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Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A series of earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. on December 7 and 8, 2021. The quakes are taking place at a shallow depth of about 10 km (6.2 miles), some 500 km (320 miles) W of Salem, Oregon. The swarm, located about 360 km (200 miles) west of the...

December 08, 2021

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Historic cold spell hits Scandinavia, Sweden records its coldest December day in 35 years

A historic cold spell is affecting Scandinavia, bringing unusually cold temperatures for the time of year. With a temperature of -43.8 °C (-46.8 °F) registered in Naimakka in northern Lapland on Monday, December 6, 2021, Sweden recorded its coldest December...

December 07, 2021

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Grímsvötn volcano Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has raised to Aviation Color Code for Grímsvötn volcano from Yellow to Orange on December 6, one day after the glacial flood from Grímsvötn reached its peak discharge. By definition, the Aviation Color Code is...

December 07, 2021

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Deep freeze - St. Petersburg breaks daily temperature record set in 1893, Russia

With the temperature dropping to -20.9 C (-5.8 F) on Sunday, December 5, 2021, the Russian city of St. Petersburg has broken its daily record set 128 years ago - in 1893. "Today, St. Petersburg set a new daily cold weather record. Temperatures in the Northern...

December 06, 2021

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At least 39 killed, 12 missing and 57 injured after massive eruption at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

At least 39 people have been killed, 12 are missing and 57 others have been injured after powerful eruption of Semeru volcano in the Indonesian province of East Java on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Nearly 3 000 houses and 38 schools were damaged. Saturday's...

December 05, 2021

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High-level eruption at Semeru volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Semeru volcano, East Java, Indonesia at around 08:20 UTC on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just two days after a high-level eruption at Sangay volcano, Ecuador.1 At 09:20...

December 04, 2021

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Eruption of Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted around 08:00 LT on December 3, 2021, spreading mud over an area of approximately 2 ha (4.9 acres). According to media reports, the eruption lasted less than 5 minutes with a maximum height of mud jet about 15 m...

December 03, 2021

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Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsided 17 m (55.8 feet) in 9 days, Iceland

The ice sheet in Grímsvötn has subsided about 17 m (55.8 feet) from November 24 to December 2, 2021. This is about 9 days since it started subsiding and running water began to break its way under the glacier. The Meteorological Office's hydrologists...

December 03, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 08:33 UTC on December 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). This is the second M6+...

December 03, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Easter Island region at 04:40 UTC on December 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles). The epicenter was located 324...

December 03, 2021

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At least 18 dead or missing after severe floods hit Vietnam

At least 18 people have died or are missing after heavy rains affecting Vietnam since November 26, 2021, caused severe floods and damage. The death toll was confirmed by Vietnam Disaster Management Agency (VDMA) on December 1. The worst affected was Phu Yen with 10...

December 02, 2021

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Major explosive event at Sangay volcano, ash to possibly 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major explosive event was registered at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 09:03 on December 2, 2021. The Washington VAAC is reporting volcanic ash rising up to possibly 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. Consequently, there is a possibility of ashfall in the areas...

December 02, 2021

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Ice sheet at Grímsvötn subsided almost 10 m (33 feet), Iceland

The GPS meter in Grímsvötn shows that the ice cap continues to descend and it has sunk almost 9.87 m (32.4 feet) since it was measured highest on November 24, 2021, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports. Running water has now appeared in...

December 01, 2021

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Large mine waste failure in Ananea, Peru

A large mine waste failure took place near the town of Ananea, Peru on November 26, 2021, damaging homes and leaving its streets flooded with mud and impassable. The event took place at around 08:30 LT from one of the sedimentation ponds of the San Antonio mining...

December 01, 2021

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Heavy rains destroy over 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021, India

Heavy rain in India has destroyed more than 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021. Karnataka was the worst affected, with 1.4 million ha (3.5 million acres) of crop lost, followed by Rajasthan with 679 000 ha (1.68 million acres), West Bengal with 690...

December 01, 2021

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Another atmospheric river hits flood-stricken British Columbia, Canada

The third atmospheric river in the past 7 days is affecting British Columbia, Canada since early Tuesday morning (LT), November 30, 2021, bringing heavy rain and mountain snow. Significant precipitation continues to overspread coastal and southern portions of...

November 30, 2021

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Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

A sudden phreatic eruption took place at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines between 04:09 and 04:13 UTC (12:09 - 12:13 PHT) on November 30, 2021. The Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption at the volcano with ash observed rising up to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) above sea...

November 30, 2021