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Veniaminof continues erupting, lava flow observed, Alaska

Veniaminof volcano continues to erupt, feeding a lava flow confined to the ice-filled summit caldera, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reports. The last known eruption of this volcano took place in 2013. While no significant ash emissions were observed, elevated...

September 12, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit southeast of Loyalty Islands at 19:31 UTC on September 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS,...

September 10, 2018

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Parts of South Africa blanketed in snow, roads and mountain passes closed

Most of South Africa's Western Cape was blanketed in snow over the weekend, causing temporary road closures and providing a new and snowy environment to animals not used to such wintry conditions. A cold front swept through parts of parts southern South Africa...

September 10, 2018

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Violent flash flooding hits Cebolla, Toledo province, Spain

Very heavy rainfall caused violent flash flooding in the town of Cebola, Spain's Toledo province on September 8, 2018. While there were no injuries or fatalities reported, the infrastructural damage is high. Weather stations registered around 30 mm (1.18 inches)...

September 10, 2018

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Strong M6.9 earthquake hits SW of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 04:19 UTC on September 10, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.1 km (69 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.0 at a depth of 130 km (80.8 miles). According to the...

September 10, 2018

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Solomon Islands 19:31 UTC on September 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 64.5 km (40 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.7 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). This earthquake can have a low...

September 09, 2018

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Severe storm brings Sydney's wettest day in 2 years, flash flooding, traffic chaos and 1 000 lightning strikes per hour

A cold front swept through parts of Australia's New South Wales on Friday afternoon (local time), September 7, 2018, producing severe thunderstorms with 1 000 lightning strikes per hour and dropping heavy rain and a lot of hail. For parts of Sydney, it was the...

September 09, 2018

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14 injured, dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hits China's Yunnan

At least 14 people have been injured and dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hit China's Yunnan Province at 02:31 UTC (10:31 local time) on September 8, 2018. The USGS registered the quake as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Provincial...

September 08, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the PHIVOLCS as M6.4 hit Mindanao, Philippines at 07:16 UTC (03:16 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the...

September 08, 2018

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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Flash floods damaged 2 500 homes, affected more than 10 000 people in Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain affecting several areas of northeastern Mexico over the past few days caused damaging flash floods. More heavy rain and local thunderstorms may occur over the already affected areas over the next 48 hours. The rain caused Arroyo El Soldado river in the...

September 07, 2018

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Widespread heavy to excessive rainfall in the Lower/Middle Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley

Slow-moving Tropical Depression "Gordon" continues to bring heavy to excessive rains across portions of the lower Mississippi Valley. Moisture from Gordon will spread north into the Middle Mississippi Valley and interact with an existing frontal boundary...

September 07, 2018

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Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Ecuador, knocking down power and injuring one person

A strong earthquake registered by Ecuador's geological institute (IGEPN) as M6.5 hit Ecuador at 02:12 UTC on September 7, 2018 (21:12 local time, September 6). The agency is reporting a depth of 82.5 km (51.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 93.5 km...

September 07, 2018

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Very strong and deep M7.8 earthquake hits Fiji

A very strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit Fiji at 15:49 UTC on September 6, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 608.6 km (378 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 627 km (389 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 06, 2018

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Country-wide flood death toll rises to 1 459, India

More than 1 400 people have been killed in India since the onset of the 2018 Southwest monsoon. The number of people who died in just 6 states this monsoon season climbed to 1 211, which is the highest toll in the last two years. As of September 3, 2018, the death...

September 06, 2018

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Japan earthquake: At least 37 killed or missing after powerful M6.7 quake hits Hokkaido

At least 7 people were killed and more than 30 others are still missing and feared dead after a powerful M6.7 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan at 18:07 UTC on September 5 (03:07 JST, September 6). JMA says the earthquake measured 7 on the Japanese seismic intensity...

September 06, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 29 - September 4, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between August 29 and September 4, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Krakatau, Indonesia | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Veniaminof, United States. Ongoing...

September 05, 2018