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Earthquake swarm detected under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

​A seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) in the Canary Islands on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Authorities said they will increase monitoring the volcano starting October 10 and assign 5 scientists to keep track of the earthquakes. The last...

October 09, 2017

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Massive fires in California destroy hundreds of homes, force mass evacuations

​Massive wildfires burning out of control in California since Sunday, October 8, 2017, have destroyed hundreds of homes, caused widespread power outages, forced mass evacuations and shut down major roadways overnight. The series of fires began to ignite Sunday...

October 09, 2017

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Rat Islands at intermediate depth, Alaska

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the Rat Islands, Alaska at 22:34 UTC on October 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.8 km (69.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). According to the USGS, the...

October 08, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake near Balleny Islands / South Magnetic Pole

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS was recorded near Balleny Islands / South Magnetic Pole at 20:48 UTC on October 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). According...

October 08, 2017

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Increased seismicity, alert level raised for Lewotolo volcano, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Lewotolo volcano to Level 2 (Alert) on Sunday, October 8, 2017 due to increased seismicity and degassing detected under the volcano since August 2017. The last eruption of this volcano started on January 2, 2012...

October 08, 2017

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Lava effusion in the summit crater of Cleveland volcano, Alaska

The eruption of Cleveland volcano and slow growth of a small lava dome in the summit crater of the volcano continues, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 20:00 UTC on Friday, October 6, 2017. Lava effusion in the summit crater was first noted in satellite...

October 08, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tonga at 14:04 UTC on October 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ is reporting M5.7 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 154.3 km (95.9...

October 08, 2017

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Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 14:56 UTC (23:56 JST) on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles); USGS M5.4 at a...

October 06, 2017

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Eruptive activity at Ambae remains stable, Alert Level lowered to 3

The eruptive activity remains stable at Ambae (Aoba) volcano in Vanuatu and the Alert Level was lowered to Level 3 from Level 4 on October 6, 2017, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geohazards Department (VMGD) reported 04:11 UTC (15:11 local time) today. The volcanic...

October 06, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit off the east coast of Honshu at 07:59 UTC on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS and EMSC are reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the...

October 06, 2017

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Explosions at Fuego volcano ejecting ash up to 5 km (16 404 feet) a.s.l., Guatemala

Explosive activity at Guatemala's Fuego volcano is increasing over the past couple of hours, INSIVUMEH said in a special bulletin issued 16:00 UTC on October 5, 2017. The explosions are loaded with abundant ash that reaches a height of approximately 5 km (16 404...

October 06, 2017

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At least 22 people killed as Tropical Storm "Nate" hits Central America

As of early October 6, 2017, Tropical Storm "Nate" is blamed for the deaths of at least 22 people, 15 in Nicaragua and 7 in Costa Rica. However, there are 15 people still missing in Costa Rica and the death toll is expected to rise. The storm hit Nicaragua...

October 06, 2017

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Seismicity increasing at Shinmoedake volcano, alert level raised

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has raised the alert level for the Shinmoedake volcano, part of the Kirishimayama volcanic group in Kyushu, Japan, from 1 to 2 on October 5, 2017. The increase in volcanic earthquakes under the volcano was first detected on...

October 05, 2017

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Deadly floods hit Mexico's Tamaulipas, 18 000 affected

Since September 26, 2017, Mexico has been affected by severe rainstorms, causing flooding in the state of Tamaulipas, affecting numerous cities, including Altamira, Nuevo Laredo, and Tampico. At least 18 000 people in the Tamaulipas state were affected. Residents of...

October 05, 2017

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September 2017: most active month on record in terms of Atlantic tropical cyclone ACE

The North Atlantic basin was extremely active in September 2017. Four tropical cyclones formed, all of which became hurricanes, and three of those four became major hurricanes, NWS National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida said in their Monthly Tropical Weather...

October 05, 2017

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Impressive eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

An impressive eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 07:26 UTC (02:26 local time) today. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1 968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2...

October 05, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 27 - October 3, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between September 27 and October 3, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Ambrym, Vanuatu | Aoba, Vanuatu. Ongoing activity: Aira,...

October 05, 2017