Earth changes

anak krakatau eruption september 16 2018

Intense eruption continues at Krakatau, alert level remains at 2 of 4, Indonesia

Mount Anak Krakatau erupted 56 times on Saturday, September 22, 2018, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported September 23. The alert level remains at Level II (Waspada/Caution). Thick black smoke produced by the eruptions rose up o 200 -...

September 23, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits east of Guam

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit east of Guam at 05:52 UTC on September 23, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 38 km (23.6 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter...

September 23, 2018

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6 dead and missing after major flash floods hit Culiacan, Mexico

At least three people have been killed and another three are missing after tropical depression hit Mexico's northwestern state of Sinaloa on September 20, 2018. The storm dropped heavy rains and caused major flash flooding in the city of Culiacán,...

September 21, 2018

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Major floods hit northern Ghana, killing at least 34 people and leaving 100 000 homeless

At least 34 people have been killed and 2 are still missing after heavy rains combined with waters spilling from a dam in Burkina Faso flooded parts of northern Ghana this month. The floods caused widespread damage to agriculture, roads and other infrastructure and...

September 21, 2018

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Alberta records snowiest September since records began, more expected, Canada

Parts of Alberta, Canada recorded their snowiest September since records began. The city of Edmonton experienced its snowiest September on record, with six consecutive days of snowfall and 22 cm (8.6 inches) reported in total so far this month. The amount broke the...

September 21, 2018

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Possible eruption at Ketoi volcano, last confirmed eruption was in 1960, Kuril Islands

Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption took place at Ketoi stratovolcano in Russia's Kuril Islands at 23:30 UTC on September 20, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1960. Volcanic ash was not identifiable in satellite imagery and there was no...

September 21, 2018

naga city cebu philippines landslide september 20 2018

Massive landslide buries 24 homes in Cebu, leaving more than 60 dead and missing, Philippines

A large landslide buried between 20 and 24 homes near a limestone quarry site on the fringes of Naga City of Cebu Province in the central Philippines early September 20, 2018. Most of the residents were still asleep when the slide took place. 12 bodies have been...

September 20, 2018

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Severe drought blamed for sharp decline in economy, exports of soy and corn, Argentina

The economy in Argentina declined sharply in the second quarter of 2018 as the country suffers its worst drought in decades and a steep decline in exports of soy and corn. Argentina was once the world's top exporter of soy and corn. According to the national...

September 20, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 12 - 18, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between September 12 and 18, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Ioto, Japan | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Sarychev Peak, Matua...

September 19, 2018

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Massive floods kill 3.4 million poultry and 5500 hogs, estimates on crop losses still not available, North Carolina

Massive flooding caused by days of extremely heavy rains produced by Hurricane "Florence" killed about 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5 500 hogs in North Carolina alone. While it's known the flooding has affected the top 6 agricultural counties...

September 19, 2018

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Rare earthquake hits West Jutland, Denmark

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland as M3.4 hit West Jutland, Denmark at 08:57 UTC on September 16, 2018. EMSC registered it as M2.9 at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). This was the strongest quake to hit Denmark since...

September 18, 2018

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More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the...

September 18, 2018

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"Unusual event" declared at Brunswick Nuclear Plant, North Carolina

An "unusual event" has been declared for Brunswick Nuclear Plant located just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. This is the area where Hurricane "Florence" recently made landfall, causing 'historic and...

September 18, 2018

Semisopochnoi

Semisopochnoi volcano alert level raised, its previous eruptions were in 1987 and 1873, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi stratovolcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on September 16, 2018. This is the largest subaerial volcano of the western Aleutians. It's 20 km (12.4 miles) wide at...

September 17, 2018

caaoacan ilocos norte phillipines typhoon mangkhut damage september 2018

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 17, 2018

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Unusually large M5.7 earthquake hits Western Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M5.7 hit near Frankland River, Western Australia at 04:56 UTC on September 16, 2018 (12:56 local time). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was initially...

September 17, 2018

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Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 32 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane "Florence" hits U.S.

Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of...

September 17, 2018