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Hurricane-force winds hit Shagonar, Tuva, Russia

Hurricane-force winds swept through the Ulug-Khem region of Tuva, Russia on June 5, 2021, damaging numerous homes and leaving many people without power. According to Tuva civil defense and emergency service, wind gusts reached 140 km/h (87 mph) in Shagonar, damaging...

June 09, 2021

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Turkey's Sea of Marmara experiences the largest outbreak of "sea snot" on record

A large amount of thick, viscous, mucus-like substance known as marine mucilage or sea snot (phytoplankton bloom) is covering the coastline of the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul, Turkey, threatening marine life and the local fishing industry. Sea snot is caused by the...

June 07, 2021

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Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La...

June 02, 2021

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Nearly 416 000 people displaced after eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has estimated the total number of displaced people linked to the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on May 22, 2021, to be 415 700, with 47% of them children. In the city of Goma, more than 500 000 people have...

June 01, 2021

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At least 9 dead, more than 40 000 people displaced by ongoing floods in Kenya

More than 40 000 people have been displaced while at least nine lost their lives due to the ongoing flood situation in Kenya, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) reported as of Monday, May 24, 2021. Over 40 000 people from 6 580 families have been...

May 27, 2021

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40 percent fruit crop loss after days of intense hailstorms hit Kashmir Valley, India

Intense hailstorms affecting Kashmir Valley over the past couple of days have caused extensive losses to apple orchards and other fruit crops. While damage occurred almost everywhere in the valley, more than 40% of fruit crops were destroyed in the districts of...

May 18, 2021

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Impressive hailstorm leaves 50 cm (1.6 feet) of ice on roads, causes severe damage to crops, Albania

An impressive hailstorm lashed Shkodra in northern Albania on Friday, May 14, 2021, leaving about 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of ice on roads and causing severe damage to crops. The storm lasted for around 50 minutes, covering the entire city, as well as some surrounding...

May 17, 2021

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Two huge earth cracks open up in Jalisco, Mexico

The Municipal Unit of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Sayula reported two giant fissures extending from the Sayula lagoon to the Guadalajara-Colima Freeway in Jalisco, Mexico on May 10, 2021. The Civil Protection staff and firefighters went to the scene to...

May 17, 2021

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Daylight fireball over San Francisco, California

A daylight fireball was recorded over Southern California, U.S. at around 02:19 UTC on May 14, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 reports and 1 video. Daylight fireball over California on May 14, 2021 - heatmap + trajectory. Credit: AMS Featured...

May 14, 2021

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More than 100 homes damaged, 39 destroyed after landslide hits Rwanda's Western Province

A large landslide hit the Nyamasheke district of Rwanda's Western Province after a period of heavy rainfall on May 9, 2021, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. According to provincial officials, the landslide damaged more than 100 homes and completely...

May 13, 2021

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Severe thunderstorms destroy more than 1 000 homes in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region

At least three people have been killed and more than 1 000 homes destroyed in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady as severe thunderstorms swept over the region from May 6 to 9, 2021. According to Myanmar's state-run media, severe thunderstorms struck all districts of...

May 13, 2021

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La Soufrière volcanic alert level lowered to Orange, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has lowered the volcanic alert level for La Soufrière to ORANGE on May 6, 2021. The decision was based on a recommendation from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC). Entry to...

May 06, 2021

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Rare 5 waterspouts in a row off of the New South Wales coast, Australia

Rare 5 waterspouts in a row were seen off of the New South Wales coast, Australia on May 4, 2021. The storm that spawned them also produced an intense hailstorm. The waterspouts formed off Old Bar beach, Harrington and recorded by Kirra Jane Moffitt. View this...

May 05, 2021

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Waterspout recorded as it hits a beach in China's Guangdong Province

A rare waterspout was recorded in south Chinas Guangdong Province as it hit a beach on Hailing Island on Monday, May 3, 2021. Is that a dragon emerging from the sea? A rare #waterspout was captured by tourists on the sea surface by the beach of Hailing island,...

May 05, 2021

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Unseasonal May snow falls in South Korea for the first time in 22 years

Up to 18.5 cm (7.3 inches) of snow fell in parts of Gangwon Province, South Korea, from Saturday evening to Sunday morning, May 1 to 2, 2021. It was the first time in 22 years that it has snowed in South Korea in the month of May. The Korea Meteorological...

May 04, 2021

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Severe flooding hits Venezuela, including the capital Caracas

Heavy rains affecting parts of Venezuela over the past 7 days caused severe flooding along the San Pedro River, damaging more than 100 buildings and affecting around 400 families in the state of Merida, Tulio Febres Cordero municipality. Officials visited the...

May 04, 2021

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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