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5 dead, nearly 500 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit US Northeast

At least 5 people have been killed and nearly 500 000 homes are without power after severe thunderstorms swept through the US Northeast on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. An unsettled wet pattern continues over the eastern US through the end of the week, with flash flooding...

May 16, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Aviation color code red issued

At 23:23 UTC on May 15, USGS volcanologists upgraded Kilauea's warning code from orange to red, because of increased ash emissions from the summit crater. Aircraft traveling near Hawaii are warned to avoid small ash clouds. As of early May 15 (local time, UTC...

May 16, 2018

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Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,...

May 14, 2018

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At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200

Fierce dust storms across northern India left at least 61 people dead on Sunday, May 13, 2018, bringing the total death toll to at least 202 since the start of the month. The weather office has warned of more thunderstorms in north, north-east and parts of south...

May 14, 2018

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute's leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data...

May 13, 2018

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Record rainfall, strong winds and cold blast as extreme weather hits parts of Australia

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, bringing strong winds and unusually cold conditions across Australia on May 11, 2018. Tasmania’s capital Hobart experienced a record-breaking rainfall, which caused road closures, schools to shut...

May 11, 2018

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Powerful explosion at Merapi volcano, Red aviation alert, airport closed

A powerful phreatic explosion took place and Indonesia's Merapi volcano at 00:30 UTC (07:30 local time) on May 11, 2018. The volcano ejected ash high into the sky, closing a major airport and forcing authorities to issue temporary evacuation orders for all...

May 11, 2018

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Exceptionally rare subtropical cyclone forms off the coast of Chile

An extremely rare an unique subtropical cyclone formed off the coast of central Chile on May 7 and 8, 2018. The system transitioned from a typical cold core baroclinic mid-latitude cyclone to a shallow warm core cyclone with some deep convection around the center of...

May 10, 2018

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At least 48 killed after dam burst in central Kenya

At least 38 people were killed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a dam collapsed in central Kenya, submerging homes over a radius of nearly 2 km (1.2 miles). The number of people killed in Kenya since the start of the wet season has thus risen to at least 164....

May 10, 2018

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles)....

May 09, 2018

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica

Heavy rainfall affected the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica between May 2 and 7, 2018, causing floods and landslides and leaving at least 4 people dead. The Emergency Operations Center (COE) initially raised red alert level in San Cristóbal province,...

May 08, 2018

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At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 people have been killed this week in Rwanda after storms triggered floods and landslides in the country's west. Some people are still missing, government said May 8, 2018. A spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees said that 15...

May 08, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: 11th fissure opens, 30 homes destroyed, Hawaii

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano accompanied by toxic fumes and fountains up to 100 m (330 feet) high continues. A total of 11 fissures have emerged and 30 homes have been destroyed...

May 07, 2018

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Severe flash flood hits Ankara, described as disaster like never before, Turkey

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 160 vehicles were swept away and at least 4 people injured. "It was a disaster like never before," Ankara's Mayor said. Fast-moving floodwaters...

May 06, 2018

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Fierce windstorm leaves 300 000 customers without power, kills 3 in Ontario, Canada

A fierce windstorm hit Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on Friday, May 4, 2018, damaging numerous homes and leaving 300 000 customers without power. The same storm hit Michigan, US, leaving another 300 000 customers without electricity. At least 5 people...

May 05, 2018

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Two casualties, more than 300 000 without power as high winds hit SE Michigan

Strong winds with gusts of nearly 113 km/h (70 mph) lashed through southeast Michigan on May 4, 2018. As of late evening, more than 300 000 customers were without power as crews started to assess the damage and make repairs. "We’ve had reports of trees...

May 05, 2018

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...

May 05, 2018