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bird death west us sept 24 2020

Massive bird die-off in Western U.S. linked to cold blast

Researchers at the University of New Mexico have found that the mysterious deaths of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of migratory birds in the Western U.S. were primarily caused by a cold blast that killed off edible insects and induced hypothermia. Around...

September 24, 2020

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At least 126 people killed in floods and landslides in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

At least 126 people have lost their lives to natural disasters, such as floods and landslides, triggered by monsoon rains this year in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) forecasts moderate to heavy rains throughout the country...

September 24, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 16 - 22, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from September 16 to 22, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Erta Ale, Ethiopia | Pavlof, United States | Sangay, Ecuador. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu...

September 24, 2020

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At least 2 killed, 20 injured as more floods and landslides hit Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

More floods and landslides struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and nearby areas, including West Java, claiming at least two lives and leaving 20 others injured, officials reported Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Since January this year, at least 283 people have died...

September 24, 2020

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Rare M4.4 earthquake hits Reunion, one of the largest on record

A rare earthquake measuring M4.4 on the Richter scale hit 23 km (14 miles) NW of Saint-Denis, Reunion at 17:00 UTC on September 21, 2020. RNS is reporting a depth of 27 km (17 miles). This is the largest earthquake to hit the island since 1979 when Piton de la...

September 23, 2020

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Severe floods hit Ghana's Upper East Region

Severe flooding affecting Ghana's Upper East Region this month has left at least five people dead and around 1 700 homes damaged or destroyed, according to the preliminary data from the Regional Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation...

September 23, 2020

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Massive floods leave widespread destruction, displace 140 000 people in Afar, Ethiopia

More than 240 000 people have been affected and 144 000 displaced as widespread floods hit Afar, Ethiopia, the government stated in a press release on September 21, 2020. More than 80 localities have been hit in what authorities described as the worst flood the...

September 22, 2020

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At least 10 dead as Tropical Storm "Noul" wreaks havoc in Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar

At least 10 people lost their lives, properties were damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands were affected as Tropical Storm "Noul" ripped through parts of Southeast Asia -- from Vietnam, where it caused the most damage (amounting to 10 million...

September 22, 2020

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Increased seismicity at Pavlof volcano, Alaska

Seismic activity at Pavlof volcano has increased on September 21, 2020, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and Alert Level to Advisory. While this does not necessarily mean that an eruption is likely or...

September 22, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity with sporadic ash emissions continues intermittently at Mount Etna's 'saddle crater' since around July 10, 2020. ​The image below shows strombolian activity at the newest crater, referred to as the 'cono della sella'...

September 21, 2020

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Scores of temperature records smashed as cold blast sweeps through Eastern U.S.

Dozens of temperature records were smashed or tied across the Eastern U.S. over the weekend as a shot of cold air swept through the region, weeks ahead of the average for much of the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued frost advisories and freeze...

September 21, 2020

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2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

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Major eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major eruption started at Ecuador's Sangay volcano at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on September 20, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash rose to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, moving W at 18 - 28 km/h (11 - 17 mph). Heavy ashfall was reported...

September 20, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 21:43 UTC on September 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 18, 2020

uganda flood sept 2020

Deadly flash floods sweep through Kampala, Uganda

At least two people died after flash floods swept through the city of Kampala, Uganda, this week. Heavy rains began around September 8, leading to inundations that disrupted traffic and trapped a number of people in a collapsed building. The police recovered two...

September 17, 2020

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Deadly flooding, landslides and destructive tornado strike parts of Vietnam

At least two people died after severe weather-- including heavy rains, strong winds, lightning strikes, and a destructive tornado-- hit parts of Vietnam over the past few days, from September 11 to 14, 2020. Wide swaths of crops were inundated and hundreds of houses...

September 17, 2020

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Massive landslide at Irazu volcano prompts relocation of infrastructure, Costa Rica

The government has started the process of relocating telecommunication towers in Costa Rica's Irazu Volcano National Park due to an ongoing massive landslide, which started on August 26, 2020. Officials warned people to avoid the lower part of the mountain as...

September 17, 2020