Earth changes

skagit river wa gauge november 24 2017

Skagit River reaches major flood level, highest since 2006, Washington

After a week of relentless rain, the Skagit River near the city of Mount Vernon in Washington reached major flood levels of 9.7 m (32 feet) at 22:00 PST on Thursday, November 23, 2017 (06:00 UTC, November 24). Flood stage is at 8.5 m (28 feet). Flooding closed more...

November 24, 2017

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Worst frost since 1977 caused extensive damage to Victorian crops, Australia

A late spring cold snap ripped through western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive agricultural damage. Older farmers in the region say it was 'the worst frost since 1977.' Agriculture Victoria’s southwest grains regional manager Rob...

November 24, 2017

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Strongest eruption since 2013 at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

On Thursday, November 23, 2017, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano experienced its strongest eruption since 2013. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, mainly to the south and southeast. The eruption started at 20:13 UTC (14:13 local time), producing a plume of...

November 24, 2017

montego bay jamaica flood november 22 2017

Major flooding hits Montego Bay, causing severe infrastructural damage, Jamaica

Major flooding hit Jamaica's Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish in the country's northwest, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The flooding brought traffic to a standstill, flooded buildings, stranded numerous residents and resulted in severe...

November 24, 2017

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Downtown Los Angeles records warmest Thanksgiving on record

An upper-level ridge of high pressure is pushing desert air toward the Southern California and NW Mexico for the second day in a row, causing record-breaking temperatures across the region. A record high temperature of 33.3 °C (92 °F) was registered in...

November 24, 2017

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Aftershocks following rare and destructive M5.4 quakes in South Korea

Following rare M5.4 earthquake on September 12, 2017, southeastern Republic of Korea was hit by another M5.4 on November 15, making these the two largest earthquakes to hit the country since Global CMT and USGS ANSS catalogs began recording in 1977. At least 58...

November 23, 2017

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: November 15 - 21, 2017

New activity/unrest was reported for 3 volcanoes between November 15 and 21, 2017. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Oraefajokull, Iceland | Sarychev Peak, Matua Island (Russia)....

November 23, 2017

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Robust steaming, elevated seismicity at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level to Yellow/Advisory on November 22, 2017, after recent reports of robust steaming and a several month period of elevated earthquake activity. Historical eruptions have...

November 22, 2017

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Cumbria in chaos as floods close roads and schools, strand vehicles

Heavy rain hit parts of northern England on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, causing traffic chaos and closing schools. The worst hit so far is Cumbria county. Traffic across Cumbria was brought to a standstill Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain flooded roads,...

November 22, 2017

california earthquakes november 2017

More than 130 quakes after M4.6 NE of Gonzales, California

Following a M4.6 earthquake that hit just NE of Gonzales, California on November 13, 2017, the USGS has registered more than 130 aftershocks within the 5 km (3.1 miles) of the epicenter. Although most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast, the...

November 22, 2017

coromandel minas gerais brazil sinkhole november 2017

Massive sinkhole opens near Coromandel in Minas Gerais, Brazil

A massive sinkhole opened up on a farm near Alegre district in the municipality of Coromandel, Minas Gerais, Brazil this month. The region is known for its susceptible limestone. The hole was discovered early November 6 by employees of a farm in which it opened....

November 22, 2017

jeddah flood november 21 2017

Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, stranding drivers on flooded roads and delaying school classes at least until Thursday. The Centre for Crises and Disasters in Makkah Region closed a number of roads in Jeddah...

November 21, 2017

agung volcano eruption november 21 2017

Eruption at Agung volcano, Bali, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange

A small-scale phreatic eruption started at Agung volcano, Bali at 09:05 UTC (17:05 WITA) on November 21, 2017, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange. The best estimate of the ash-cloud top is around 3 842 m (12 294 feet) above...

November 21, 2017

west nusa tenggara flood november 19 2017

'Dramatic' flash floods kill 2, directly affect 2 280 in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Two people have been killed and 2 280 directly affected after flash floods hit West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia on Sunday, November 19, 2017. According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, dramatic flash floods in East Lombok...

November 21, 2017

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5.7 million pounds of air pollution released in Texas after Harvey landfall

According to reports filed by companies to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), 2.6 million kg (5.7 million pounds) of hazardous chemicals were released into the air by chemical plants, oil refineries, and industrial facilities from August 23 to...

November 21, 2017

wallis and futuna earthquake november 20 2017 location map

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean at 18:51 UTC on November 20, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). According to the...

November 20, 2017

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'Serious temperature anomaly' in parts of Siberia, Russia

A Siberian High, also known as Siberian Anticyclone, caused serious temperature anomaly Central Siberia on November 18, 2017, causing average daily temperatures to drop 10 - 12 °C (18 - 21.6 °F) below the climatic norm. Over the past couple of days,...

November 20, 2017