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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

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Mount Agung erupts, Bali international airport operating normally, Indonesia

Mount Agung in Karangasem regency, Bali, Indonesia erupted at 10:25 UTC on Thursday, March 28, 2019 (18:25 LT). PVMBG maintains alert status at level 3. The eruption lasted 2 minutes and 32 seconds and ashfall was reported on villages located on the slopes of the...

March 29, 2019

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Strong and shallow earthquake east of Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit east of Kuril Islands, Russia at 22:06 UTC on March 28, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

March 29, 2019

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Popocatepetl volcano alert level raised, Mexico

Mexican authorities have raised the alert level for Popocatepetl volcano from Yellow Phase 2 to Yellow Phase 3 on March 28, 2019. The decision was made due to increased activity observed in recent days, possible magma expulsion and explosions of increased intensity....

March 28, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 20 - 26, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from March 20 - 26, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia) | Villarrica,...

March 28, 2019

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Early-season wildfires burning in northern Portugal

Wildfires are burning in northern Portugal fueled by strong winds and unexpectedly high temperatures (28 °C / 82.4 °F) several months before expected. Wildfire alert was issued Tuesday evening, March 26, prohibiting farmers from using slash-and-burn methods,...

March 28, 2019

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10 million people in Afghanistan face severe acute food insecurity after floods and drought

10 million people in Afghanistan (population 35 million) are facing severe acute food insecurity following 3 years of drought and recent floods. Three years of drought have contributed to massive crop failure, economic hardship, hunger and loss of life, forcing 266...

March 28, 2019

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Earthquake swarm shaking Tjörnes Fracture Zone, Iceland

An earthquake swarm that started in Tjörnes Fracture Zone on Saturday, March 23, 2019 is still ongoing and the number of earthquakes has increased on March 27, the Icelandic Met Office reported 22:40 UTC, March 27. The quakes are located 6 km (3.7 miles)...

March 28, 2019

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Spectacular eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, heavy ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A spectacular explosive eruption started at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 01:23 UTC on March 27 (19:23 LT, March 26). Volcanic ash column reached 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l. The eruption produced a thick column of ash up to 3 km (1.8 feet), drifting...

March 27, 2019

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New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1 086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours

The atmospheric river event affecting New Zealand over the past 3 days has set the country's new 48-hour rainfall record. The storm caused major infrastructural damage, including destroyed Waiho Bridge in South Island's Westland District. At least one person...

March 27, 2019

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Veronica dumps more than a year's worth of rain in less than 12 hours, Western Australia

While the eye of Tropical Cyclone "Veronica" didn't cross the coast, very heavy rainfall and strong winds hit the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The wind and very heavy rainfall have now eased, however, road conditions may remain hazardous today...

March 26, 2019

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Waiho Bridge destroyed as extremely heavy rain hits New Zealand's South Island

Heavy rain over the past 2 days caused near-record river levels across the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. In less than 48 hours, parts of the region recorded 548 mm (21.6 inches) of rain, nearly 10% of its yearly average. More than 300 mm (11.8...

March 26, 2019

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Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier is growing again

A new NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland's fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean instead of retreating farther inland. The...

March 26, 2019