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19 million ha (47 million acres) of land scorched as wildfires continue to rage in Siberia

Major cities in Russia are covered in haze and smoke as mega wildfires continue to rage through Siberia. According to satellite monitoring data, fires have torched 19 million ha (47 million acres) of the area since the beginning of 2020-- an area bigger than Greece....

July 20, 2020

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Flash floods claim lives of at least 4 people as Delhi records highest 24-hour July rain since 2015, India

At least four fatalities were reported as flash floods wreaked havoc in Delhi, India, on Sunday, July 19, 2020. The inundations occurred as Safdarjung registered 74.8 mm (2.9 inches)-- its highest 24-hour July rain since July 11, 2015. Many parts of the capital city...

July 20, 2020

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China blasts dam on Yangtze tributary to ease flooding, death toll climbs to more than 150

Authorities in central China have blasted a dam on the Yangtze River tributary on Sunday, July 19, 2020, to ease surging waters amid severe flooding. The grim situation has left millions affected, damaged more than 28 000 houses, and caused more than 150...

July 20, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater...

July 19, 2020

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Tonga region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tonga region at 15:32 UTC on July 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 14.4 km (8.9 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 144.6 km (89.9 miles)...

July 18, 2020

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'Once-in-500-years' storm hits Northland, cutting off Far North from the rest of the country, New Zealand

Unusual interaction between two low-pressure zones caused intense storms over New Zealand's Northland on July 17, 2020. The worst affected was Whangarei, where emergency services responded to more than 220 calls. "This is just diabolical for our people....

July 18, 2020

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At least 12 killed as buildings collapse amid Mumbai's third worst July rain since 2015

Two separate cases of building collapse killed 12 people in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The disasters occurred as the city recorded its second-highest July precipitation this monsoon season and its third-worst since 2015-- with 191.2 mm (7.5 inches)...

July 18, 2020

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More than 3.5 million people affected as flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India

Flood situation continues to deteriorate in Assam, India, with five more fatalities reported as of Thursday, July 16, 2020. More than 3.5 million people in 27 districts have been affected, and a total of 97 people lost their lives this year due to rain-related...

July 17, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India at 14:03 UTC (20:03 LT) on July 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.7 at a depth of 12 km...

July 17, 2020

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Record cold temperatures hit Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil

Brazil's southern states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina-- in which at least 23 municipalities saw minimal negatives-- registered scores of record cold temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14 and 15, 2020. The mercury plummeted to -10 °C (14...

July 17, 2020

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Floods and landslides hit Sorong, leaving 4 people dead and hundreds of cars stranded - West Papua, Indonesia

Four people lost their lives while three others were injured after floods and landslides hit Sorong in West Papua, Indonesia on Thursday night, July 16, 2020, the Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) confirmed. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in floodwaters in Rawa...

July 17, 2020

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Strong M7.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Papua New Guinea at 02:50 UTC (12:50 LT) on July 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 79.8 km (49.6 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 114 km (70.7 miles) N...

July 17, 2020

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Weather system behind record-breaking, catastrophic rainfalls in Japan and China explained

A persistent stationary front known as the Meiyu front is affecting East Asian countries since the rainy season began in May. The front is responsible for record-breaking rainfalls, mainly in Japan and China, and causing catastrophic floods and landslides that have...

July 17, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico's southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan...

July 16, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020

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New eruption at Raung volcano, first since 2015, Indonesia

A new eruption occurred at the Indonesian Raung volcano at 06:53 UTC (13:53 local time) on July 16, 2020. This is the first reported eruption of this volcano since its last eruptive phase ended in August 2015. According to Raung Volcano Observatory VONA issued 07:45...

July 16, 2020

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: July 8 - 14, 2020

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes from July 8 to 14, 2020. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 17 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Nishinoshima, Japan | Turrialba, Costa Rica. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) | Dukono,...

July 16, 2020