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Violent thunderstorms hit Queensland with hurricane-force winds

A violent storm, described as one of the worst to hit the region in a decade, hit eastern Queensland, Australia on November 7, 2017, with hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and large hailstones. Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said the severity of the winds was...

November 08, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Rina" forms as rare 17th named storm this late in a season

Tropical Storm "Rina" formed at 03:00 UTC on November 7, 2017 (23:00 AST, November 6) as the 17th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Its remnants are expected to reach Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday, November 10, bringing rain and...

November 07, 2017

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Delhi turns to 'gas chamber' as air pollution surges to extreme levels

The Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, as toxic smog engulfed Indian capital Delhi. In some areas, Air Quality Index (AQI) reached a maximum of 999 and went beyond what instruments could measure. According to...

November 07, 2017

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Violent thunderstorms, golf-ball sized hail hits New South Wales, causing widespread damage

Violent thunderstorms swept through parts of New South Wales, Australia on November 5 and 6, 2017, producing strong winds, large hail, heavy rain and high elevation snow. The storms caused widespread damage and sent at least 2 people to a hospital. This is just the...

November 06, 2017

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Late-season severe weather outbreak, tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio

Late-season severe storms accompanied by strong winds, lightning, and several tornadoes rolled through parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 5, 2017, causing widespread damage. The worst affected were Indiana and Ohio. At least 2...

November 06, 2017

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Record rainfall hits Penang, Malaysia, 7 dead in its worst flooding in history

At least 7 people have died and over 10 000 were forced to evacuate after severe flooding hit Penang and Kedah, Malaysia over the weekend. Authorities described flooding in Penang as the worst in state's history. Kepala Batas in Penang measured 946 mm (37.24...

November 06, 2017

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Typhoon "Damrey" hits Vietnam, leaving at least 106 dead, 22 missing, 100 000+ houses under water

Typhoon "Damrey" hit southern Vietnam on Saturday, November 4, 2017 as the strongest storm to hit that part of the country in 16 years. At least 27 people died and 22 are still missing, as of Sunday morning, November 5. Damrey made landfall near Nha Trang...

November 05, 2017

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Deadly monsoon rains hit Chennai, 74% of average seasonal rain in 8 days

Since the northeast monsoon set in on October 27, 2017, the city of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state in southern India has recorded 554.2 mm (21.8 inches) of rain, 74% of the long-term average it receives annually in the rain season. Schools and colleges have...

November 04, 2017

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Damrey to slam into southern Vietnam as strongest typhoon in 16 years

Typhoon "Damrey" is expected to slam into southern Vietnam around UTC midnight on November 4 (07:00 local time) with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (86 mph), likely the strongest typhoon to make landfall over southern Vietnam in 16 years. This...

November 03, 2017

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California wildfires: 14 720 homes destroyed or damaged, 43 people killed, $3.3 billion loss

The wildfires that ravaged parts of California in October caused at least $3 billion in insured losses, a total of 14 720 damaged or destroyed homes, and nearly 3 200 personal vehicle losses, officials said Tuesday. As of November 2, the death toll stands at 43....

November 02, 2017

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Intense hailstorm hits Bogota, causing severe floods and traffic chaos

An intense hailstorm hit capital Bogota, Colombia on November 1, 2017, causing severe floods and impressive hail accumulations. The storm caused traffic collapse and serious damage across the city but there are no reports of injuries. Heavy rain, accompanied by hail...

November 02, 2017

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New strong explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A new strong explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 20:29 UTC on November 1, 2017, and lasted approximately 3 minutes. According to INGV Catania, the explosion was similar to that of October 23, 2017. "Surveillance camera image analysis showed that...

November 01, 2017

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Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0

A series of strong aftershocks hit Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia following very strong M7.0 earthquake that struck the region early October 31, 2017. All of them occurred at depths between 5.7 and 19.4 km (3.5 - 12 miles). Between 00:42 UTC, October 31 and 05:21...

November 01, 2017

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Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada

Canada's capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year. As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada's capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of...

October 31, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit near Hila, Indonesia at 11:50 UTC on October 31, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 32.4 km (21.2 miles). The quake was preceded by M5.9 at 11:34 and M5.7 at 11:34 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.3...

October 31, 2017

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Over 1.5 million without power as strong coastal low hits US East Coast

A strong coastal low pressure system hit the Eastern United States, unleashing heavy rain and strong winds Sunday night into Monday, October 30, 2017. The storm caused both flash and river flooding, and downed trees and power lines, leaving more than 1.5 million...

October 30, 2017

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Massive storm sweeps through Central Europe, leaving at least 6 dead

A powerful storm swept through several Central European countries on Sunday, October 29, 2017, killing at least 6 people and injuring several others. The storm dumped flooding rain and produced hurricane-force winds that knocked down trees and power lines, leaving...

October 29, 2017