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Storm Christoph to bring widespread flooding to parts of UK and Ireland, major incident declared

Storm Christoph is forecast to bring widespread flooding and multiple hazards to parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt led to a "volatile...

January 19, 2021

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New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy

After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46...

January 19, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit San Juan, Argentina at 02:46 UTC (23:46 LT) on January 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 29 km...

January 19, 2021

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15 dead, 24 379 houses inundated as worst floods in 50 years hit South Kalimantan, Indonesia

A series of floods struck the Indonesian province of South Kalimantan Province over the past 10 days, leaving at least 15 people dead, 24 379 houses inundated, and 39 549 displaced as of Monday, January 18, 2021. President Joko Widodo described the massive flooding...

January 18, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Eloise" forecast to strike Madagascar and Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Eloise" formed on January 15, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is moving toward Madagascar. A landfall at tropical cyclone intensity on January 19 remains a real possibility,...

January 18, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" to make landfall over Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Kimi" formed at 02:10 UTC on January 17, 2021, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. Kimi is moving slowly south of the north tropical Queensland coast and is expected to turn southwest tonight (LT) and...

January 17, 2021

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Massive pyroclastic flow at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

A massive pyroclastic flow was generated at the Indonesian Semeru volcano at 10:24 UTC (17:24 WIB) on January 16, 2021. According to the Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG), the flow slid approximately 4.5 km (2.8 miles) down the...

January 17, 2021

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At least 81 people killed, hundreds injured as M6.2 earthquake hits West Sulawesi, Indonesia

At least 81 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a shallow M6.2 earthquake hit West Sulawesi, Indonesia at 18:28 UTC on January 14, 2021 (01:28 LT, January 15). Many people are still trapped under the rubble and rescue workers fear the death toll...

January 15, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides damage more than 10 000 homes in West Java, death toll rises to 21 with 19 missing, Indonesia

Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, has triggered severe flooding that damaged more than 10 000 homes, according to the disaster management agency BNPB. Rescue efforts continue as of January 13, 2021, to retrieve missing people after landslides hit Sumedang...

January 13, 2021

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Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

An exceptional atmospheric river rated Category 5 (AR 5) is soaking the Pacific Northwest, bringing flooding rain and strong winds in parts of coastal Oregon and Washington, where up to 8 600 customers were left without power on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Threats of...

January 13, 2021

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Slow recovery after worst snowstorm since 1971 hits Spain

A moist, low-pressure weather system over the Atlantic ocean collided with a cold air mass sitting over western Europe on January 7 and 8, 2021, resulting in heavy rainfall and flash floods in southern parts of Spain, and the heaviest snowfall in central, northern,...

January 12, 2021

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Powerful winter stom hits southern U.S., leaving more than 150 000 customers without power

A powerful winter storm swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi on Sunday, January 10, 2021, leaving more than 150 000 customers without power. Parts of Texas registered up to 23 cm (9 inches) of snow, causing power outages, making travel difficult, and...

January 11, 2021

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Powerful winter storm slams Japan with record snow, claims 10 lives and strands more than 1 200 vehicles

A powerful winter storm is affecting Japan since Thursday, January 7, 2021, dropping record-breaking snow, stranding more than 1 200 vehicles, and claiming the lives of at least 10 people in snow-related incidents on January 9 and 10. Heavy snowfall fell across wide...

January 11, 2021

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Intense cold waves bring rare snowfall to Taiwan

An intense cold wave is affecting parts of Taiwan over the past couple of days, with temperatures dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) and rare snow and freezing temperatures at higher elevations. In just 17 hours to Friday morning, January 8, 2021, local...

January 10, 2021

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Historic snow engulfs capital Madrid just 2 days after Spain registered its coldest temperature on record

A powerful winter storm named Filomena by the Spanish Meteorological Agency -- AEMET -- is affecting the Iberian Peninsula, bringing record cold temperatures, heavy rain, and historic snow. Capital Madrid was one of several Spanish regions on red alert, a historic...

January 09, 2021

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Powerful blizzard affecting areas along the Sea of Japan, JMA urges residents to remain cautious

A powerful winter storm is affecting areas along the Sea of Japan on January 8, 2021, bringing dangerous winds, high waves, heavy snow, and blizzard conditions. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned heavy snow and powerful winds are expected through Sunday,...

January 08, 2021