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Record-breaking rains leave at least 54 dead, 5 missing in Uttarakhand, India

Heavy rains triggered by two simultaneous low-pressure systems -- one over the Arabian Sea and the other over the Bay of Bengal regions -- caused severe floods and landslides in parts of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, since Sunday, October 17, 2021. Massive damage...

October 21, 2021

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Unseasonal heavy rainfall leaves 88 people dead in Nepal, 31 others missing

Unseasonal post-monsoon rainfall affecting Nepal from October 17 - 20, 2021, has left at least 88 people dead and 30 others missing. In addition, 23 people have been reported injured. The worst affected were the eastern and western parts of the country, according to...

October 20, 2021

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Powerful phreatic explosion at Mount Asosan, Alert Level raised, Japan

A powerful phreatic explosion took place at Asosan's Nakadake crater at 02:43 UTC (14:43 JST) on October 20, 2021, prompting the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) to raise the Alert Level from 2 to 3 at 02:48 UTC. The eruption came one week after volcanic...

October 20, 2021

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Giant hailstones pummel Queensland, likely the largest seen in Australia since records began

Severe thunderstorms hit parts of Queensland, Australia on October 18 and 19, 2021, bringing heavy rain, giant hailstones, and tornadoes. The largest hail was reported in Bloomsbury and Yalboroo, north of Mackay in North Queensland on October 19. The Australian...

October 19, 2021

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At least 26 dead as floods and landslides hit Kerala, India

At least 26 people have been killed in Kerala, India over the past couple of days after floods and landslides caused by heavy rains destroyed roads and homes and cut off many towns and villages. Heavy rains began on October 11, intensified late October 15, and...

October 18, 2021

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China's energy crisis deepens, coal prices hit record high as cold weather sweeps in from the north

China's coal crisis deepened late last week as cold weather swept in from the north, causing coal prices to surge to new record highs. Power rationing has already been in place in at least 17 of mainland China's more than 30 regions since September, forcing...

October 18, 2021

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3 people killed as M5.1 earthquake hits near Agung volcano, Bali, Indonesia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake hit close to Mount Agung, Bali, Indonesia at 20:18 UTC on October 15, 2021, leaving at least 3 people dead and 7 others injured. The injuries included broken bones and head wounds, said Gede Darmada, head of Bali's Search and Rescue...

October 17, 2021

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Winter storm highway shutdowns worsen supply chain issues, U.S.

Truck drivers say highway closures and restrictions in parts of the Intermountain West and Rockies during a winter storm are complicating supply chain issues. Featured image and video courtesy: AccuWeather...

October 15, 2021

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Hurricane "Pamela" - Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous winds, and threat of significant flash flooding and mudslides, Mexico

Pamela regained hurricane strength as its center came closer to the coast of Mexico on October 13, 2021. The system is forecast to make landfall on the west-central coast of Mexico this morning (LT) and life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force...

October 13, 2021

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Potent western storm shifts into the 4-corners and Plains, U.S.

Heavy snow and powerful winds in the Great Basin mountains, Rockies, and into the High Plains will create hazardous travel conditions, NWS warned on October 12, 2021. Severe storms developing in the Plains ahead of this front may have damaging winds, large hail, and...

October 12, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Crete, Greece

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) as M6.3 hit the eastern coast of Crete, Greece at 09:24 UTC on October 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.2 km (5 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km...

October 12, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Kompasu" drenches Luzon, leaving 9 people dead and 11 missing, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Kompasu" -- known as Maring in the Philippines -- dropped heavy rains on the country's most populous island of Luzon over the past 2 days, leaving at least 9 people dead and 11 others missing. Kompasu is the 18th named storm of the 2021...

October 12, 2021

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CME impacts Earth, sparks G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm

Coronal mass ejection (CME) produced by M1.6 solar flare at 06:40 UTC on October 9, 2021, reached DSCOVR spacecraft at 01:48 UTC and Earth at 02:30 UTC on October 12, 2021. The impact sparked a G2 - Moderate geomagnetic storm. In 24 hours to 00:30 UTC on October 12,...

October 12, 2021

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Black smoke over La Palma, lava destroys an industrial plant

Bushcraft Bear shares the latest information about the current volcanic eruption on the island of La Palma. Video and featured image credit: Bushcraft Bear...

October 11, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Pamela" forms, forecast to impact Mexico as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm "Pamela" formed at 21:00 UTC on October 10, 2021, about 425 km (265 miles) SSW of Manzanillo, Mexico as the 16th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. While there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect, Pamela is...

October 11, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the southwest coast of Island of Hawaii

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the southwest coast of the Island of Hawaii, U.S at 23:48 UTC on October 10, 2021 (11:48 HST). The earthquake was centered about 27 km (17 miles) south-southeast of Nāʻālehu at a depth of 35...

October 11, 2021

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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Tokyo, Japan

A strong earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.1 hit near Tokyo, Japan at 13:41 UTC (22:41 LT) on October 7, 2021, at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 62 km (38 miles), EMSC M5.9 at 80 km (50 miles). The epicenter was located...

October 07, 2021