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floods in france june 2018

Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018. Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and...

June 13, 2018

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Earthquake swarm detected under Galeras volcano, Colombia

Colombian authorities are reporting significantly increased seismic activity under Galeras volcano, one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanos. Increased seismicity was first recorded on May 29 and June 2, 2018. The last eruption of this volcano took...

June 13, 2018

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Bud is now Category 4 hurricane, landfall expected over Baja California Sur late June 14 into 15

Hurricane "Bud" reached Category 4 strength on June 12, 2018, thus becoming the second Category 4 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific within 4 days. This is only the third time on record the first two named Eastern Pacific storms of the season became major...

June 12, 2018

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Deep sub-tropical low hits New Zealand, wreaking havoc across North Island

A deep sub-tropical low hit New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 with heavy rain and strong winds, causing flooding, power outages and landslides. The heaviest rain fell on the east side of the North Island. The storm dumped 130 mm (5.1 inches)...

June 12, 2018

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Elevated earthquake activity, possible steam explosion at Great Sitkin volcano, Alaska

Seismicity at Alaska's Great Sitkin volcano has been at elevated levels over the past couple of days, followed by a signal that may represent a short-lived steam explosion on June 11. The last known eruption of this stratovolcano took place in 1974. Seismicity...

June 10, 2018

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Kilauea destroys 600 homes, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times

The number of homes destroyed by lava has reached 600 since Kilauea started erupting on May 3, 2018, marking its most destructive eruption in modern times and the most destructive in the United States since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The number...

June 08, 2018

north texas hailstorm june 6 2018

Baseball-sized hail hits North Texas, damaging 20 000 structures and 25 000 cars

Quick-moving severe storms accompanied by baseball-sized hail left a trail of destruction across North Texas on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. In total, approximately 20 000 structures were damaged and 25 000 vehicles, making an estimated total insured loss up to $425...

June 07, 2018

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Hundreds more homes destroyed as lava covers most of Kapoho, Hawaii

Nearly 200 homes were destroyed by lava over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to nearly 300 since Kilauea begun erupting on May 3, 2018. "It is safe to say that hundreds of homes were lost," Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County said...

June 06, 2018

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Unseasonal heavy rain and strong cold front hit Western Australia, leaving 40 000 properties without power

Unseasonal rain, in parts record-breaking, and a strong cold front hit Western Australia on June 4 and 5, 2018, leaving more than 40 000 properties without power. On average, this region sees fronts like this about five times per year. Damaging wind gusts up to 109...

June 05, 2018

fuego volcano eruption june 3 2018

Most violent eruption of Fuego volcano in 40 years, massive pyroclastic flows leave hundreds dead

A major eruption started at Guatemalan Fuego volcano around 16:00 UTC (10:00 local time) on June 3, 2018. The eruption ejected volcanic ash up to 10 km (32 800 feet) above sea level and produced massive lava and pyroclastic flows in its most violent eruption in more...

June 04, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

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Very bright fireball explodes over Jinghong City, China, several homes damaged

A very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province at 13:40 UTC on June 1, 2018. Locals reported sonic booms associated with the event. According to witness reports, the event lasted for about 2 seconds and was followed by two sonic...

June 02, 2018

mount merapi eruption june 1 2018

Eruption at Mount Merapi ejects ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, Indonesia

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted at 01:20 UTC (08:20 local time) on June 1, 2018, ejecting ash up to 11.6 km (38 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Volcano's alert status remains unchanged at Level 2 as well as 3 km (1.8...

June 01, 2018

tropical depression alberto may 30 2018

Subtropical Storm "Alberto" blamed for 8 deaths, 3 missing in U.S. and Cuba

At least 8 people have been killed and 3 are still missing after Subtropical Storm "Alberto" formed on May 25 and made landfall in Laguna Beach, Florida on May 28. Alberto is the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season which officially...

May 31, 2018

karnataka flood may 29 2018

Record-breaking rains flood parts of Karnataka, 2018 Monsoon arrives with a bang

Record-breaking rains have hit parts of the Indian state of Karnataka over the past 24 hours, with up to 366.5 mm (14.4 inches) of rain within 24 hours. The Southwest Monsoon has now covered entire Kerala, most parts of Coastal Karnataka, some parts of South...

May 30, 2018

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Evacuations after landslide compromises integrity of Lake Tahoma dam, North Carolina

Thousands of people were evacuated early Wednesday, May 30, 2018 after a landslide caused by heavy rains raised fears about the integrity of Lake Tahoma dam in North Carolina. At 06:26 EDT (10:26 UTC), the National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for...

May 30, 2018

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Lightning and hailstorms claim 45 lives across India, death toll rises to at least 250

Severe storms that hit several Indian states on Monday and Tuesday, May 28 and 29, 2018, claimed at least 45 lives, officials said. The storms are just the latest in a series of unusually strong storms in India this year. The death toll since the start of the month...

May 29, 2018