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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Papua, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Papua, Indonesia at 12:11 UTC on November 23, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 240 km (150 miles) SE...

November 23, 2019

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Rare hailstorm leaves 'snowy scene' across parts of Phoenix, Arizona

A severe thunderstorm dumped hailstones up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter across Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, November 21, 2019, leaving a 'snowy scene' in some parts of the desert. While this is a rare event for the region, it's not unprecedented....

November 22, 2019

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Drone films breathtaking descent into Ijen volcano, Indonesia

Spanish filmmaker Andres Aguilera Morillas piloted a drone into the crater of 2 743 m (9 000 ft) Ijen volcano-- a mountain filled with acidic water and sulphuric smoke-- situated in Java, Indonesia. The drone footage captured the spectacular view, showing the inner...

November 22, 2019

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Eruption of underwater volcano near Mayotte continues, may badly affect Lake Dziani on Petite Terre

Eruption at a developing submarine volcano east of Mayotte continues and may contaminate Petite Terre's Lake Dziani. The underwater volcano is the reason behind the seismo-volcanic crisis affecting the small island in the Indian Ocean since May 2018​. The...

November 21, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Laos - Thailand border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Laos - Thailand border region at 23:50 UTC on November 20, 2019 (06:50 LT, November 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles)....

November 21, 2019

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Massive tsunami as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman 1 000 years ago, research finds

Researchers from the universities of Bonn, Jena, Freiburg, and RWTH Aachen found evidence that a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman a thousand years ago. It is unclear to what extent the Arabian and Eurasian plates get stuck. It is...

November 20, 2019

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Satellite-based radar maps fault of rare earthquake in France

Southeast France was hit by a M5.4 earthquake at 10:52 UTC on November 11, damaging establishments and displacing residents. The tremors were felt between Lyon and Mintellimar. Earthquakes in this part of France are very rare, prompting scientists to investigate...

November 20, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 13 - 19, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes from November 13 to 19, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Cleveland, Chuginadak Island (USA) | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Lateiki, Tonga Islands |...

November 20, 2019

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Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Australia, over a dozen temperature records smashed

More than a dozen temperature records have been broken across South Australia on November 20, 2019, as bushfires continue to create catastrophic conditions all over the state, with blazes still burning at emergency levels. Over 100 schools have been closed,...

November 20, 2019

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Deep M6.3 earthquake hits the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia at 08:26 UTC on November 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 487 km (302 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This is the second M6+ earthquake of the day. It...

November 20, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Chiapas, southern Mexico at 04:27 UTC on November 20, 2019 (22:27 LT, November 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 26 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 60 km...

November 20, 2019

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Heavy snowfall hits parts of Austria and Italy, large avalanche engulfs Martell Valley

Extreme weather, including strong winds, heavy rain and snow are affecting parts of central Europe, including Austria, Switzerland and Italy over the past couple of days, causing floods, landslides and notable avalanches. Similar weather, with widespread heavy rain...

November 19, 2019

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Over 100 homes damaged, four people injured following M5.9 quake in Mindanao, Philippines

More than 100 homes have been damaged - 16 totally and 91 partially - while four people were injured, following a strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake in Mindanao, Philippines, on November 18, 2019. According to a report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and...

November 19, 2019

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300 000 affected by worst floods in 7 years in Borno and Adamawa, Nigeria

Nigeria's northeastern states Borno and Adamawa are facing the worst floods in seven years which have destroyed homes, livelihoods, and affected about 300 000 people so far. The number of the afflicted population is five times more than expected in the...

November 19, 2019

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Switzerland sees record November snowfall, almost 710 mm (28 inches) recorded

Heavy snow hit parts of Switzerland over the weekend, November 16 and 17, 2017, bringing the monthly total up to 710 mm (28 inches) in Santa Maria, in the country's east. This broke the previous record of 690 mm (27 inches), also set in the same area in 1959....

November 19, 2019

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577 homes destroyed in NSW bushfires, burn area more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres), Australia

According to data provided by the Rural Fire Service, nearly 577 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales since the start of the fire 2019/20 season which quickly turned into the worst on record. Statewide, the burn area now covers more than 1 650 000 ha (40 772...

November 19, 2019

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JMA raises alert level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Volcanic Alert Level for Kirishimayama (Shinmoedake) volcano, Kyushu, Japan to Level 2 at 05:10 JST on November 18, 2019 (20:10 UTC, November 17). JMA is urging residents and tourists to refrain from approaching the...

November 18, 2019