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Increased eruptive activity continues at Pacaya volcano, dense ash columns reported, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at Guatemala's Pacaya volcano with dense, dark ash columns, indicating that magma is pushing its way toward the surface. The volcano has been erupting since early February, posing risk to the surrounding communities. In a...

March 16, 2021

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Large landslide on the banks of Knappensee produces 1.5 m (4.9 feet) high tsunami, Germany

A large landslide took place on the banks of man-made Lake Knappensee, Germany on March 11, 2021. The area where the slide took place belongs to an old open cast mining site. The event caused a 1.5 m (4.9 feet) high tsunami which damaged properties in a village on...

March 15, 2021

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242 earthquakes in 24 hours, high-temperature volcanic gases at Taal volcano, Philippines

In 24 hours to 00:00 UTC on March 15, the Taal Volcano Network recorded 252 volcanic earthquakes, including 17 episodes of volcanic tremor with durations of 1 to 4 minutes and 5 hybrid events, PHIVOLCS reports. During the same period, activity at the Main Crater...

March 15, 2021

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13th eruptive paroxysmal episode at Etna in 30 days, Italy

Etna's 13th eruptive paroxysmal episode since February 16 started late on March 14, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 22:36 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 07:09 UTC, March 15. Strombolian activity increased at 20:10 UTC on March 14 and...

March 15, 2021

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Massive landslide cuts off access to Kauai north shore, Hawaii

Heavy rains caused a major landslide on the Kuhio Highway in Kauai, Hawaii, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The severe weather also led to flooding that prompted the closure of three state parks, along the said highway. A huge landslide occurred at the Kuhio Highway...

March 12, 2021

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Wildfires ravage Argentine Patagonia, leaving 250 homes destroyed and 15 people missing

Wildfires are burning through Argentine Patagonia since Tuesday, March 9, 2021, leaving some 250 homes destroyed, dozens injured, and around 15 people missing. As of March 12, the flames have scorched about 2 000 ha (4 900 acres). The fires may have started in a Las...

March 12, 2021

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: March 3 - 9, 2021

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes from March 3 to 9, 2021. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanos. New activity/unrest: Etna, Sicily (Italy) | Klyuchevskoy, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Krysuvik, Iceland | Pacaya,...

March 11, 2021

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Extreme cold grips northern European Russia

Unusual, record cold temperatures gripped the northern European Russia region this month, with temperatures dropping to piercing -40 °C (-40 °F) and below. In addition to record temperatures, frosts also intensified from the Kola Peninsula to Vorkuta....

March 11, 2021

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Significant explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A significant explosive eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador from 08:15 to 10:45 UTC on Thursday, March 11, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) above sea level is extending up to 46 km (29 miles) in all quadrants...

March 11, 2021

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Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks, Iceland

The seismo-volcanic crisis on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on March 11, 2021, with more than 35 000 earthquakes detected since February 24, 2021. The probability of an eruption is increasing and the most likely place where it might start is from Keilir to...

March 11, 2021

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Unprecedented Texas deep freeze results in 600 million dollar crop loss

Texas farmers and ranchers have lost at least 600 million dollars to the unprecedented winter storm that lashed the state last month, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The deep freeze left more than 4.3 million homes without power, paralyzed...

March 10, 2021

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Mekong River drops to critically low levels

The Mekong River water levels in Thailand have fallen to critically low levels, posing a serious threat of severe drought during the dry season. The water levels are dropping faster than in previous years due to the construction of dams in Laos, as well as low...

March 10, 2021

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Ash rises up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l. after 11th paroxysm at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity at Etna's Southeast Crater intensified again at 18:35 UTC on March 9, 2021, and reached the fountain phase between 23:00 UTC and midnight on March 10. This was the 11th paroxysmal eruptive episode at the volcano since February 16. Ash column...

March 10, 2021

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San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan San Cristobal volcano erupted at 19:26 UTC on March 9, 2021, blanketing the city of Chinandega and surrounding communities in ash. Heavy ash emission lasted approximately 30 minutes, accompanied by deep rumbling. AFP reported cars had to switch on...

March 10, 2021

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Severe storm leaves 1 dead, several homes destroyed in Espirito Santo, Brazil

A severe storm struck Espirito Santo in southeastern Brazil on Sunday, March 7, 2021, causing flooding and landslides that left many homes damaged or destroyed. More than 11 000 lightning strikes were reported across the state, resulting in one fatality in Corrego...

March 09, 2021

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Evacuations ordered as heavy rains cause flooding and dam breach in Maui, Hawaii

Emergency evacuations have been ordered for residents in the Haiku area in Maui, Hawaii, after heavy rainfall has caused a breach on the Kaupakalua Dam on Monday afternoon, March 8, 2021. Authorities also warned people that flooding in the area is...

March 09, 2021

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Birth of new cinder dome at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Russia

A moderate flank eruption and a gas-steam activity continue at Klyuchevskoy volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. In addition, a new cinder cone started growing around February 25 with a small lava flow pouring out of it observed on March 2. Satellite data still show a large...

March 09, 2021