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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019....

December 05, 2019

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At least 38 killed after series of landslides hit Cibitoke, NW Burundi

Officials in NW Burundi confirmed on Thursday, December 5, 2019, that at least 38 people died after heavy rains caused landslides in the country's Cibitoke province on December 4. Reports of deadly landslides are coming from three localities north of the...

December 05, 2019

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At least 47 dead or missing after new wave of landslides hit Uganda

7 people are confirmed dead and more than 40 others are missing after a new wave of landslides hit Ugandaon December 3, 2019. Locals said at least 47 people were buried in Namasa and Naposhi villages in Bushika Sub-county, Naroko village in Bunabutiti sub-county,...

December 05, 2019

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Huge boulders crash on houses in Les Mees, France

Huge blocks of rock fell on several houses in Les Mees village in the Alpes de Haute Province, France, on Monday, December 2, 2019. Firefighters were calling it a "miracle" that no one sustained serious injuries; instead, the event left an impressive view....

December 05, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 27 - December 3, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from November 27 to December 3, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/Unrest: White Island, North Island (New Zealand). Ongoing Activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...

December 04, 2019

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Powerful storms rage across Spanish Mediterranean coastline

Powerful storms battered areas across the Spanish Mediterranean Coastline on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, with strong winds and heavy rain. Torrential rain caused transport disruption in Mallorca due to floods while the Balearic Islands experienced record rainfall...

December 04, 2019

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Submarine volcano near Mayotte shows continuous activity, 186 localized tremors recorded in two weeks

REVOSIMA's update on November 30, 2019, showed the continuous seismo-volcanic activity at a newly-forming submarine volcano near Mayotte island from October 16 to 30, including 186 localized earthquakes and an average of 12 tremors per day-- one of which was M3...

December 04, 2019

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead - U.S.

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,...

December 04, 2019

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Over 16 000 displaced in Terengganu and Kelantan as flood situation worsens, Malaysia

More than 16 000 people have been displaced by severe flooding in Malaysia's eastern states, Terengganu and Kelantan, according to the Malaysian Department of Social Welfare on Tuesday, December 3. The states have been facing torrential rain since the beginning...

December 03, 2019

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Severe storm hits New Zealand, marking the start of summer in the country

A severe storm hit parts of New Zealand on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. The lower North Island and portions of the South Island were among the most affected areas. Otago residents said they witnessed a tornado, rising up to around...

December 03, 2019

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Explosive gas and steam-driven mud jetting continues at White Island's crater lake, New Zealand

Moderate volcanic unrest continues at New Zealand's Whakaari/White Island, with substantial gas, steam and mud bursts observed at the vent located at the back of the crater lake. Other monitoring parameters remain elevated and the Volcanic Alert Level stays at...

December 03, 2019

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Typhoon "Kammuri" leaves a trail of destruction, kills at least 10 people in the Philippines

Typhoon "Kammuri", locally called Tisoy, unleashed its wrath across the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction as the strongest typhoon to hit the nation in 2019. As of December 3, four fatalities have been reported, over 225 000 have been evacuated...

December 03, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Arica, Chile

A shallow earthquake registered by the CSN Chile as M6.0 hit near the coast of Arica at 08:46 UTC (05:46 local time) on December 3, 2019, at a depth of 44 (27 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 32 km (20 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 45 km (28...

December 03, 2019

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Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,...

December 03, 2019

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At least 25 dead as days of heavy rain hit Tamil Nadu, India

At least 25 people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, India since November 29, 2019. 17 of the victims died after a wall collapsed following a continuous heavy downpour in Coimbatore on Monday morning, December 2. Among the fatalities were...

December 03, 2019

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Freezing start to summer as heavy snow blankets Australian Alps

Unseasonal snow marked the first day of summer in parts of the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales on December 1, 2019. On the following day, as much as 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in many parts of Victoria, blanketing the alps. Falls Creek and the...

December 03, 2019

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Six killed, over 5 000 affected by incessant rains in Sri Lanka

Six people have been killed and more than 5 000 affected by days of strong winds and heavy rains that triggered flooding and landslides across Sri Lanka, the Disaster Management Center confirmed on Monday, December 2, 2019. Four out of the six fatalities were in the...

December 02, 2019