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Severe flooding damages hundreds of buildings, strands 14 000 people in Piura, Peru

As many as 14 000 people have been cut off after flooding hit the Piura Region in northern Peru, the National Institute of Civil Defence (INDECI) reported on March 2, 2021. Up to 187 homes have been damaged, as well as public buildings and roads. Intense rains hit...

March 05, 2021

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Cold blast sweeps through Northeast following winter storm in the West, U.S.

Parts of New York and New England are recording below zero-degree wind chills on Friday morning, March 5, 2021, as a cold blast sweeps through the Northeast. The cold wave came after a winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of the West on Thursday, March 4. Wind...

March 05, 2021

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Veniaminof volcano alert level raised after sensors detect small explosion, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Volcano Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange for Veniaminof volcano at 18:04 UTC on March 4, 2021. The last time this volcano erupted was in 2018 (VEI 1). According to Volcano Observatory...

March 04, 2021

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Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands - Tsunami warnings issued

Powerful earthquakes are shaking the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on March 4, 2021, including M7.4 at 17:41 UTC, M8.1 at 19:28 (08:28 NZDT, March 5), and M6.1 at 20:25 UTC at depths between 10 and 55 km (6.2 and 34.2 miles). The epicenters are located...

March 04, 2021

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong earthquake registered by GeoNet as M7.2 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand at 13:27 UTC on March 4, 2021 (02:27 LT, March 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 94 km (58 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km,...

March 04, 2021

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Another eruption at Etna volcano, heavy ash up to 12 km (39 370 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Etna's 9th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 started at 02:20 UTC on March 4, 2021, followed by several hours of strong strombolian activity and renewed fountaining at 07:50 UTC. Lava fountains reached about 500 m (1 640 feet) above the edge of the...

March 04, 2021

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Pinatubo volcano Alert Level raised after 1 722 earthquakes since January 20, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level for Pinatubo volcano from 0 (Silent) to 1 (Partial Disturbance) at 23:00 UTC on March 3, 2021. Since January 20, 2021, 1 722 weak earthquakes were detected under the...

March 04, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 24 - March 2, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from February 24 to March 2, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik, Iceland |...

March 03, 2021

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Increased eruptive activity at Pacaya volcano, heavy ashfall reported, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity is taking place at Guatemalan Pacaya volcano on March 3, 2021, with incandescent material ejected up to 500 m (1 640 feet) above the Mackenney crater, strong ash emissions and two new lava flows. The southwest flank now has three active...

March 03, 2021

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Sudden increase in seismic tremor southwest of Keilir at Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A sudden increase in seismic tremor was detected throughout most of Iceland's national seismic network at 14:20 UTC on March 3, 2021. Similar bursts of tremor have been observed ahead of previous volcanic eruptions in Iceland. As of 19:00 UTC, the tremor...

March 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Thessaly, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Grece at 10:16 UTC on March 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC initially reported M6.9 and later downgraded it to M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter was located...

March 03, 2021

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15 000 earthquakes hit the Reykjanes Peninsula since February 24, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has detected around 15 000 earthquakes in Reykjanes Peninsula since an intense earthquake swarm started on February 24, 2021. By March 1, the number rose to over 10 000 and by March 3 it's already around 15 000, with quite a few...

March 03, 2021

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Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco on Monday, March 1, 2021, leaving 275 houses damaged, as well as dozens of vehicles and infrastructure. The dramatic situation in Tetouan made rounds on social media. Roads and...

March 02, 2021

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Deadly snowfall leaves 94 injured, hundreds of cars trapped in South Korea

One person was killed while 94 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall engulfed South Korea's northeast region, authorities reported Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped on some parts of a highway along the east coast, while more than...

March 02, 2021

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8th paroxysm starts at Etna volcano with very strong ash emission, Italy

The 8th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 has started at Etna volcano around 13:00 UTC on March 2, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 12:39 UTC. In VONA released at 13:17 UTC, Etna Volcano Observatory reported very strong ash emission...

March 02, 2021

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Major eruption at Sinabung volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 23:42 UTC on March 1, 2021, ejecting ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is its first major eruption since August 2020. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows up to 5 km (3.1 miles)...

March 02, 2021

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The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) at its weakest in more than 1 000 years

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), one of the Earth’s major ocean circulation systems that underpins the Gulf Stream, is now at the weakest it has been in more than 1 000 years, a new study shows. Models suggest that this could trigger...

March 01, 2021