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Powerful storm brings heavy snow and destructive winds to Atlantic Canada and Prairies

A powerful storm brought heavy snow, damaging winds, and frozen precipitation across Atlantic Canada on Monday, March 29, 2021, resulting in travel disruptions, suspension of classes, and damaged homes. Wind gusts of up to 164 km/h (102 mph) were recorded in Nova...

March 31, 2021

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Severe heat wave hits Delhi with highest March temperatures since 1945

The Safdarjung Observatory in New Delhi, India registered a maximum temperature of 40.1 °C (104.1 °F) on Monday, March 29, 2021, making it the city's hottest March day since 1945. This is 8 °C (14.4 °F) higher than normal, said Kuldeep...

March 30, 2021

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Destructive floods after near-record rains hit Nashville, claiming lives of 4 people, Tennessee

Four people have been killed and 130 rescued after near-record levels of rainfall hit Nashville, Tennessee on March 27 and 28, 2021, causing significant flooding across the region. John Cooper, Mayor of Nashville declared a local state of emergency. The last time...

March 29, 2021

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Extensive damage after deadly tornadoes rip through Alabama, U.S.

At least 23 tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia on March 25, 2021, leaving extensive damage, at least 5 people dead outside of Birmingham, Alabama, and multiple injuries. This is the second tornado outbreak in the region since March 17. Severe storms...

March 26, 2021

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Change in seismic activity associated with the eruption of La Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A swarm of small low-frequency seismic events, lasting for about 45 minutes, was recorded at La Soufriere volcano, SVG starting at approximately 14:30 UTC on March 23, 2021. The events were probably associated with magma movement beneath the dome. Monitoring...

March 25, 2021

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Severe weather leaves 45 people dead, more than 2 000 homes damaged in Colombia

As many as 45 people have died while more than 2 000 homes have been damaged as a result of severe weather in Colombia since March 1, 2021, according to a statement by the country's National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) on Tuesday, March 23....

March 24, 2021

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Strong explosions at Pacaya volcano producing thick ash columns, Guatemala

Increased eruptive activity continues at the Guatemalan Pacaya volcano, with strong ash emissions and lava flows. Moderate to strong explosions continue at the volcano, generating thick ash columns up to 4 km (13 120 feet) above sea level, moving N, NE, and NW to a...

March 23, 2021

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Persistent heavy rains trigger flooding and landslides, affecting more than 3 000 homes in Peru

Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides in northern Peru over the past few days, affecting as many as 3 000 homes. Around 160 mm (6.2 inches) of rain fell in a 24-hour period in Yurimaguas, capital of Alto Amazonas Province in Loreto Region, which is more...

March 23, 2021

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High level of volcanic gases measured close to the eruption site at Fagradalsfjall, Iceland

A volcanic eruption in Geldingadalur​ near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula continues since March 19, 2021. Lava fountain activity is still low and mapping of the lava flow is in progress. While no volcanic ash has been detected, a high level of...

March 23, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.

A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 263 reports, mostly from Pennsylvania, but users from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 22, 2021

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Worst floods since 1971 hit parts of New South Wales, Australia

About 18 000 people have evacuated their homes after torrential rains hit New South Wales, Australia, causing severe flooding in many parts of the state on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 21, 2021. More evacuations are expected as the severe weather is forecast to...

March 22, 2021

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Powerful M7.2 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan - Tsunami warnings issued

A powerful earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.2 hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 09:09 UTC (18:09 JST) on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 54 km (33 miles). JMA has issued...

March 20, 2021

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Eruption starts near Fagradalsfjall on Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula

A volcanic eruption started near Fagradalsfjall in Geldingadalur, Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula at 20:45 UTC on March 19, 2021, after more than 50 000 earthquakes registered since February 24. The last...

March 20, 2021

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Evacuations in NSW due to potentially record and life-threatening flooding, Australia

Residents across New South Wales, Australia, have been ordered to evacuate on Friday, March 19, 2021, after severe flooding-- described by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as "potentially life-threatening"-- swept through the state. Severe inundations are...

March 19, 2021

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Damaging tornado outbreak hits South U.S., severe weather shifting into the Southeast

A severe weather outbreak lashed the South U.S. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, unleashing tornadoes that led to serious damage to homes and businesses, particularly in Alabama and Mississippi. NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC) received a total of 25 tornado...

March 18, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Bejaia, Algeria

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Algeria at 00:04 UTC (01:04 LT) on March 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

March 18, 2021

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A major severe weather outbreak is forecast across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, U.S.

A regional outbreak of severe storms is expected today and tonight, March 17 and 18, 2021, across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, NWS Storm Prediction Center warns. Widespread severe storms capable of producing tornadoes (several of which may...

March 17, 2021