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Death toll expected to rise considerably, more than 500 homes destroyed after eruption at Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

More scary details are coming to light two days after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, May 22, 2021. While the main lava flow appears to have stopped in the district of Buhene, it affected 17 villages, destroyed...

May 24, 2021

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Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat has now developed across the Arabian Peninsula following a record heatwave across the Russian Arctic earlier this week. Temperatures are reaching nearly 50 °C (122 °F) and are expected to spread further east towards Pakistan and northwest India...

May 24, 2021

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Nyiragongo lava flow engulfs hundreds of homes, ash rising up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., DR Congo

A new flank eruption started at Nyiragongo volcano around 17:15 UTC on Saturday, May 22, 2021, producing fast-flowing lava flows that reached inhabited areas. Hundreds of homes and other structures were destroyed. According to the Toulouse VAAC, volcanic ash cloud...

May 23, 2021

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Mount Nyiragongo erupts, causing nearby residents to flee in panic, DR Congo

Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo started erupting at around 17:15 UTC on May 22, 2021, producing high lava fountains and lava flows that forced nearby residents to evacuate in panic. According to local media reports, many residents of the nearby...

May 22, 2021

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Moderately strong M1.1 solar flare erupts from Region 2824

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted from Active Region 2824 (Alpha) at 17:11 UTC on May 22, 2021. The event started at 17:03 and ended at 17:16 UTC. Its location does not favor Earth-directed CMEs, but there is a possibility that a...

May 22, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake hits southern Qinghai, China

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit southern Qinghai, China at 18:04 UTC on May 21, 2021 (02:04 LT, May 22). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.4 at the same depth. The epicenter was located...

May 21, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Yunnan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Yunnan, China at 13:48 UTC (21:48 LT) on May 21, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). The quake was preceded by M4.6 at...

May 21, 2021

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Subtropical cyclone forming east of Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean

A non-tropical low pressure area located about 800 km (500 miles) ENE of Bermuda at 06:00 UTC on May 21 is producing winds to storm force and disorganized showers and thunderstorms. There is a high potential for this LPA to become the first subtropical storm (Ana)...

May 21, 2021

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Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

Wildfires are blazing out of control across Manitoba, Canada, some of which have caused evacuations. As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the government reported 12 fires at extremely dangerous levels, prompting air-quality warnings for the western and central areas due...

May 20, 2021

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Historic rainfall, significant flood threat continues for south-central U.S., at least 5 fatalities in Louisiana

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for a large part of the ArkLaTex. Officials in Louisiana said Tuesday they are...

May 19, 2021

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California - Oregon border faces 'catastrophic' water crisis, irrigation water to farmers shut off

The water crisis along the California - Oregon border has reached catastrophic levels, on course to becoming the worst in generations amid historic drought in the area. Federal regulators have shut off irrigation water to farmers, severely impacting the agricultural...

May 18, 2021

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Severe storms lash Texas and Louisiana, flood emergency declared

Severe storms lashed parts of Texas and Louisiana over the past days, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to declare a flash flood emergency. Widespread flooding was reported throughout Lake Charles, which saw its third wettest day on record on Monday, May...

May 18, 2021

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" makes landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" has started to make landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, between Diu and Una, Gujarat, India at around 15:00 UTC on May 17, 2021. This is the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and...

May 17, 2021

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Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador

Severe floods swept through Cuenca, capital of Azuay Province in Ecuador on Saturday, May 15, 2021, resulting in major damage that affected around 500 people. According to authorities, it was the worst flood the area has seen since 2010. Nearly 70 homes were damaged...

May 17, 2021

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Significant eruption at Sangay volcano with ash to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A significant eruption took place at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 09:40 UTC on Sunday, May 16, 2021, with ash moving north to an estimated height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l., according to the Washington VAAC. The farthest volcanic ash at 11:00 UTC was 55 km (35...

May 16, 2021

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" expected to make landfall over Gujarat coast, India

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" is forecast to cross the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva after 18:00 UTC on Monday, May 17, 2021. Tauktae formed on May 14 as the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Heavy...

May 16, 2021

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Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

A destructive tornado ripped through the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, at around 20:39 LT on Friday, May 14, 2021, killing at least 8 people and leaving 280 injured. This is the second extreme weather event to hit the city in just 4 days....

May 15, 2021