residents saw moderate to heavy rainfall in parts of the United Arab Emirates, as well as a hailstorm in Ras Al Khaimah on November 10, 2019. Temperatures also dropped significantly throughout the country. Hails in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah crashed...

November 10, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits northern Spain

The weather in northern Spain had taken a turn from warm to cold this week, with heavy snowfall reported on November 8, 2019. Yellow and orange snow alerts have been put in place, which means severe weather is possible in the following days and residents must be...

November 10, 2019

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Unseasonably cold Arctic airmass, snow and freezing rain with gusty winds across the central and eastern U.S.

A significant early-season Arctic airmass will produce areas of snow and freezing rain, and gusty winds across the central and eastern U.S. into next week. Widespread snow from the Plains to the Northeast could fall as far south as Tennessee, with the heaviest snow...

November 10, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, continuous VA emission, Mexico

Continuous emission of volcanic ash began at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 15:00 UTC on November 9, 2019. At 15:46 UTC, ash was rising up to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) above sea level. According to data provided by the Washington VAAC, the ash cloud is moving NW at...

November 09, 2019

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Snow and below freezing temperatures a day after very heavy rains and widespread floods, UK

Snow has pummelled parts of Wales on November 9, 2019, causing travel disruptions just a day after a heavy downpour hit parts of England, resulting in widespread floods. One woman reportedly died after being swept away by floodwater in Derbyshire. Temperatures have...

November 09, 2019

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3 fatalities confirmed, 5 missing as unprecedented bushfires burn in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Devastating bushfires are burning in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia since November 4, 2019. Authorities have reported more than 150 properties destroyed, 3 fatalities, 5 people missing, and 40 others injured, as of November 9. Out of the 74 fires burning,...

November 09, 2019

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Lava effusion detected at Cleveland volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Satellite data from the past day suggest that slow effusion of lava may have begun in the summit crater. Thus, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) is increasing the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano Alert Level to WATCH on November 8, 2019. Highly...

November 08, 2019

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Strongest eruption at Sakurajima since 2016, ash to 6.7 km (22 000 feet) a.s.l., Japan

The activity at the Sakurajima volcano has been increasing during the past few weeks, particularly since the end of October 2019. A strong eruption on November 8 generated an ash plume up to 6.7 km (22 000 feet). This is the largest eruption at the volcano since...

November 08, 2019

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Late spring snow engulfs parts of Tasmania week after bushfires raged, Australia

A late spring cold snap has brought snowfalls of up to 100 mm (4 inches) on Thursday morning, November 7, 2019, to several parts of Tasmania, including the state's center where bushfires burned a week ago. "White, there's no other way to describe it....

November 08, 2019

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Month's worth of rain triggers widespread floods across northern and central England

Widespread floods hit parts of northern and central England following heavy rains on November 7, 2019. The downpour was reportedly equivalent to a month's worth of rain, prompting evacuations to hundreds of residents. According to the Environment Agency, the...

November 08, 2019

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Unprecedented bushfires rage across New South Wales, Australia

A series of unprecedented bushfires are burning across New South Wales, southeastern Australia on Friday, November 8, 2019. Over 1 000 firefighters have been battling more than 90 blazes, 17 of which are emergency-level, and strong winds. Heat up to 35 °C (95...

November 08, 2019