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Heavy rains cause deadly landslides and flash floods, turn roads into rivers, Indonesia

Another round of heavy rain is affecting Indonesia over the past couple of days, causing dangerous flash floods and landslides across parts of the country. A landslide struck Daun Paris Raja Berneh hot springs resort in Daulu village of Karo District, North...

December 03, 2018

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Floods in the desert: Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall and devastating floods, wreaking havoc across Saudi Arabia since November 10 continued into December. The rains have so far left more than 30 people dead, disrupted traffic and forced evacuation of at least 4 000 people. Authorities are urging...

December 02, 2018

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Historic disaster: Heavy rain sweeps away cars, leaves Bodrum underwater, Turkey

Heavy rain hit the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, Muğla province on November 29, 2018, causing dangerous flash floods, sweeping away cars and stranding residents. The rain was preceded by at least one waterspout and accompanied by large hail. This is the second...

December 01, 2018

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Banda Sea at intermediate depth, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 13:27 UTC on December 1, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 140.6 km (87 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian...

December 01, 2018

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Strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits Anchorage, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Anchorage, Alaska at 17:29 UTC (08:29 AKST) on November 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.9 km (25.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 31 km (19.2 miles). The quake was...

November 30, 2018

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Queensland bushfires danger rated catastrophic for the first time in history, Australia

With severe to extreme heatwave conditions set to continue and 144 bushfires still burning, Queensland authorities are warning people to remain on high alert into the weekend and next week. On November 30, 2018, Queensland firefighters are still battling 144...

November 30, 2018

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Strombolian activity and lava flow observed at Mount Etna, Italy

A mild strombolian activity accompanied by a lava flow is taking place at Mount Etna, Italy since November 28, 2018. The explosions are happening at the New Southeast Crater and are still very small. According to INGV's Boris Behncke, Etna's current activity...

November 30, 2018

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Seismic waves near Mayotte characteristic of volcanic phenomena

International seismic networks detected an atypical very low frequency signal originating near the island of Mayotte just before 09:30 UTC on November 11, 2018. Signals of this type are characteristic of volcanic phenomena. A rare earthquake swarm started near the...

November 29, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 21 - 27, 2018

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes between November 21 and 27, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Karangetang, Siau Island (Indonesia) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) |...

November 29, 2018

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Deadly landslides hit Morona Santiago, Ecuador

At least 9 people have been killed and 8 injured after heavy rain caused landslides in Limon Indanza Canton, Ecuador's Morona Santiago Province on November 24, 2018. According to the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 150 people were evacuated, 9...

November 28, 2018

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Mass whale stranding in Mason Bay, New Zealand

A pod of 145 pilot whales was found stranded on a beach on Stewart Island (Raikura) in New Zealand late November 24, 2018 (LT). The whales were found in two ponds about 2 km (1.2 miles) apart in Mason Bay. While this is the biggest stranding event, three more...

November 27, 2018

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Unseasonable dust storm rolls through Gansu, China

A massive dust storm swept over China's northwestern province of Gansu on November 25, 2018, reducing visibility in some areas to just 100 m (330 feet). Dust storms here are expected during spring, not in winter. Meteorologists said wind speed of around 17 m/s...

November 26, 2018

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Phreatic eruptions at Mayon volcano, Alert Level remains at 2, Philippines

Two phreatic eruption events were observed at Mayon volcano, Philippines late November 25 into 26, 2018. Alert Level remains at 2. The public is reminded that sudden explosions, lava collapses, pyroclastic density currents or PDCs and ashfall can still occur and...

November 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermanshah, Iran

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermanshah, Iran at 16:37 UTC (20:07 local time) on November 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km. The quake hit one year after...

November 25, 2018

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Severe floods hit Iraq, leaving 3 000+ homes flooded and more than 12 people dead

Another round of heavy rain on November 22 and 23, 2018, caused severe flooding in parts of Iraq, leaving more than 12 people dead. The event follows weeks of unusually heavy and early rainfall and dozens of casualties. The worst affected governorates are Ninewa and...

November 25, 2018

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake near San Andres archipelago, Caribbean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina (Colombia), the Caribbean Sea at 03:40 UTC on November 25, 2018 (21:40 LT, November 24). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km...

November 25, 2018

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Over 19 000 homes destroyed by heavy rain and flash floods in Sudan

Over 200 000 people in 15 of Sudan's 18 states have been affected by heavy rains and flash floods between October 8 and November 4, 2018. This is almost double the 122 500 people affected by floods the same time last year. According to the Government of Sudan,...

November 23, 2018