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Historic snow engulfs capital Madrid just 2 days after Spain registered its coldest temperature on record

A powerful winter storm named Filomena by the Spanish Meteorological Agency -- AEMET -- is affecting the Iberian Peninsula, bringing record cold temperatures, heavy rain, and historic snow. Capital Madrid was one of several Spanish regions on red alert, a historic...

January 09, 2021

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Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) return to the South Pole, make a very rare appearance over Argentina

Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) have returned to the South Pole and made a very rare appearance over Argentina more than one month after the beginning of the southern hemisphere season. Gerd Baumgarten of Germany's Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, whose...

January 08, 2021

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Soufriere volcano continues to exude magma, steam observed, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

The UWI-SRC Team conducted a successful helicopter reconnaissance of the La Soufriere Volcano on January 6, 2021. The volcano continues to exude magma and the Alert level remains at Orange since December 28, 2020. The volcano continues to exude magma on the surface,...

January 08, 2021

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Huge sinkhole opens in Naples hospital parking lot, consuming several cars, Italy

A huge sinkhole opened up early Friday morning (LT), January 8, 2021, in the car park of Naples 'del Mare' hospital, Italy. No one was hurt but the hole swallowed several parked cars. According to the local hospital district, the hole is about 20 m (66 feet)...

January 08, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Isangel, Vanuatu at 05:01 UTC on January 8, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 117 km (72 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). The epicenter was located 147 km...

January 08, 2021

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M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 00:28 UTC on January 8, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 224 km (139 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 182 km (113 miles). This is the second M6+...

January 08, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: December 30, 2020 - January 5, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from December 30, 2020 to January 5, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kilauea, Hawaiian Islands (USA) | Merapi, Central Java (Indonesia) | Soufriere...

January 07, 2021

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Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

The mercury pummeled to -19.6 °C (-3.3 °F) in China's capital Beijing on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, marking the city's coldest morning since 1966, when the mercury dipped to -27.4 °C (-17.3 °F). Early Thursday morning, half of...

January 07, 2021

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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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More than 500 evacuated after new eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

More than 500 people living on the fertile slopes of Merapi volcano in Indonesia were forced to evacuate on January 7, 2021, after a brief eruption at 01:02 UTC produced a pyroclastic flow with ash rising up to 3 km (10 000 feet) above sea level. The pyroclastic...

January 07, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit North Sulawesi, Indonesia at 20:59 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 157 km (97 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 161 km (100 miles). The epicenter was located 60 km (37...

January 06, 2021

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Heavy snowfall leaves one dead, several stranded in Asturias, Spain

Heavy snowfall engulfed the community of Asturias in Spain over the weekend, January 2 and 3, 2021, trapping several people and leaving one worker dead, while another is still missing. Severe snowfall blanketed Leon in Asturias, prompting the Spanish civil guards...

January 06, 2021

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Eruption continues at Kilauea with lava erupting from vents on the NW side of the crater, Hawaii

Lava activity at Hawai'ian Kilauea volcano is confined to Halemaʻumaʻu with lava erupting from vents on the northwest side of the crater, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reported at 19:11 UTC on January 5, 2021. Early January 5 (UTC), the lava lake was...

January 06, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 06:20 UTC on January 6, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.1 km (16.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 30 km (18 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 06, 2021

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Very rare January tornadoes touch down in California

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Tehama County, California on Monday, January 4, 2021. In the NWS Sacramento forecast area there were 39 tornadoes reported from 2010 - 2020. This works out to about 4 tornadoes a year,...

January 05, 2021

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At least 4 dead, 6 missing as intense hailstorm and flash floods hit Sucre, Bolivia

Intense rains and hail led to flash floods in Sucre, Bolivia, on Monday, January 4, 2021, leaving at least four fatalities and six others missing. The severe weather caused considerable damage to properties, buildings, and vehicles, while several stalls were swept...

January 05, 2021

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Heavy snow engulfs Jammu and Kashmir, cuts it off from the rest of the country, India

Heavy snow closed the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal Road on January 2, 2021, stranding nearly 4 500 vehicles. Though the road was cleared of landslides, snow on the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel in Lower Munda hampered the movement of traffic....

January 05, 2021