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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Tonga

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Tonga at 23:03 UTC on November 11, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M5.9 The epicenter was located 147 km (91 miles) W of Neiafu and 251 km (156 miles) N of Nuku'alofa, Tonga....

November 12, 2019

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Unusually strong M5.4 earthquake hits France, injuring 4 peeople

A shallow earthquake registered by the BCSF as M5.4 hit near Montelimar, France at 10:52 UTC (11:52 LT) on November 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS registered it as M4.8, EMSC as M4.9. The epicenter was located 5.1 km (3.2 miles)...

November 11, 2019

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Very deep M6.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji islands

A very deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit south of Fiji islands at 10:44 UTC on November 8, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 582.9 km (366 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 451 km (280 miles)...

November 08, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit east of the South Sandwich Islands at 20:52 UTC on November 5, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake comes 3 days after M6.1 earthquake 106 km (66 miles) NNE of...

November 05, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Tonga at 22:43 UTC on November 4, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 13.4 km (8.3 miles). The quake hit 53 minutes after M6.1 (CSN; M6.0 USGS) near the coast of Coquimbo, Chile. It was followed...

November 04, 2019

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Eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash to 10 km (33 000 feet) a.s.l., Russia

A relatively strong explosive eruption took place at Sheveluch volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 05:00 UTC on November 3, 2019. Based on the ground report, the volcanic ash cloud reached 10 km (33 000 feet) above sea level, drifting NW. The Aviation Color Code was...

November 03, 2019

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M6.1 earthquake hits South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at 18:08 UTC on November 2, 2019, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 106 km (66...

November 02, 2019

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Strong earthquakes leave 21 people dead, 20 929 buildings destroyed in Mindanao, Philippines

At least 21 people have been killed, 331 were injured and 2 remain missing after several powerful earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks hit Mindanao, Philippines since October 16, 2019. The first strong quake struck North Cotabato at 11:37 UTC on October 16. It...

November 02, 2019

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Subtropical Storm "Rebekah" forms over the North Atlantic Ocean - farthest north this late since 1975

Subtropical Storm "Rebekah" formed over the North Atlantic Ocean at 21:00 UTC on October 30, 2019, as the 17th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. Rebekah became a named storm at 38.3°N - the farthest north that an Atlantic named...

October 31, 2019

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At least 42 dead, dozens missing after landslide hits the city of Bafoussam, Cameroon

A large landslide hit the city of Bafoussam in western Cameroon on Monday night, October 28, 2019, killing at least 42 people and leaven dozens missing. Authorities said the slide was caused by several days of heavy rain. The city is located some 200 km (120 miles)...

October 30, 2019

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South Australia shivers through record cold October mornings

A late-season frost and very cold mornings hit parts of South Australia starting around October 27, 2019. Some areas saw their lowest back-to-back minimums in more than 100 years late in the year. A high-pressure system in the cold front enabled clear skies and...

October 29, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake north of Ascension Island, Atlantic Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit north of Ascension Island at 16:08 UTC on October 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located, 767 km...

October 23, 2019

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Tornado between Pézenas and Clermont-l’Hérault, France

A tornado was reported between Pézenas and Clermont-l’Hérault, southern France on October 20, 2019. The department of Hérault was placed on yellow alert following thunderstorms and heavy winds. The tornado knocked down trees and damaged...

October 22, 2019

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Explosive activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy

Explosive activity continues at Etna's summit craters with strong degassing and rare ash emissions. Photos below were taken around 16:00 UTC on October 21 from the Taormina. They show emissions of ash from the Southeast Crater to the right, puffs of ash from...

October 22, 2019

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Spectacular meteor seen shooting across central Trinidad

A local from central Trinidad caught footage of a meteor flashing across the night sky over Trinidad on October 15, 2019. According to Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center, the meteor was spotted sometime between 23:00 and midnight UTC (19:00 - 20:00 LT). The meteor...

October 20, 2019

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Small explosion signals at Pavlof volcano, alerts raised, Alaska

Small explosion signals from Pavlof volcano have been detected on the infrasound network located at Sand Point and on the local seismic network on October 19, 2019. It is unknown if the explosions produced any volcanic ash, but their small size suggests any hazard...

October 20, 2019

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Emission of steam and gas at Momotombo volcano, Nicaragua

After further investigation, the plume seen in satellite and webcam looks more like water vapor and gases, the Washington VAAC reported at 16:14 UTC on October 18, 2019, shortly after receiving information about possible volcanic ash plume rising above Momotombo...

October 18, 2019