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Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...

September 23, 2017

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Another significant ocean receding event in Brazil, here's what's causing it

Yet another ocean receding event occurred on the coast of Brazil on Thursday, September 21, 2017, causing panic among people, not just in Brazil. The latest event happened in Guaratuba, a city in the state of Paraná, considered to be one of the most beautiful...

September 23, 2017

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Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...

September 22, 2017

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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...

September 22, 2017

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Mumbai inundated after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Less than a month after Mumbai was flooded by unusually high rainfall that killed many people, the metropolis has again experienced near-record rainfall that caused widespread flooding on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. It is the second wettest September day in...

September 21, 2017

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Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...

September 20, 2017

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Extremely dangerous M7.1 earthquake hits Puebla, Mexico - more than 300 killed

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Puebla, Mexico at 18:14 UTC (13:14 local time) on September 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). This earthquake comes just 12...

September 19, 2017

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56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

At least 56 people have been killed, nearly 200 000 are homeless and more than 11 000 homes have been destroyed by floods since the start of the rainy season in May, country's interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The hardest hit is capital...

September 19, 2017

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Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...

September 19, 2017

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Severe storm kills 8, injures at least 140 in western Romania

A severe storm that swept over parts of Croatia and Serbia on Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 2017, killed 8 people and injured at least 140 as it reached western Romania late Sunday. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects. According...

September 18, 2017

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Strong explosion at Zhupanovsky, ash cloud to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l.

A strong ash explosion was observed at Zhupanovsky volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 23:30 UTC on September 16, 2017. According to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC, ash cloud reached a height of 7 km (23 000 feet) above sea level and drifted southwest. This is the first...

September 17, 2017

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Hurricane "Maria" expected to strike Leeward Islands early next week

Tropical Storm "Maria" formed in the Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on September 16, 2017 as the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Maria is expected to be a Category 1 or 2 hurricane when it approaches the Leeward Islands early next...

September 16, 2017

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Typhoon "Talim" closing in on Kyushu, after dumping record-breaking rain on Okinawa

After ripping through the Okinawa island chain, Japan and passing close to China, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 000 people, Typhoon "Talim" is now on its way toward mainland Japan. It is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane equivalent when it...

September 15, 2017

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Alert level raised for Agung volcano, site of one of the largest eruptions of 20th century

Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Agung volcano in Karangasem district of the province of Bali from 1 to 2 (of 4) on Thursday, September 14, 2017, following an increase in volcanic earthquakes detected on Wednesday, September 13. The last...

September 15, 2017

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Hurricane "Max" about to hit Mexico, dangerous storm surge and heavy rain expected

Tropical Storm "Max" intensified into a Category 1 hurricane at 12:00 UTC on September 14, 2017. The government of Mexico has changed the Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado to a Hurricane Warning. A dangerous...

September 14, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Doksuri" intensifying, landfall expected in northern Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Doksuri," known in the Philippines as Maring, formed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, after moving over the Philippines as a tropical depression. While slowly moving over the Philippines, this storm dumped heavy rain and caused landslides in...

September 13, 2017

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Storm "Aileen" has officially been named, severe gales expected in central UK

The UK Met Office has officially named the first storm of the 2017/18 season on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, as a deepening area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, September 13, bringing severe gales to central parts...

September 12, 2017