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Typhoon "Cempaka" to make U-turn after landfall over China's Guangdong Province

Typhoon "Cempaka" -- the 7th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season -- is slowly approaching China's Guangdong Province where it's expected to make landfall on July 20, 2021. At 06:00 UTC on July 20, the center of Cempaka was located about...

July 20, 2021

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Marlborough hit by its largest-ever recorded flood, New Zealand

New Zealand's Marlborough, the country's largest wine-growing region, was hit by its worst flood on record on July 17, 2021. Marlborough District Council deputy mayor Nadine Taylor said in a statement that 900 people from 500 properties across Marlborough...

July 18, 2021

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Catastrophic floods claim lives of more than 150 people, leave more than 1 000 missing, Europe

More than 150 people across Europe have been killed and more than 600 injured after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. German authorities said more than 1 000 people are still unaccounted for. The worst affected were Germany...

July 17, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Extreme flooding hits multiple provinces of China, capital Beijing brought to standstill

Prolonged heavy rainfall affecting parts of China over the past couple of days caused extreme flooding in several provinces, including Sichuan, Hebei, Shaanxi, Henan, and Shandong. Severe thunderstorms also affected the capital Beijing, bringing the entire city to a...

July 14, 2021

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Severe flash flooding after exceptionally heavy rains hit Pennsylvania, U.S.

Slow-moving thunderstorms dropped exceptionally heavy rains in just a couple of hours over parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Monday, July 12, 2021, shutting down highways, prompting water rescues, and forcing authorities to issue flash flood emergencies....

July 13, 2021

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Dense clouds of Saharan dust spreading over Europe and Atlantic Ocean

Earth-observing satellites are picking up two dense clouds of Saharan dust -- one moving NE over the Mediterranean Sea into Europe and the other W over the Atlantic Ocean. The European cloud has already reached southern Spain, Corsica, and most of Italy and is...

July 13, 2021

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Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade, China

Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is...

July 12, 2021

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Violent tornado hits downtown Shenxian, leaving catastrophic damage, China

A violent tornado moved directly into downtown Shenxian, China's Shandong Province, around 13:00 UTC on July 11, 2021, causing 'catastrophic' damage. The twister debarked hardwood, tossed cars, leveled a number of homes, and left several people injured,...

July 11, 2021

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Extremely heavy rains hit Kyushu, JMA issues year's first Level 5 torrential rain alert, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued its highest level rain alert for parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan on Saturday, July 10, 2021, leading local authorities to instruct hundreds of thousands to take immediate safety measures. Reports of river flooding...

July 10, 2021

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At least 51 people dead as monsoon rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

At least 51 people have died in Nepal while 29 others have been reported missing since the beginning of the monsoon season in June 2021, according to the Health Ministry. From June 1 to July 8, heavy rains have triggered a total of 135 landslides that accounted for...

July 10, 2021

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2021 Antelope Valley M6.0 earthquake, California, U.S.

A shallow M6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California, near the Nevada border at 22:49 UTC on July 8, 2021 (15:49 LT). This is the largest earthquake to hit California since the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake. The epicenter was located about 32 km (20...

July 10, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" makes landfall over north Florida Gulf coast, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is approaching the northern Florida Gulf coast at a speed of 22 km/h (14 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h (65 mph), as of 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT) on July 7, 2021. On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the...

July 07, 2021

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Short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption at Taal volcano, Alert Level remains at 3 (Magmatic Unrest), Philippines

A short-lived phreatomagmatic eruption took place at Taal's Main Crater at 21:18 UTC on July 6, 2021 (05:18 LT, July 7), generating a grayish plume that rose 300 m (985 feet) before drifting southeast. On July 4, sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas emission reached an...

July 07, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Hurricane Watch issued for parts of Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is re-strengthening after moving over Cuba toward Florida, U.S. The system will pass near the Florida Keys this morning LT, July 6, and move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday,...

July 06, 2021

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Large explosive eruption at Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan

A large explosive eruption took place at Azerbaijani Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in the Caspian Sea, about 10 km (6.2 miles) from the Umid gas field and 30 km (18 miles) from the coast, at around 17:45 UTC (21:45 LT) on Sunday, July 4, 2021. This region has...

July 05, 2021

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Unprecedented high volcanic SO2 degassing at Taal volcano, Philippines

The highest levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emission were recorded today, July 4, 2021, at an average of 22 628 tonnes/day -- representing the highest ever recorded over Taal, PHIVOLCS reports. The previous record was set on June 28, 2021, with 14 326...

July 04, 2021