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Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy...

February 25, 2020

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Large explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A large explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at around 06:20 UTC on February 25, 2020. According to the Washington VAAC, volcanic ash is rising up to 7.9 km (26 000 feet) above sea level. At 11:13 UTC, the volcanic ash cloud was 130 km (80...

February 25, 2020

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Heavy rains hit Egypt, causing severe flooding and major traffic disruptions

Heavy rains pounded many parts of Egypt, including capital Cairo, on Monday, February 24, 2020, causing severe floods and major traffic disruptions. Authorities have decided to suspend classes in schools and universities nationwide on Tuesday, from Alexandria in the...

February 25, 2020

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Massive sandstorm hits Canary Islands, authorities describe it as the worst in 40 years

A massive sandstorm with winds up to 120 km/h (75 mph) hit the Canary Islands over the weekend and continued into Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm caused severe disruptions and exacerbated wildfires which forced about 2 000 residents to evacuate. The regional...

February 24, 2020

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Violent mudflows and raging flash floods hit southern Peru

Non-stop intense downpour has triggered violent mudflows and raging flash floods across Peru's southern region, bringing the death toll to nine as of Monday, February 24, 2020. Red warnings for heavy rains, thunderstorms, and strong winds were issued for central...

February 24, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Esther" hits northern Australia, another storm intensifies off WA coast

Tropical Cyclone "Esther" made landfall near the border of Northern Territory and Queensland as a Category 1 system on Monday, February 24, 2020. The storm had sustained winds near the core of 60 km/h (37 mph) with gusts to 95 km/h (59 mph), moving west at...

February 24, 2020

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Shallow M5.7 and M6.0 earthquakes hits Iran - Turkey border region, claiming lives of at least 9 people

A series of shallow earthquakes, including M5.7 at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) hit Iran - Turkey border region on Sunday, February 23, 2020, claiming the lives of at least 9 people and injuring 37 others, 9 seriously. The...

February 23, 2020

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Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Heavy downpour continues to batter Argentina, affecting several northern provinces, including Chaco, La Rioja, Salta, and Tucuman. More than a hundred families have been evacuated due to widespread flooding on February 20, 2020. In Chacho, the provincial government...

February 22, 2020

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Severe winter storm hits Norway with heavy snow, resulting in at least 2 fatalities

A severe winter storm hit Norway this week, dumping heavy snow and causing travel and power disruptions across parts of the country. Dozens of people were left stranded on closed roads and at least 2 people lost their lives after an avalanche hit off the...

February 21, 2020

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Heavy rains turn roads into raging rivers, trigger deadly landslides - West Java, Indonesia

Continuous heavy downpour in Indonesia's West Java province turned roads into raging rivers and caused landslides in which at least 4 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Flash floods have also affected more than 115 050...

February 21, 2020

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Deep-space radiation reaching a percentage point of Space Age maximum

Solar activity is at very low levels and the visible disk remains spotless for the 17th day in a row, making a total of 33 days in 2020 or 66 percent -- we are still in a Solar Minimum, which is expected to end sometime this year. As a result of weakened Sun's...

February 19, 2020

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Intense bomb cyclone over North Atlantic, set to hit western Europe following Dennis

Another extratropical storm is seen rapidly forming over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The system is undergoing a bombogenesis phase and is expected to keep intensifying until it approaches Iceland on Wednesday evening, February 19. Thew new...

February 19, 2020

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Mississippi under state of emergency after historic flooding, above-normal rain triggers inundation and landslides in Tennessee

Incessant heavy rains continued to drench portions of the southern U.S., causing several rivers and dams to overflow. Unprecedented flooding in Mississippi put the state under a state of emergency on February 15, 2020, as Pearl River reached its third-highest level...

February 18, 2020

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Brutal cold, ice storms and snow worsen conditions for displaced in northern Syria, children freezing to death

Piercing cold, ice storms, and heavy snow have worsened the living conditions of over 80 000 Syrians sleeping in the open air after fleeing a government offensive in the country's northern province of Idlib. Save the Children organization confirmed on Tuesday,...

February 18, 2020

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" makes landfall south of Toamasina, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" re-formed in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, on February 13, 2020, after weakening below tropical cyclone status on February 6. Francisco made landfall at 18:00 UTC on February 14 over the southeast coast of the...

February 15, 2020

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At least 50 homes destroyed, 21 dead as series of avalanches strike Afghanistan, death toll expected to rise

A series of avalanches killed at least 21 people in Afghanistan's Daykundi province, authorities confirmed on Friday, February 14, 2020. The death toll is feared to climb as severe weather conditions hamper rescue efforts. Ahmad Tameem Azimi, a spokesman of the...

February 14, 2020