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Violent weather conditions across northern Italy leave 1 dead and 2 missing

Heavy rainfalls and hail brought by severe thunderstorm swept northern Italy on September 13 and September 14, 2015. Torrential rains caused floods and landslides, and left at least one person dead and 2 more missing.Severe flooding heavily affected areas along the Po r

September 14, 2015


Catastrophic flooding devastates eastern Japan

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in central Japan around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 01:00 UTC and brought torrential rains that triggered disastrous flooding and landslides. As of September 13, 7 people have been reported dead, 15 are still missing, and at l

September 14, 2015


Mount Aso (Asosan) on Japan's Kyushu island erupted early Monday, September 14

Japan's Asosan volcano erupted about 00:43 UTC on Monday, September 14, 2015, sending a plume of thick black smoke and ash about 2.1 km (1.2 miles) into the air and disrupting flights.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Asosan erupted without warning in on

September 14, 2015

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Gulf of California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.6 by USGS hit Gulf of California at 08:14 UTC on September 13, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located 59 km (37 miles) SSW of Topolobampo, 79 km (49 miles) SSW of Los Mochis, 85 km

September 13, 2015


65 000 acres burned down in only a few days, as wild fire blaze spread across northern California

An explosive wildfire which started on September 8, 2015, has forced 2 700 residents across the northern California to evacuate by September 11. A state of emergency was declared by California Governor Jerry Brown, as more than 1 500 firefighters have been dispatched ac

September 12, 2015


Severe flooding and landslides across Vietnam and Laos

Heavy rainfall and strong winds were sweeping Laos and Vietnam since September 7, 2015, causing severe floods and landslides across the affected area. At least 2 people have been reported dead so far, and 5 more missing.3 people were reported missing since heavy floodin

September 11, 2015


Axial Seamount eruption of April 2015 confirmed, US

​The April 2015 eruption of the Axial Seamount underwater volcano has been confirmed by the latest research of the University of Washington (UW) OOI Cabled Array group. The eruption was predicted in 2014 and is currently the most accurate eruption forecast of this vol

September 11, 2015


Tropical Storm "Linda" brings violent flooding to southern California

Heavy rainstorm, brought by Tropical Storm "Linda", accompanied with strong winds and hail is affecting southern California since September 8, 2015. Strong rainfall has caused widespread flooding across the affected areas claiming at least one life by Septembe

September 10, 2015

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Active volcanoes in the world: September 2 - 8, 2015

New activity/unrest was observed at 5 volcanoes from September 2 - 8, 2015. During the same period, ongoing activity was observed at 15 volcanoes.New activity/unrest: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge | Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Nevado del Ruiz, Col

September 10, 2015


Record-breaking rainfall: Etau drops over 500 mm (20 inches) of rain over parts of central Japan causing massive floods

Tropical Storm "Etau" hit mainland Japan on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 and rolled over the central part of the country, bringing strong winds and record-breaking rainfall which overflowed rivers and caused serious flooding and numerous landslides. By early

September 10, 2015


West Africa under water: Over 30 dead in heavy flooding

Heavy rainfalls that battered west Africa during the last few days, have triggered heavy flooding and landslides across Nigeria and Guinea, severely damaging infrastructure and claiming more than 30 lives. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Nigeria issue

September 09, 2015

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Tropical Storm "Etau" hits mainland Japan, heavy rain causes flooding and landslides

Tropical Storm "Etau" made landfall in Aichi prefecture, central Japan, around 01:00 UTC on September 9, 2015 (10:00 local time). Etau is bringing very heavy rain and causing floods and landslides. Weather officials issued evacuation advisories for several cit

September 09, 2015

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Extremely heavy rain turns roads of southern Spain into rivers

Extremely heavy rain in southern Spain has caused severe flooding on September 7, 2015 turning streets of several towns and villages into rivers. At least one casualty has been reported.Spain's Civil Protection service has issued severe weather alerts for Valencia,

September 08, 2015


Another strong and shallow earthquake hits south of Kermadec Islands - M6.1

Geoscience Australia is reporting a second strong and shallow earthquake was registered south of Kermadec Islands on September 7, 2015. The first one, registered as M6.0 by GA hit at 09:13 UTC, and was followed by M6.1 at 14:06 UTC. USGS registered the first one as M6.4

September 07, 2015

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Radioactive contaminants found in coal ash from all three major US coal-producing basins

A new Duke University-led study has revealed the presence of radioactive contaminants in coal ash from all three major US coal-producing basins - Illinois, Appalachian and Powder River basins. Authors found that levels of radioactivity in the ash were up to five times

September 07, 2015

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake registered south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Geoscience Australia registered a shallow M6.0 earthquake (depth 0 km) south of Kermadec Islands at 09:13 UTC on September 7, 2015. USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 35.4 km (22 miles).According to the USGS, epicenter was located 191 km (119 miles) SSE of L'Esper

September 07, 2015

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Very deep M6.1 earthquake registered south of Fiji

A very deep earthquake registered as M6.1 by Geoscience Australia hit south of Fiji islands at 08:46 UTC on September 7, 2015. The agency is reporting depth of 573 km (356 miles). USGS is reporting M5.3 at a depth of 547.3 km (340.1 miles).According to the USGS, epicent

September 07, 2015