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Taal volcano: 104 377 people still in evacuation shelters, intense seismicity continues, Alert Level 4

More than 200 000 people have been affected since the Taal volcano started erupting on January 12, 2020. The Alert Level 4 remains in effect - hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days. The eruption affected a total of 203 763 people in Batangas,...

January 19, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Starting at about 09:30 UTC (00:30 AKST) on January 19, 2020, the eruption at Shishaldin volcano in Alaska intensified, and about 13:30 UTC began generating a more ash-rich volcanic plume. The aviation color code was raised to RED and the volcano alert level to...

January 19, 2020

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia, at 16:58 UTC on January 19, 2020 (00:58 LT, January 20) at a depth of 118.1 km (73 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 138 km (85.7 miles). The epicenter was...

January 19, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Xinjiang, China at 13:27 UTC (19:27 local time) on January 19, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at 10 km (6.2 miles). China Earthquake...

January 19, 2020

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Eruptive activity resumes at Shishaldin volcano, lava flows on the NE flank, Alaska

Eruptive activity at Shishaldin volcano resumed on January 18, 2020, with lava flows visible on the NE flank. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level Watch since January 7. A weak plume, possibly containing a small quantity of ash, is visible in...

January 19, 2020

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6 dead, 3 missing as new wave of floods hits northern Mozambique

Heavy rainfall continues battering Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province since December 2019, causing deadly floods. As of January 15, the death toll stands at six while three others remain missing. The severe downpour has also affected Tete province and triggered...

January 18, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Bolivia, killing at least 6 people

Heavy rains have been battering parts of Bolivia since January 11, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three municipalities declared a state of emergency. In Chuquisaca Department, the Quirpinchaca river burst due to...

January 18, 2020

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7 missing after avalanche hits Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Seven people have gone missing after an avalanche hit a popular trekking route in the mountains of western Nepal on Friday, January 17, 2020. The avalanche struck Annapurna Base Camp, where four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali tour guides were feared to be...

January 18, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua, Indonesia at 16:38 UTC on January 18, 2020 (01:38 LT, January 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). The epicenter was...

January 18, 2020

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Record-breaking cold hits British Columbia, Canada

The ongoing blast of winter in parts of Canada's British Columbia province smashed a handful of weather records this week. Chilcotin region registered -48.5 °C (-55.3 °F) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, breaking the previous record for the date of -43.4...

January 18, 2020

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Taal continues emitting steam as cracks widen, hazardous eruption imminent, Philippines

Taal volcano continues emitting steam as fissures identified in barangays of Lemery, Agoncillo, Talisay, and San Nicolas in Batangas Province widen, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported on Friday, January 17, 2020. Alert Level 4...

January 17, 2020

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Fierce winds and heavy rain lash Fiji as Tropical Cyclone "Tino" strengthens into Category 2

Tropical Cyclone "Tino" formed on January 16, 2020, as the third named storm of the 2019/20 South Pacific cyclone season. Tino has intensified into a Category 2 storm on January 17, moving southeast at 28 km/h (17 mph) with winds of up to 130 km/h (81...

January 17, 2020

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Worst drought in 40 years turns tap water saline, impacts health and agriculture, Thailand

Thailand is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, causing tap water to turn saline as the water level at Chao Phraya River-- a major water source-- dropped too low to keep seawater out. According to authorities, the dry spell is also affecting water for...

January 17, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 8 - 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from January 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fernandina, Ecuador | Krakatau, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Taal,...

January 16, 2020

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Oman hit by 4 months' worth of rain in 1 day, severe flash floods and freezing temperatures

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding across parts of Oman on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, with temperatures plummeting below freezing and snow in some areas. Capital city Muscat recorded whopping 56 mm (2.2 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period into Thursday, January...

January 16, 2020

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Rain dampens fire-hit parts of NSW and Victoria, Australia

Rain fell across parts of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia on Wednesday and Thursday, January 15 and 16, 2020, where dozens of bushfires continue to rage. Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms caused flooding in Melbourne, resulting in a large sinkhole. NWS's...

January 16, 2020

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Brutal cold snap brings death toll to at least 170 in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Heavy snow, rain, and frigid temperatures across Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan continue to trigger avalanches that have brought the death toll to at least 170, as of Thursday, January 16, 2020. In Pakistan, at least 15 more people, including five army soldiers,...

January 16, 2020