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Massive floods in Indonesia claim 53 lives, 173 000 in emergency centers

Exceptionally heavy rain hit Jakarta Metropolitan Area on December 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020, with up to 377 mm (14.8 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, Jakarta sees 203.2 mm (8 inches) of rainfall during the entire month of December. More heavy to...

January 04, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin volcano, ash cloud to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Alaska

A new eruption is taking place at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska on January 3, 2020, with ash cloud rising to 6 - 7.3 km (20 000 - 24 000 feet) above sea level at 21:00 UTC, drifting E-SE. According to Alaska Volcano Observatory, the level of seismicity has increased to...

January 03, 2020

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Wildfires claim 22 lives, destroy 2 500 buildings and scorch 5.9 million ha (15 million acres) -- extreme fire weather warning, Australia

Bushfires in Australia have killed at least 22 people since August 2019 and destroyed more than 2 500 buildings, including over 1 400 homes. In addition, 28 people are still missing in the state of Victoria. Half a billion animals have been killed, including a third...

January 03, 2020

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Norway records warmest ever January day in rare heatwave

The town of Sunndalsora in western Norway set the country's new January temperature record on Thursday, January 2, 2020, with the mercury hitting 19 °C (66.2 °F), according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. The area is experiencing a rare...

January 03, 2020

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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 on January 2, 2020. This is a Near-crater warning, urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the crater in Kobayashi,...

January 03, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 25 - 31, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from December 25 - 31, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Pavlof, United States |...

January 02, 2020

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Jakarta officials warn more extreme rainfall expected -- announce the use of Weather Modification Technology to combat floods

A day after massive floods hit Jakarta, claiming the lives of at least 23 people, city officials warned residents and tourists more extreme rainfall is expected through the rest of the month and up to at least mid-February 2020. At least 23 people were killed since...

January 02, 2020

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Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser smashes previous record of eruptions for a calendar year

Yellowstone's Steamboat Geyser kept up its increased activity in December 2019, with water eruptions on 8th, 18th, and 26th. This brings the total number of eruptions for 2019 to 48 and smashes the previous record of eruptions for a calendar year set in 2018...

January 02, 2020

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Massive floods hit Jakarta after exceptionally heavy rainfall, several million left without power, at least 53 killed

Massive floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta on January 1, 2020, killing at least 53 people and forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Several million were left without power and drinking water. The deaths were a result of hypothermia, electric shocks, landslides,...

January 01, 2020

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At least 8 missing following severe flash floods and mudslides in Tolima, Colombia

At least eight people went missing after heavy downpour triggered flash floods and mudslides in Tolima Department, Colombia. The disaster struck during the early hours of Thursday, December 26, 2019. According to Colombia's National Unit for Disaster Risk...

December 31, 2019

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Delhi records coldest December day, second coldest December since 1901

Delhi has just recorded its coldest day for the month of December on Monday, December 30, 2019, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) confirmed. The station in Safdarjung reported 9.4 °C (48.9 °F), which is 11.4 °C (20.5 °F) below normal and the...

December 30, 2019

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Anak Krakatau erupting, continuous volcanic ash up to 3 km (10 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

Phreatomagmatic activity at the Indonesian Anak Krakatau volcano has increased over the past couple of days. This is the site of a major eruption and resulting tsunami on December 22, 2018, during which at least 426 people lost their lives and 30 000 were injured, ...

December 30, 2019

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A number of fires sparked by dry lightning in East Gippsland, Australia

Vic Emergency is reporting more than 10 fires are burning in East Gippsland on December 30, 2019, including three large fires that have been burning for more than a month. Communities in the area could be impacted today by a fire front, spot fires and ember attacks...

December 30, 2019

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Eruption at Klyuchevskoy, volcanic ash to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Russian Klyuchevkoy volcano at 23:15 UTC on December 29, 2019. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange. The volcano belongs to the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes, it is located 30 km (18 miles) from Klyuchi and 360 km...

December 30, 2019

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Heavy snowfall continues to batter northern Mexico

Heavy snowfall has been affecting many of Mexico's northern regions with the continuous arrival of cold fronts. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the government of Chihuahua issued a weather warning for the arrival of the fourth winter storm due to Cold Front No....

December 29, 2019

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Major winter storm hits United States with heavy snow and freezing rain

A major winter storm has intensified as it shifted across the Plains and into the Upper Midwest this weekend, and is likely to continue disrupting holiday travel through New Year's Day. The storm has brought a mix of snow, rain, and ice to the Twin Cities and...

December 29, 2019

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'Get out now!' - More than 30 000 people forced to evacuate East Gippsland due to extreme fire danger, Australia

Authorities of the Australian state of Victoria have ordered more than 30 000 residents and tourists in East Gippsland to leave the region immediately as bushfires have reached an extreme danger level. Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the state today...

December 29, 2019