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More than 7 700 households without water supply as record snow hits Hokkaido, Japan

Heavy snow has been falling intermittently in Hokkaido, Japan, since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with Iwamizawa city recording its second-highest snowfall of 2.05 m (6.7 feet) on Thursday, 25. It resulted in disruptions in the city, particularly in train services...

February 26, 2021

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Nearly 5 000 earthquakes hit Reykjanes Peninsula in 2 days, Iceland

Nearly 5 000 earthquakes have been registered in two distinct clusters on Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland since February 24, 2021. The swarm includes two earthquakes above M5.0 -- M5.7 at 10:05 UTC and M5.0 at 10:30 UTC, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) reported at 09:05...

February 26, 2021

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Very intense earthquake swarm shaking Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

A very intense earthquake swarm started close to Fagradalsfjall in Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland on the morning of February 24, 2021. The strongest in the sequence so far was M5.7, 3 km (1.8 miles) SSW of Keilir at 10:05 UTC, followed by numerous aftershocks. The...

February 24, 2021

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Powerful eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Volcanic activity at Mount Etna, Italy intensified again at 21:10 UTC on February 22, 2021, and evolved into the 5th paroxysm since February 16 -- truly spectacular and most powerful in recent years. The activity started gradually increasing at around 20:47 UTC,...

February 23, 2021

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Record flooding affects more than 100 000 people in Acre, northwestern Brazil

More than 100 000 people have been affected by severe flooding in Acre, northwestern Brazil, after multiple rivers overflowed and reached record levels around Friday, February 19, 2021. Authorities have declared the situation an emergency, saying the state is facing...

February 22, 2021

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More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

More than 59 000 people have evacuated their homes as Tropical Storm "Dujuan" -- locally known as Auring, brought widespread flooding and disruption to the Philippines on Monday, February 22, 2021. As of 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), the storm has weakened into a...

February 22, 2021

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Israel hit by worst environmental disaster in decades

Although the exact cause of the disaster is still under investigation, the head of the Israel Nature and Parks association said the incident is the country's worst environmental disaster in decades. The cleanup of over 170 km (106 miles) of affected coastline...

February 22, 2021

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'Incredibly powerful' paroxysm at Etna, lava fountains exceeding 1 000 m (3 300 feet) in height

The fourth paroxysmal eruptive episode in just 4 days started at Etna's Southeast Crater on the evening of February 20, 2021, and continued into February 21. This was the strongest of the four episodes since February 16. The average magnitude of the volcanic...

February 21, 2021

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Extreme monsoon rains submerge parts of capital Jakarta under 2.7 m (8.8 feet) of water, Indonesia

Extreme monsoon rains brought massive flooding to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with parts of the city (population 30 million) under 1.2 to 2.7 m (3.9 - 8.8 feet) of water. The floods forced the evacuation of some 1 380 residents to...

February 21, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" intensifying over the Mozambique Channel

Tropical Cyclone "Guambe" formed in the Mozambique Channel on February 17, 2021, as the 8th named storm of the 2021/21 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. Although Guambe is expected to stay about 100 km (62 miles) off the coast of Mozambique,...

February 19, 2021

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At least 2 400 cold temperature records broken or tied in the U.S. from February 12 to 16, 2021

At least 2 400 preliminary daily cold temperature records, including cold maximums and minimums, were broken or tied at longer-term sites (75+ years of data) in the United States from February 12 to 16, 2021. The cold snap peaked from February 14 to 16. Another...

February 18, 2021

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Spectacular eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

Another significant eruption started at Etna's Southeast crater just before 22:30 UTC on February 17, 2021, just 32 hours after the spectacular eruptive episode on February 16. A new paroxysm took place in the early hours of February 18, INGV reports. Like most...

February 18, 2021

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Disruptive snow falling over Syria, Lebanon and Israel

Heavy snow is falling over parts of the Middle East, including Syria, Lebanon, and Israel since Tuesday, February 16, 2021, blocking roads and disrupting normal life. According to local media reports, the snow has already blocked some of the roads in Syria,...

February 17, 2021

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Historic snowstorm leaves 3 dead in Greece

At least three people were killed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, as 'fiercest' snowfall in terms of intensity and volume since 2008 hit Greece, according to the National Meteorological Service. The snowfall caused havoc across the country, including in the...

February 17, 2021

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Intense explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Explosive activity intensified at Etna's Southeast Crater (SEC) on Monday, February 15, 2021, and continued into Tuesday. The activity further intensified at 16:10 UTC on February 16 with lava fountaining and strong ash emissions reaching a height of about 10 km...

February 16, 2021

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Severe snowstorm hits northern Japan, JMA warns it could become the strongest in years

A severe snowstorm started affecting northern Japan on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, causing flooding and transport disruptions. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warned it could become the most powerful blizzard in years and cause whiteout conditions through...

February 16, 2021

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Widespread disruption after heaviest snowfall in 12 years hits Greece

Heavy snowfall has caused widespread disruption in many parts of Greece, including the capital -- Athens, on Monday, February 15, 2021, resulting in delayed transport, power outages, and suspended services. According to the National Meteorological Service, this was...

February 16, 2021