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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Bangladesh hit by coldest temperatures ever

Severe cold wave engulfed Bangladesh this week with record-breaking low temperatures, the coldest the country has seen since record-keeping started in 1948. At least 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. Temperatures in parts...

January 10, 2018

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Major M7.6 earthquake hits off the coast of Honduras, small tsunami observed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.6 hit north of Honduras at 02:51 UTC on January 10, 2018 (20:51 local time, January 9). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reported M7.6 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Minor...

January 10, 2018

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Homes wiped out after heavy rainfall, deadly floods and mudslides hit California

A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire,...

January 09, 2018

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Chaos in the Alps: Red avalanche alerts as several meters of snow cause lockdowns

At least 6 people have been killed over the past couple of days after huge amounts of heavy wet snow covered the Alps, causing numerous avalanches. Heavy snow continues falling across the mountain region, particularly in many western and southwestern parts where...

January 09, 2018

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Very bright flash over thousands of kilometers, ground-shaking explosion, Russia

A very bright flash was seen over thousands of kilometers over Russia around 00:22 local time January 7, 2018 (20:22 UTC, January 6). The flash was followed by a ground-shaking explosion. According to witness reports, the explosion was centered west the Ural...

January 09, 2018

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Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China

Two rounds of very heavy snowfall hit China's eastern and central regions since January 2, 2018, with freezing rain in Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi. 21 people were killed and millions affected, as of January 8, 2018. Heavy snowfall affecting the provinces of...

January 08, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Ava" causes floods and landslides, leaves 29 dead

Tropical Cyclone "Ava" reached a peak intensity of 167 km/h (103 mph), an equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, just hours before it made landfall over Toamasina, Madagascar on January 5, 2018. Heavy rain was falling across...

January 08, 2018

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Large asteroid 2018 AH flew past Earth at 0.77 LD, 2 days before discovery

A relatively large newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 AH flew past Earth at 0.77 LD / 0.00199 AU (~297 699 km / 184 982 miles) on January 2, 2018. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD this year, 54th since January 1, 2017 and the largest...

January 08, 2018

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Dormant Kadovar volcano awakens, first eruption in known history, P.N.G.

More than 500 people living on Kadovar Island, East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea have been evacuated following the first eruption of Kadovar volcano in known history. This volcano, dormant until yesterday, is part of the Schouten Islands, and lies off the...

January 06, 2018

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Boston breaks the highest ever recorded tide, followed by frozen floods

Boston, Massachusetts has officially broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921 as a major winter storm swept over the region on January 4, 2018. As the storm passed by, the winds shifted and brought viciously-cold winds from the northwest, turning flood water...

January 05, 2018

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Rare explosive cyclogenesis of East Coast cyclone, return interval 25 - 30 years

Although not unprecedented, the explosive deepening of mid-latitude cyclone over this part of the Western Atlantic during winter (where central pressure drops more than 50 hPa in 24 hours) as witnessed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 is rare, NWS said. Detailed records...

January 05, 2018

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Rapidly deepening low hits New Zealand with heavy rain, powerful winds and destructive storm surge

A powerful storm is affecting much of New Zealand since January 3, 2018 with very heavy rain and powerful winds. At least one person has been killed, authorities confirmed, numerous roads were closed, air traffic halted and more than 20 000 homes lost power. The...

January 05, 2018

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Powerful nor'easter to impact the coast from Florida to Canadian Maritimes

A major winter storm developing just off the East Coast of Florida today is expected to move northeastward to the Canadian Maritimes by Friday, January 5, 2018. This powerful nor'easter is expected to bring snow, ice, rain, very strong winds, and rough surf to...

January 03, 2018

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Life-threatening Tropical Cyclone "Ava" to hit Madagascar, heavy rain already falling

A tropical cyclone designated 03S, named Ava at 09:00 UTC, January 3, has formed east of Madagascar and is currently affecting Reunion, Mauritius and especially northern Madagascar where heavy rain is already causing problems. This system is expected to continue...

January 03, 2018

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Storm Eleanor to hit Ireland, UK and France with powerful winds, thundery rain

Winter Storm Eleanor is heading toward Ireland, United Kingdom and France today. Very severe and damaging gusts, heavy and locally thundery rain as well as very high seas are expected late Tuesday, January 2 into January 3, 2018. Status Yellow wind and rain warnings...

January 02, 2018

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Storm Carmen leaves one dead, 65 000 without power ahead of Eleanor, France

Storm Carmen hit western parts of France on Monday, January 1, 2018, bringing heavy rain and wind gusts up to 130 km/h (81 mph). At least one person has been killed and 65 000 customers left without power in the third and strongest storm to hit France this winter....

January 02, 2018