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Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Severe storms affecting parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days intensified on 9 and July 10, producing violent hailstorm over parts of Italy, including Abruzzo, Pescara. According to ANSA, hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo on July 10, injuring...

July 10, 2019

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NOAA: 12-month precipitation record hits all-time high for the third month in a row, U.S.

Heavy rainfall during the month of June added to another record-breaking 12 months of precipitation for the contiguous U.S - the third consecutive time in 2019 (April, May and June) the past 12-month precipitation record has hit an all-time high. The June...

July 09, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall floods Washington, D.C., nearly a month's worth of rain in 1 hour

Extremely heavy rainfall hit Washinton, D.C. metro area, on July 8, 2019, turning roads into rivers and forcing authorities to issue Flash Flood Emergencies. In just one hour, some areas just west of capital saw over 76.2 mm (3 inches) of rain, especially along the...

July 08, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 NN3 to flyby Earth at 0.83 lunar distances on July 10 - the largest since the start of the year

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 NN3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00214 AU (320 139 km / 198 925 miles) on July 10, 2019. This is the largest known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. It comes just...

July 08, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 MB4 to flyby Earth at 0.82 lunar distances on July 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 MB4 will flyby Earth at 0.82 LD / 0.00211 AU (315 651 km / 196 136 miles) at 07:20 UTC on July 9, 2019. This object is about the same size as Chelyabinsk asteroid of February 15, 2013. A larger asteroid, designated 2019...

July 08, 2019

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Powerful M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit Southern California at 03:19 UTC on July 6, 2019 (20:19 local time, July 5). The agency is reporting a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This...

July 06, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Southern California, numerous aftershock shaking the region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Central California at 17:33 UTC (10:33 local time) on July 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.7 km (5.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). At least 160...

July 04, 2019

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Rare tornado hits China's Kaiyuan City, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190

A large tornado hit China's northeastern city of Kaiyuan, Liaoning Province at 17:15 LT (09:15 UTC) on July 3, 2019, killing 6 people and injuring at least 190. Provincial weather authorities said tornadoes in this region are rare. According to local media...

July 03, 2019

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, strongest since 2007, Italy

At least two powerful explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on July 3, 2019. The events were preceded by lava spills from all active mouths. One person has been killed. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased at 14:46:10 UTC with one of the...

July 03, 2019

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Mauna Loa volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code raised, Hawaii

Earthquake and ground deformation rates at Mauna Loa Volcano have exceeded long term background levels over the past several months, forcing the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to raise the Alert Level to Advisory and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. All communities...

July 02, 2019

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Mumbai hit by worst rains since 2005, at least 27 people killed, India

Exceptionally heavy monsoon rains paralyzed Mumbai overnight July 2, 2019, leaving at least 27 people dead. Heavy rains will continue affecting the city at least through July 5. Residents are advised to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary to leave. Incessant...

July 02, 2019

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Record rains hit Japan, 1.2 million under evacuation advisory

Evacuation advisories were issued to 1.2 million people on July 1, 2019, as heavy rains caused by seasonal rain front hit Kyushu region in Southwest Japan and other areas, killing one person. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Kagoshima's...

July 01, 2019

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Extremely rare, large tornado hits southern Taiwan

A large tornado hit southern Taiwan around 07:00 UTC (15:00 LT) on July 1, 2019, injuring at least two people. Several homes were destroyed and more than 7 000 customers left without power in two villages (Zhen'an in Linbian Township and Wanhua in Nanzhou...

July 01, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Massive damage after worst floods in history hit Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia

A State of emergency has been declared in Irkutsk region of Siberia, Russia, after widespread floods hit the region on June 29, 2019. At least 5 people have been killed and 2 remain missing in floods described by officials as the worst Irkutsk has ever seen....

June 30, 2019

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High-level eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A high-level eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 27, 2019, after a period of increased seismic activity. The Aviation Color Code is Red. According to locals, the eruption started with a 'thundering noise' around 15:00 UTC (01:00...

June 28, 2019

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High-level eruption at Ulawun volcano - ash to 19.2 km (63 000 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red, P.N.G.

A high-level eruption took place at Ulawun volcano, Papua New Guinea on June 26, 2019. The eruption started at about 22:00 UTC on June 25 after a few weeks of increased activity. Nearby villages were evacuated. The RVO reported increased seismicity at the volcano...

June 26, 2019