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Seven killed as powerful storm brings heavy rain and snow to Algeria and Tunisia

At least 5 people have been killed as a powerful Mediterranean storm hit northern Algeria on January 24 and 25, bringing heavy rain and snow, the country's civil protection agency reported Saturday, January 26, 2019. The same weather system affected neighboring...

January 27, 2019

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Increased activity at Etna volcano, Catania airport closed, Italy

Increased activity was reported at Italy's Mount Etna starting around 09:00 UTC on January 26, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. Volcanic ash is not detectable on satellite imagery due to a meteorological cloud. However, significant...

January 26, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near Ndoi Island, Fiji at 19:56 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 579 km (359 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 594 km (369 miles). GFZ is reporting it as M5.6 (preliminary) at...

January 26, 2019

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Hundreds missing after tailings dam collapse in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hundreds of people are missing after a tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais collapsed Friday afternoon, January 25, 2019 (local time). The owner of the dam said at least 413 people are missing. The event comes just 3 years after another tailings dam...

January 26, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Solomon Islands at 03:51 UTC on January 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 357.8 km (222 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 367 km (228 miles). The epicenter was located 35.7 km (22.2...

January 26, 2019

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2018 natural disasters statistics: volcanic activity resulted in more deaths than previous 18 years combined

Image credit: CRED There were 281 climate-related and geophysical events recorded in the EM-DAT (International Disaster Database) in 2018. These caused deaths of 10 733 people and affected 61 million people across the world. There were a number of major disasters...

January 25, 2019

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Strombolian activity at Villarrica volcano, new sensors installed, Chile

Strombolian explosions have returned to Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 24, 2019. Similar activity was observed at the beginning of the month. The volcano is producing lava fountains up to 35 m (115 feet) above the crater rim, ejecting incandescent cinder,...

January 25, 2019

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Floods and landslides death toll jumps to 59, 25 missing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019. At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated...

January 25, 2019

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Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local...

January 24, 2019

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Increased volcanic activity at Fuego, lava flows likely, Guatemala

The eruption at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased over the past couple of days and authorities are now warning that lava flows could be generated in the days ahead. The volcano is generating weak, moderate and strong explosions at a rate of about 15 to 25...

January 23, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:06 UTC on January 23, 2019 (21:06 CST, January 22). The eruption threw incandescent fragments to a distance of 2 km (1.2 miles) over the slopes of the volcano. Ash was dispersed in a...

January 23, 2019

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Large storm to impact the Midwest into the East, deep freeze through the end of the month

A large storm system will slide from the Central U.S. into the East over the next couple of days, NWS warns. A zone of heavy snow is expected from the Mid Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, especially impacting parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan....

January 23, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A powerful eruption started at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano around 04:48 UTC on January 23, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. The...

January 23, 2019

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Eruption at Mount Michael, Saunders Island, Antarctica

A new volcanic ash emission was observed at Michael volcano, Saunders Island, Antarctica on January 22, 2019. Volcanic ash plume moving southeast is identifiable from visible imagery under the partially covered sky, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported 15:49 UTC. Ash...

January 23, 2019

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New eruptions at Mount Agung, ash to 4.2 km (14 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

New eruptions took place at Agung volcano in Indonesia on January 21 and 22, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Orange. The volcano Alert Level is at 3 of 4. There were at least 2 eruptions registered around 19:45 UTC on January 21, 2019 (03:45 local time, January...

January 23, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Desmond" drops extremely heavy rain on Mozambique, leaves 9 dead in Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Desmond" formed January 20, 2019 in the Mozambique Channel, bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar as it headed toward Mozambique. It made landfall in the province of Zambezia, near the border with the Sofala province. While there were...

January 22, 2019

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Jeneberang river overflows, killing 6 and leaving 10 missing - Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least six people were killed in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province after heavy rain falling for more than 24 hours caused Jeneberang River to overflow on Monday, January 21, 2019. According to Adnan Purichta Ichsan, Gowa regency Regent, 10 people remain...

January 22, 2019