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Level 4 avalanche warning in Alps after blizzards claim 21 lives, more heavy snow in the forecast

At least 10 people have died in Europe as snowstorms swept through much of the continent over the weekend. At least 7 deaths have been reported in the Alps and 3 in Greece. Several people remain missing, including 4 in Norway. Avalanche risk in the northern Alps...

January 07, 2019

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Strong West Coast winter storm leaves 350 000 homes without power, traps cars in mudslides

A strong winter storm brought strong winds and high elevation snow to West Coast over the weekend, leaving more than 350 000 homes and causing flash floods and mudslides. Several more waves of heavy rain, gusty winds and high elevation snow are expected before the...

January 07, 2019

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Blizzards leave 14 people dead as cold snap hits Greece, other parts of Europe and Middle East

At least 14 people have been killed and several others remain missing after below freezing temperatures and blizzards hit Europe this week. Severe weather is expected to continue into the new week. Act accordingly. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have...

January 06, 2019

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Intense eruption at Stromboli volcano, persistent explosions with high acoustic pressure and high puffing, Italy

Explosive activity at Italian Stromboli volcano intensified on January 5, 2019, especially in its northeastern vents where a new cinder cone is growing. Seismic signals suggesting fracturing in the summit zone of Stromboli volcano are being recorded since December...

January 06, 2019

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Series of storms aim West Coast, days after 6 people die in storm-related crashes, snow on Arizona and New Mexico desert

A series of storms will take aim at the West Coast this weekend, supporting widespread rain, heavy mountain snows and gusty winds across California, the Pacific Northwest and into the interior West and Four Corners. The event comes just several days after Winter...

January 05, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" hits southern Thailand, possibly the worst in decades to hit during peak holiday season

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" made landfall in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand at 05:45 UTC on January 4, 2019 (12:45 LT), with maximum sustained winds of 70 km/h (42 mph). Pabuk brought heavy rain and fears it could end up as the worst...

January 04, 2019

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TC Mona becomes category 2 storm near Fiji, damaging swells, storm surge and flooding expected

Tropical Cyclone "Mona" strengthened into a category 2 storm at 10:00 local time on January 4, 2019. The system is heading toward Fiji, forcing authorities to issue numerous warning. With rivers being at medium to high flows, soil already saturated and...

January 04, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Pabuk" to hit Thailand with heavy rain, strong winds

Tropical Storm "Pabuk" is expected to make landfall over southern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on January 4, 2018, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. It will then continue toward Andaman and Nicobar Islands where landfall is possible sometime around 12:00...

January 03, 2019

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Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) underway, significant winter weather likely across large parts of Europe

A major Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is currently underway in the stratosphere above the Arctic. While not every SSW event is the same and it takes some time for it to show its effects in the troposphere, meteorologists say we can expect colder air move...

January 02, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Penny" forms, crosses Queensland's Cape York Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Penny" formed at 21:00 UTC, December 31, 2018 (08:00 AEST, Tuesday, January 1, 2019) over the warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia and made landfall around 05:00 UTC, January 1 (16:00 LT) just south of Weipa. It is...

January 01, 2019

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At least 122 killed in floods and landslides caused by Tropical Depression "Usman"

Tropical Depression "Usman" dropped heavy rain over parts of the Philippines over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in which at least 122 people were killed. Usman made landfall in Borongan, Eastern Samar on December 29 and has since weakened...

December 30, 2018

2018 volcanoes in review

2018 Volcanoes in Review

Thanks to Jake and Mari of the Grand Solar Minimum YouTube channel we have an excellent overview of all significant volcanic eruptions of the year. Out of an estimated 1 500 active volcanoes, on average 50 - 70 erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and...

December 29, 2018

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits near the coast of Philippines, tsunami warning issued

A very strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 (PHIVOLCS) hit near the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 03:39 UTC (11:39 LT) on December 29, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33 miles). Both USGS and EMSC registered it as M7.0 at a...

December 29, 2018

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Tropical Depression "Usman" expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines

Tropical Depression "Usman" continues moving erratically over the Philippine Sea. The current forecast track takes it over Eastern Samar between late December 28 and early morning December 29, 2018 (local time). Residents of affected areas, especially...

December 28, 2018

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Anak Krakatau volcano alert level raised to 3 of 4, more tsunamis possible, Indonesia

Volcanic activity at Anak Krakatau continues increasing, forcing Indonesian authorities to raise the alert level from 2 to 3 (of 4) at 23:00 UTC on December 26, 2018 (06:00 WIB, December 27). More tsunamis are possible and BMKG recommends communities to stay 500 m -...

December 27, 2018

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Very shallow, damaging M5.1 earthquake under Etna volcano injures 28 people, Italy

A very shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M5.1 hit under Sicily's Etna volcano, Italy at 02:19 UTC (03:19 LT) on December 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.6 miles). INGV is reporting M4.9 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). This is the...

December 26, 2018

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Major storm over much of the Western U.S., post-Christmas winter storm to bring heavy snow from the Central Plains through the Great Lakes

A major storm will impact much of the Western U.S. through Christmas Day with heavy rainfall, mountain snow, and strong winds. This system will advance into the Plains by Wednesday, December 26 where winter storm watches are in effect. Travel will likely become...

December 25, 2018