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Strong eruption at Merapi volcano -- ash to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Indonesia

A moderately strong eruption took place at Indonesia's most active volcano -- Mount Merapi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, ejecting ash up to 7.8 km (25 500 feet) above sea level and forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Green to Red. This is...

March 27, 2020

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Utah seismologists probe aftershocks following historic M5.7 earthquake in Salt Lake City, U.S.

Salt Lake City in Utah, U.S. was hit by an M5.7 earthquake on March 18, 2020-- the largest since M5.9 near St. George in 1992. Following the event, seismologists from the University of Utah began closely examining hundreds of aftershocks to learn more about the...

March 27, 2020

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Destructive flash floods hit capital Aden, Yemen

Destructive flash floods ripped through Yemen's capital Aden on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, turning roads into raging rivers and claiming lives of at last two people. At least 4 others were injured. Heavy rains are also expected on Thursday, March 26. Heavy rains...

March 26, 2020

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Large and destructive tornado hits Tishomingo, Mississippi -- rare tornado emergency issued

A large and destructive tornado hit the town of Tishomingo in northern Mississippi and moved into northern Alabama on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, forcing authorities to issue a rare tornado emergency. Considerable damage was reported and several people were reportedly...

March 25, 2020

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Very strong M7.5 earthquake hits off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit off the coast of southern Kamchatka, Russia at 02:49 UTC on March 25, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 56.7 km (35 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.6 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). FRC GS RAS is...

March 25, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger destructive flash floods and landslides in southern Iran

Heavy rainfall affecting southern Iraq since March 21, 2020, resulted in destructive flash floods and landslides responsible for at least 12 fatalities and 17 injuries across several provinces. Extensive damage was reported, as well as power outages in several...

March 24, 2020

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Arctic cold arrives, bringing early spring snow and extremely low temperatures to much of Europe

A major Arctic cold outbreak has arrived in Europe over the weekend, dumping snow to much of the continent following unusually warm winter. Meteoalarm has issued heavy snow, strong wind, and extremely cold temperature warnings for many countries. The cold is...

March 24, 2020

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Days of intense, record rains trigger deadly floods in Ohio and Indiana, U.S.

Days of torrential rain triggered flash flooding in parts of Ohio and Indiana on March 20, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and at least eight fatalities. Rescue operations conducted by emergency responders, volunteer fire departments, as well as the...

March 23, 2020

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At least 5 dead, hundreds of homes severely damaged as major floods hit Iraq

Days of torrential rains caused massive floods in parts of Iraq on March 18, 2020, causing major damage and claiming the lives of at least 5 people. The Kurdistan region's Duhok governorate was among the worst-hit, with more than 300 homes damaged, as well as...

March 23, 2020

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Series of damaging earthquakes hit capital Zagreb, Croatia - the strongest since 1880

Several moderately strong and shallow earthquakes shook Croatian capital Zagreb early Sunday morning (LT), March 22, 2020. EMSC registered the strongest ones as M5.3 at 05:39 UTC and M5.0 at 06:17 UTC. Both quakes were registered at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

March 22, 2020

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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections...

March 21, 2020

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Massive floods hit capital Dili, destroying nearly 200 homes and affecting over 25 000 people, East Timor

Several hours of very heavy rains caused widespread flooding in capital Dili, East Timor (Timor-Leste) on March 13, 2020. Authorities are reporting at least 25 000 people or 4 000 households are affected. Even though the floods have now receded, affected communities...

March 20, 2020

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Europe braces for intense Arctic cold outbreak after unusually warm winter

A significant Arctic cold outbreak is forecast to spread across much of Europe in the days ahead, ending unusually warm winter season. The cold is expected to last through the end of March, with another blast expected at the beginning of April. Prolonged, dangerous...

March 19, 2020

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Winter ends with an all-out snowstorm for parts of north-central U.S., up to 51 cm (20 inches) of snow likely

Just as the winter season in the U.S. officially ends and spring begins, an all-out snowstorm is set to deliver a final blow to parts of the north-central region-- particularly the central Rockies, northern Plains, and Upper Midwest. The blizzard-like conditions are...

March 18, 2020

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Rare, unusually large ozone hole develops over the Arctic-Canadian region

A huge area of sustained ozone depletion has developed over the Arctic-Canadian region -- too late for the winter season, too early for spring, and unusually strong for the northern hemisphere. The ozone layer is a natural layer of protective gas in the upper...

March 18, 2020

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Strong and shallow M5.7 earthquake hits Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. -- the largest since 1992

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.7 hit Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. at 13:09 UTC (07:09 LT) on March 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). This is the largest earthquake in Utah since M5.9 near St. George in...

March 18, 2020

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Powerful Kona Low continues to drench Hawaii, flash flood watches in force for all islands with rare tornado warning for Niihau

The National Weather Service (NWS) has placed all islands of Hawaii under flash flood watch on Tuesday, March 17, 2020-- and has also issued a rare tornado warning for Niihau for the first time in 11 years-- as a powerful low-pressure system - Kona Low - continues...

March 17, 2020