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Unprecedented power outages as deadly Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" hits Ireland

Over 360 000 homes and businesses are currently without power in Ireland as Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" tracks over the country with hurricane-force winds. The number of outages is only going to increase and could easily reach 500 000 within the next couple of...

October 16, 2017

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 45 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Met Eireann: Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event since 1961

Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event to hit Ireland since Hurricane "Debbie" hit in 1961, resulting in 15 deaths, Met Eireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service warns. Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip...

October 15, 2017

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Record-breaking Hurricane "Ophelia" to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK

The center of record-breaking Category 3 Hurricane "Ophelia" is expected to pass to the southeast of the Azores around 00:00 UTC on October 15, 2017 and then head toward Ireland and the United Kingdom. Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical...

October 14, 2017

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Worst floods in years hit Vietnam, death toll rises to 54 as another storm approaches

The death toll caused by the latest round of severe flooding across central and northern Vietnam has risen to 54 and the number of missing to 39, country's disaster agency said Friday, October 13. This is the fourth wave of severe flooding to hit Vietnam in...

October 13, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Khanun" passing over Philippines, heading toward Hainan and flood-ravaged Vietnam

Tropical Storm "Khanun" formed October 12, 2017 just east of the northern Philippines as the 20th named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season, 24th if you count those named by PAGASA. The system will make landfall in the northern Philippines today, exit...

October 12, 2017

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40 killed, 22 missing after heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Vietnam

At least 40 people have been killed and 22 remain missing after Tropical Depression 23W dumped heavy rain and triggered floods and landslides across central and northern Vietnam. The death toll is currently one of the highest ever recorded in Vietnam caused by...

October 12, 2017

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Shinmoedake volcano starts erupting after 6 years of quiescence, Japan

Following increased seismic activity detected since September 23, 2017, Shinmoedake volcano (Kirishimayama) in Kyushu, Japan started erupting at 20:34 UTC on October 10, 2017, coating nearby cities and towns in a thin layer of ash. The last eruption of this volcano...

October 11, 2017

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Several dead in massive South Africa storm, Johannesburg hit hard

Starting October 9, 2017, people of the South Africa have had to withstand a massive storm, which has caused the immeasurable damage to several provinces, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and KwaZulu-Natal, leaving Johannesburg flooded and other major South African...

October 10, 2017

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Worst wildfires in California history: 32 dead, 3 500 structures destroyed

Massive wildfires fanned by strong winds that ignited in Northern California on Sunday, October 8, 2017 are now the worst the state has seen in its history. As of early October 10, at least 11 people have been killed, more than 100 are believed to be missing and...

October 10, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Cumbre Vieja volcano, Canary Islands

​A seismic swarm started under Cumbre Vieja volcano (La Palma) in the Canary Islands on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Authorities said they will increase monitoring the volcano starting October 10 and assign 5 scientists to keep track of the earthquakes. The last...

October 09, 2017

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Nate spawns multiple damaging tornadoes in the Carolinas

Hurricane "Nate" spawned multiple tornadoes across both Carolinas on Sunday, October 8, 2017, forcing evacuations and causing significant damage. As of 07:25 UTC on Monday, October 9, NWS has 22 preliminary tornado reports, 9 from North Carolina and 13...

October 09, 2017

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Strong M5.9 earthquake hits Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M5.9 hit Fukushima Prefecture, Japan at 14:56 UTC (23:56 JST) on October 6, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 50 km (31 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.4 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles); USGS M5.4 at a...

October 06, 2017

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At least 22 people killed as Tropical Storm "Nate" hits Central America

As of early October 6, 2017, Tropical Storm "Nate" is blamed for the deaths of at least 22 people, 15 in Nicaragua and 7 in Costa Rica. However, there are 15 people still missing in Costa Rica and the death toll is expected to rise. The storm hit Nicaragua...

October 06, 2017

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Severe windstorm hits Germany and Poland, at least 8 people dead

A severe windstorm, named Xavier by the German Weather Service (DWD), hit parts of Germany and Poland on October 5, 2017, causing severe damage and leaving at least eight people dead. DWD issued a Category 3 storm warnings, on a scale of 4, for much of northern and...

October 05, 2017

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Major fireball explodes over Shangri-La, China, meteorites very likely

A major fireball was observed and recorded over southwest China at 12:07 UTC (20:07 local time) on October 4, 2017. The event lasted more than 10 seconds before the object disintegrated in a very bright flash. It was followed by a sonic boom. According to witness...

October 05, 2017

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City of Houston breaks annual rainfall record set in 1900

As of 21:00 UTC (16:00 CDT) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the City of Houston, Texas recorded a total of 1 884.2 mm (74.18 inches) of rain since the start of the year, setting a new max one-year total rainfall record. This is still a preliminary report, NWS Houston...

October 04, 2017