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Tropical Cyclone "Ava" hits Madagascar as Category 2 hurricane equivalent

Tropical Cyclone "Ava" made landfall in Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018 with maximum sustained winds of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent a Category 2 hurricane on Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Ava is dropping heavy rain on Madagascar for...

January 06, 2018

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Dormant Kadovar volcano awakens, first eruption in known history, P.N.G.

More than 500 people living on Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea have been evacuated following the first eruption of Kadovar volcano in known history. This volcano, dormant until yesterday, is part of the Schouten Islands, and lies off the...

January 06, 2018

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Boston breaks the highest ever recorded tide, followed by frozen floods

Boston, Massachusetts has officially broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921 as a major winter storm swept over the region on January 4, 2018. As the storm passed by, the winds shifted and brought viciously-cold winds from the northwest, turning flood water...

January 05, 2018

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Toronto breaks 59-year-old low temperature record, Canada

With chilling -23 °C (-9.4 °F), the city of Toronto, Canada woke up to record-breaking cold January 5 today. Officials are advising people who will be out to cover up due to the risk of frostbite developing within minutes. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert...

January 05, 2018

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Moderately strong eruptions at Klyuchevskoy volcano, ash up to 6 km a.s.l.

Moderately strong eruptions continue at Kamchatka's highest and most active volcano Klyuchevskoy for the third day in a row. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. and the Aviation Color Code remains Orange since December 5, 2017....

January 05, 2018

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Rare explosive cyclogenesis of East Coast cyclone, return interval 25 - 30 years

Although not unprecedented, the explosive deepening of mid-latitude cyclone over this part of the Western Atlantic during winter (where central pressure drops more than 50 hPa in 24 hours) as witnessed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 is rare, NWS said. Detailed records...

January 05, 2018

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Series of earthquakes under Mount St. Helens, Washington

A series of small to moderate earthquakes shook Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington over the past couple of days. The largest was M3.9 at a depth of 10.2 km (6.2 miles) on January 3, 2018, followed by M2.7, M2.0 and M1.9. The quakes are believed to be tectonic in...

January 05, 2018

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Rapidly deepening low hits New Zealand with heavy rain, powerful winds and destructive storm surge

A powerful storm is affecting much of New Zealand since January 3, 2018 with very heavy rain and powerful winds. At least one person has been killed, authorities confirmed, numerous roads were closed, air traffic halted and more than 20 000 homes lost power. The...

January 05, 2018

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At least 37 dead after floods hit Kinshasa, DR Congo

According to Congolese authorities, at least 37 people died overnight Thursday, January 4, 2018, after heavy rain caused floods and landslides that swept through shanty homes in capital Kinshasa. Many of the dead lived in Ngaliema, a poor hillside community that was...

January 04, 2018

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Floods in Bolivia's Santa Cruz cause extensive damage, 3 deaths

Heavy rain that flooded several localities of Bolivia's Santa Cruz department on January 2, 2018 is blamed for the deaths of at least 3 people. First evaluations show extensive damage in more than 12 municipalities, authorities said. The floods have damaged and...

January 04, 2018

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Slow-moving landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington's Yakima County

A major crack discovered on the Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County, Washington in October 2017 is spreading some 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) per day, officials said. This slow-moving landslide is now threatening to dump as much as 765 500 m3 (1 million cubic yards) of rock...

January 04, 2018

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Sharp M4.7 earthquake followed by 5 - 10 seconds of shaking hits San Francisco, California

A sharp M4.7 earthquake hit 3 km (1.9 miles) ESE of Berkley, California at 10:39 UTC (02:39 PST) on January 4, 2017, according to the USGS. The quake hit at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) and was felt for about 5 - 10 seconds as far away as Marin and Sonoma counties as...

January 04, 2018

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First snowfall in 28 years hits parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

A powerful winter storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain to parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina on Wednesday, January 3, 2017. Although measured amounts aren't impressive at all, compared to what regions further north are used too, in many places...

January 04, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 27, 2017 - January 2, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes between December 27, 2017 and January 2, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 8 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Kanlaon,...

January 03, 2018

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Storm Eleanor hits Ireland, Galway experienced unprecedented floods, 155 000 without power

Storm Eleanor hit Ireland late Tuesday, January 2, 2018, producing extremely windy and stormy conditions across much of the country into Wednesday, January 3. Although some effects of Eleanor are still being felt in the country, a major clean-up is underway in parts...

January 03, 2018

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Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone "Ava" to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially northern Madagascar where heavy rain is already causing problems. This system is expected to continue...

January 03, 2018

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Very cold Arctic air reaches as far south as southern Texas and central Florida

After breaking numerous record, very cold Arctic cold air reached all the way to southern Texas and central Florida on Monday, January 1, 2018. Freeze warnings are in place from Texas to the Atlantic Coast and up to the Northeastern US as another cold wave is...

January 02, 2018