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Strong tornado hits Bocholt, Germany, causing significant damage

Authorities suspect a tornado hit the city of Bocholt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany late June 4, 2019, causing significant damage. Another round of severe thunderstorms is expected today. Severe thunderstorms swept over parts of France, Benelux and Germany on...

June 05, 2019

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Strong eruptions at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l.

Strong eruptions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 14:19 and 14:47 UTC (09:19 and 09:47 UTC) on June 3, 2019, producing an ash column up 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a...

June 04, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Ghana, leave twin-city metropolis Sekondi/Takoradi without power

At least 10 people have been killed after a new wave of heavy rain hit parts of Ghana on May 31 and June 1, 2019. Many parts of the Western Region's capital Sekondi/Takoradi were flooded, resulting in total power outage. Heavy rain and floods also hit capital...

June 03, 2019

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High Level wildfires out of control at over 300 000 ha (740 000 acres), Alberta, Canada

Devastating wildfires continue burning across Alberta, Canada, with 8 of total 24 out of control as of June 1, 2019. 60 fire bans are in place across the state, including in the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer. More than 11 000 people have been evacuated and another...

June 02, 2019

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Historically delayed planting season, commodity prices rising, U.S.

Catastrophic floods affecting the United States since mid-March 2019 are resulting in what experts are calling historically delayed planting season. The situation is already having a big impact on commodity prices but the full extent will be known by the end of the...

June 01, 2019

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Levees failing along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers, U.S.

Historic flooding continues across the Midwest, causing levees to breach along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers. Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for parts of the region. Midwest is experiencing catastrophic flooding since mid-March, leading to...

May 31, 2019

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New high-level eruption at Agung volcano, Indonesia

A new high-level eruption took place at Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia at 03:42 UTC (11:42 local time) on May 31, 2019. According to the Darwin VAAC, a high-level eruption was observed on webcam and satellite imagery to an estimated height of 9.1 km (30 000 feet)...

May 31, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of El Salvador

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the coast of El Salvador at 09:03 UTC (03:03 local time) on May 30, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 65.1 km (40.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 91 km (30.8 miles). This earthquake...

May 30, 2019

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New eruption near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy

A new eruption has started near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy early May 30, 2019 (UTC). "Two new eruptive fissures have opened early May 30, 2019, on the northern and southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing modest strombolian activity and...

May 30, 2019

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Massive tornado rips through Kansas City, Kansas

At least 11 people were injured, numerous homes were damaged and debris scattered at the airport after several suspected tornadoes swept through the Kansas City metropolitan area on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The injuries have been reported in Douglas County after it...

May 29, 2019

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Extensive damage after multiple powerful tornadoes hit Dayton area, Ohio

At least one large and destructive tornado (EF-3) ripped through the city of Dayton and surrounding communities, Ohio late Monday night, May 27, 2019. Damage surveys are still in progress for at least three suspected tornadoes in the area. The first tornado touched...

May 28, 2019

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Destructive EF-3 tornado kills 2, injures 29 in El Reno, Oklahoma

A powerful EF-3 tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburb of El Reno late Saturday, May 25, 2019, killing 2 people and injuring 29. The event took place almost 6 years after the world's widest tornado on record hit El Reno, killing 8 people and injuring...

May 27, 2019

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Powerful 8.0 earthquake hits northern Peru

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M8.0 hit northern Peru at 07:11 UTC (02:41 LT) on May 26, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 109.9 km (68.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M8.0 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). This earthquake can have a high...

May 26, 2019

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High-level eruption at Sinabung volcano, ash to 15 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at the Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 19:53 UTC on May 24, 2019 (02:53 LT, May 25). The Tokyo VAAC reported discrete eruption of volcanic ash up to 15 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. The eruption lasted just over 7 minutes. It came...

May 25, 2019

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Severe heatwave, devastating wildfires affecting Israel

Severe heatwave, record-breaking in parts of the country, is affecting Israel over the past couple of days, along with numerous devastating wildfires in multiple locations across the country. Central Israel has been severely affected by forest fires in the last 24...

May 24, 2019

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Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.

Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs....

May 23, 2019

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Violent tornadoes hit Missouri, extensive damage reported, at least 3 deaths and 20 injured

Another wave of severe thunderstorms hit central United States Wednesday into Thursday, May 22 into 23, 2019. The National Weather Service received 38 tornado reports over the past 24, of which one violent tore directly through Jefferson City, Missouri. There have...

May 23, 2019