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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 23 - 29, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from September 23 - 29, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Grimsvotn, Iceland | Sangay, Ecuador. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Copahue,...

October 01, 2020

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M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of New Britain, P.N.G.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 10:34 UTC on October 1, 2020, at a depth of 109 km (68 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). This is the second M6+ earthquake today....

October 01, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm near Salton Sea, California

An intense earthquake swarm started near Salton Sea, California on September 30, 2020, with 421 earthquakes detected by 07:00 UTC on October 1. The swarm is centered just southeast of Salton Sea, near Westmorland in Imperial Valley, in an area with a history of...

October 01, 2020

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Shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Tonga region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit the Tonga region at 01:13 UTC on October 1, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (22 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 38 km...

October 01, 2020

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Ashfall produced by Sangay destroys 11 200 ha of crops, affecting at least 24 500 farmers, Ecuador

Ashfall produced by the eruption Ecuador's Sangay volcano continues to be registered in several areas of the country, with most affected the Andean province of Chimborazo. A total of 11 198 ha (27 670 acres) of crops have been destroyed in the provinces of...

September 30, 2020

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Grímsvötn volcano Aviation Color Code raised from Green to Yellow, Iceland

The Aviation Color Code for Grímsvötn volcano was raised from Green to Yellow on September 30, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 -- it was a large and powerful VEI 4 eruption. The average eruption frequency during the last 1 100...

September 30, 2020

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3 dead, nearly 100 000 evacuate as two massive wildfires explode in Northern California

At least 3 people lost their lives while almost 100 000 have fled their homes as two out-of-control wildfires continue to rage in Northern California. As of Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the Glass Fire has consumed more than 18 000 ha (45 000 acres) of land and,...

September 30, 2020

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Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. Severe weather conditions hit several districts in Istanbul around 08:00 UTC (11:00 LT), including Silivri, Buyukcekmece,...

September 30, 2020

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100 000 people stranded as highest rainfall in 60 years hits Rangpur, Bangladesh

Extremely heavy rainfall hit the city of Rangpur, Bangladesh over the weekend, paralyzing normal life across the city and stranding more than 100 000 people. In just 12 hours, the city registered more rainfall than in the entire month of September (433 mm/17 inches...

September 30, 2020

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Migrating tornadoes found to be more dangerous and deadlier in the Southeast, U.S.

Migrating tornadoes that are increasingly occurring in the southeastern United States have been found to be more dangerous and twice as deadly as twisters elsewhere in the country, according to an analysis by the Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E News). A...

September 29, 2020

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Increase in frequency of severe cyclones over the North Indian Ocean

From 1981 to 2017, statistics show that an average of five cyclones developed over the North Indian Ocean per year. However, recent studies indicate that there has been an increase in the frequency of cyclone formation from 2017 to 2019. As a result, there was also...

September 29, 2020

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225 000 affected as third wave of flooding hits Assam, India

At least 225 000 people have been affected in nine districts of Assam, India, as the ongoing third wave of flooding worsens, officials of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported Sunday, September 27, 2020. Around 10 000 ha (25 000 acres) of...

September 28, 2020

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Nearly 830 000 affected as Sudan faces 'unprecedented challenges' amid worst flood in century

Heavy rains and major floods continue to pose unprecedented challenges in disaster-stricken Sudan where 124 people have died and nearly 830 000 have been affected. Humanitarian workers are struggling as funds are running out, which are necessary to continue...

September 28, 2020

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits south of Africa

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit south of Africa at 17:10 UTC on September 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 1 645...

September 26, 2020

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Antarctic blast brings rare September snowfall, unusually cold temperatures to parts of Australia

A strong Antarctic blast swept through parts of South Australia and Victoria on Friday, September 25, 2020, bringing significant snowfall and the coldest September day since 1969 to the city of Ballarat. The snow was reported at elevations as low as 200 m (660 feet)...

September 26, 2020

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Nearly 400 pilot whales dead in Australia's worst mass stranding on record

Almost 400 whales have died in Tasmania in what is believed to be Australia's worst stranding on record. Earlier this week, hundreds of long-finned whales have been found beached on the island state's west coast. Officials said rescue operations will...

September 25, 2020

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Creek Fire becomes largest single blaze in California, spawning 2 rare fire tornadoes

The Creek Fire in California has become the state's largest single blaze record, scorching up to 117 935 ha (291 426 acres) of land as of Thursday, September 24, 2020, and is only 34 percent contained. The blazes spawned two rare tornadoes rated EF-1 and EF-2 a...

September 25, 2020