Earth changes

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit east of the South Sandwich Islands at 05:48 UTC on October 26, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 2 357...

October 26, 2021

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Giant lava fountains, very violent activity after partial cone collapse at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma

A partial cone collapse at Cumbre Vieja volcano at 08:25 UTC on October 25, 2021, exposed giant lava fountains with large emissions of gasses, ash, and lava. This was followed by very violent explosive activity starting around 13:30 UTC and the opening of a new vent...

October 25, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Spain's Alicante

Exceptional rainfall hit Spain's Alicante Province on October 22, 2021, damaging homes and stranding numerous vehicles. According to State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), up to 102 mm (4 inches) of rainfall hit the town of Torrevieja, resulting in the evacuation...

October 25, 2021

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3 people killed, 3 missing after avalanche hits Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador

At least 3 people were killed and three others remain missing after an avalanche on dormant Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The avalanche struck a group of 16 climbers at an altitude of 6 100 meters (20 000 feet), according to the AFP.1...

October 25, 2021

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Heavy rain, snow, and high winds in the West, severe thunderstorms shift to the East, U.S.

A strong storm off the Pacific Northwest will continue directing a stream of heavy rain, high elevation snow and gusty to high winds over much of central and northern California, the Sierra Nevadas and the Great Basin Monday, October 25, 2021. Thunderstorms...

October 25, 2021

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M6.5 earthquake hits Yilan County, Taiwan

A powerful earthquake registered by the CWB (Taiwan) as M6.5 hit Yilan County, Taiwan at 05:11 UTC (13:11 LT) on October 24, 2021, at a depth of 66.8 km (41 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles); EMSC M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37...

October 24, 2021

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Powerful eruption at Etna, pyroclastic flows, ash to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., Italy

One month after its last paroxysmal eruptive episode, strombolian activity increased at Etna's Southeast Crater on October 20 and 21, 2021, and progressed into another paroxysm with strong ash emissions on October 23. This is the 52nd paroxysm since the series...

October 23, 2021

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Floods leave severe damage across the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Heavy rains caused severe floods in parts of the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on October 22, 2021, leaving homes damaged, roads blocked and vehicles stranded. Attécoubé, one of the 10 urban communes of Abidjan, registered 106 mm (4.17 inches) of rain...

October 23, 2021

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Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano near the village of Varenikovskaya in Russia's Krasnodar Krai began erupting this week, forcing authorities to close it for tourists for safety reasons. According to local residents, active volcanic activity began a couple of days ago, with...

October 23, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 13 - 19, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from October 13 to 19, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Pagan,...

October 22, 2021

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10 UTC on October 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 497 km (308 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 531 km (329 miles). The epicenter was located 695 km (431...

October 21, 2021

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Record-breaking rains leave at least 54 dead, 5 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy rains triggered by two simultaneous low-pressure systems -- one over the Arabian Sea and the other over the Bay of Bengal regions -- caused severe floods and landslides in parts of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, since Sunday, October 17, 2021. Massive damage...

October 21, 2021

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Unseasonal heavy rainfall leaves 88 people dead in Nepal, 31 others missing

Unseasonal post-monsoon rainfall affecting Nepal from October 17 - 20, 2021, has left at least 88 people dead and 30 others missing. In addition, 23 people have been reported injured. The worst affected were the eastern and western parts of the country, according to...

October 20, 2021

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea at around 22:40 UTC on October 19, 2021, ejecting ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The current population of the island is more than 4 000....

October 20, 2021

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Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

A powerful phreatic explosion took place at Asosan's Nakadake crater at 02:43 UTC (14:43 JST) on October 20, 2021, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Alert Level from 2 to 3 at 02:48 UTC. The eruption came one week after volcanic...

October 20, 2021

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Giant hailstones pummel Queensland, likely the largest seen in Australia since records began

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 18 and 19, 2021, bringing heavy rain, giant hailstones, and tornadoes. The largest hail was reported in Bloomsbury and Yalboroo, north of Mackay in North Queensland on October 19. The Australian...

October 19, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Crete, eastern Mediterranean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.1 hit off the coast of Crete, Greece at 05:32 UTC on October 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 37.8 km...

October 19, 2021