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Water reservoirs nearly full, 8 500 rescued as record-breaking rains hit Mumbai, India

Very heavy monsoon rains are affecting Indian financial capital Mumbai (population 18.4 million) since June 25, leaving the seven lakes and reservoirs supplying drinking water to the city almost full and at the highest levels since 2016. Officials said the supply...

August 05, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Fukushima-ken Oki, Japan at 10:23 UTC (19:23 JST) on August 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). The USGS is...

August 04, 2019

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Major stratospheric eruption at Ulawun volcano, ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A high-level eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 7.62 km (25 000 feet) above sea level started at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea at 01:50 UTC on August 3, 2019. Multispectral satellite imagery detected a new eruption to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l. at 09:53...

August 03, 2019

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Strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hit near the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M7.4 hit off the coast of southwest Sumatra, Indonesia at 12:03 UTC (19:03 local time) on August 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 52.8 km...

August 02, 2019

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Veniaminof volcano alerts raised, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) raised alerts for Veniaminof volcano after pilot reports of steaming coincided with low-level tremor recorded at the volcano at 20:30 UTC (12:30 AKDT). These observations mark a departure from recent background activity - the...

August 02, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 24 - 30, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes between July 24 - 30, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest:Masaya, Nicaragua | Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island (France) | Semisopochnoi, United States | Shishaldin, Fox...

August 01, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near the coast of O'Higgins, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit near the coast of O'Higgins​, Chile at 18:28 UTC on August 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter...

August 01, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Vanuatu at 15:02 UTC on July 31, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 179.1 km (111.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 192 km (119.3 miles). The epicenter was located 57 km (35 miles) E of...

July 31, 2019

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Deep M6.5 earthquake hits near the south coast of Honshu, Japan

A deep earthquake registered by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) as M6.5 hit near the south coast of Honshu, Japan at 18:33 UTC on July 27, 2019 (03:31 JST, July 28). The agency is reporting a depth of 420 km (261 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth...

July 27, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity has increased again at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) early July 27, 2019. INGV said their surveillance cameras showed gas emission from the base of the southern flank of NSEC, indicating that a new fissure has opened at the crater. The...

July 27, 2019

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At least 8 people killed, dozens injured after series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes Islands, Philippines

Series of strong earthquakes hit Batanes, the Philippines on July 26 and 27, 2019, leaving at least 8 people dead and dozens injured. The series started with M4.2 (PHIVOLCS) at 04:13 PHT, July 26, followed by M2.8 at 19:17, M2.4 at 22:13, M5.4 at 04:16 PHT, July...

July 27, 2019

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At least 7 deaths as severe heatwave hits Europe

Numerous July and all-time high-temperature records were broken across Europe on July 25, 2019, as second heatwave of the year peaked over the continent, claiming lives of at least 7 people. The heat is now coming to an end and forecast models call for significantly...

July 26, 2019

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Strong phreatic eruption at Tangkubanparahu, heavy ashfall reported, Indonesia

A strong phreatic eruption took place at Indonesian Tangkubanparahu volcano (also know as Tangkupan Perahu) early July 26, 2019. Two people have been injured and taken to hospital. Continuous eruption with volcanic ash rising up to 2.7 km (9 000 feet) above sea...

July 26, 2019

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Small-scale eruption at Asosan volcano, Japan

A small-scale eruption started at Asosan volcano, Japan at 22:57 UTC on July 25, 2019 (07:57 LT, July 26), producing an ash column up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. This is the latest in a series of small eruptions at the volcano that started on April 16,...

July 26, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 17 - 23, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between July 17 and 23, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Manam, Papua New Guinea | Semisopochnoi, United States | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) |...

July 25, 2019

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Unusually strong cold front brings record-low July temperatures to southern U.S.

An unusually strong cold front for the time of a year hit much of southern United States on July 24 and 25, 2019, bringing record-low July temperatures to numerous cities throughout the region. Lower temperatures will continue across much of the region through the...

July 25, 2019

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Active lava lake at Shishaldin volcano, Aviation Color Code Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange and the Alert Level from Advisory to Watch at Shishaldin volcano on July 24, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2015 (VEI 1). Field crews reported an...

July 24, 2019