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California wildfires - Dixie and River Fire updates

The River Fire in northern California exploded in size on August 4, 2021, as it burned through the Nevada and Placer counties, triggering multiple evacuations. The fire has so far scorched 566 ha (1 400 acres) of land and is 0% contained. On the same day, the Dixie...

August 05, 2021

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Dixie Fire enters Greenville, leveling businesses and homes, California

A huge wildfire raging in northern California entered the small community of Greenville on August 4, 2021, leveling down homes and businesses. The fire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes, AP reports. Their photographer described seeing a gas...

August 05, 2021

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Increased seismicity, steam and gas emissions at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands

Increased seismicity and gas and ash emissions were observed at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands at the end of July, prompting authorities to deploy technical teams, increase monitoring and issue Volcano Safety Messages to residents. Savo has been the source of major...

August 05, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 28 - August 3, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from July 28 to August 3, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Dieng Volcanic Complex, Central Java (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) |...

August 05, 2021

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Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens, seriously damage or destroy more than 100 homes, Greece

Severe heatwave affecting Greece and neighboring countries over the past 7 days sparked numerous wildfires, including near capital Athens where more than 500 people were forced to evacuate on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. More than 500 firefighters battled the flames on...

August 04, 2021

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Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Heavy rains affecting Iran over the past couple of days have left at least 5 people dead and 7 others injured. According to a statement by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on August 3, relief and rescue forces provided services to 846 flood survivors in 7...

August 04, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm at underwater volcano near Mayotte

A strong long-period earthquake activity (LP) was registered at a newly-discovered underwater volcano near Mayotte starting at 16:33 UTC on July 31, 2021. A total of 186 LP earthquakes were recorded in three separate swarms, each associated with a very long-period...

August 04, 2021

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Yellowstone registers most energetic swarm of earthquakes since 2017

The month of July saw the most energetic swarm of earthquakes in the region since the Maple Creek earthquake swarm of June-September 2017, the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (YVO) reported in their monthly update released August 2, 2021. While above average, this...

August 03, 2021

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Greece sets new European all-time highest temperature record

Greece has set a new European highest temperature record with 46.3 °C (115.3 °F) registered in Makrakomi, Phthiotis on Monday, August 2, 2021. The meteorological station where the temperature was registered is operated by the National Observatory of Athens...

August 03, 2021

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Raging wildfires force more than 10 000 people to evacuate, claim 8 lives in southern Turkey

At least 8 people have been killed and more than 10 000 forced to evacuate as raging wildfires spread through parts of southern Turkey over the past 7 days. Authorities said this is the country's worst fire crisis in a decade. Over the past 7 days, 132 wildfires...

August 03, 2021

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Multiple, discrete, energetic explosion signals at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska

Unrest under Semisopochnoi volcano increased at the end of July, with a marked increase in seismicity on July 31. Increased activity has also been detected on local infrasound stations, suggesting possible low-level (below 3 km / 10 000 feet above sea level)...

August 03, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Nicobar Islands, India region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the Nicobar Islands, India Region at 03:42 UTC on August 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.0 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 03, 2021

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Death toll from floods in central China jumps to 302, more than 50 missing

More than 300 people have died in recent flooding in central China, according to official data released Monday, August 2, 2021. The number is more than three times higher than previously reported. Henan provincial government said 302 people have died and 50 remain...

August 02, 2021

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Major explosive event at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 20:09 UTC on August 1, 2021. This is the second larger than usual explosion at the volcano since July 28. Analysis of the event indicated that the eruptive activity produced a significant emission...

August 02, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by EMSC as M6.1 hit near the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 05:01 UTC on August 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting it as M5.9 at a depth of 12.9 km (8 miles). The epicenter was...

August 02, 2021

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Area under wildfires in Yakutia reaches 3.6 million ha (8.9 million acres), Russia

The current area under the wildfires in Russia's Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is reported to be 3.6 million ha (8.9 million acres). The fire season in the region started in early May. As of Monday, August 2, there are 156 wildfires in the republic. Earlier today in...

August 02, 2021

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Etna enters August with a violent paroxysmal eruptive episode

Etna entered August 2021 with continued growth at its Southeast Crater and impressive paroxysmal eruptive episode, the first since July 20. Strombolian activity at the crater gradually intensified into lava fountaining by 21:22 UTC on July 31. The episode lasted...

August 01, 2021