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Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" heading toward New Caledonia

Severe Tropical Cyclone "Niran" (Category 5 on the Australian scale) is tracking ESE at 46 km/h (28 mph) and is forecast to pass very near New Caledonia on Saturday, March 6, 2021. At 11:00 UTC on March 5, Niran had a central pressure of 931 hPa and was...

March 05, 2021

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Powerful earthquakes, including M8.1, M7.4 and M6.1 hit the Kermadec Islands - Tsunami warnings issued

Powerful earthquakes are shaking the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand on March 4, 2021, including M7.4 at 17:41 UTC, M8.1 at 19:28 (08:28 NZDT, March 5), and M6.1 at 20:25 UTC at depths between 10 and 55 km (6.2 and 34.2 miles). The epicenters are located...

March 04, 2021

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong earthquake registered by GeoNet as M7.2 hit off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand at 13:27 UTC on March 4, 2021 (02:27 LT, March 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 94 km (58 miles). USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 10 km,...

March 04, 2021

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Sudden increase in seismic tremor southwest of Keilir at Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A sudden increase in seismic tremor was detected throughout most of Iceland's national seismic network at 14:20 UTC on March 3, 2021. Similar bursts of tremor have been observed ahead of previous volcanic eruptions in Iceland. As of 19:00 UTC, the tremor...

March 03, 2021

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Major eruption at Sinabung volcano produces large pyroclastic flows with ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l.

A major eruption started at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 23:42 UTC on March 1, 2021, ejecting ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level. This is its first major eruption since August 2020. The eruption produced pyroclastic flows up to 5 km (3.1 miles)...

March 02, 2021

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Tropical cyclone developing near the coast of Queensland, Australia

A near-stationary tropical low positioned off the north Queensland coast, Australia is expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday morning (LT), March 2, 2021, and be named Niran. At 08:00 UTC on March 1, the center of the tropical low was located about...

March 01, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Earth is under the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) on March 1, 2021, sparking G1 - Minor and G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storming. Solar wind speed started increasing late February 28, from 369 km/s at 22:00 UTC to 521 km/s at...

March 01, 2021

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More than 7 700 households without water supply as record snow hits Hokkaido, Japan

Heavy snow has been falling intermittently in Hokkaido, Japan, since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with Iwamizawa city recording its second-highest snowfall of 2.05 m (6.7 feet) on Thursday, 25. It resulted in disruptions in the city, particularly in train services...

February 26, 2021

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Nearly 5 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in 2 days, Iceland

Nearly 5 000 earthquakes have been registered in two distinct clusters on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland since February 24, 2021. The swarm includes two earthquakes above M5.0 -- M5.7 at 10:05 UTC and M5.0 at 10:30 UTC, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported at 09:05...

February 26, 2021

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Very intense earthquake swarm shaking Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A very intense earthquake swarm started close to Fagradalsfjall in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on the morning of February 24, 2021. The strongest in the sequence so far was M5.7, 3 km (1.8 miles) SSW of Keilir at 10:05 UTC, followed by numerous aftershocks. The...

February 24, 2021

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Powerful eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Volcanic activity at Mount Etna, Italy intensified again at 21:10 UTC on February 22, 2021, and evolved into the 5th paroxysm since February 16 -- truly spectacular and most powerful in recent years. The activity started gradually increasing at around 20:47 UTC,...

February 23, 2021

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Record flooding affects more than 100 000 people in Acre, northwestern Brazil

More than 100 000 people have been affected by severe flooding in Acre, northwestern Brazil, after multiple rivers overflowed and reached record levels around Friday, February 19, 2021. Authorities have declared the situation an emergency, saying the state is facing...

February 22, 2021

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More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

More than 59 000 people have evacuated their homes as Tropical Storm "Dujuan" -- locally known as Auring, brought widespread flooding and disruption to the Philippines on Monday, February 22, 2021. As of 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), the storm has weakened into a...

February 22, 2021

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Israel hit by worst environmental disaster in decades

Although the exact cause of the disaster is still under investigation, the head of the Israel Nature and Parks association said the incident is the country's worst environmental disaster in decades. The cleanup of over 170 km (106 miles) of affected coastline...

February 22, 2021

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'Incredibly powerful' paroxysm at Etna, lava fountains exceeding 1 000 m (3 300 feet) in height

The fourth paroxysmal eruptive episode in just 4 days started at Etna's Southeast Crater on the evening of February 20, 2021, and continued into February 21. This was the strongest of the four episodes since February 16. The average magnitude of the volcanic...

February 21, 2021

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Extreme monsoon rains submerge parts of capital Jakarta under 2.7 m (8.8 feet) of water, Indonesia

Extreme monsoon rains brought massive flooding to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with parts of the city (population 30 million) under 1.2 to 2.7 m (3.9 - 8.8 feet) of water. The floods forced the evacuation of some 1 380 residents to...

February 21, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" intensifying over the Mozambique Channel

Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" formed in the Mozambique Channel on February 17, 2021, as the 8th named storm of the 2021/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. Although Guambe is expected to stay about 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Mozambique,...

February 19, 2021