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Tens of thousands in Chiba urged to evacuate due to possible mudslides, Japan

Just a week after a direct hit by Typhoon "Faxai," two cities in Chiba Prefecture released evacuation advisories to more than 47 000 residents due to possible mudslides. According to weather officials, torrential rains hit several parts of the prefecture...

September 16, 2019

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Over 300 trapped in a school after dam releases water causing floods in Rajasthan, India

More than 350 students and 50 teachers were stuck in a private school in Chittorgargh for two days after the discharge of waters from Rana Pratap Dam which caused floods in the area on Saturday, September 15, 2019. According to reports, the students had to remain...

September 16, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months' worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...

September 16, 2019

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6 dead, 300 000 ha (741 000 acres) of prime agricultural land destroyed after worst storm in 140 years hit Spain

At least six fatalities have now been confirmed from the harsh weather that has been affecting southeastern Spain since September 11, 2019. Authorities are describing it as the worst storm since 1879 when floodwaters killed over 1 000 in Murcia and Orihuela. The...

September 16, 2019

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Shallow M5.1 earthquake hits Zhangye, China

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.1 (downgraded from M5.5) hit Zhangye, China at 12:48 UTC (20:48 LT) on September 16, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.5 km (11.49 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). China...

September 16, 2019

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Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan

A relatively strong explosion took place at Sakurajima volcano, Aira caldera, Japan at 22:46 UTC on September 15, 2019 (07:46 LT, September 16). According to the Tokyo VAAC, the ash plume is reaching 4 000 m (13 000 feet) above sea level, extending SW. This is 2 880...

September 16, 2019

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Purple Colorado sky caused by Raikoke volcano eruption in Russia

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder revealed that the purple sky seen in the state was due to the eruption that occurred on Raikoke volcano in Russia, located 7 535 km (4 682 miles) away, on June 22, 2019. The team, composed of atmospheric scientists...

September 15, 2019

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IDMC: 7 million people displaced due to natural disasters in the first half of 2019

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) records show that over seven million people have been displaced from their residences due to natural disasters during the first six months of 2019. There were about 10.8 million new displacements worldwide in the first...

September 12, 2019

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Floods caused by Podul and Kajiki claim 21 lives in Cambodia and Laos

Tropical Storm "Podul" and Tropical Depression "Kajiki" left a wide region across several countries flooded more than a week after their passage. Flood-related fatalities have reached 7 in Cambodia and 14 in Laos on September 11, 2019. The floods...

September 12, 2019

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Worst storm in over a century hits Spain, major floods and tornadoes reported

A slow-moving storm system pummelled a massive area of Spain, spawning floods, hails, thunderstorms, and tornadoes on September 12, 2019. Torrential rains put Costa Blanca around Benidorm and Alicante under red weather alert and killed two in Valencia region. The...

September 12, 2019

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17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in...

September 12, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: September 4 - 10, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 1 volcano from September 4 to 10, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes during the same period. New activity/unrest: Villarrica, Chile Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Asosan, Kyushu (Japan) | Copahue,...

September 12, 2019

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More than 800 homes destroyed by floods in Mali

Floods brought by heavy storms during late August 2019 has caused extensive damage in Mali, West Africa, reports on September 9, 2019 stated. Thousands of residents were left homeless as the raging waters destroyed more than 800 residential properties, authorities...

September 11, 2019

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Heavy rains result in landslide killing 7 in southern Ethiopia

Local authorities confirmed seven fatalities after a landslide caused by heavy rains hit Ethiopia's Southern regional state on September 8, 2019. The state's communication office reported that five out of seven victims were from one family. Ethiopia has...

September 11, 2019

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Heavy rain leads to major flooding, slips, and road closures in Coromandel, New Zealand

Torrential rains caused serious flooding and slips in Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand forcing various roads to close on September 10, 2019. Although forecasts stated that 110 mm (4 inches) of rain is expected, over 260 mm (10 inches) of rainfall hit The...

September 10, 2019

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event above South Pole to go down as the strongest on record

Very rare Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event continues unfolding above the South Pole. This SSW could go down in history as the strongest warming event on record, NIWA said, adding there is increased risk for southerlies in New Zealand into October. SSW...

September 10, 2019

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Villarrica volcano Alert Level raised to Orange for the first time since 2015, Chile

Sernageomin has raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Orange on September 9, 2019 and shared evacuation maps showing different meeting points for each nearby community before a possible eruption. The last major eruption at Villarica took place in 2015....

September 10, 2019