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Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" about to make landfall in Mozambique

Tropical Cyclone "Kenneth" has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours and is now a Category 4 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Landfall is expected before the end of the UTC day, April 25 in northern Mozambique, near...

April 25, 2019

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Heavy rain, flash flooding hits Dallas, parts of North Texas

Severe thunderstorms hit North Texas on April 23 and 24, 2019, flooding roadways and causing power outages across the region. ​Dallas Love Field received 83.8 mm (3.3 inches) of rain overnight, flooding the lower levels of the airport's garages and reaching...

April 24, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Kenneth" intensifying on its way toward Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Kenneth" formed April 23, 2019 north of Madagascar as the 14th tropical storm of record high 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone continues strengthening and its current forecast track takes it right toward Mozambique....

April 24, 2019

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Dozens killed after severe floods and landslides hit KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

At least 51 people have been killed after floods and mudslides hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, especially its port city of Durban, on April 21 and 22, 2019. Search and rescue operations are in progress and the death toll is expected to rise. Heavy...

April 23, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Samar, Philippines - second strong earthquake in 24 hours

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Samar, Philippines at 05:37 UTC (13:37 LT) on April 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth...

April 23, 2019

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Deadly landslide hits Rosas after heavy rain, Colombia

At least 17 people have been killed and 25 are still missing after a massive landslide hit the province of Cauca, southwestern Columbia early Sunday, April 21, 2019. The event took place in a remote mountainous area in Rosas municipality after several days of heavy...

April 22, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines - at least 16 people killed

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Luzon, Philippines at 09:11 UTC on April 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.2 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a medium...

April 22, 2019

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Strong eruption at Agung volcano, ash rains down on Bali, Indonesia

A new eruption took place at Indonesian Mount Agung, Bali at 19:20 UTC on April 20, 2019 (03:20 local time, April 21). The eruption produced a column of ash up to 5.4 km (18 000 feet) above sea level. Ashfall hit parts of Bali, including Klungkung, Bangli, Denpasar,...

April 21, 2019

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019

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Powerful storms, tornadoes hit southern US, killing at least 3 people

A powerful storm swept through the southern United States on April 18, 2019, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and killing at least 3 people. Although damage surveys are still in progress, NWS said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and...

April 19, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Hualien, Taiwan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Taiwan's CWB as M6.1 hit Hualian, Taiwan at 05:01 UTC (13:01 LT) on April 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 18.8 km (11.7 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles); EMSC M6.1 at a...

April 18, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Extreme rainfall, widespread flooding hit Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Extremely heavy rainfall hit parts of United Arab Emirates over the past couple of days, causing major flash flooding in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE's northernmost emirate. Parts of the emirate received 2.5 years of average annual rainfall from April 9 to 15,...

April 17, 2019

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Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

A new wave of severe weather is affecting 16 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces since April 15, causing widespread flooding, damage and deaths. Herat Province is currently most affected, particularly its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara. As of...

April 17, 2019

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One of the strongest hailstorms on record hits Athens, Greece

Heavy rainfall and sudden intense hailstorm hit Greek capital Athens and its suburbs on April 15, 2019, causing serious traffic disruption and power outages. It was described as one of the most intense hailstorms Athens has ever seen. Hailstorm lasted less than 15...

April 16, 2019

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At least 8 people killed after more than 20 tornadoes hit southern U.S.

At least 8 people were killed after severe thunderstorms swept through the southern United States on April 13 and 14, 2019, producing flash flooding and at least 22 tornadoes in Texas, Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Two children were killed in Angelina County,...

April 15, 2019