Strong and shallow M5.6 earthquake, numerous aftershocks at Taupō volcano, New Zealand

Strong and shallow M5.6 earthquake, numerous aftershocks at Taupō volcano, New Zealand

Seismic unrest continues at Taupō volcano, New Zealand, with a strong and shallow M5.6 earthquake registered on November 30, 2022. The Volcanic Alert Level for Taupō volcano was increased to Level 1 on September 20, 2022. This was based on ongoing earthquakes and deformation at levels above typical background since May.

Large and destructive tornadoes hit Southern U.S.

Large and destructive tornadoes hit Southern U.S.

A severe weather outbreak hit the Southern U.S. on November 29, 2022, bringing strong tornadoes, very large hail, and severe with gusts across parts of the lower to mid-Mississippi Valley, Mid-South, and parts of the Southeast. A few long-track strong tornadoes remain possible before the event is over.

New eruptive fissure vent opens at Etna, Italy

New eruptive fissure vent opens at Etna, Italy

A new eruptive fissure event opened at the northeastern base of Etna’s SE crater on November 27, 2022. The vent was first seen at around 17:00 UTC when persistent cloud coverage thinned.

Widespread destruction after massive landslide hits the island of Ischia, Italy

Widespread destruction after massive landslide hits the island of Ischia, Italy

The Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency after a massive landslide hit the Italian holiday island of Ischia on Saturday, November 26, 2022. According to official reports received early Sunday, at least 3 people have been killed and 9 others remain missing.

45 people injured during severe shaking caused by M6.1 earthquake in western Turkey

45 people injured during severe shaking caused by M6.1 earthquake in western Turkey

A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.1, hit western Turkey at 01:08 UTC on November 23, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). The Istanbul-based Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute reported the quake as M6.0.