Earth changes

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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano showing signs it may erupt, Tanzania

The Ol Doinyo Lengai, called the Mountain of God by the Maasai people is showing signs it may erupt. This is the only volcano in the world that sometimes erupts natrocarbonatite lava, a highly fluid lava that contains almost no silicon. According to Al Jazeera's...

December 10, 2018

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Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater. The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8)...

December 08, 2018

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Extreme cold grips Asia, Beijing experiences one of the coldest December days on record

Cold Arctic air continues affecting parts of eastern Asia since Monday, December 3, 2018. While Beijing experienced one of the coldest December days on record, residents of the city of Mohe lived through the city's first-ever Red warning for cold weather. High...

December 08, 2018

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, heavy ashfall blocking sunlight, P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 03:00 UTC on December 8, 2018. Heavy ashfall is falling on the island, blocking out sunlight. Volcanic ash rose up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Darwin VAAC, forcing...

December 08, 2018

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NSIDC: Arctic freeze-up well underway, November snow cover over North America most extensive since 1966

The Arctic freeze-up season is well underway, with ice extent increasing faster than average for most regions in November. Exceptions were in the Chukchi and Barents Seas, where the ice has been slow to form. Meanwhile, November snow cover over North America was the...

December 08, 2018

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Record rainfall causes severe flooding in Maldives

Heavy rainfall hit Maldives, a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, flooding streets and homes of capital Malé. According to the Maldives Meteorological Services, the capital island received 223.5 mm (8.79 inches) of rain...

December 07, 2018

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will...

December 07, 2018

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Tsunami travels 200 m (650 feet) inland, damages a school and wipes out 2 homes, Vanuatu

A tsunami caused by M7.5 earthquake near the coast of New Caledonia on December 5, 2018, hit Vanuatu, damaging a school and wiping out two homes. According to the owner of a tour company on nearby Mystery Island, Benie Masauvakalo, a surge of water moved inland but...

December 06, 2018

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of...

December 06, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 28 - December 4, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 28 and December 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Akan, Hokkaido (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Veniaminof, United States....

December 05, 2018

bristol florida hole

Massive hole in Bristol still growing, threatening homes, Florida

A large crater in Bristol, Florida that grew rapidly after the passage of Hurricane "Michael" in October 2018 is now threatening homes and causing evacuations. The hole is now the size of a football field and is growing with each rain. Although the hole...

December 05, 2018

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2018 M7.5 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami update, the deadliest earthquake in 2018

Powerful M7.5 earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi, Indonesia on September 28, 2018 - and the resulting land liquefaction and landslides - killed 2 101 people, CWS reported December 4, 2018. This is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country since 2006...

December 05, 2018

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Very strong and shallow M7.5 earthquake hits New Caledonia, tsunami waves observed

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit south of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 04:18 UTC on December 5, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the...

December 05, 2018

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The largest December tornado outbreak in history of Illinois

With 27 confirmed tornados on December 1, 2018, the state of Illinois experienced its largest tornado outbreak during the month of December ever. NWS said additional storm surveys will be done on December 4, so this number is subject to change. The December 1, 2018...

December 04, 2018

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Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to...

December 04, 2018

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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides and flash floods, turn roads into rivers, Indonesia

Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country. A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North...

December 03, 2018

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Floods in the desert: Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall and devastating floods, wreaking havoc across Saudi Arabia since November 10 continued into December. The rains have so far left more than 30 people dead, disrupted traffic and forced evacuation of at least 4 000 people. Authorities are urging...

December 02, 2018