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Severe flooding damages more than 3 000 homes in Peru

Severe flooding has been affecting several provinces of Peru since late March 2021, according to the National Institute of Civil Defence (INDECI). More than 3 000 homes have been damaged, while evacuations are advised as many rivers have exceeded the danger mark....

April 16, 2021

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Moscow breaks 140-year temperature records amid days of unusually warm conditions, Russia

April temperatures in Moscow, Russia, have spiked to record levels not seen for at least 140 years as unusually warm conditions grip the city. On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, it registered 22.6 °C (73 °F), the highest temperature for that day since 1881. Such...

April 16, 2021

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Jurassic Coast sees biggest rockfall in 60 years, UK

A huge portion of a cliff along Dorset's Jurassic Coast in southern England, UK, has collapsed into the sea on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It was the biggest rockfall in the area in 60 years, blocking a 300 m (984 feet) stretch of beach between Seatown and Eype,...

April 16, 2021

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Sustained ash emissions at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Red and the Alert Level to Warning for Semisopochnoi volcano on Friday, April 16, 2021, after sustained ash emissions rose up to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. Satellite data suggest ash emissions...

April 16, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: April 7 - 13, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from April 7 to 13, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik-Trolladyngja, Iceland | Pacaya, Guatemala | Piton...

April 14, 2021

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Detecting significant thermal unrest years before volcanic eruption

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Alaska (UA) have developed a new method that may lead to earlier predictions of volcanic eruptions. There are telltale warning signs that a volcano is likely to erupt in the future,...

April 14, 2021

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Persistent magmatic activity at shallow depths beneath Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on April 14, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 383 volcanic earthquakes, including 238 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 12 minutes, 143 low-frequency volcanic earthquakes, and low-level background tremor that started at...

April 14, 2021

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New massive eruption at Soufriere St. Vincent, SO2 emissions spreading over two continents

A new high-level, major eruption took place at Soufriere St. Vincent volcano at 10:40 UTC on April 13, 2021. The SO2 emissions produced over the past 2 days are now spreading over two continents -- South America and Africa. Extremely heavy ash is covering the island...

April 13, 2021

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Strong M6.0 earthquake leaves at least 8 people dead, 1 350 buildings damaged in Java, Indonesia

At least eight people were killed while around 1 350 buildings were damaged after a strong M6.0 earthquake struck near the south coast of Java, Indonesia, at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The epicenter was located 45 km (28 miles) SSW of Gongdanglegi Kulon...

April 13, 2021

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Effusive eruption continues at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, lava reaches Piton le Bonnet, Reunion

The effusive eruption at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion continues from a new eruptive fissure on the southern flank of Enclos depression. The eruption started at around 15:00 UTC on April 9, 2021, following several hours of intense seismicity. The Alert...

April 13, 2021

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Massive landslide destroys national highway PE-14, isolating 3 communities in Peru

A massive landslide occurred in Ancash, Peru, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, causing serious damage to national highway PE-14 and isolating more than 300 residents in three communities. According to Dr. Dave Petley of The Landslide Blog, there is an existing large...

April 12, 2021

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Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

Fruit growers and winemakers in France have reported that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9, 2021. Many industry experts believe that the...

April 12, 2021

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New drone views of volcanic eruption in Iceland

A fourth fissure opened at the Fagradalsfjall eruption site in Iceland on April 10, 2021. The fissure is located halfway between those that opened on April 5 and 7. Luckily, conditions allowed residents to return close to the volcano over the weekend and produce a...

April 11, 2021

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Massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano, ash rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) a.s.l., St. Vincent

The majority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is without power and covered in ash on April 11, 2021, following another explosive event at La Soufriere volcano. Volcanic ash is rising up to 16 km (52 000 feet) above sea level and extending up to 3 000 km (1 850...

April 11, 2021

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Vincentians waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincentians are waking up to extremely heavy ashfall and strong sulfur smell which have now advanced to the capital after powerful explosive eruptions started at La Soufriere volcano on April 9, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano started on April 13, 1979 (VEI...

April 10, 2021

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Deep M6.1 earthquake hits Celebes Sea

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Celebes Sea, between the Philippines and Indonesia, at 09:30 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 320 km (198 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

April 10, 2021

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M6.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of Java, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:00 UTC on April 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 82.3 km (51.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). The epicenter was located...

April 10, 2021