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More than 50 dead or missing as violent flash floods and mudslides hit Brazil

At least 23 people lost their lives and more than 30 others went missing after continuous heavy downpour struck Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, causing violent flash floods and landslides. The death toll is expected to further increase as rescue teams and...

March 04, 2020

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Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020. The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow. Indications...

March 04, 2020

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Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" replenishes cattle country in Western Australia

Pastoralists and tourism operators in Western Australia's Kimberley region welcomed soaking rains brought by Ex-tropical Cyclone "Esther" as it provided restoration to cattle stations with huge rainfall totals not seen in portions of the region for...

March 04, 2020

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Moscow records warmest winter since 1880 when record-keeping began

The 2019/20 winter season was Moscow's warmest winter season since record-keeping started 140 years ago. This was also the first winter averaging at or above 0 °C (32 °F). Russia's forecasting center head Roman Vilfand said that Russia's average...

March 03, 2020

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Intense rains leave 2 dead, more than 800 displaced and 17 000 affected in northeastern Honduras

Heavy downpour and strong winds hit Honduras, resulting in two fatalities and one missing in northeastern Honduras since February 28, 2020. More than 17 000 people have also been affected, according to the Standing Committee on Contingencies (COPECO). The victims...

March 03, 2020

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Volcanic activity increased at Ruapehu but still within normal bounds, New Zealand

Crater Lake (Te Wai ā-moe) has responded to a short-lived episode of volcanic earthquakes beneath Mount Ruapehu, detected on February 22 and 23, 2020. Seismicity declined after initial uptick but is now back at similar levels. To further understand the current...

March 03, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Merapi volcano, ash to 10.7 km (35 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Merapi volcano, Central Java at 22:22 UTC on March 2, 2020. According to the Darwin VAAC, volcanic ash reached 10.7 km (35 000 feet) above sea level. Pyroclastic flows descended 2 km (1.2 miles) down the slopes of...

March 03, 2020

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Southern Brazil shivers through record breaking, rare summer cold

The city of Sao Joaquim in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, recorded its fourth frost of summer 2020 in February, according to the municipality's online agency. This was also the second cold blast in the country for the month, which is considered extremely rare....

March 02, 2020

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Storm Jorge lashes flood-hit parts of Ireland and UK after wettest February on record

Flood-stricken areas in the UK and Ireland faced further disruptions after Storm Jorge brought heavy downpour and strong winds on February 29, 2020. Amid the extremes, the Met Office also announced that the UK just saw its wettest February on record and fifth...

March 02, 2020

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Rio de Janeiro under red alert after heavy rain triggers deadly floods and landslides, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting Brazil since Saturday, February 29, 2020, triggered mudslides and floods across the state of Rio de Janeiro, resulting in widespread damage and at least four fatalities. Some areas received more than 180 mm (7 inches) of rain into early Monday,...

March 02, 2020

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Intense lake effect snow wallops Upstate New York, encasing homes in a thick layer of ice

An intense lake effect snow raged across Upstate New York on February 28, 2020, leaving areas along Lake Erie entirely covered in ice-- in some areas up to 4 m (12 feet) thick. Residents described the conditions as surreal, remarking that it was the first time ice...

March 02, 2020

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More than 45 000 displaced, 120 000 affected as flooding worsens in Greater Jakarta, Indonesia

Nine people have lost their lives while 45 861 others have been displaced as flooding continues to worsen in Indonesia's GreaterJakarta, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reports. About 119 268 people have been affected by severe inundations in the...

February 29, 2020

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At least 22 dead or missing following severe flash floods and landslides in Colombia

Severe flash floods and landslides due to persistent heavy rain claimed at least eight lives and left 14 missing in central-north Colombia, national authorities reported on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. An orange alert has been issued for mudslides in the affected...

February 27, 2020

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Massive glacier collapse and catastrophic mudflow near Machu Picchu, Peru

A massive glacier collapse took place near Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Urubamba Province) on February 23, 2020, resulting in a catastrophic debris flow that claimed the lives of at least four people and left 13 others missing. Diario Correo reported that the event...

February 27, 2020

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Widespread flooding hits Central Region of Malawi, including capital Lilongwe

Torrential rains since Monday, February 24, 2020, have led to widespread flooding in the Central Region of Malawi, including capital city Lilongwe. Local police reported four fatalities on Wednesday, February 26, due to weather-related incidents. Streets of Lilongwe...

February 27, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: February 19 - 25, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 4 volcanoes from February 19 to 25, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Huaynaputina, Peru | Reykjanes, Iceland | San Miguel, El Salvador | Semisopochnoi, United...

February 26, 2020

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Increased earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Earthquake activity at Great Sitkin volcano has increased over the past month and is now above background levels, forcing the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Yellow and the Alert Level to Advisory at 20:58 UTC on February 26,...

February 26, 2020