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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

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan, killing at least 20 and injuring over 300

A shallow earthquake registered by Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre (NSMC) as M5.9 hit near Harnai, Balochistan Province at 22:01 UTC on October 6, 2021 (03:01 LT, October 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The USGS registered...

October 07, 2021

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Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

A severe storm stalled over NW Italy on October 4, 2021, dumping record-breaking rain and causing floods and landslides. In addition, the storm produced more than half a million lightning strikes within 48 hours. The day started with 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in...

October 06, 2021

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Flash floods hit Marseille after 2 months' worth of rain overnight, France

Flash floods hit parts of the city of Marseille in southern France on October 4, 2021, after 173 mm (6.8 inches) of rainfall fell overnight, with most of it in the space of 2 hours. The amount represents 2 months' worth of the city's average October...

October 05, 2021

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Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

A weather station in Cairo Montenotte, Province of Savona in the NW Italian region of Liguria, recorded 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in just 6 hours on October 4, 2021, breaking the country's 6-hour rainfall record of 472 mm (18.6 inches) set in 2011. While rain...

October 05, 2021

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Massive oil spill hits Orange County beaches, killing birds, marine life, California

A massive oil slick originating from a pipeline leak hit the beaches of Orange County, California over the weekend, raising grave wildlife and environmental concerns. Residents of Newport Beach started reporting the smell of gas Friday afternoon (LT), October 1,...

October 04, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" makes historic landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" made landfall between Al Masnaah and Al-Suwaiq, Oman, about 80 km (50 miles) WNW of the capital city of Muscat on October 3, 2021, with maximum sustained winds between 120 and 150 km/h (75 - 93 mph). Shaheen brought...

October 04, 2021

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Major oil spill hits Orange County coast, California

A major oil spill, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak, hit parts of California's Orange County, including Huntington Beach on October 2, 2021. The event triggered coastal closures and emergency responses. Wildlife officials warned residents not to...

October 03, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" heading toward landfall in Oman

Tropical Cyclone "Shaheen-Gulab" is expected to make landfall in northern Oman late October 3 or early October 4, 2021 (UTC), with maximum sustained winds near 130 km/h (80 mph). The cyclone formed from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Gulab" at...

October 02, 2021

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Vulcano volcano Alert Level raised to Yellow, last eruption took place in 1890, Italy

Significant changes in various monitored parameters at Vulcano volcano in Italy over the past several weeks prompted the country's Civil Protection Department to raise the Volcano Alert Level to Yellow on October 1, 2021. The last eruption of this volcano took...

October 02, 2021

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Deep M7.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu - Fiji region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit the Vanuatu - Fiji region at 06:29 UTC on October 2, 2021, at a depth of 536 km (333 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 531 km (329 miles). The epicenter was located about 434 km (270 miles) SW of...

October 02, 2021

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New eruption at Kilauea volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawaii

A new eruption began at Kilauea volcano's Halema‘uma‘u crater at approximately 01:20 UTC on September 30, 2021 (15:20 HST, September 29). As a result, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) raised the Volcano Alert Level for ground-based hazards...

September 30, 2021

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Unprecedented power outages hit China's homes and factories, increasing global supply chain chaos

Coal shortages are causing unprecedented power outages in parts of China ahead of the winter season, affecting the country's economy and increasing global supply chain chaos. It's estimated that around 44% of China's industrial activity is affected by...

September 29, 2021

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Lava flow at La Palma reaches the sea, Canary Islands

Lava flow produced by the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands has reached the sea at Playa Nueva, north of Los Guirres beach in the municipality of Tazacorte, at 23:00 UTC on September 28, 2021. Faced with the possibility of emissions of gases...

September 29, 2021

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Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

A deep cyclone with estimated pressure below 970 hPa is bringing intense snowstorms and blizzard conditions to northwest Iceland on September 28, 2021. Bad weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 29. Blizzard conditions are expected in the...

September 28, 2021