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Icy roads impact travel ahead of major multi-hazard storm, snow, and damaging winds across central U.S.

A large multi-hazard storm is forecast to pound the central US, particularly the Plains and Midwest starting Friday, January 10, 2020. The storm will shift to the East Coast by early Sunday, January 12. Heavy snow and ice may lead to dangerous travel conditions from...

January 10, 2020

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 12:31 UTC (06:31 LT) on January 9, 2020. At least two volcanic ash clouds were produced today, with initial rising up to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level, and second to 9.1 km (30 000 feet)...

January 09, 2020

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Puerto Rico under state of emergency after worst quake in 102 years

A state of emergency has been declared in Puerto Rico after a series of tremors and a powerful M6.4 earthquake on Tuesday, January 7, 2020-- the worst ever in the US territory in 102 years. More than half of Puerto Rico's three million population remained...

January 09, 2020

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Dams in Cyprus overflow in all-time record

Water reservoirs in Cyprus have been filled in all-time record, according to a report released by the country's Water Development Department​ (WDD) on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The report was released after two more of the largest reservoirs reached full...

January 09, 2020

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1 dead as violent cloudburst triggers flood in Nahariya, Israel

A violent cloudburst hit Nahariya, Israel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, leading to widespread flooding in which one person lost its life. This was the second severe storm within a week, following the first one on January 4 that claimed four lives in Tel Aviv,...

January 08, 2020

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Widespread floods and landslides hit Turkey, huge amounts of snow at higher elevations

Torrential rains have been battering Turkey for days beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, disrupting daily life in parts of the country as the downpour sparked widespread flash floods and landslides, claiming at least two lives. Extreme weather conditions led to heavy...

January 08, 2020

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Blake hits Western Australia, new tropical system forming near Northern Territory expected to make landfall between Maningrida and Croker Island

Tropical Cyclone "Blake" made landfall near Wallal Downs, Western Australia on January 7, 2020 with winds up to 85 km/h (53 mph) and heavy rain. Blake is the first named storm of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. Meanwhile, another tropical...

January 08, 2020

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Eruption at Shishaldin intensifies, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Ash eruption at Shishaldin continues and has intensified as shown in satellite and lightning data, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 21:33 UTC on January 7, 2020. Satellite data suggest the ash cloud is as high as 8.2 km (27 000 feet) above sea level...

January 07, 2020

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2019 among Eastern Cape's worst rainfall years in 120 years; extreme flood overdue and should be expected, South Africa

The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service released the official rainfall figures for 2019, and it showed that the western half of the Eastern Cape province suffered from one of the worst rainfall years in 120 years, with almost every station...

January 07, 2020

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Enormous underwater eruption that almost went unnoticed -- formation of a huge new volcano near Mayotte

A new underwater volcano formed near the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in 2018, which was confirmed in May 2019. Now, an international team of scientists is unraveling the dramatic events that led to its creation. It is the deepest and largest magma...

January 07, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico -- power outages, widespread damage reported

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 (downgraded from M6.5) hit southern Puerto Rico at 08:24 UTC (04:24 local time) on January 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 6.7 km (4.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km...

January 07, 2020

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Major floods hit Israel after 20 percent of yearly rainfall in just 2 hours

Major flooding hit parts of Israel following days of heavy downpour on January 4 and 5, 2020, claiming at least four lives. The rain was so intense that the city of Tel Aviv received 20% of its yearly rainfall in just two hours. Two people died after rains flooded...

January 06, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm shaking southern Puerto Rico, damage reported after today's M5.8

Numerous moderate to strong earthquakes shook southern Puerto Rico over the past 9 days, with the strongest earthquake in the sequence -- M5.8 on January 6, 2020. The quake struck 13 km (8 miles) SSE of Indios. "I've spent 29 years with Puerto Rico's...

January 06, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Blake" forms near northern Western Australia, landfall expected January 8/9

Tropical Cyclone "Blake" formed at 00:00 UTC on Monday, January 6, 2020, off the northern coast of Western Australia, as the first tropical cyclone of the 2019/20 Australian region cyclone season. Landfall is expected in the vicinity of Wallal Downs along...

January 06, 2020

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Photo report: Ice covers desert town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara, Algeria

Ice has covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara -- on December 31, 2019. This is the third winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. Some of you hardcore watchers will remember Ain Sefra and amazing...

January 05, 2020

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Series of strong storms to dump heavy rain and snow on Pacific Northwest, U.S.

Several strong storms are expected to bring heavy rain and snow to parts of the Northwest in the week ahead. As the active weather pattern continues through the coming week, storms will line up to track across the region, with a cold front moving through Sunday, and...

January 05, 2020

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Wildfires claim 22 lives, destroy 2 500 buildings and scorch 5.9 million ha (15 million acres) -- extreme fire weather warning, Australia

Bushfires in Australia have killed at least 22 people since August 2019 and destroyed more than 2 500 buildings, including over 1 400 homes. In addition, 28 people are still missing in the state of Victoria. Half a billion animals have been killed, including a third...

January 03, 2020