Santa Catarina floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 1 missing, Brazil

Santa Catarina floods and landslides leave 4 dead, 1 missing, Brazil

Heavy rains affecting the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil over the past few days caused floods and landslides in which at least 4 people were killed and one went missing. The state government said 26 municipalities have reported losses due to the storms of recent days and the cities of Rio Negrinho and Ascurra have declared a state of emergency.

Extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano continues, Russia

Extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano continues, Russia

The extrusive eruption at Sheveluch volcano in Russia continues, with the growth of the lava dome and strong fumarole activity observed. Incandescence of the lava dome, explosions, and hot avalanches have also been reported in conjunction with this process.

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang

A rare snowfall blanketed the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on January 17, 2023, creating picturesque winter scenery and impressing local residents and visitors. The Taklimakan Desert is the largest desert in China and the second-largest shifting-sand desert in the world.

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits northern Argentina

Very deep M6.8 earthquake hits northern Argentina

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M6.8 hit northern Argentina at 22:09 UTC on January 20, 2023. The depth of the earthquake was reported as 610.7 km (379 miles) by the USGS, and 586 km (364 miles) by the EMSC.

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Guadeloupe at intermediate depth

Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Guadeloupe at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the west coast of Guadeloupe at 11:23 UTC on January 20, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 165 km (102 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Study reveals magma chamber at submarine Kolumbo volcano near Santorini, Greece poses a serious threat

Study reveals magma chamber at submarine Kolumbo volcano near Santorini, Greece poses a serious threat

A new study published in AGU’s Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems has revealed the existence of a magma chamber beneath the Kolumbo volcano, located near Santorini, Greece. Using a high-resolution technology called full-waveform inversion, the study found that the magma chamber poses a serious hazard as it could produce a highly explosive, tsunamigenic eruption in the near future.