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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 13 - 19, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from October 13 to 19, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 18 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Pagan,...

October 22, 2021

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit south of the Fiji Islands at 08:10 UTC on October 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 497 km (308 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 531 km (329 miles). The epicenter was located 695 km (431...

October 21, 2021

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Record-breaking rains leave at least 54 dead, 5 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy rains triggered by two simultaneous low-pressure systems -- one over the Arabian Sea and the other over the Bay of Bengal regions -- caused severe floods and landslides in parts of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, since Sunday, October 17, 2021. Massive damage...

October 21, 2021

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Unseasonal heavy rainfall leaves 88 people dead in Nepal, 31 others missing

Unseasonal post-monsoon rainfall affecting Nepal from October 17 - 20, 2021, has left at least 88 people dead and 30 others missing. In addition, 23 people have been reported injured. The worst affected were the eastern and western parts of the country, according to...

October 20, 2021

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A powerful eruption started at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea at around 22:40 UTC on October 19, 2021, ejecting ash up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The current population of the island is more than 4 000....

October 20, 2021

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Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

A powerful phreatic explosion took place at Asosan's Nakadake crater at 02:43 UTC (14:43 JST) on October 20, 2021, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Alert Level from 2 to 3 at 02:48 UTC. The eruption came one week after volcanic...

October 20, 2021

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Giant hailstones pummel Queensland, likely the largest seen in Australia since records began

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 18 and 19, 2021, bringing heavy rain, giant hailstones, and tornadoes. The largest hail was reported in Bloomsbury and Yalboroo, north of Mackay in North Queensland on October 19. The Australian...

October 19, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Crete, eastern Mediterranean Sea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.1 hit off the coast of Crete, Greece at 05:32 UTC on October 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 58 km (36 miles). The USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 37.8 km...

October 19, 2021

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INGV monitoring the fumaroles at Vulcano, Italy

Due to the recent upgrade of alert level for Vulcano volcano in Sicily, Italy from Green to Yellow, researchers of the Palermo Section of the INGV have increased their monitoring of the volcano. On October 12, they sampled gases at four high-temperature fumaroles on...

October 18, 2021

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At least 26 dead as floods and landslides hit Kerala, India

At least 26 people have been killed in Kerala, India over the past couple of days after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains destroyed roads and homes and cut off many towns and villages. Heavy rains began on October 11, intensified late October 15, and...

October 18, 2021

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China's energy crisis deepens, coal prices hit record high as cold weather sweeps in from the north

China's coal crisis deepened late last week as cold weather swept in from the north, causing coal prices to surge to new record highs. Power rationing has already been in place in at least 17 of mainland China's more than 30 regions since September, forcing...

October 18, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Torres Islands, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Torres Islands, Torba Province, Vanuatu at 07:26 UTC on October 18, 2021, at a depth of 96.5 km (60 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). This is the second M6+...

October 18, 2021

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3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake hit close to Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 20:18 UTC on October 15, 2021, leaving at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured. The injuries included broken bones and head wounds, said Gede Darmada, head of Bali's Search and Rescue...

October 17, 2021

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Farmers in California abandoning their fields, U.S.

Farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley are abandoning their fields due to drought that resulted in water allotments cut by a third. Farmers in this region, reportedly the most productive agricultural region globally, grow 250 different crops on 17% of the...

October 16, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Solomon Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Solomon Islands at 02:44 UTC on October 15, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.6 km (14 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). The epicenter was located 147 km (91...

October 15, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 6 - 12, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from October 6 to 12, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | La Palma, Spain. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...

October 14, 2021

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Over 1.75 million people affected by floods, 17 000 homes collapsed in north China's Shanxi Province

Continuous downpours affecting north China's Shanxi Province since the start of October have affected more than 1.75 million people and forced the evacuation of more than 120 000. In addition, floods damaged over 190 000 ha (469 500 acres) of crops and...

October 12, 2021