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Rare April snow falls in Brussels after unusually warm weather, Belgium

Snow fell in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, which is considered an unusual weather event for this time of the year. The country, along with much of northwest Europe, previously experienced unusually warm weather and record temperatures at end of...

April 08, 2021

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At least 3 dead, thousands of homes flooded as torrential rains hit Haiti

Torrential rains have been affecting Haiti since April 2, 2021, resulting in extensive damage and at least three fatalities. At least 149 homes have been damaged, with more than 1 270 properties still submerged in floodwaters. Persistent heavy rains have been...

April 07, 2021

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Dusty winds and heavy rain hit north Qatar

Strong winds, rain, and dense dust hit Qatar over the weekend, leading to low visibility. According to the Qatar Meteorological Department, the wave of dust came from northwestern Arabia. The weather phenomenon was witnessed Saturday to Sunday, April 3 to 4. Heavy...

April 07, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit east of South Sandwich Islands, SW Atlantic Ocean at 01:16 UTC on April 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter...

April 03, 2021

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Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 09:56 UTC on April 1, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 960 km (597 miles) NE of...

April 01, 2021

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Up to 3 m (10 feet) of fresh snow hits Valcea, Romania

Up to 3 m (10 feet) of snow fell in a mountain resort in Valcea, Romania, in 7 days to March 28, 2021. This county usually sees the heaviest snow and precipitation around May. Heavy snow blanketed the mountain resort Varful Lui Roman in Valcea County. The owner...

March 30, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Sulawesi, Indonesia

A very bright fireball exploded over Sulawesi, Indonesia at around 14:20 UTC (21:20 WIB) on March 16, 2021, briefly turning night into day. Videos from the event show a bright fireball streaking across Pagimana District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi. A sonic...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

More than 80 people submitted their eyewitness reports to the American Meteor Society (AMS) after a bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at 02:49 UTC on March 21, 2021 (19:49 PDT, March 20). According to NASA Meteor Watch, the...

March 22, 2021

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Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021. Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at...

March 22, 2021

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit west of Macquarie Island, Southwestern Pacific Ocean at 05:19 UTC on March 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

March 20, 2021

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Deadly flash floods hit Luanda, Angola

Torrential rains triggered major flash floods in Luanda, Angola, from Monday, March 15, 2021. As many as 1 770 people have been affected and according to the National Civil Protection and Fire Service, at least four people died and three others went missing. Heavy...

March 19, 2021

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Severe flooding damages roads, hundreds of houses in northern Morocco

Heavy rains triggered severe flash flooding in the city of Tetouan in northern Morocco on Monday, March 1, 2021, leaving 275 houses damaged, as well as dozens of vehicles and infrastructure. The dramatic situation in Tetouan made rounds on social media. Roads and...

March 02, 2021

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Deadly snowfall leaves 94 injured, hundreds of cars trapped in South Korea

One person was killed while 94 others sustained injuries as heavy snowfall engulfed South Korea's northeast region, authorities reported Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped on some parts of a highway along the east coast, while more than...

March 02, 2021

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Heavy snowfall engulfs many parts of Russia

Heavy snow has blanketed many parts of Russia in the past few days, cutting power to more than 30 000 people and leaving various regions and cities struggling to deal with the extreme weather. Thousands of people have been affected, with others having to dig their...

February 26, 2021

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More than 7 700 households without water supply as record snow hits Hokkaido, Japan

Heavy snow has been falling intermittently in Hokkaido, Japan, since Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with Iwamizawa city recording its second-highest snowfall of 2.05 m (6.7 feet) on Thursday, 25. It resulted in disruptions in the city, particularly in train services...

February 26, 2021

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6th impressive paroxysm at Etna volcano, Italy

This is the 6th paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna volcano, Italy since February 16, 2021. After 5 impressive paroxysms, the activity at the volcano intensified again at 19:00 UTC on February 24 and evolved into another spectacular event. Video courtesy Gio Giusa...

February 25, 2021

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Highly radioactive cesium detected in northeastern Fukushima, Japan

Radioactive cesium fivefold higher the permitted levels have been detected in a black rockfish found in northeastern Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, a local fishing association announced on Monday, February 22, 2021. Roughly 500 becquerels per kilogram of cesium was...

February 24, 2021