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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano, ashfall reported up to 45 km (28 miles) away, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Merapi has erupted twice on Sunday, June 21, 2020, ejecting ash up to 6 000 m (20 000 feet) into the sky, according to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG). The first explosion occurred at 02:13 UTC (09:13 LT) and...

June 22, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Iceland, ongoing intense earthquake swarm

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of northern Iceland at 19:07 UTC on June 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). The quake is a part of...

June 21, 2020

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Scientists create 3D images of geological processes below Earth's surface

Geoscientists at the University of Texas at Dallas generated high-resolution, 3D images of the dynamic geological processes that are happening far below the Earth's surface. The team described in the study how they created images of mantle flows in a subduction...

June 21, 2020

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Heavy snow engulfs high elevations of Idaho and Montana ahead of summer solstice

Heavy snow blanketed high elevations of Idaho and Montana from Tuesday into Wednesday, June 16 into 17, 2020. The unusual winter-like conditions occurred just days before the summer solstice, which will take place this weekend. While not terribly unusual, since snow...

June 19, 2020

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At least 13 killed, several others missing after landslide hits Abidjan, Ivory Coast

A landslide triggered by heavy rains left at least 13 people dead, three injured, and several others missing in Anyama near the capital Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The tragedy occurred on the northern outskirts of Abidjan, where some areas saw...

June 19, 2020

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Alert raised for Laguna del Maule volcano - its last eruption took place some 2 000 years ago, Chile

According to the information provided by OVDAS - SERNAGEOMIN, the technical alert level for the Laguna del Maule Volcanic Complex was raised to Yellow on June 18, 2020. The parameters of the volcano are unstable and above the base threshold, suggesting an eruption...

June 19, 2020

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Alerts raised after increased seismicity under Veniaminof volcano, Alaska

Over the past several days there have been periods of seismic tremor and occasional earthquakes at Veniaminof volcano, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory. The volcano has a...

June 19, 2020

ireland drought june 18 2020

Ireland's total grain output in 2020 to drop by 100 million euros after driest spring since 1847

The total output from the grain sector in Ireland this year is expected to drop by at least 100 million euros due to prolonged drought. According to semi-state research authority Teagasc, the overall output will decline from the usual 2.3 million tonnes to under 1.9...

June 18, 2020

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Torrential rains trigger deadly floods in parts of Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan

Torrential rains over the past couple of days have triggered deadly flooding in parts of the southern Ivory Coast, including capital Abidjan. The city recorded more than 260 mm of rain (10 inches) in a 48-hour period to June 15, 2020, which is nearly half its...

June 18, 2020

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Emergency powers invoked amid worsening drought in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's Watercare Services is drawing about 15 million liters (4 million gallons) of water a day more from the Waikato River since June 16, invoking emergency powers in response to its worst drought in 25 years. New Zealand utility company Watercare is...

June 18, 2020

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Very strong M7.4 earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 12:49 UTC on June 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at a depth of 10 km. The epicenter was located 686 km...

June 18, 2020

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Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Underground geological activities this spring have drained Slade Lake, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southwest of Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada. "The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the...

June 18, 2020

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More than 20 000 people evacuated after landslide blocks major river in China's Sichuan

Chinese authorities have evacuated more than 20 000 people after a large landslide blocked a major river in Sichuan on June 17, 2020. At least one person has been killed while 3 others remain missing across the province. According to the provincial flood control and...

June 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 12 - 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from June 12 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Makushin, Fox Islands...

June 17, 2020

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Magma recharging beneath the Weishan volcano of the intraplate Wudalianchi volcanic field, China

A team of geophysicists warned that Wei Mountain in northeast China could be "recharging" for an eruption after two huge magma chambers were discovered under the volcano, which last erupted more than half a million years ago. The researchers said they...

June 17, 2020