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No evacuation orders issued for residents living near Soufriere volcano, St. Vincent and The Grenadines

On Sunday, January 3, 2021, the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) advised all citizens and residents of St. Vincent and The Grenadines that no evacuation order has been issued to any section of the population. False information about evacuation...

January 04, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" to hit Queensland with strong winds, dangerous storm tide and heavy rain, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" formed in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia at 06:00 UTC on January 3, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2020/21 Australian region cyclone season. The forecast track takes Imogen ESE and over the southeast Gulf coast near...

January 03, 2021

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2020 M6.4 Croatia earthquake aftershocks migrating north toward capital Zagreb, liquefaction, sinkholes reported

Aftershocks related to the M6.4 earthquake that struck the city of Petrinja, Croatia at 11:19 UTC on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, are migrating north toward the capital Zagreb, Croatia. This is the strongest earthquake to hit Croatia since records began in 1880 --...

January 02, 2021

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Severe weather conditions, up to 2 m (6.5 feet) of fresh snow through New Year's Day, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued warnings for blizzards, high waves, and freezing temperatures as a potent winter storm pressure system continues affecting the country, mainly areas along the Sea of Japan through New Year's Day. The storm could...

December 31, 2020

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Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

A large clay landslide struck Gjerdrum, Norway, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, leaving 26 people missing and at least 10 others injured. Some 500 residents have been evacuated amid fears of further mudslides. The landslide occurred on Wednesday morning in a...

December 30, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" to make landfall over Beira, Mozambique

After moving over Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" has entered the Mozambique Channel and is forecast to intensify before it makes landfall over Beira, Mozambique on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Residents in the city, who are still suffering from...

December 29, 2020

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Destructive M6.4 earthquake hits central Croatia, the strongest on record

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.4 hit central Croatia at 11:19 UTC (12:19 LT) on December 29, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Croatia is...

December 29, 2020

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Strong eruption at Suwanosejima volcano, Alert Level raised, Japan

A strong explosive eruption took place at Suwanosejima's Mt. Otake crater at 17:51 UTC on December 27, 2020 (02:51 JST, December 28). As a result, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the Alert Level from 2 to 3 -- Near-crater warning, do not approach...

December 28, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit off the coast of Los Lagos, Chile at 21:39 UTC on December 27, 2020 (18:39 LT). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. CSN Chile is...

December 27, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Chalane" to make landfall over Madagascar, head toward Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Chalane" formed east of Madagascar on December 24, 2020, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean Cyclone Season. Chalane is forecast to make landfall over Madagascar on December 27, exit into the Mozambique Channel late...

December 25, 2020

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Storm Bella to bring severe winds and flooding to parts of UK on Boxing Day

Storm Bella is set to slam parts of the UK with severe gales and flooding rain on Boxing Day through Sunday morning, December 26 to 27. The Met Office has issued several yellow warnings for much of the country, while amber warnings are in place for parts of England...

December 25, 2020

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Blizzard conditions hit Midwest as powerful winter storm threatens East Coast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, and is set to threaten much of the East Coast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25. Heavy rains and the existing melting snow from last...

December 24, 2020

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Spectacular fireball explodes over China's Yushu City, the largest fireball event since December 2018

A spectacular fireball exploded over northwestern China's Yushu City, Qinghai Province at around 23:23 UTC on December 22, 2020 (07:23 LT, December 23). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. Many locals reported hearing a series of loud bangs. The event was...

December 24, 2020

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Unusual winter storm brings heavy snow and record temperatures to North America, over 220 000 households without power

The season's first official winter storm has brought heavy snow and strong winds to North America, particularly affecting British Columbia, Canada as more than 220 000 households lost access to electricity on Monday, December 21, 2020. The storm was also...

December 23, 2020

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Increased seismicity under Hudson volcano, alert level raised, Chile

The National Geology and Mining Service of Chile (SERNAGEOMIN) has raised the alert level for Cerro Hudson volcano from Green to Yellow (2 of 4) on December 22, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 (VEI 2). This volcano has a history of VEI 6...

December 23, 2020

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Strong eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A strong eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 00:35 UTC on December 22, 2020, with volcanic ash rising up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) above sea level. As a result, KVERT raised the Aviation Color Code to Red at 01:22 UTC. According to visual...

December 22, 2020