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More than 130 quakes after M4.6 NE of Gonzales, California

Following a M4.6 earthquake that hit just NE of Gonzales, California on November 13, 2017, the USGS has registered more than 130 aftershocks within the 5 km (3.1 miles) of the epicenter. Although most of those aftershocks weren't felt by the Central Coast, the...

November 22, 2017

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Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, stranding drivers on flooded roads and delaying school classes at least until Thursday. The Centre for Crises and Disasters in Makkah Region closed a number of roads in Jeddah...

November 21, 2017

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Eruption at Agung volcano, Bali, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange

A small-scale phreatic eruption started at Agung volcano, Bali at 09:05 UTC (17:05 WITA) on November 21, 2017, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code from Yellow to Orange. The best estimate of the ash-cloud top is around 3 842 m (12 294 feet) above...

November 21, 2017

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'Serious temperature anomaly' in parts of Siberia, Russia

A Siberian High, also known as Siberian Anticyclone, caused serious temperature anomaly Central Siberia on November 18, 2017, causing average daily temperatures to drop 10 - 12 °C (18 - 21.6 °F) below the climatic norm. Over the past couple of days,...

November 20, 2017

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Severe hailstorm hits Mersin, Turkey, producing huge hail accumulations

An isolated severe supercell passed over parts of southern Turkey on Sunday, November 19, 2017, dumping heavy rain and large hailstones, and producing enormous hail accumulations in the port city of Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast. The rain started falling in the...

November 20, 2017

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Powerful tornado hits Kelapa Dua island, near Jakarta, damaging 34 houses

A powerful tornado swept through parts of Kelapa Dua island, north of Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday, November 19, 2017. This is the second damaging tornado to hit the islands within a week and it comes after three waterspouts were spotted in waters off the Thousand...

November 20, 2017

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Very strong M7.0 earthquake hits New Caledonia, small tsunami produced

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia at 22:43 UTC (09:43 local time) on November 19, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 12 km (7.4...

November 19, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Kirogi" about to slam into southern Vietnam

Southern Vietnam, hit by devastating floods produced by Typhoon "Damrey" on November 4, is bracing for yet another tropical cyclone landfall this week. Heavy rain, floods and landslides are expected over the weekend. Tropical Storm "Kirogi"...

November 18, 2017

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Alert raised for Iceland's Öræfajökull volcano, last eruption was in 1728

A new ice-cauldron has formed this week within the Öræfajökull volcano caldera, prompting the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) to raise the aviation color code for the volcano to yellow. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in...

November 18, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits SW China / India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC (China) as M6.9 hit Milein County, Nyingchi City, Tibet (SW China / India border region) at 22:34 UTC on November 17, 2017 (06:34 local time, November 18). Both USGS and EMSC report it as M6.3 at a depth of 10 km...

November 18, 2017

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Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

A rare tropical cyclone-like storm dubbed 'medicane' formed in the Ionian sea on November 17, 2017, and is affecting the region with heavy rain and strong winds. This strengthening storm is expected to hit the western coast of Greece on Saturday, November 18...

November 17, 2017

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Very bright fireball explodes over northern Finland, sonic boom reported

A very bright fireball exploded over Lapland, northern Finland at 16:40 UTC (18:40 EET) on November 16, 2017. The event lasted between 5 and 10 seconds and was seen across northern Finland, especially Nellim, Solojärvi and Ivalo, and from northern Norway. This...

November 16, 2017

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Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering - the intentional manipulation of the...

November 16, 2017

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"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 21 killed

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 19 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...

November 15, 2017

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Severe storm, large tornado hits Turkey, leaving extensive damage and 25 injured

At least 25 people have been injured after severe storm accompanied by a tornado caused extensive damage to homes, vehicles and farms in southwestern Turkey late Monday into Tuesday (local time), November 14, 2017. The storm destroyed numerous roofs and uprooted...

November 14, 2017

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Deadly windstorm hits Washington and B.C., knocks out power to 180 000

A strong low pressure system swept through western Washington and British Columbia on Monday, November 13, 2017, killing at least 1 person and seriously injuring several others. It was the most powerful storm to hit the region so far this fall. The National Weather...

November 14, 2017

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First significant snowfall of the season, hurricane-force winds cause traffic chaos in Slovenia and Croatia

First significant snowfall of the season and hurricane-force Bura winds are causing traffic chaos on roads and highways in parts of Slovenia and Croatia on Monday, November 13, 2017. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph) were measured today and up to 210 km/h (130 mph)...

November 13, 2017