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Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months. Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late...

April 07, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits Banda Sea, Indonesia

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Banda Sea, Indonesia at 21:55 UTC on April 6, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 538.5 km (334 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 543 km (337 miles). The epicenter was located 149 km...

April 06, 2019

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M6.5 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the South Sandwich Islands at 16:14 UTC on April 5, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 58.4 km (36.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located 44...

April 05, 2019

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National emergency declared as deadly wildfire destroys 300 structures, South Korea

A national emergency was declared after a series of wildfires in South Korea's Gangwon Province, northeast of capital Seoul, destroyed 300 homes, warehouses and other buildings, and left at least 1 person dead since it started late April 4, 2019. The main fire...

April 05, 2019

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Massive damage to agricultural sector, 36 percent of roads damaged, more than 60 people dead, Iran

Heavy rain and floods affecting Iran since March 19, 2019 caused massive damage to the country's agricultural sector, damaged 36% of the entire road network and left at least 62 people dead, as of April 4, 2019. According to information provided by official...

April 04, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 27 - April 2, 2019

New activity was reported for 2 volcanoes from March 27 to April 2, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Popocatepetl, Mexico | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia). Ongoing activity: Agung, Bali...

April 04, 2019

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Indonesian Mount Agung erupts again, sparking panic among locals, Bali

Indonesian Mount Agung erupted again at 17:31 UTC on April 3, 2019, ejecting volcanic ash up to 6 km (20 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code remains Orange and Alert Level at 3 of 4. Seismograph recorded and eruption amplitude of 25 mm and a duration...

April 04, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

"With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. California state officials made their monthly snowpack...

April 03, 2019

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New round of heavy rain and deadly floods, Peru

A new round of heavy rain has been affecting several regions of Peru over the past couple of days, causing floods and mudslides that resulted in fatalities and damage across the country. A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Chanchamayo, in the...

April 03, 2019

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Rare April snowfall in the Carolinas, 2nd time since 1915

Rare snow fell over parts of the Carolinas including Charlotte, NC on April 2, 2019, making it only the second time in over 100 years that snow fell there during the month of April. Snow came along the western edge of a rapidly deepening nor'easter moving up the...

April 03, 2019

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Shallow M6.5 earthquake, strong aftershocks hit Rat Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Rat Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska at 21:35 UTC on April 2, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.1 km (11.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake was...

April 03, 2019

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Unprecedented floods hit Iran, up to 70 percent of annual rainfall average in just one day

Heavy rain and floods continue across Iran, with 25 of its 31 provinces affected since March 19, 2019. The worst-hit provinces in recent days are Golestan in the north, Fars in the south and Lorestan in the west. As of April 2, the death toll stands at 57, with 19...

April 02, 2019

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Highly unusual spring snowfall in Saudi Arabia

Spring snowfall turned mountains of northwestern Saudi Arabia into white on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Clouds began to form early Sunday over Jabal Al-Lawz in Tabuk Province and by sunset, snow covered all the area, Arab News reports. Authorities sent security patrols,...

April 01, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mauritius - Reunion region, Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mauritius - Reunion region, Indian Ocean at 18:39 UTC on April 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The quake was initially...

April 01, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 07:04 UTC on March 31, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.5 km (11.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth 40 km (24.8 miles). IGEPN is reporting M6.3 at a...

March 31, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 11:20 UTC on March 30, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 57.2 km (35.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 65 km (40.4 miles). The epicenter was...

March 30, 2019

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Increased activity at Taal volcano, alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 0 to Alert Level 1 (abnormal) on March 28, 2019. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1977. Powerful pyroclastic flows and surges from...

March 29, 2019