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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Central East Pacific Rise

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Central East Pacific Rise at 22:38 UTC on March 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 1 615 km (1 004 miles) WSW of Puerto Villamil and 1 762 km (1...

March 23, 2020

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Series of damaging earthquakes hit capital Zagreb, Croatia - the strongest since 1880

Several moderately strong and shallow earthquakes shook Croatian capital Zagreb early Sunday morning (LT), March 22, 2020. EMSC registered the strongest ones as M5.3 at 05:39 UTC and M5.0 at 06:17 UTC. Both quakes were registered at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

March 22, 2020

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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections...

March 21, 2020

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At least 3 dead after very heavy rains hit Fiji, severe weather continues into the weekend

Very heavy rains hit parts of Fiji on March 19, 2020, causing floods and mudslides which resulted in at least 3 fatalities. Severe weather is forecast to continue into the weekend. With this, heavy rain and a flash flood warning are in force for most of the country....

March 21, 2020

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Heavy snow hits Arizona on the first day of spring, U.S.

Parts of northwest Arizona saw heavy snow on the first day of spring on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with up to 30 cm (12 inches) in parts of the country. The National Weather Service (NWS) said up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow fell in Flagstaff by 05:00 LT on Thursday,...

March 21, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger damaging mudslides and floods in Arequipa, Peru

Days of heavy rains triggered destructive floods and landslides in southern Peru's Arequipa department, leaving at least 100 homes damaged. One of the worst affected areas is the city of Arequipa. Heavy rains started affecting the region on March 13, causing...

March 20, 2020

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Massive floods hit capital Dili, destroying nearly 200 homes and affecting over 25 000 people, East Timor

Several hours of very heavy rains caused widespread flooding in capital Dili, East Timor (Timor-Leste) on March 13, 2020. Authorities are reporting at least 25 000 people or 4 000 households are affected. Even though the floods have now receded, affected communities...

March 20, 2020

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New inflation and associated uplift detected at Mt. Thorbjorn volcano, Iceland

The latest results of deformation around Mt. Thorbjorn volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula indicate that inflation causing an uplift in the area has started again, the Icelandic Met Office reported on March 19, 2020. The uplift is slower than in January but seems to...

March 20, 2020

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Record-breaking snow - up to 3.3 m (10.8 feet) engulfs Kiruna, Sweden

Heavy snow fell over Sweden's northern town of Kiruna on Thursday, March 19, 2020, adding to the total amount of around 3.3 m (10.8 feet) that has accumulated since the beginning of the winter season on September 30, 2019. The amount broke the previous record of...

March 19, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 11 - 17, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for just 2 volcanoes from March 11 to 17, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Antillanca Volcanic Complex, Chile | Kanlaon, Philippines. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

March 19, 2020

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At least 3 500 houses swept away as destructive floods hit Pwani, Tanzania

Days of heavy rain caused destructive floods in the district of Rufiji in the Pwani region, eastern Tanzania-- sweeping away at least 3 500 residential properties and 6 600 ha (16 309 acres) of farmland, an official reported on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The...

March 19, 2020

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Europe braces for intense Arctic cold outbreak after unusually warm winter

A significant Arctic cold outbreak is forecast to spread across much of Europe in the days ahead, ending unusually warm winter season. The cold is expected to last through the end of March, with another blast expected at the beginning of April. Prolonged, dangerous...

March 19, 2020

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Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake temperature heats up to 40 °C (104 °F), Alert Level remains at 1, New Zealand

Mount Ruapehu's Crater Lake (Te Wai a-Moe) heated from 24 °C (75.2 °F) to 40 °C (104 °F) in response to earthquakes beneath the volcano, according to the GeoNet bulletin issued on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at...

March 18, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of Bali, Indonesia at 17:45 UTC on March 18, 2020 (01:45 LT, March 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

March 18, 2020

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Rare, unusually large ozone hole develops over the Arctic-Canadian region

A huge area of sustained ozone depletion has developed over the Arctic-Canadian region -- too late for the winter season, too early for spring, and unusually strong for the northern hemisphere. The ozone layer is a natural layer of protective gas in the upper...

March 18, 2020

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Army rescues stranded civilians after heavy snow hits Gurez valley, Jammu and Kashmir

The Indian army airlifted more than 160 stranded civilians from Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir, India on March 15, 2020, as heavy snowfall created difficult conditions in the area. Four of the rescued individuals were in critical condition but were assisted promptly,...

March 18, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hits Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. -- the largest since 1992

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. at 13:09 UTC (07:09 LT) on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). This is the largest earthquake in Utah since M5.9 near St. George in...

March 18, 2020