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Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for 11 days and is 30% contained as of December 14, 2017. The fire has so far burned 242 500 acres, making it the fourth largest fire in California's history. Its cause is still under investigation. The Thomas Fire broke...

December 14, 2017

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Floods and landslides hit Philippines, evacuations as Urduja becomes a tropical storm

Tropical Depression "Urduja" strengthened into a tropical storm, internationally known as Kai-Tak, early Thursday, December 14, 2017, on its way toward Samar Province, the Philippines. The cyclone is already causing floods and landslides, prompting...

December 14, 2017

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TD "Urduja" to become a tropical storm before it hits the Philippines

Tropical Depression "Urduja" formed December 12, 2017, near Palau and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm before it makes landfall in Sorsogon - Northern Samar area of the Philippines on December 15. A low-pressure area developed into a...

December 13, 2017

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Major flooding after rivers overflow in Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Several days of heavy rain caused several major rivers, including Enza and Parma, to burst its banks on December 12, 2017, producing widespread flooding in Emilia-Romagna region of northeastern Italy. A critical situation is underway in Emilia-Romagna today, after...

December 12, 2017

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50 injured, 550 homes damaged as tornado rips through Vaal Marina, Midvaal, South Africa

A destructive tornado ripped through the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, South Africa on December 11, 2017, uprooting trees and causing extensive infrastructural damage. At least 300 families have reported damages to their homes, Midvaal Mayor Bongani Baloyi said. Some...

December 12, 2017

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New eruptive phase starts at Fuego volcano, ashfall reported

A change in the pattern of activity at Fugo volcano, Guatemala has been observed on December 10, 2017, developing into the 12th effusive eruption phase of the year. The Fuego Observatory reports moderately strong explosions which generate ash columns to a height of...

December 11, 2017

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Heavy snow, subfreezing temperatures disrupt traffic across UK

Hundreds of schools are closed across the United Kingdom today, December 11, 2017, in the wake of Storm Caroline which moved away from British Isles December 8 toward Scandinavia. Caroline allowed cold arctic air to move in and cover the UK with bitterly cold...

December 11, 2017

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3 dead, 480 000 without power, numerous records broken as winter storm hits US South

Nearly 500 000 people were left without power and three have died as a suprisingly strong early winter storm hit the US South on its way toward the Northeast. The storm dumped rare snow on the Deep South, in many places record-breaking for December. Relatively quiet...

December 10, 2017

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Phreatic eruption, resumption of degassing at Kanlaon volcano, Philippines

A phreatic (steam-driven) eruption started at Kanlaon volcano in Negros Island, Philippines at 01:47 UTC (09:47 local time) on December 9, 2017. The eruption was preceded by resumption of degassing at the summit crater at 22:34 UTC, December 8 (06:34 local time,...

December 09, 2017

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Alaska records one of the most extreme snowfall rates on record

An astonishing 25.4 cm (10 inches) of snow per hour was reported at Thompson Pass near Valdez, Alaska on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This is extraordinary even by Valdez standards, the snowiest town in the United States. What hit Alaska's North Gulf Coast this...

December 07, 2017

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Öræfajökull caldera deepens 20 m (65 feet), geothermal heat in the area, Iceland

On November 17, 2017, a pilot flying over Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland noticed a new ice-caldron within the volcano's caldera. Now, volcanologists say the situation is far from normal. Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the...

December 07, 2017

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Storm Caroline to hit Scotland with heavy rain and powerful winds, UK

Storm Caroline is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of northern and western Scotland on Thursday morning, December 7, 2017. Snow is expected across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England. The UK Met...

December 06, 2017

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SoCal Wildfires: Los Angeles, Ventura declare state of emergency as 200 000 evacuate

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties in response to several rapidly spreading wildfires. More than 200 000 people in Southern California were forced to evacuate their homes as several wildfires fueled by...

December 06, 2017

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Thomas Fire in Ventura County, CA explodes overnight, mass evacuations and power outages

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started on Monday, December 4, 2017 and exploded to 31 000 acres (12 545 ha) overnight, claiming the life of at least one person and burning at least 150 structures. The fire has so far forced evacuations of 27 000...

December 05, 2017

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Ockhi" to hit Maharashtra, India

Tropical Cyclone "Ockhi," responsible for the deaths of at least 27 people and hundreds missing in Sri Lanka and India is turning toward India and is expected to make landfall on the coast of Maharashtra, India late December 5 / early December 6, 2017....

December 04, 2017

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Intensifying winter storm to hit Rockies to Northern Plains and Upper Midwest

A major weather pattern change is about to hit parts of the United States as an intensifying storm system brings heavy snow, strong winds, blizzard conditions, and dangerous travel from the Rockies to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest early this week. A strong...

December 04, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the IGEPN as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 11:19 UTC on December 3, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 39.9 km (24.8 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 24.7 km (15.3 miles). EMSC reports M6.2 at a...

December 03, 2017