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Russia approves use of explosives to move huge amounts of debris blocking Bureya River

Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved the use of 11 carriages of special explosives to move a huge amount of debris left after a massive landslide created huge natural dam at the Bureya River in remote Khabarovsk region of southern Russia. The slide took...

January 17, 2019

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All-time high temperature records broken in parts of Australia

Parts of Australia are enduring extreme heatwave conditions which already broke numerous all-time temperature records. An unusual extended period of heatwaves over much of Australia began in early December 2018 and continued into January 2019. The Australian mean...

January 17, 2019

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Volcanic activity intensifies at Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities are reporting increased activity at Mount Merapi over the past couple of days. Lava has so far flowed up to 800 m (2 624 feet) down the slope of the volcano. Authorities are preparing evacuation routes and emergency shelters as well as...

January 16, 2019

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Large number of dead fish, sulfur smell reported, Mayotte seismo-volcanic crisis intensifies

A large number of dead fish emerged at various sites off the barrier reef just east/southeast of Mayotte, the oldest volcanic island in the Comoros Basin located between Madagascar and Mozambique. This is the site of an intense earthquake swarm that started in May...

January 16, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 18:06 UTC on January 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 46.9 km (29.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). This earthquake can have a...

January 15, 2019

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No-access zone extended around main Soufriere Guadeloupe gas-producing centers

Authorities have extended the no-access zone around the main Soufriere Guadeloupe gas emission centers on January 15, 2019. The alert level remains at Yellow (Watch). The decision was made due to an increase in seismic and fumarolic activity detected since January...

January 15, 2019

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Series of storms aim California, flash flooding and significant debris flow risk near burn scars

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring several rounds of heavy rainfall, mountain snow, strong winds, and burn scar flooding, especially in California. Another significant winter storm could bring heavy snow, ice, and hazardous travel from the Plains to the...

January 15, 2019

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Evacuation underway after giant rockfall blocks Bureya River, Russia

Urgent measures are underway this week after a 'large and unusual' landslide that took place last month in remote Khabarovsk region, southern Russia, blocked Bureya River. The water level is now rising above the newly formed natural dam, forcing authorities...

January 14, 2019

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Earthquake swarm near Santorini volcano, Greece

A seismic swarm started just SW of the Greek Santorini volcano on January 13, 2019. While there is currently no indication that the earthquakes are volcanic in origin, the situation merits close monitoring. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1950 (VEI...

January 13, 2019

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At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in

At least 26 people have been killed in weather-related incidents across Europe over the past 10 days as freezing Arctic air and snowstorms swept over the continent. This is not the end, however, as another Arctic outbreak aims east-central Europe early next week....

January 13, 2019

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North Magnetic Pole rapidly migrating toward Siberia

Earth's North Magnetic Pole is rapidly migrating toward Siberia, forcing the world's geomagnetism experts to update the World Magnetic Model (WMM) ahead of schedule for the first time. The most recent version of the model came out in 2015 and was supposed to...

January 12, 2019

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Partial dome collapse after explosion at Nevados de Chillan volcano, Chile

A strong explosion was recorded at Chilean Nevados de Chillan volcano early January 11, 2019, resulting in a partial dome-collapse event. The Alert Level remains at Orange. The explosion took place at 08:00 UTC (05:00 local time), January 11 and was recorded by a...

January 12, 2019

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UK Met Office: Colder weather on the way as a result of Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is on the way for the UK, the UK Met Office said January 11, 2019. Sudden stratospheric warming started around...

January 11, 2019

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-level eruption took place at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano at around 04:25 UTC on January 11, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption produced a column of ash rising up to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea...

January 11, 2019

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Record rainfall, widespread flooding hits Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia

A severe storm produced very heavy rain and strong winds over parts of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia over the past couple of days, causing widespread flooding and leaving at least 4 people dead. The storm caused major flooding in northern...

January 10, 2019

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EarthUncutTV visits Anak Krakatau, documents changes to the island and surrounding region

James Reynolds of EarthUncutTV visited Anak Krakatau, Indonesia on January 10 and 11, 2019, documenting some of the dramatic changes to the island and the surrounding region after its recent eruptions and devastating tsunami on December 22. At least 431 people...

January 10, 2019

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Increased seismicity under Soufriere Guadeloupe volcano, West Indies

A sequence of volcanic earthquakes that began under Soufriere Guadeloupe volcano at 08:59 UTC, January 8, 2019, continues with 146 earthquakes since the beginning of the swarm, OVSG reported in its latest update issued January 9. The events are located at a depth...

January 10, 2019