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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits New Ireland region, P.N.G.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit New Ireland region, Papua New Guinea at 14:08 UTC on November 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

November 18, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 10 - 16, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from November 10 to 16, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

November 18, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits British Columbia, causing major floods and landslides, Canada

Another round of heavy rain caused by atmospheric river caused major flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia, Canada, and parts of Washington and Oregon in the United States on November 14 and 15, 2021. Some parts of the region received nearly 255 mm...

November 16, 2021

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Violent storms hit Egypt, triggering deadly scorpion infestation

Violent storms hit Egypt's southern city of Aswan over the past weekend, causing floods and triggering scorpion infestation that left three people dead and more than 500 others hospitalized due to scorpion stings. The storm brought heavy rain, hail, and dust...

November 15, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the South Indian Ocean at 04:23 UTC on November 15, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 1 440...

November 15, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.0 and M6.4 earthquakes hit southern Iran

Two shallow earthquakes registered by the USGS as M6.0 and M6.4 hit southern Iran's Hormozgan Province at 12:07 and 12:08 UTC (15:37 and 15:38 LT) on November 14, 2021. The agency is reporting depths of 5.6 km (3.5 miles) and 10 km (6.2 miles), respectively....

November 14, 2021

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Large methane emissions leaking from landfills close to the center of Madrid, Spain

High-resolution satellites have detected substantial quantities of methane leaking from two landfill sites close to the center of Madrid, Spain. Using data from the ESA's Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission combined with GHGSat’s high-resolution commercial...

November 12, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: Novemeber 3 - 9, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from November 3 to 9, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Krakatau, Indonesia | Manam, Papua New Guinea |...

November 11, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the south coast of Papua, Indonesia at 17:46 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The epicenter...

November 11, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit southeast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 15:45 UTC on November 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting the same magnitude and depth; EMSC M6.6 at a depth of...

November 10, 2021

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New lava delta forming at La Palma, over 2 600 homes destroyed since the start of eruption, Canary Islands

New lava flows produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands reached the ocean near Los Guirres at 18:00 UTC on November 9, 2021, forming a new lava delta. As of 07:14 UTC on November 9, lava flows were extending across 999.6 ha (2 470 acres),...

November 10, 2021

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Extremely rare November tornado hits Vancouver, Canada

An extremely rare November tornado hit the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at 17:10 PDT on November 6, 2021 (01:10 UTC, November 7). The event started as a waterspout over the Strait of Georgia which then came ashore and caused minor damage at the...

November 09, 2021

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Increased gas emissions at White Island volcano, volcanic fog (VOG) produced, New Zealand

Recent gas and observation flights at Whakaari / White Island show increases in gas emissions and lake level. The volcano occasionally emits traces of volcanic ash and remains in a state of moderate to heightened unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2...

November 09, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Nicaragua at 06:25 UTC on November 9, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). The quake comes after...

November 09, 2021

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9 dead, 2 missing after floods hit Sri Lanka and southern India

At least 9 people have died and 2 others remain missing after heavy rains affecting Sri Lanka and parts of southern India since the start of the month. According to the AFP, nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by floods over the past couple of...

November 08, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heavy rains affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, 2021, caused severe flash flooding in parts of the country, causing power outages and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of homes in the Sarajevo suburbs, along the rivers Bosnia,...

November 06, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Indonesia, leaving at least 8 people dead and 3 missing

Severe flash floods hit the Indonesian island of Java on November 4, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving three others missing. The worst affected were Malang and the city of Batu where floods and mudslides inundated homes and destroyed bridges....

November 05, 2021