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trinidad and tobago flood after typhoon karen sept 23 2019

Severe flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, Karen heading toward Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm "Karen" unleashed rough seas, harsh rains and strong winds on Trinidad and Tobago, causing intense damage and severe flooding on September 23, 2019. As of 14:00 LT, Karen's center was moving into the south-eastern Caribbean Sea about 95...

September 23, 2019

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6 dead or missing, 250 homes destroyed as flash floods sweep Ouest Department, Haiti

Torrential rains hit Ouest Department in Haiti on September 18, 2019, causing flash floods that left two people dead and four others missing, reports confirmed on September 22. According to reports, two fatalities were in Petit-Goave in the Leogane Arrondissement....

September 23, 2019

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More than 100 people injured, 600 buildings damaged after M5.6 earthquake hits Albania, the strongest in 30 years

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC and USGS as M5.6 hit near capital Tirana, Albania (population 375 000) at 14:04 UTC on September 21, 2019 (16:04 LT) at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). There are more than 2 540 000 people living within 100 km (62...

September 22, 2019

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Loud explosion at Piparo mud volcano, cracks appearing across roads, Trinidad and Tobago

Residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago reported they heard a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, September 21, 2019 (02:08 UTC, September 22). In May 2019, geologists said pressure is building up under the volcano, raising fears another...

September 22, 2019

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Very close view of Surtseyan eruption at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia

A group of tourists visited Anak Krakatau on September 18, 2019, and managed to capture a surprising explosion from a very close distance. The activity at the volcano has not changed over the past weeks, with intermittent phreatic or phreatomagmatic explosions in...

September 21, 2019

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Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain

Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm "Imelda" made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday,...

September 20, 2019

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Rising number of fatal landslides makes 2019 the worst year on record

A new update on landslides from the 2019 northern hemisphere monsoon season by Dr. Dave Petley, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield, UK, showed how an unusually high number of landslides resulted in thousands of fatalities this...

September 20, 2019

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September 2019 Mumbai's wettest ever

The first 18 days of September 2019 recorded 921.7 mm (36.3 inches) of rains in Mumbai, India, breaking the previous record of 920 mm (36.2 inches) set on September 1954. Weather enthusiast and founder of Vagaries of Weather blog, Rajesh Kapadia, said that in a span...

September 19, 2019

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Imelda continues dumping heavy rain on parts of the Southeast Texas, already the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US

Tropical Depression "Imelda" formed on September 17 and strengthened into a tropical storm just before making landfall near Freeport, Texas. The storm continues to unleash life-threatening floods in the southeast part of the state, particularly in the...

September 19, 2019

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Very deep M6.2 and M6.0 earthquakes hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia

Two very deep earthquakes, registered as M6.2 and M6.0 by the USGS, hit near the coast of Java, Indonesia at 07:06 and 07:32 UTC on September 19, 2019. The agency is reporting depths of 611.8 km (380 miles) and 591.2 km (367 miles), respectively. EMSC is reporting...

September 19, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 11 - 17, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from September 11 to 17, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Alaid, Kuril Islands (Russia) | Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Nevados de Chillan,...

September 19, 2019

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Record 1 422 people killed in monsoon rains from June to September, India

At least 1 422 people died due to erratic rains in India from June to Septemeber - a record since the Union home ministry started keeping track in 2010. Over 1 800 extreme rainfall events this monsoon was recorded, the majority of which occurred in the first half...

September 18, 2019

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At least 33 people dead as floods submerge large areas of northern Thailand

Floods from torrential rains swept northern Thailand killing at least 33 residents, reports said on September 16. The violent rain was spawned by two tropical storms - Podul and Kajiki - which caused an impact on 28 provinces, with Isan region as the worst-hit area....

September 18, 2019

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Early snow hits Heilongjiang, China's coldest province

China's northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang Province received new season's first snow on September 15, 2019. According to the local observatory, the snow came 25 days earlier than last year. ​The area, which is considered the coldest in China,...

September 18, 2019

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Missouri River nears record runoff, Army Corps increasing water discharge, USA

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing water discharge in the upper Missouri River dam system after recent heavy rains pushed the upper Missouri River near record runoff. The events are taking place just a few months before the river needs to be set for the...

September 17, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019

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Strombolian explosions every 3 - 5 minutes, new scoria cone growing in the crater, Mount Etna

Eruption continues at Mount Etna's Voragine crater with strombolian explosions every 3 to 5 minutes. The explosions are ejecting coarse-grained material, which rises to several tens of meters above the crater rim, with some products falling onto the rims and...

September 16, 2019