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Texas Panhandle near 'whiteout' conditions as unusual October snowstorm blankets roads

Heavy snow fell in parts of the Texas Panhandle on Thursday, October 24, 2019, resulting in near "whiteout" conditions in Amarillo, the National Weather Service (NWS) reports. Authorities prompted motorists to find alternate routes as the unusual October...

October 25, 2019

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Fifth eruption of the year at Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted on October 25, 2019, for the fifth time this year. According to OVPF, the tremor corresponding with the arrival of the lava near the surface was recorded since 04:15 LT. The low lava flow front is over the Piton Tremblet, at...

October 25, 2019

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Lava flows, large lahar at Shishaldin volcano, Alaska

Satellite data from the past day show that lava now fills the Shishaldin's summit crater and is beginning to flow over the northern crater rim in two locations, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported at 20:07 UTC on October 24, 2019. One 200 m (600 feet) long...

October 25, 2019

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Severe storms hit parts of southern Europe, fatalities reported in France, Spain and Italy

Severe storms swept through parts of southern Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain over the past few days, bringing very heavy to record rain. After two days of heavy rainfall, travel warnings have been issued in Spain and France while Italy remained under...

October 25, 2019

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Severe blizzard hits North Iceland

Icelandic Met Office issued a blizzard warning for North Iceland on Monday, October 21, 2019. Due to sudden and harsh winter conditions, authorities have strongly advised people to avoid travel through the region until the storm is over. Reports said the north has...

October 24, 2019

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At least 18 people dead, 41 959 displaced as persistent rains cause widespread floods, Niger

At least 18 people have died and 41 959 have been displaced as floods caused by persistent rains continue affecting Nigeria, the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) reported on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Alhaji Ahmed Inga, the director-general of...

October 24, 2019

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Kincade Fire explodes to 4 047 ha (10 000 acres), mandatory evacuations ordered, California

A fast-moving wildfire has exploded in rural Sonoma County late Wednesday (LT), October 23, 2019. The so-called Kincade Fire further intensified by 113 km/h (70 mph) winds, consuming around 4 047 hectares (10 000 acres) by October 24 and forcing hundreds of...

October 24, 2019

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Heavy rains wreak havoc across capital Cairo, killing 8, Egypt

Heavy rains pounded parts of Cairo (population 9.5 million) prompting schools to cancel classes on October 23, 2019. The rains also produced floodwaters that blocked many major roads and caused massive traffic jams. Eight people have died, including four children,...

October 24, 2019


Heavy rains brought by strong positive IOD impact East Africa, hundreds of thousands affected

Hundreds of thousands in East Africa are now being affected by torrential rains influenced by the very strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which was predicted to cause extreme rainfall in the region from October to December. The current positive IOD event has...

October 24, 2019

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Heavy rains, floods, and landslides hit Sri Lanka, at least 5 dead

At least 5 people have been killed by recent harsh weather conditions in Sri Lanka, disaster officials reported on October 23, 2019. Heavy rainfall, lightning strikes, floods, and landslides have hit several provinces in the country. The Disaster Management Center...

October 23, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 16 - 22, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes from October 16 to 22, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Masaya, Nicaragua | Metis Shoal, Tonga Islands | Pavlof, United States. Ongoing activity: Aira,...

October 23, 2019

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Deadly flash floods and landslides in Italy following 250 mm (10 inches) of rain in 12 hours

Up to 250 mm (10 inches) of rain fell on parts of Italy in just 12 hours on October 22, 2019, leading to flash floods and landslides in Lombardy, Piedmont, and Liguria. At least 2 people have been killed. ​According to the Italy fire department, Vigili del Fuoco,...

October 23, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake north of Ascension Island, Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit north of Ascension Island at 16:08 UTC on October 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located, 767 km...

October 23, 2019

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Torrential rains spawn devastating floods in Karnataka, India

Heavy rains over the past days have caused deadly floods in the Indian state of Karnataka. 12 people were reportedly killed, at least 5 444 homes were damaged, and thousands of residents were displaced, as of October 23, 2019. ​Among the affected districts were...

October 23, 2019

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Severe flash floods, tornado hit Spain, leaving 6 dead or missing

Severe flash floods hit parts of northeastern Spain on October 23, 2019, leaving at least 2 people dead and 4 others missing. Adding to the devastating weather was a tornado that touched down in Ibiza, causing damage and injuring civilians. Thousands of residents...

October 23, 2019

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Devastating floods hit Vietnam's central provinces

Severe weather including strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning affected central provinces of Vietnam since October 15, 2019, leaving at least 4 people dead. The affected provinces are Nghe An, Binh Dinh, and Ha Tinh. In Nghe An, three fatalities were reported,...

October 22, 2019

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Explosive activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy

Explosive activity continues at Etna's summit craters with strong degassing and rare ash emissions. Photos below were taken around 16:00 UTC on October 21 from the Taormina. They show emissions of ash from the Southeast Crater to the right, puffs of ash from...

October 22, 2019