Earth changes

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Eruption at La Soufriere remains effusive, lava dome continues growing, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The eruption at La Soufriere volcano remains effusive, however, that could change given the historical activity at the volcano, UWI-SRC director Dr. Erouscilla Joseph said. At the moment, the eruption is localized close to the crater itself, but the volcano does...

January 28, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 20 - 26, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from January 20 to 26, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sarychev Peak, Matua...

January 28, 2021

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Landslide damages buildings in Rota Greca, 40 people evacuated, Italy

A large landslide caused by heavy rains hit the southern Italian town of Rota Greca on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, resulting in damaged buildings and the evacuation of around 40 people. According to fire crews, three buildings upstream from the town were initially...

January 27, 2021

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Flames observed at Kilauea volcano, lava erupting from vents on NW side of Halemaʻumaʻu crater, Hawaii

Eruptive activity is ongoing at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, with lava erupting from a vent on the northwest side of the crater. As of January 25, 2021, the lake was around 205 m (673 feet) deep, while SO2 emission rates remain elevated. The volcano is currently on...

January 27, 2021

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Significant eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A significant eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano at 06:40 UTC on January 27, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Due to the meteorological cloud, ash estimate to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level was based on the IR temperature....

January 27, 2021

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Deadly flooding and landslides hit Santa Catarina after half a month's worth of rain falls in 6 hours, Brazil

Flooding and landslides killed at least two people in Santa Catarina, Brazil, after 104 mm (4 inches) of rain fell in a six-hour period on Sunday, January 25, 2021. This is equivalent to half a month's worth of January rain. Heavy rainfall has been lashing...

January 26, 2021

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Rare snow blankets Southern California, potent winter storms to bring more this week

Southern California residents woke up to a surprising sight on Saturday, January 23, 2021, as rare snow dusted parts of the region, including Malibu, where significant snow has not fallen for years. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash...

January 26, 2021

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Over 68 earthquakes recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand

More than 68 shakes have been recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand, since 18:47 UTC on January 24, 2021 (07:47 LT on January 25), with magnitudes up to 4.9 and depth of 5 km (3 miles), according to GeoNet. More than 5 200 people reported feeling the tremors on the...

January 25, 2021

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Rare thundersnow impacts wide swaths of UK

Heavy snow has fallen in wide swaths of the UK as a rare thunderstorm hit the country on Sunday, January 24, 2021, blanketing roads along with loud bangs and wintry showers. Residents woke up to a blanket of snow and loud thunderstorms that struck Wales, London, and...

January 25, 2021

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Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

An intense earthquake swarm continues in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, with a very strong and shallow earthquake registered by CSN Chile and EMSC as M7.1 at 23:36 UTC on January 23, 2021. USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). The epicenter...

January 24, 2021

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Rock avalanche with unusual runout pattern at Mount Darwin, New Zealand

A rock avalanche with an impressive runout pattern has been spotted at Mount Darwin in New Zealand on January 16, 2021. Experts and scientists particularly note that the avalanche is an interesting case as the runout is unusual. The rock avalanche was first spotted...

January 22, 2021

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Mongolia in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record

Mongolia is in the grip of one of its most extreme winters on record, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with temperatures forecast to plunge to -50 °C (-58 °F). The severe cold has killed more than 500...

January 22, 2021

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Heavy ashfall in Kozyrevsk after strong paroxysmal event at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A strong paroxysmal event took place at Klyuchevskoy volcano on January 18, 2021. Explosions sent ash up to 7.5 km (24 600 feet) a.s.l., with eruptive cloud drifting 500 km (310 miles) W of the volcano. According to Yury Demianchuk from Russia's volcanological...

January 22, 2021

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Earthquake swarm in the vicinity of El Chichon volcano, Mexico

Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) has registered a total of 22 earthquakes within 35 km (22 miles) of El Chichon (El Chichonal) volcano from December 24, 2020, to January 19, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1982 (VEI 5). More...

January 22, 2021

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Slight rise in abnormal behavior at Mayon volcano, Philippines

Mayon volcano in Albay, Philippines exhibited a slight increase in abnormal behavior over the past 48 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) Lignon Hill Observatory reported on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The volcano's...

January 21, 2021

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Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding

Around 2 300 homes have been evacuated overnight Thursday, January 21, 2021, amid widespread flooding and dangerous snow across parts of the United Kingdom brought by Storm Christoph. The storm prompted more than 200 flood warnings, with five of them severe, and has...

January 21, 2021

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A powerful earthquake registered by PHIVOLCS as M7.1 hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 12:23 UTC (20:23 LT) on January 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 96 km (60 miles), EMSC M7.1 at...

January 21, 2021