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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 00:53 UTC on July 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 187 km (116...

July 26, 2020

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Taipei swelters through hottest day since 1896, Taiwan

Taiwan's capital Taipei sweltered under a scorching 39.7 °C (103.5 °F) on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2020, marking the city's hottest temperature since records began in 1896. According to the Central Weather Bureau, the record-setting temperature was...

July 25, 2020

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Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead. As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8...

July 24, 2020

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Large-scale volcano-tectonic reactivation event in the Reykjanes peninsula, satellites map surface deformation, Iceland

Intense earthquake swarm that started in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland's Reykjavik peninsula on July 18, 2020, is slowly decreasing over time, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reports. The current earthquake activity is interpreted to be part of a larger scale...

July 24, 2020

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Nepal records highest number of fatal landslides in 15 years

The number of this year's fatal landslides in Nepal has exceeded the average annual total over the last 15 years, according to data gathered by The Landslide Blog's Dr. Dave Petley. Since the monsoon season began in Nepal in June, there have been more than...

July 24, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

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Powerful explosion at Popocatepetl, heavy ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A powerful volcanic eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 14:58 UTC (09:58 LT) on July 22, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, a heavy volcanic ash plume reached approximately 7 300 m (24 000 feet) above sea level. In a 24-hour...

July 23, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 15 - 21, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from July 15 to 21, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Makushin, Fox Islands (USA) | Nishinoshima, Japan | Pacaya, Guatemala | Raung, Eastern Java...

July 23, 2020

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Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung, Nepal

At least 19 houses were swept away by a huge landslide following persistent heavy rainfall in Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but six people sustained injuries, and around 62 more...

July 22, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits western Xizang, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit western Xizang, China at 22:07 UTC on July 22, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 450 km (278 miles)...

July 22, 2020

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Massive landslide blocks river in Hubei, prompting more than 8 000 residents to evacuate, China

A massive landslide of about 10 million cubic m (350 million cubic feet) blocked a river in central China's Hubei Province, resulting in a barrier lake that prompted authorities to evacuate more than 8 000 residents on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The barrier lake...

July 22, 2020

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Major M7.8 earthquake hits near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. -- tsunami warning issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near the coast of Alaska Peninsula, U.S. at 06:12 UTC on July 22, 2020 (19:12 LT, July 21). The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). EMSC registered it as M7.8 at a depth of 30 km...

July 22, 2020

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6 million affected, 90 000 displaced and 470 dead as flood situation remains grim in India

The extensive flood situation due to seasonal monsoon rains remains severe in India as the death toll has crossed 470 this week, according to the National Emergency Response Center (NDMI). West Bengal is the worst-hit state, with 142 fatalities. More than 6 million...

July 22, 2020

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Fiji region at 20:56 UTC on July 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 602.1 km (374.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 621 km (385.8 miles). The epicenter was located 350.7 km (217.9 miles)...

July 21, 2020

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Northern Vietnam hit by deadly floods and landslides after longest heatwave in 49 years

Heavy rains have been affecting northern parts of Vietnam over the past three days, particularly the Ha Giang Province, causing severe floods and landslides that resulted in property damage and five casualties, as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020. The rains came after the...

July 21, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity at Pacaya, new lava flows and blue fumaroles observed, Guatemala

Strong strombolian activity continues at the Pacaya's Mackenney crater in Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) reports. The volcano is producing lava flows after several quiet days and ejecting...

July 21, 2020

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Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal

At least 105 houses were flooded in Nepal's Jhapa rural municipality after the Kankai River's eastern embankment was breached due to heavy rains on July 20, 2020. Several landslides hit Prithvi Highway on July 20 and 21, cutting off capital Kathmandu from...

July 21, 2020