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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano on August 29, ash to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong eruption took place at Russian Shiveluch volcano at 00:57 UTC on August 29, 2019, producing an ash column up to 10.3 km (34 000 feet) above sea level. Sheveluch is one of Kamchatka's largest and most active volcanic structures. Volcanic ash emissions...

August 29, 2019

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Record rainfall hits southwestern Japan, leaving 3 people dead - Level 4 Emergency Alert

Record rains struck Northern Kyushu on August 27 and 28, 2019, and continue to devastate parts of Southwestern Japan, killing at least 3 people and triggering evacuation orders for around 870 000 residents. 1.9 million were advised to evacuate. Parts of the region...

August 29, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 21 - 27, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 5 volcanoes between August 21 and 27, 2019. Ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) | Stromboli, Aeolian Islands (Italy) | Tangkubanparahu,...

August 29, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan at 23:46 UTC on August 28, 2019 (08:46 JST, August 29). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 17.2 km (10.7...

August 29, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

A major paroxysmal eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019. The explosion has affected the central-southern area of the crater terrace, INGV said. The products generated by the explosion spread throughout the terrace...

August 28, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 23:55 UTC on August 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 24.5 km (15.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

August 28, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Ivo" dumps heavy rain, claims two lives in Mexico

Heavy rain produced by Tropical Storm "Ivo," the 9th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, caused heavy floods across parts of Mexico last week, leaving at least two people dead. Although Ivo was largely unnoticed by international media, as its...

August 27, 2019

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Another small eruption at Asamayama volcano, Japan

Another small eruption took place at Japan's Asamayama volcano at 10:28 UTC (19:28 LT) on August 25, 2019. The alert level remains unchanged at 2 of 5. The volcano is located about 140 km (87 miles) NW of capital Tokyo. This volcano has had several major plinian...

August 26, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 15:51 UTC on August 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.7 km (71.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 123 km (76.4 miles). The epicenter was located 63.8 km...

August 24, 2019

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Rare weather phenomenon amassing in southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

A rare weather phenomenon for the southern hemisphere - Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) - is amassing in the polar stratosphere. This may lead to unusual or extreme weather in parts of the southern hemisphere (potentially New Zealand) during September and October...

August 22, 2019

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INPE: Record number of wildfires in Brazil's Amazon

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said the country's Amazon rainforest has seen 72 843 wildfires so far this year. The number represents an 83% increase over the same period of 2018 and a record since 2013 when their record-keeping began....

August 22, 2019

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: August 14 - 20, 2019

New activity/unrest was reported for 6 volcanoes from August 14 to 20, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Asamayama, Honshu (Japan) | Semisopochnoi, United States | Shishaldin, Fox Islands (USA) |...

August 21, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge at 14:28 UTC on August 21, 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 987 km...

August 21, 2019

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Unprecedented wildfire rips through the island of Gran Canaria, Spain

An unprecedented wildfire is burning on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain’s Canary Islands since August 17, 2019. Although it has now started to subside, it engulfed around 10 000 ha (24 710 acres) of land, leading to the evacuation of over 9 000 people from...

August 21, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands at 13:03 UTC on August 20, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 45 km (28 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 89 km (55...

August 20, 2019

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1 058 killed, 1.8 million displaced since the start of the monsoon season, India

The number of people killed in floods, landslides and other weather-related incidents since the start of this year's monsoon season in India has reached 1 058. According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), the death toll...

August 20, 2019

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Thousands evacuated as major wildfire rages on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

More than 8 000 people were evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain after wildfire which broke on Saturday, August 17, 2019, near the town of Tejeda spread in two directions and scorched more than 1 700 (4 200 acres) of land by Sunday...

August 19, 2019