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Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA explodes overnight, mass evacuations and power outages

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started on Monday, December 4, 2017 and exploded to 31 000 acres (12 545 ha) overnight, claiming the life of at least one person and burning at least 150 structures. The fire has so far forced evacuations of 27 000...

December 05, 2017

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Shallow M4.2, M2.8 earthquakes hit northeast Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey registered two shallow earthquakes near Stillwater in northeast Oklahoma on December 5, 2017. The first, registered as M4.2 at 04:26 UTC (22:26 CST, December 4) hit at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) and the second, registered at 04:53 UTC as...

December 05, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 11:19 UTC on December 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.2 at a...

December 03, 2017

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Major flooding after record-breaking rains hit Victoria and NSW, Australia

After record-breaking rain at some locations on Friday, December 1, 2017, major floods are developing across northeast Victoria and southeast New South Wales, Australia. "At 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time on Saturday, December 2, we've got major flood warnings...

December 02, 2017

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Major flooding hits Albania, paralyzing ports and suspending air traffic

A severe storm hit Albania on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and continued affecting the country on December 1, causing severe flooding in central areas of the country. Citizens are urged to follow official advice and avoid unnecessary travel as the situation is...

December 01, 2017

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400 000 affected, 5 killed in southern Thailand floods

Annual monsoon rains are causing heavy floods in parts of southern Thailand since November 25. Nearly 400 000 people are affected and at least 5 killed, authorities said. A number of provinces have declared disaster zones in various districts. The worst affected is...

December 01, 2017

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Unusual M4.1 earthquake near Dover, Delaware

A moderately strong earthquake initially registered by the USGS as M5.1 and later revised to M4.1 hit near Dover, Delaware at 21:47 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M4.4 at a depth of 6 km (3.7 miles)....

December 01, 2017

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Strong M6.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 52.7 km (32.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.2 at a...

December 01, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Iran, dozens of aftershocks

​​A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) as M6.1 hit Kerman Province, Iran at 02:32 UTC (06:02 local time) on December 1, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC registered it as...

December 01, 2017

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Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought

After analyzing a database of geological records dated within the last 100 000 years, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol has discovered the average time between so-called volcanic super-eruptions is actually much less than previously thought....

November 30, 2017

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Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

Volcanic summits on Hawaii's Big Island are experiencing a mix of snow and rain accompanied by gusty winds. At the same time, heavy rainfall is falling on the rest of the state, forcing authorities to issue flash and areal flood warnings, watches and advisories....

November 30, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS hit Central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:32 UTC on November 30, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

November 30, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 22 - 28, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between November 22 and 28, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA). Ongoing activity: Aira,...

November 29, 2017

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New crater discovered at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A new crater was discovered at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano and authorities expect the volcano to continue throwing new material towards the surface in the coming days, Dr. Carlos Valdés, the director of Mexico's National Center for Disaster...

November 29, 2017

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19 killed, thousands of homes affected as floods and landslides hit Java, Indonesia

At least 11 people have been killed after heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone "Cempaka" triggered severe floods and landslides in East Java, Indonesia on November 28, 2017. Cempaka is the first named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region cyclone...

November 28, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected near Herðubreið, Askja volcanic area, Iceland

A notable amount of earthquakes occurred near Herðubreið, Iceland's Askja volcanic area on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, with magnitudes ranging from 0.4 to 2.0 and depths between 2.5 and 12.8 km (1.5 - 8 miles). In total, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO)...

November 28, 2017

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Agung eruption shifts to magmatic, alert level at highest, lahars, 100 000 evacuating

Around 100 000 residents living near erupting Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia have been told to evacuate, officials said Monday, November 27, 2017. Late Saturday, November 25, hours the after the second phreatic eruption within a week started, Agung shifted into...

November 27, 2017