Earth changes

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Rare earthquake hits West Jutland, Denmark

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland as M3.4 hit West Jutland, Denmark at 08:57 UTC on September 16, 2018. EMSC registered it as M2.9 at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). This was the strongest quake to hit Denmark since...

September 18, 2018

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More than 100 people killed after widespread flooding hits Nigeria

More than 100 people were killed after two major rivers burst their banks in Nigeria, destroying homes and farms. A national disaster has been declared in 4 of Nigeria's 36 states. Water levels in parts of the country are reaching those recorded in 2012 when the...

September 18, 2018

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"Unusual event" declared at Brunswick Nuclear Plant, North Carolina

An "unusual event" has been declared for Brunswick Nuclear Plant located just outside of Wilmington, North Carolina on September 17, 2018. This is the area where Hurricane "Florence" recently made landfall, causing 'historic and...

September 18, 2018

Semisopochnoi

Semisopochnoi volcano alert level raised, its previous eruptions were in 1987 and 1873, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi stratovolcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory on September 16, 2018. This is the largest subaerial volcano of the western Aleutians. It's 20 km (12.4 miles) wide at...

September 17, 2018

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Super Typhoon "Mangkhut" leaves at least 108 people dead and more than 500 000 affected in Philippines

Super Typhoon "Mangkhut," known in the Philippines as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 17:40 UTC on September 14 (01:40 PHT, September 15), 2018, with maximum sustained winds near 268 km/h (167 mph), making it a Category 5 storm on the...

September 17, 2018

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Unusually large M5.7 earthquake hits Western Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Geoscience Australia as M5.7 hit near Frankland River, Western Australia at 04:56 UTC on September 16, 2018 (12:56 local time). The USGS registered it as M5.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was initially...

September 17, 2018

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Record rainfall, catastrophic flash and river flooding, at least 32 deaths and more than 1 million without power as Hurricane "Florence" hits U.S.

Hurricane "Florence" made landfall along the coast of North Carolina, near Wrightsville Beach, at 11:15 UTC on September 14, 2018, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h (90 mph) and central pressure of 958 hPa, placing the storm on the upper edge of...

September 17, 2018

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Deep M6.5 earthquake south of the Fiji Islands

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 21:11 UTC on September 16, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 570 km (354 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 588 km (365 miles). According to the USGS, the...

September 16, 2018

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Major flash floods hit Balikesir Province, Turkey

Major flash flooding hit Turkey's Balikesir Province on September 13, 2018, damaging roads, homes and shops. There were no injuries or fatalities reported. The city of Bandirma registered over 147 mm (5.78 inches) of rain on September 13, with most of it falling...

September 15, 2018

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Alert level raised Azumayama volcano, last eruption was in 1977, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level for Azumayama volcano from level 1 to level 2 on September 15, 2018. The alert was raised to 1 on September 9, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977 (VEI 1). The alert level was raised at...

September 15, 2018

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New eruption at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

A new eruption started at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion during the early morning hour of September 15, 2018. The eruption followed a seismic crisis that started at 04:45 UTC (01:45 local time) today. Seismicity was accompanied by rapid deformation. Volcanic tremor...

September 15, 2018

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Huge amounts of gas emanating from Katla volcano, charging for eruption, Iceland

Huge amounts of volcanic gas are emanating from the Katla volcano since at least October 2016, leading researchers to believe this huge volcano under Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Iceland is charging up for a new eruption. The last known eruption of this...

September 14, 2018

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Rockfall injures 7 people, capsizes small boats at Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Greece

At least 7 people were injured and several small boats capsized after a rockfall hit Navagio Beach beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos on September 13, 2018. This beach, also known as the Shipwreck beach, is only accessible by sea and is a popular tourist...

September 13, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 5 - 11, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 5 and 11, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Veniaminof, United States. Ongoing activity:...

September 13, 2018

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Rockfall destroys Togoli village in Sudan's South Darfur, killing at least 20 people and leaving 50 injured

At least 20 people have been killed, 6 are missing and 50 were injured after a large rockfall crashed down onto houses of Togoli village in South Darfur's Kass locality on September 7, 2018. The entire village was reportedly destroyed. The rockfall was caused by...

September 13, 2018

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Undersea eruption detected at Ioto (Iwo Jima), seawater shooting as high as 10 m (33 feet), Japan

Aerial photos taken on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, show sure signs of undersea volcanic eruption at Japanese Ioto volcano, former Iwo Jima. The volcano has been showing increased volcanic activity since the past weekend. JMA said Wednesday that photos taken by...

September 12, 2018

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Unprecedented rainfall hits Beirut causing its worst flooding in years, Lebanon

Torrential rains hit capital Beirut (population 2.2 million) on September 9, 2018, causing worst flash flooding this Mediterranean city has seen in years. The road connecting Tripoli to the Dinnieh region was turned into a river, with the water 1 m (3 feet) deep in...

September 12, 2018