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Persistent heavy rains leave 7 people dead in Colombia, significant increase in precipitation expected

Heavy rain has been affecting western Colombia since March 11, 2021, causing flooding and landslides that have resulted in at least seven fatalities as of Tuesday, March 16, and thousands of families affected. Since January 1, 15 people have lost their lives across...

March 16, 2021

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Major winter storm described by NWS as 'historic and crippling' slams U.S.

A major winter storm described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic and crippling" lashed parts of the U.S., bringing up to 1.2 m (4 feet) of snow over the weekend. More than 2 000 flights were canceled and over 54 000 customers were left...

March 15, 2021

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Massive sandstorm forms over Mongolia, hits China's capital Beijing as the worst in a decade

A massive sandstorm formed over Mongolia on Sunday, March 14, 2021, and moved into northern China, sweeping over capital Beijing on Monday as the city's worst sandstorm in a decade. In Mongolia, the storm left at least 341 people missing. The China...

March 15, 2021

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341 people missing afters heavy dust storm hits Mongolia

A heavy dust storm hit the southern Mongolian province of Dundgovi on Sunday, March 14, 2021, leaving at least 341 people missing, according to the Dundgovi emergency management department. The department said most of the missing people are nomadic herders, adding...

March 14, 2021

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Major winter storm to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to parts of the Rockies and High Plains, U.S.

A major, late-season winter storm is poised to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to parts of the central Rockies to the north-central High Plains today, March 14, 2021. The storm is expected to severely impact parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South...

March 14, 2021

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Negative polarity CH HSS sparks G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm and auroras in the lower 48

Earth is under the influence of a negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream, sparking G1 - Minor geomagnetic storm and auroras as low as Michigan and Wisconsin, U.S. Enhanced solar wind parameters were observed on March 13, 2021, due to co-rotating...

March 14, 2021

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Wildfires ravage Argentine Patagonia, leaving 250 homes destroyed and 15 people missing

Wildfires are burning through Argentine Patagonia since Tuesday, March 9, 2021, leaving some 250 homes destroyed, dozens injured, and around 15 people missing. As of March 12, the flames have scorched about 2 000 ha (4 900 acres). The fires may have started in a Las...

March 12, 2021

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Significant explosive eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A significant explosive eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador from 08:15 to 10:45 UTC on Thursday, March 11, 2021. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash to 12.5 km (41 000 feet) above sea level is extending up to 46 km (29 miles) in all quadrants...

March 11, 2021

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Magma chamber continues to expand, more than 35 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in two weeks, Iceland

The seismo-volcanic crisis on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland continues on March 11, 2021, with more than 35 000 earthquakes detected since February 24, 2021. The probability of an eruption is increasing and the most likely place where it might start is from Keilir to...

March 11, 2021

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San Cristobal volcano erupts, heavy ash blankets the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua

Nicaraguan San Cristobal volcano erupted at 19:26 UTC on March 9, 2021, blanketing the city of Chinandega and surrounding communities in ash. Heavy ash emission lasted approximately 30 minutes, accompanied by deep rumbling. AFP reported cars had to switch on...

March 10, 2021

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Evacuations ordered as heavy rains cause flooding and dam breach in Maui, Hawaii

Emergency evacuations have been ordered for residents in the Haiku area in Maui, Hawaii, after heavy rainfall has caused a breach on the Kaupakalua Dam on Monday afternoon, March 8, 2021. Authorities also warned people that flooding in the area is...

March 09, 2021

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Mysterious dolphin and whale strandings reach record high in Ireland

Ireland is facing a mysterious spate of dolphin and whale strandings as the numbers reach record high again. The number of strandings during the winter period in the country has increased significantly since 2011. In 2019, the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG)...

March 09, 2021

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Taal volcano alert status raised to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest), Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert status of Taal volcano from Alert Level 1 (low level of unrest) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest) on March 9, 2021. Since February 13, 2021, the volcano has been exhibiting...

March 09, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Malacca, Malaysia

Heavy rains triggered severe flash floods in Malacca, Malaysia, on Saturday, March 6, 2021. As a result, roads were paralyzed and many vehicles were swept away. Heavy rains fell for about an hour on Saturday, washing away vehicles. No injuries were reported as the...

March 08, 2021

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Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef, Algeria

At least seven fatalities were reported while three others remain missing as flash flooding swept through Chlef Province in Algeria on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Heavy rainfall on Saturday led to flash flooding in many areas in Chlef, particularly in the Oud Sly...

March 08, 2021

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Extensive damage in New Caledonia after passage of Tropical Cyclone "Niran"

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Niran" passed just south of New Caledonia on March 6, 2021, causing extensive damage to the power grid and vegetation across the island. At least two people were injured and more than 20 000 left without power. Niran was...

March 07, 2021

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Large eruption at Sangay volcano, ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A large eruption started at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at around 04:00 UTC on March 6, 2021, producing a volcanic ash column up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Washington VAAC. Strong ashfall was reported in Chimborazzo: Pallatanga, Chunichi,...

March 07, 2021