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High-level eruption at Ulawun volcano - ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, P.N.G.

A high-level eruption took place at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2019. The eruption started at about 22:00 UTC on June 25 after a few weeks of increased activity. Nearby villages were evacuated. The RVO reported increased seismicity at the volcano...

June 26, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Panama - Costa Rica border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Panama - Costa Rica border region at 05:23 UTC (00:23 local time) on June 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 26.2 km (16.2.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....

June 26, 2019

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Colorado’s snowpack explodes to 4 121 percent above normal after unexpected heavy summer snow

Snow began falling above 2 100 m (7 000 feet) just west of Denver, Colorado on Friday, June 21, 2019, accumulating to nearly 51 cm (20 inches) over the weekend and boosting the state's snowpack to extraordinary levels for the time of year. Although the...

June 24, 2019

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Extreme noctilucent clouds outbreak over Europe, rare red NLCs spotted

The 2019 northern hemisphere noctilucent clouds season is turning out to be the most remarkable ever. After record strong start of the season at the end of May, NLCs were seen for the first time as low as San Francisco Bay Area, California on June 9 and throughout...

June 24, 2019

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Massive eruption at Raikoke volcano, ash to 13.1 km (43 000 feet) a.s.l., Sea of Okhotsk

A sudden, high-level eruption started at Raikoke volcano, Sea of Okhotsk, Kuril Islands, Russia at around 17:50 UTC on June 21, 2019. The last time this volcano erupted was back in 1924 (VEI 4). According to the Tokyo VAAC, volcanic ash cloud rose up to 13.1 km (43...

June 22, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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Over 200 000 without power, evacuations and high-water rescues as severe thunderstorms hit U.S.

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern United States on June 20, 2019, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Some areas received more than 1 month of average June rainfall in just 48 hours. Storms also affected other parts of the country since June 19, causing floods...

June 21, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two...

June 19, 2019

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Powerful eruptions at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Several significant eruptions took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico on June 17, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose up to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) above sea level. The first eruption started at 11:44 UTC (06:44 local time) followed by another one at 12:04 UTC (07:04...

June 18, 2019

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Largest glacier in Greenland is growing for third year in a row, thickening occurring across an increasingly wide area

Jakobshavn Glacier in western Greenland, best known for being world's fastest-moving glacier, is growing for the third year in a row. By the third year, thickening is occurring across an increasingly wide area. The glacier has spent decades in retreat until...

June 18, 2019

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Heatwave conditions claim at least 70 lives in 24 hours, Bihar

Severe heatwave conditions affecting Bihar, India claimed the lives of at least 70 people over the past 24 hours, state authorities reported June 17, 2019. Temperatures across the state are reaching 45 °C (113 °F) for the third straight week and above 50...

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands Region, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 (downgraded from M7.4) hit Kermadec Islands Region at 22:54 UTC on June 15, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

June 15, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 15:40 UTC (10:40 local time) on June 14, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose to an estimated height of 9.8 km (32 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Washington VAAC. In 24 hours...

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019

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2 months' worth of rain in 48 hours triggers floods, disrupts travel, UK

Parts of central United Kingdom recorded double the amount of rain that typically falls during the entire month of June in two days. In the 48 hours ending on the morning of June 12, 2019, a total of 107.2 mm (4.22 inches) flooded Holbeach in Lincolnshire. The town...

June 14, 2019

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At least 30 dead, 2.2 million affected as heavy rains hit southern China

At least 30 people have been killed and 9 remain missing after heavy rain caused severe floods across southern China over the past couple of days. The rains started June 6, affecting an estimated 2.2 million people, according to government sources. Affected...

June 13, 2019