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Six Alaskan volcanoes may be part of one massive supervolcano

Six stratovolcanoes comprising the Islands of Four Mountains in Alaska's central Aleutian Islands may not be separate volcanoes, but instead a part of one enormous volcanic caldera system, according to scientists who presented the evidence at the American...

December 10, 2020

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Total solar eclipse of December 14, 2020

A total solar eclipse will take place at 16:13 UTC on December 14, 2020, and be visible from the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina, and the South Atlantic. Observers from southern South America, the Pacific, and those currently in Antarctica will experience a partial...

December 09, 2020

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Extremely rare tornado hits Trieste as historic supercell barells through the North Adriatic Sea

An intense supercell storm barrelled through the North Adriatic Sea on Monday, December 7, 2020, generating a rare tornado that hit the city of Trieste in Italy, and damaging hail across the Slovenian coast. A historic supercell storm produced a rare tornado that...

December 08, 2020

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Long-duration C7.4 solar flare produces asymmetric full halo CME, impact expected on December 9

A long-duration solar flare measuring C7.4 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2790 -- positioned in Earth-striking zone -- at 16:32 UTC on December 7, 2020. The event started at 15:46, peaked at 16:32, and ended at 17:33 UTC. An asymmetric full halo coronal mass...

December 08, 2020

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Major winter storm buries parts of Alps under more than 3 m (10 feet) of snow, Europe

A major winter storm that started affecting parts of Europe on Friday, December 4, 2020, has dumped more than 3 m (9.8 feet) of snow in parts of Italy and Austria by the end of December 6 and more than 770 mm (30 inches) of rain in the town of Barcis in northern...

December 07, 2020

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Death toll climbs to 24, over 555 000 homes affected in southern Thailand's worst floods in 50 years

The death toll from southern Thailand's worst flood in 50 years has risen to 24 as of Sunday, December 6, 2020. About 180 000 houses have been flooded, with Nakhon Si Thammarat the worst-hit province. The region has been lashed by heavy rains brought by the...

December 07, 2020

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Unusually large tornado hits Sakaka, Saudi Arabia - one of the largest ever documented in the country

A massive tornado formed on the outskirts of Sakaka in Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Meteorologists said it was unusually big for the region and one of the largest tornadoes ever documented in the country. The incredible tornado occurred in...

December 07, 2020

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Historic hailstorm hits Beirut, Lebanon

A massive hailstorm accompanied by exceptionally heavy rain and drastic temperature drop hit Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 5, 2020, causing massive floods and traffic chaos. The last time Beirut witnessed a similar event was back in 1968. The hailstorm...

December 07, 2020

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Third eruption of the year starts at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion

A new eruption has started at Piton de la Fournaise volcano, Reunion at around 00:40 UTC (04:40 LT) on December 7, 2020. The first lava poured out around 00:50 to 01:00 UTC. Three cracks opened on the WSW flank of the volcano, at an altitude of between 2 300 and 2...

December 07, 2020

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Alert level for dangerous Pelée volcano raised to Yellow, Martinique

The Martinique volcanological and seismological observatory of the IPGP has raised the alert level for Pelée volcano to Yellow (2 of 4) on December 4, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 1932 (VEI 3). Pelée is the deadliest volcano of...

December 06, 2020

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Powerful Nor'easter to roll-up the Northeastern Seaboard and impact the region with a number of hazards this weekend

A powerful Nor'easter, the first of the winter season, is forecast to roll-up the Northeastern Seaboard and impact the region with a number of hazards this weekend, December 5 and 6, 2020. Very heavy wet snow and high gusty winds will affect a good portion of...

December 05, 2020

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Major flooding leaves 5 dead, 6 000 people affected in North Sumatra, Indonesia

The death toll due to major floods in Indonesia's North Sumatra has risen to five, while about 6 000 people have been affected in the provincial capital Medan, the National Search and Rescue Agency reported Friday, December 4, 2020. The affected areas include...

December 04, 2020

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Worst flood in 50 years affects more than 500 000 people in southern Thailand

Widespread, severe flooding has killed at least nine people and affected 210 000 households or more than half a million people in southern Thailand, officials reported Friday, December 4, 2020, describing the situation as the worst they have seen in 50 years. A...

December 04, 2020

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Extremely dangerous winter weather setup across the southern Alpine flank

An extreme, potentially catastrophic amount of rain and especially snow could develop across the southern Alpine flank over the coming weekend, leading to potentially catastrophic avalanches. Potentially a very dynamic weather pattern change is shaping up for...

December 04, 2020

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Record-breaking rainfall hits Split, causing widespread flooding, Croatia

Record-breaking rainfall hit the Croatian city of Split on Thursday, December 3, 2020, causing traffic chaos and flooding homes and businesses. The meteorological station at Marijan registered 118.8 mm (4.6 inches) of rain between 07:00 and 13:00 LT (06:00 - 12:00...

December 04, 2020

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Major landslide leaves at least 6 people missing in Haines, southeast Alaska

Six people went missing after a massive landslide, among many other smaller ones, hit the community of Haines in southeast Alaska following heavy rains, the Alaska State Troopers reported Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Up to 3 m (9 feet) of debris engulfed the area,...

December 03, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Burevi" makes landfall over Sri Lanka, heads toward Tamil Nadu

Tropical Cyclone "Burevi" made landfall over northern Sri Lanka late December 2, 2020 (LT) with maximum sustained winds up to 90 km/h (55 mph) and heavy rain. This the 5th named storm of the 2020 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and the second to form in...

December 03, 2020