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Major explosive eruption at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosive eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 13:19 UTC on July 14, 2021. Volcanic material fell back to Sciara del Fuoco and reached the Pizzo area. From a seismic point of view, this explosive event was clearly visible at all Stromboli...

July 14, 2021

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67 large wildfires burning across the United States

More than 14 000 firefighters and support personnel are battling 67 large wildfires raging across the United States. An undermined number of homes have been lost and thousands more are threatened. 67 large fires have so far burned more than 371 000 ha (917 000...

July 14, 2021

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Extreme flooding hits multiple provinces of China, capital Beijing brought to standstill

Prolonged heavy rainfall affecting parts of China over the past couple of days caused extreme flooding in several provinces, including Sichuan, Hebei, Shaanxi, Henan, and Shandong. Severe thunderstorms also affected the capital Beijing, bringing the entire city to a...

July 14, 2021

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Semisopochnoi Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano to Orange and the Volcano Alert Level to Watch on July 12, 2021. The decision was made due to the onset of continuous volcanic tremors and detections of explosive...

July 14, 2021

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Severe flash flooding after exceptionally heavy rains hit Pennsylvania, U.S.

Slow-moving thunderstorms dropped exceptionally heavy rains in just a couple of hours over parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Monday, July 12, 2021, shutting down highways, prompting water rescues, and forcing authorities to issue flash flood emergencies....

July 13, 2021

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The U.S. experienced 8 billion-dollar disasters in the first six months of 2021

The first six months of 2021 brought a total of 8 billion-dollar disasters to the United States, according to data provided by the NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Disasters. The 1980 - 2020 annual average is 7.1 events (CPI-adjusted), while the annual...

July 12, 2021

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Flash floods after 2 months' worth of rain hit eastern England in just 2 hours

Heavy rainfall hit eastern England on July 9, 2021, causing traffic-disrupting flash floods and damaging homes and businesses. According to Weatherquest forecaster Dan Holley, parts of Norwich received 50 mm (1.9 inches) of rain, while Peterborough registered as...

July 12, 2021

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Resumption of fissure eruption close to Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

The fissure eruption in the western part of the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, close to Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, periodically continued since the start of July. Lava fountaining and overflows from the fifth vent...

July 11, 2021

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Extremely heavy rains hit Kyushu, JMA issues year's first Level 5 torrential rain alert, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued its highest level rain alert for parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan on Saturday, July 10, 2021, leading local authorities to instruct hundreds of thousands to take immediate safety measures. Reports of river flooding...

July 10, 2021

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits Tajikistan, claiming at least 5 lives

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit eastern Tajikistan at 02:14 UTC (07:14 LT) on July 10, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 16.6 km (10.3 miles). EMSC and the Tajik Academy of Sciences report M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

July 10, 2021

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At least 51 people dead as monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

At least 51 people have died in Nepal while 29 others have been reported missing since the beginning of the monsoon season in June 2021, according to the Health Ministry. From June 1 to July 8, heavy rains have triggered a total of 135 landslides that accounted for...

July 10, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the Indonesian BMKG as M6.2 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 00:43 UTC on July 10, 2021 (07:33 WIB). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.3 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles),...

July 10, 2021

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Explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, volcanic ash up to 11 km (36 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A strong explosive eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 23:15 UTC on July 9, 2021. Volcanic ash dispersed by 06:40 UTC on July 10. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash to 11 km (36 000 feet) above sea level was extending 45 km (28 miles) NE of...

July 10, 2021

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2021 Antelope Valley M6.0 earthquake, California, U.S.

A shallow M6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California, near the Nevada border at 22:49 UTC on July 8, 2021 (15:49 LT). This is the largest earthquake to hit California since the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake. The epicenter was located about 32 km (20...

July 10, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: June 30 - July 6, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from June 30 to July 6, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Copahue, Central Chile-Argentina border | Krakatau, Indonesia | Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica...

July 08, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level remains at 3 (Magmatic Unrest), Philippines

A short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal's Main Crater at 21:18 UTC on July 6, 2021 (05:18 LT, July 7), generating a grayish plume that rose 300 m (985 feet) before drifting southeast. On July 4, sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emission reached an...

July 07, 2021

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Cyprus' worst wildfire on record under control

A wildfire that started in Cyprus on Saturday afternoon (LT), July 3, 2021, rapidly grew over the weekend and turned into the island's worst wildfire since 1960 when the Republic of Cyprus was established. At least 4 people have been killed and dozens of homes...

July 06, 2021