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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 - 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached...

September 15, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" leaves widespread damage, more than 500 000 without power in Texas

Hurricane "Nicholas" made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, Texas at 05:30 UTC on September 14, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 991 hPa.1 The storm caused widespread damage...

September 14, 2021

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Strong earthquake swarm under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

A strong earthquake swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands at 03:18 UTC on September 11, 2021. From the beginning of the seismic series until 08:00 UTC on September 13, a total of 1 570 earthquakes have been detected, of which 354 were...

September 13, 2021

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Rare Red Warning for severe gales issued for South Island, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService has issued a rare Red Warning for severe gale northwesterly winds for the Canterbury High Country and foothills from Sunday afternoon (LT), September 12 into early Monday morning, September 13, 2021. The winds are expected to produce...

September 12, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

A destructive tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, on September 10, 2021, causing severe damage to buildings and killing 2 people. Nine people were injured, of which 4 are in serious condition. The casualties include an off-duty...

September 11, 2021

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Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" (Kiko) impacts extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- made its first landfall east of the Babuyan Islands at 21:00 UTC on September 10, 2021, and the second at 00:30 UTC on September 11 over Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. Chanthu had 1-minute...

September 11, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" threatens extreme Northern Luzon, landfall expected in Taiwan

Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- is forecast to pass over extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 10, 2021, and then turn toward Taiwan where landfall is expected on September 12. At 09:00 UTC September 10,...

September 10, 2021

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Hurricane "Larry" forecast to move over SE Newfoundland, Canada

Hurricane "Larry" is expected to pass well southeast of Nova Scotia today, September 10, 2021, and then move over southeastern Newfoundland tonight, bringing hurricane-force winds, dangerous storm surge, and heavy rainfall. Larry is forecast to move over...

September 10, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hurricane "Olaf" is straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur on September 10, 2021, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. At 09:00 UTC, its center was located about 70 km (45 miles) SW of La Paz and 205 km (125 miles) SW of...

September 10, 2021

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Aviation Color Code raised, uncertainty level declared for the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano, Iceland

The National commissioner in agreement with the Police Department of the North-East Iceland declared the uncertainty level because of the ongoing uplift at Askja volcano. In addition, the Aviation Color Code for the volcano was raised from Green to Yellow. This is...

September 09, 2021

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Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07...

September 09, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake hits near Acapulco, Mexico

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit near Acapulco, Mexico at 01:47 UTC on September 8, 2021 (20:47 CDT, September 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles),...

September 08, 2021

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Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Tropical Storm "Conson" -- known as Jolina in the Philippines -- formed at 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2021, as the 13th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. At 15:00 UTC (23:00 Philippine Standard Time) on September 6, the Japan Meteorological...

September 07, 2021

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Another glacial outburst flood begins at the Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland

Another glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress at the Vatnajökull ice cap since September 5, 2021. Yesterday's flood started at the Eastern Skaftárketill cauldron and follows another flood from the Western Skaftárketill which...

September 06, 2021

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Port Fourchon - major oil and gas hub - still in 'Recovery Phase' after a direct hit by Ida, causing gas prices to rise, U.S.

Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made a direct hit to Port Fourchon, the most important oil and gas hub in the Gulf of Mexico on August 29, 2021, causing extensive damage and putting the facility in 'Recovery Phase.' Ida's impacts to Port Fauchron...

September 05, 2021