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Switzerland sees unusually fatal avalanche season

Switzerland's winter season this year has been 50 percent deadlier than the average season, resulting in around 27 fatalities as of March 31. Around 296 people have been affected, which is a 67 percent increase, as the number of people caught in avalanches over...

April 05, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand at 07:37 UTC (19:37 LT) on April 5, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 33 km (20 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

April 05, 2021

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More than 40 people killed, hundreds missing after severe floods and landslides hit Indonesia

At least 44 people have been killed and hundreds are reportedly missing after heavy rains struck Indonesian East Nusa Tenggara province, triggering floods and landslides early Sunday morning, April 4, 2021. The worst-hit area is East Flores regency where heavy rains...

April 04, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean at 01:16 UTC on April 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter...

April 03, 2021

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Nepal shuts schools as air pollution hits alarming levels

The air quality of Kathmandu, Nepal, has reached hazardous levels on March 27, 2021, with the AQI hitting 421, according to the Real-Time Air Quality Index. The education ministry said about eight million students have been affected as schools were shut amid the...

April 02, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 24 - 30, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 10 volcanoes from March 24 to 30, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan), Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA), Etna, Sicily (Italy),...

April 02, 2021

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March temperature records tumble across Europe ahead of new widespread cold blast

Temperatures in much of northwest Europe have hit record levels as unusually warm weather gripped the region on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, starting with the UK, which registered its warmest March day in 53 years when the mercury soared above 24 °C (75.2 °F)....

April 02, 2021

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Large landslide hits important transit route at Düzce Zonguldak, Turkey

A large landslide due to a retaining slope failure occurred on a highway at Düzce Zonguldak, Turkey on March 26, 2021. The Düzce Zonguldak highway, which is one of the important transit routes connecting Düzce to the Black Sea, collapsed following a...

April 01, 2021

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17th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna forces closure of Catania International Airport, Italy

The 17th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 started at Etna volcano, Italy at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:11 UTC on March 31 and remains at this level as of 09:32 UTC when the last VONA was...

April 01, 2021

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Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 09:56 UTC on April 1, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 960 km (597 miles) NE of...

April 01, 2021

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Lava flow at Pacaya volcano heads toward inhabited areas, Guatemala

High-level effusive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, Guatemala with columns of abundant ash lasting from minutes to hours, reaching 3 km (9 850 feet) above sea level and traveling 7 km (4.3 miles) in a southerly direction on March 30. 2021. On March 29, the...

March 31, 2021

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Elevated unrest continues at Taal volcano with 212 earthquakes in 24 hours, Philippines

Alert Level 2 remains in place over Taal volcano, Philippines, as of Wednesday, March 31, 2021. At this level, sudden phreatic explosions, minor ashfalls, volcanic tremors, and lethal accumulations of volcanic gas may threaten areas within the volcano. In 24 hours...

March 31, 2021

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Suwanosejima volcano erupts, prompting JMA to raise the alert level to 3, Japan

Two strong eruptions were recorded at Suwanosejima volcano, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan on March 30, 2021, ejecting large rocks nearly 1 km (0.62 miles) from the crater and prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the alert level to 3 (on a scale of...

March 31, 2021

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Worst drought in 40 years leads to rising hunger and severe food shortages in Angola

Severe food shortage and hunger are on the rise in Angola as the country is gripped by its worst drought in nearly four decades, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on March 26, 2021. The rainy season in Angola, which typically runs from November to April, is...

March 30, 2021

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Up to 3 m (10 feet) of fresh snow hits Valcea, Romania

Up to 3 m (10 feet) of snow fell in a mountain resort in Valcea, Romania, in 7 days to March 28, 2021. This county usually sees the heaviest snow and precipitation around May. Heavy snow blanketed the mountain resort Varful Lui Roman in Valcea County. The owner...

March 30, 2021

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Severe heat wave hits Delhi with highest March temperatures since 1945

The Safdarjung Observatory in New Delhi, India registered a maximum temperature of 40.1 °C (104.1 °F) on Monday, March 29, 2021, making it the city's hottest March day since 1945. This is 8 °C (14.4 °F) higher than normal, said Kuldeep...

March 30, 2021

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Schroeder wildfire threatens Rapid City fire suppression, South Dakota

Multiple National Guard helicopters were in full aerial suppression mode on March 29, 2021, as the Schroeder Fire burned multiple homes and threatened thousands more west of Rapid City, South Dakota. Approximately 500 homes were ordered to evacuate the area as high...

March 30, 2021