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Relatively strong eruption at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia

A relatively strong eruption took place at Indonesian Sinabung volcano at 02:48 UTC (19:48 local time) on May 7, 2019. According to the Darwin VAAC, the eruption produced a column of ash up to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level, drifting ESE. This is about 2 km (6...

May 07, 2019

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Very strong M7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit near Bulolo, Papua New Guinea at 21:19 UTC on May 6, 2019 (07:49 local time, May 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 126.9 km (78.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 130 km (80.7 miles). This...

May 06, 2019

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Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and...

May 06, 2019

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C9.9 solar flare erupts from AR 2740, the strongest since October 2017

A moderately strong solar flare measuring C9.9 erupted from AR 2740 (Beta-Delta) at 05:10 UTC on May 6, 2019. The event started at 05:04 UTC and ended at 05:12 UTC. This is the strongest solar flare since M1.0 at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017. A Type II Radio...

May 06, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Fani" forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30

At least 16 people have been killed in India and another 14 in Bangladesh due to strong winds and heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone "Fani" since it made landfall May 3, 2019. More than 200 were injured. The cyclone forced officials to conduct one of...

May 05, 2019

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Severe storms and widespread flooding claim 7 lives, cause major damage, U.S.

At least three people have been killed after major flooding hit U.S. Midwest late this week, bringing the death toll to at least 7 since Monday, April 29, 2019. Widespread flooding is affecting the country from Michigan to the South and is expected to continue in...

May 04, 2019

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Extensive damage in Puri after Tropical Cyclone "Fani" slams into India

Tropical Cyclone "Fani" made landfall close to the city of Puri, Odisha between 02:30 - 04:30 UTC (08:00 - 10:00 LT) on Friday, May 3, 2019 as Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm with winds between 180 - 190 km/h (112 - 118 mph) and gusts to 200 km/h (124...

May 04, 2019

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Nearly 1 million evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Fani" landfall

The Government of India has started evacuating close to 1 million people living in the path of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Fani." The latest forecast track by RSMC New Delhi, the authority for this region, calls for landfall to take place between...

May 02, 2019

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Extremely Severe Tropical Cyclone "Fani" to make landfall in Odisha on May 3, India

​Tropical Cyclone "Fani" has strengthened into Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS). It is expected to remain at this strength, or possibly as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, as it makes landfall on Odisha coast around Puri, between Gopalpur and Chandbali...

May 01, 2019

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Severe weather across Central US, heavy rain, hail and damaging tornadoes

Severe weather is affecting the Central United States since over the past couple of days, dumping heavy rain and hail, and producing damaging tornadoes. NWS warns severe weather will be possible across a broad area across the South and Central Plains, and lower and...

May 01, 2019

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Very large tornado hits east of Bucharest, Romania

A large mesocyclonic tornado hit near Drajna Noua and Dragalina, Calarasi district, Romania on April 30, 2019, damaging homes, agricultural fields and vehicles. While damage assessment is still underway, at least 7 people were injured. Most of them after the twister...

April 30, 2019

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Massive floods hit Ottawa - breaking all-time high water records, Canada

Ottawa is fighting massive spring floods that hit areas along the Ottawa River on Friday, April 26, 2019. A state of emergency has been declared in at least 14 communities in the region. The still-rising Ottawa-Gatineau region's 2019 spring floods are officially...

April 29, 2019

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Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

An unusually strong late-season snowstorm hit parts of United States on April 27 and 28, 2019, dropping heavy snow and causing hundreds of flights to be canceled. Chicago O'Hare International airport received 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) of snow on April 27, breaking the...

April 28, 2019

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Heavy snow, blizzard conditions affecting parts of United States, challenging records

Heavy snow and gusty winds are affecting parts of the northern Rockies, northern Plains, and upper Midwest this weekend with blizzard conditions expected in portions of Montana. Accumulating snow is expected as far south as Chicago. Elsewhere, breezy and cooler...

April 27, 2019

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Cyclone "Fani" - Very Severe Cyclonic Storm threatens Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

A Deep Depression currently located over East Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm (Fani) today and further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move NW off...

April 27, 2019

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TC Kenneth makes historic landfall in Mozambique, extremely heavy rain expected

Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" made landfall in the province of Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on April 25, 2019 with maximum sustained winds of 220 km/h (140 mph). This made it the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind...

April 26, 2019

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Deadly EF-3 tornado hits Ruston, rips through Louisiana Tech University campus, Louisiana

An EF-3 tornado hit the city of Ruston and Louisiana Tech University campus early Thursday morning (local time), April 25, 2019. Two people have lost their lives in the city. Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker confirmed the two fatalities but declined to identify them....

April 25, 2019