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Nearly 15 000 evacuated away from Mayon volcano, lava flows toward Miisi and Bonga

Authorities have evacuated nearly 15 000 people living in the vicinity of Mayon volcano, Albay Province, Philippines following its first eruption since 2014 on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lava is flowing from the summit towards Miisi and Bonga gullies. Mayon is...

January 15, 2018

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Islands around Kadovar evacuating amid fears of a new eruption of Bam volcano, P.N.G.

The Governor of Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province has ordered the evacuation of 5 000 people from islands of Ruprup (Blup Blup) and Biem (Bam) to the mainland, including those already evacuated from Kadovar. The decision was made due to a tsunami risk to...

January 15, 2018

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Floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 3 missing in Philippines

A tail-end of a cold front produced heavy rain over Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, Philippines over the weekend, killing 4 people and leaving 3 missing. Three people in their 60s were killed in Lanao del Norte when flooding struck the towns of Pantar and...

January 15, 2018

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Mayon volcano alert level raised to 3, lava flow observed, Philippines

Following the first eruption of Mayon volcano since 2014 on Saturday, January 13, 2018, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the volcano's Alert Level to 2 and then to 3 on Sunday, January 14, 2018. This means that Mayon...

January 14, 2018

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Very strong M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 (downgraded from M7.3) hit near the coast of central Peru at 09:18 UTC (04:18 local time) on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth...

January 14, 2018

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Mayon volcano erupts after 3 years of calm, evacuation in progress, Philippines

A strong phreatic eruption started at Mayon volcano, Philippines at 09:06 UTC (17:06 local time) on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The eruption produced a column of ash reaching up to 5.2 km (17 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption was ongoing as of 10:06 UTC,...

January 13, 2018

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Major ice jam flooding, snow and ice as Arctic front moves toward eastern US

A sharp arctic frontal boundary continues moving eastward towards the eastern U.S. into this weekend impacting travel. Significant freezing rain, accumulating snow, and gusty winds producing wind chills can be expected. Ice jams have been reported from Ohio to...

January 12, 2018

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Severe cold wave in Bangladesh kills 27, two more waves expected

Severe cold wave is disrupting life across Bangladesh since January 4, from its northern to southern regions. Temperatures this week dropped to lowest Bangladesh ever recorded. On Monday, January 8, 2018, the temperature in Tetulia, Rangpur division dropped to 2.6...

January 12, 2018

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Earthquake swarm near south Reno, Nevada

Reno's Seismological Laboratory reports an ongoing swarm of earthquakes near south Reno, Nevada since 06:11 UTC on January 12, 2018 (22:11 PST, January 11). More than 90 events have been located in the area of the Mt. Rose highway and I-580 since last night...

January 12, 2018

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First earthquake swarm under dormant Tenorio volcano, national park closed, Costa Rica

More than 40 earthquakes have been registered under dormant Tenorio volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica after a major earthquake in the Caribbean Sea on January 10, 2018. The event forced authorities to temporarily close the Tenorio Volcano National Park. This is the...

January 12, 2018

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Significant sulfur dioxide, ashfall over entire Kadovar island, P.N.G.

The entire island of Kadovar is receiving big amounts of ash and there is now a significant sulfur dioxide gas observed in and around the island, authorities said. The gas has contaminated the western part of the nearby island of Ruprup where Kadovar residents...

January 12, 2018

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Very loud explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense activity continues at Italy's Stromboli volcano with a very loud and bright explosion around 20:00 UTC on January 11, 2018. Yesterday's event follows several powerful explosions recorded over the past 3 months. Friends of Volcano Discovery, who are...

January 12, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Myanmar, 4.1 million people within 100 km

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Myanmar at 18:26 UTC on January 11, 2018 (00:56 local time, January 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. At least three...

January 11, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Series of moderately strong earthquakes hit Iran-Iraq border region

Numerous moderately strong earthquakes hit the Iraq-Iran border region on January 11, 2018. The same region was hit by a devastating M7.3 earthquake on November 12, 2017, in which more than 530 people lost their lives, and today's quakes appear to be...

January 11, 2018

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: January 3 - 9, 2018

New activity/unrest was reported for 2 volcanoes between January 3 and 9, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Agung, Bali (Indonesia) | Kadovar, Papua New Guinea. Ongoing activity: Aira, Kyushu (Japan) |...

January 10, 2018

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Bangladesh hit by coldest temperatures ever

Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. Temperatures in parts...

January 10, 2018