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Salton Buttes lava domes: Mud volcano threatens railroad track and state highway, California

One of the mud geysers near the town of Niland, California's Imperial County, is growing rapidly, threatening nearby railroad track and state highway which may soon have to be closed. This area consists of a group of volcanoes in the Niland Field, known as...

November 02, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tarapaca, Chile at 22:19 UTC on November 1, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 95 km (59 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 89 km (55.3 miles) NE of...

November 01, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 24 - 30, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between October 24 and 30, 2018. Ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Ambae, Vanuatu | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Langila, New Britain (Papua New...

November 01, 2018

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods

Heavy rain falling over Saudi Arabia over the past two weeks have caused widespread flash flooding and left at least 14 people dead. Up to 300 people had to be rescued. This year has seen some of the most extreme weather conditions in decades, authorities said...

October 31, 2018

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Heavy early-season snowfall blankets parts of Morocco

Temperatures throughout Morocco plummeted to near and below freezing throughout Morocco over the weekend, leading to first snowfall of the season more than 2 months ahead of usual. Temperatures in Ifrane, known as Morocco's Switzerland dropped to -1 °C (30.2...

October 31, 2018

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Brief eruption at Ambae volcano, Vanuatu

Volcanic explosions were recorded at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano at 07:32 UTC (18:32 LT) on October 30, 2018. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 2 and danger to direct safety to life for visitors and communities remains at 2 km (1.2 miles) radius around the...

October 30, 2018

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Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

The same storm that caused widespread damage and floods in Italy over the past few days, hit most parts of Croatia during the same period. The storm left one person missing. The entire coastline was hit by strong and damaging waves, while some islands reported...

October 30, 2018

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Hurricane-force winds, widespread floods hit Italy

At least 11 people have been killed and many injured after severe storms produced heavy rain and strong winds across Italy on October 29 and 30, 2018, causing widespread floods and damage. Some of the worst affected areas are on the west coast, particularly in...

October 30, 2018

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Deep M6.2 earthquake under North Island, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M6.2 hit North Island at 02:13 UTC (15:13 NZST) on October 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 207 km (128 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 227 km (141 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2...

October 30, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake under Drake Passage (Sea of Hoces)

A strong and shallow M6.3 (USGS) earthquake hit under the Drake Passage (Sea of Hoces) at 06:54 UTC on October 29, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The epicenter was located 313 km...

October 29, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of El Salvador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of El Salvador at 22:23 UTC on October 28, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.7 km (15 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 56 km (34.8 miles). The epicenter was...

October 29, 2018

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Eruptive events detected at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised to Orange/Watch, Alaska

Strong seismic tremor consistent with an eruption was recorded at Semisopochnoi volcano starting at 04:47 UTC (20:47 AKDT) on October 26, 2018. Satellite data through 05:00 UTC showed a small ash cloud at about 3.6 km (12 000 feet) above sea level, the Alaska...

October 28, 2018

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First heavy rainfall of the season, deadly flash floods hit Jordan's Zarqa-Maeen Valley

At least 21 people were killed, 35 injured and an unknown number of others are missing after an intense storm brought strong winds, heavy rain and hail to most of Jordan this week. Flash flood in Zarqa-Maeen Valley, whose water channels into the Dead Sea, had surged...

October 28, 2018

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Severe flash floods in Krasnodar region, southern Russia

At least 6 people have been killed and several injured after severe flash floods hit Krasnodar region of southern Russia on October 24 and 25, 2018. The regional governor declared a state of emergency. Heavy rains affected much of Black Sea coast, from the town of...

October 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits near Zakynthos, Greece, strong aftershocks

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.8 hit under the Ionian Sea, west of Zakynthos, West Greece at 22:54 UTC on October 25, 2018 (01:54 local time, October 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a...

October 26, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 17 - 23, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between October 17 and 23, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Kerinci, Indonesia | Kuchinoerabujima, Ryukyu Islands (Japan) | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island...

October 25, 2018