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Madagascar declares national emergency as massive floods claim 31 lives and inundate more than 10 000 homes

The government of Madagascar has declared a national emergency on Monday, January 27, 2020, following days of intense downpour that triggered widespread flooding and devastations across the country. The severe weather has so far claimed 31 lives, displaced more than...

January 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm hits Malaga, causing major tailbacks and power disruptions, Spain

A severe hailstorm hit Malaga, Spain on Thursday, January 23, 2020, causing chaos in parts of the province as heavy rain and hail trapped commuters in tailbacks. In addition, flash floods swept away numerous vehicles, leaving them piled up. The event came just...

January 27, 2020

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Taal volcano alert down to level 3, PHIVOLCS warns the threat of a dangerous explosion is not over, Philippines

Taal Volcano in Batangas province, Philippines, was downgraded from Alert Level 4 to 3 on Sunday morning, January 26, 2020-- two weeks after its devastating ash eruption on January 12. However, PHIVOLCS warned that this does not indicate that the threat of a...

January 27, 2020

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Unusually rapid inflation detected beneath Mt. Thorbjorn, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Iceland

According to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), unusually rapid inflation has been detected at Mt. Thorbjorn on the Reykjanes Peninsula over the past few days, indicating a possible magma accumulation. In addition, an earthquake swarm has been ongoing during the same...

January 27, 2020

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Major floods and landslides leave at least 57 people dead after heaviest rains since records began, Brazil

At least 57 people were confirmed dead on Monday, January 27, 2020, after days of intense downpour struck southeastern Brazil, triggering massive floods and landslides. Belo Horizonte city registered 171.8 mm (6.7 inches) of rain on Friday, January 24-- the highest...

January 27, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near the coast of Solomon Islands at 05:02 UTC (16:02 LT) on January 27, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 47 km (29.2 miles). The...

January 27, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 06:31 UTC on January 26, 2020 (18:31 LT, January 25). The agency is reporting a depth of 27 km (16.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 48 km (29.8 miles). The...

January 26, 2020

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At least 39 killed and 1 607 injured after M6.8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

At least 35 people have been killed and 1 547 injured after a shallow M6.8 earthquake hit near the town of Sivrice in eastern Turkey's Elazig province at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time) on Friday, January 24, 2020. According to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency...

January 25, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit eastern Turkey at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time) on January 24, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km. This earthquake can have a...

January 24, 2020

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Storm Gloria: Death toll rises to 13, over 1 500 evacuated in France after two months' worth of rain in 48 hours

At least 13 people have died in Spain and more than 1 500 were evacuated in southwest France, authorities confirmed on January 24, 2020, after powerful Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding and left a trail of destruction in its wake. In parts of France, Gloria...

January 24, 2020

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More than 200 evacuated as floods hit northwest Argentina

More than 200 people were evacuated in Tucuman province, northwest Argentina after storms and heavy rain sparked flooding, authorities confirmed on January 22, 2020. 60 people were evacuated in La Reduccion, 28 in La Madrid and 5 in Los Ralos. Downpours from January...

January 24, 2020

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Flash floods and landslides wreak havoc in Peru

Heavy rains triggered several floods and landslides in Peru on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, particularly affecting the departments of Arequipa and Huanuco. As a result, houses were left damaged and many roads had to be closed. Authorities said damage assessments...

January 24, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 15 - 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Semeru, Eastern Java...

January 24, 2020

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Sentinel-2 captures lava flowing from Sangay volcano, Ecuador

Explosive activity is still taking place at Ecuadorian Sangay volcano on January 23, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, the volcanic ash cloud was observed rising up to 6.1 km (20 000 feet) above sea level at 18:40 UTC. On January 22, the European Sentinel-2...

January 23, 2020

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Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a...

January 23, 2020

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Widespread floods hit Mozambique, leaving at least 28 dead and more than 58 000 affected

Heavy rains affecting Mozambique since December 2019 caused widespread floods, killing at least 28 people, injuring 66 and affecting more than 58 000. The number of affected people has reached 17 432 in Zambezia, 13 169 in Cabo Delgado, and 6 328 in Sofala-- the top...

January 23, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave at least 6 dead, widespread damage in Madagascar

Persistent heavy rains since the start of January 2020 has triggered floods and landslides in several areas of Madagascar, leading to at least six fatalities and widespread damage. The severe weather is forecast to continue agonizing parts of the country as more...

January 23, 2020