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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 5 - 11, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from August 5 to 11, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Nishinoshima, Japan | Raung, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Sinabung, Indonesia |...

August 13, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms hit Scotland, leaving three people dead

Severe thunderstorms struck many parts of central and eastern Scotland, resulting in flash flooding and disruptions, as well as a major incident declaration in Fife where a month's worth of rain fell in hours. On Wednesday, August 12, torrential rain caused a...

August 13, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Strombolian activity returned to Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater over the past couple of days. An ash and steam plume rose up to approximately 3 500 m (11 500 feet) above the vent Monday into Tuesday, August 10 into 11, 2020. Throughout the night, explosions...

August 12, 2020

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Very rare M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 17:13 UTC on August 12, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.5 km (9.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The...

August 12, 2020

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Earthquake swarm on San Andreas Fault beneath Salton Sea, California

A new earthquake swarm started beneath the Salton Sea in California on August 10, 2020. The risk of a larger earthquake over the next 7 days is considerably elevated due to the swarm when compared to background levels. The southernmost section of the San Andreas...

August 12, 2020

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Longest monsoon in 33 years batters Korean Peninsula, leaving scores dead and 7 000 homeless

Flooding and landslides due to prolonged monsoon continue to wreak havoc across the Korean Peninsula, prompting almost 7 000 people to evacuate and leaving at least 42 dead or missing in the South as of August 9, 2020. The rainy season has been lashing the country...

August 12, 2020

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Damaging floods and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago after two weeks' worth of rain in just 9 hours

Damaging flash flooding and landslides hit Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, August 8, 2020, after 121 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 9 hours-- half the country's average August rainfall of 250 mm (10 inches). According to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological...

August 12, 2020

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Floods claim 35 lives, destroy or damage 7 000 homes and leave widespread crop loss - Sudan

20 more people lost their lives as severe flooding persists in Sudan, bringing the death toll to 35. Since late July, more than 7 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed due to heavy rains. Torrential rains struck across the nation on Sunday, killing at least 20...

August 12, 2020

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Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods have caused 19 fatalities and affected more than 50 000 people in Niger since June 2020. Floods continued into August as heavy rains kept pouring, with the capital Niamey recording 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours to Friday, August 7 - less...

August 11, 2020

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High-level explosive activity continues at Reventador, new lava flow reported, Ecuador

High-level explosive activity continues at Ecuador's Reventador volcano with new lava flows observed and an ash column to 4 600 m (15 000 feet) above sea level. The new lava flow started to descend on the northeastern slopes, currently about 200 m (656 feet)...

August 11, 2020

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New South Wales hit by strong winds and worst flood in 29 years, Australia

Torrential rain and strong winds lashed the New South Wales South Coast over the weekend, causing the worst flooding in the area for 29 years. High waves killed a 44-year-old surfer in Sydney's Collaroy. At least 1 600 emergency calls had also been made during...

August 10, 2020

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Almost 50 people killed after 3 days of heavy monsoon rains across Pakistan

Nearly 50 people have died across Pakistan after three days of heavy monsoon rain that triggered severe flash floods, the disaster management authority reported Sunday, August 9, 2020. The downpours also damaged houses, roads, and bridges. Pakistan's National...

August 10, 2020

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Severe floods displace at least 32 000 people in Ethiopia

At least 32 000 have been displaced by severe flooding that has caused extensive damage in Ethiopia, since late July 2020. This included almost 20 000 residents in Afar that had to relocate in the first week of August due to the overflow of Awash River. According to...

August 10, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Mount Sinabung, ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at around 03:16 UTC on August 10, 2020, ejecting ash up to 10 km (32 000 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to evacuate nearby communities. The Aviation Color Code was briefly raised to...

August 10, 2020

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At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people-- including an 8-month-old baby-- lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts...

August 10, 2020

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits Sparta, North Carolina - the strongest in the state since 1916

A very shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.1 hit Sparta, North Carolina, U.S at 12:07 UTC (08:07 LT) on August 9, 2020, causing widespread damage. The agency is reporting a depth of 3.7 km (2.3 miles). This is the strongest earthquake to hit North...

August 09, 2020

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Widespread flooding affects almost 200 000 people in Somalia

Wide areas of Somalia have been experiencing unusually strong rainfall season since mid-July. Nearly 200 000 people have been affected and 120 000 have been displaced as of Thursday, August 6, 2020. Over the last few days, further flooding has hit parts of Somalia,...

August 09, 2020