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Increased activity at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

​A period of increased volcanic activity started at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano on Thursday, October 8, 2020, with intense Strombolian activity ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet), ash emissions and at least 4 lava flows. Pacaya is a highly active...

October 09, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Vietnam, leaving at least 8 people dead or missing

Rounds of heavy rain hit parts of northern and central Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, October 6, 2020, causing floods and landslides in which at least 8 people lost their lives or are considered missing. The northern province of Lao Cai, home to the resort town of...

October 08, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 30 - October 6, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from September 30 to October 6, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia). Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...

October 08, 2020

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Papua New Guinea at 07:35 UTC on October 8, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 103.5 km (64 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 112 km (69 miles). The epicenter was located 38.7 km (24.0...

October 08, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity and significant ash emissions at Etna, Italy

Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Italy increased on October 7, 2020, with the first eruption at 06:35 UTC accompanied by significant ash emissions to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:00 UTC, downgraded to...

October 07, 2020

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Frequent explosions at Fuego volcano, lahar warning issued, Guatemala

Frequent explosions continue at Fuego volcano, Guatemala accompanied by ash emissions up to 4.8 km (15 600 feet) a.s.l., ashfall in nearby communities and lahars. In 24 hours to 14:20 LT on October 6, the Fuego volcano observatory reported white fumarole with a...

October 07, 2020

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2020 Antarctic ozone hole one of the largest and deepest in recent years

The 2020 ozone hole over the Antarctic is one of the largest and deepest in recent years, according to scientists with the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). The hole had grown to 23 million square km (8.8 million square miles)-- over twice the size of the...

October 07, 2020

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World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

232 waterspouts/funnels have been confirmed over the Great Lakes from September 28 to October 4, 2020, in the second world record waterspout outbreak of the year, according to the International Center for Waterspout Research (ICWR). From August 16 to 19, 2020, a...

October 07, 2020

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Death toll caused by Storm Alex rises to 15, 21 still missing in France and Italy

The number of fatalities caused by heavy rain and strong winds produced by Storm Alex from October 2 to 4, 2020, has risen to 15 on October 7, with 21 people still missing. The storm caused very strong winds and dropped exceptionally heavy rains, with some regions...

October 07, 2020

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Deadly landslide hits San Marcos La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala

A destructive landslide caused by heavy rains struck the municipality of San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala's Solola region, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, destroying 8 homes and leaving at least 4 people dead, civil protection authorities confirmed Wednesday. CONRED...

October 07, 2020

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New lava flow at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

Moderate explosive-effusive eruption continues at Klyuchevskoy volcano, with new lava effusion observed at its southeastern flank, according to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team's (KVERT) bulletin on October 5, 2020. A new phase of lava flow started...

October 06, 2020

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji at 10:11 UTC on October 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 628 km (390 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 625 km (388 miles). The epicenter was located 232 km (144 miles) E of...

October 06, 2020

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Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Paraguay has declared a national state of emergency as more than 5 000 wildfires rage amid drought and record hot temperatures across South America. Paraguay’s Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday, October 1 as more wildfires broke out, scorching...

October 05, 2020

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Floods and landslides leave 4 missing, over 200 houses submerged in West Java, Indonesia

Heavy downpours struck West Java, Indonesia, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, triggering floods and landslides that left four people missing and more than 200 houses submerged, according to disaster agency officials. In Cianjur District, a river overflowed due to heavy...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" claims 6 lives, stalls near the coast of Yucatan

Tropical Storm "Gamma" made landfall near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico over the weekend with near-hurricane force winds and very heavy rain, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gamma made landfall near Tulum at...

October 05, 2020

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Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both...

October 04, 2020

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At least 40 dead and 2 million tons of rice destroyed as Jigawa sees worst flood in 32 years, Nigeria

At least 40 people have lost their lives and more than 2 million tons of rice crops - a quarter of the country's projected harvest - have been lost as northwestern Nigerian state Jigawa reels from its worst flood in 32 years, according to the Jigawa State...

October 01, 2020