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Waterspout turns into tornado, hits Palermo, Italy

In a rare event, a waterspout was spotted becoming a tornado as it moved over land in Palermo, Italy, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The phenomenon occurred around 17:00 UTC (19:00 LT) in Cefalu. Panic ensued among passersby as the waterspout came ashore. Videos...

August 09, 2020

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Mount Washington hit by strongest August wind gust on record - New Hampshire, U.S.

The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire recorded a wind gust of 237 km/h (147 mph) at the summit on Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020, as post-tropical cyclone Isaias swept through the New England region. This is the strongest wind gust ever recorded at the...

August 06, 2020

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Great Lakes hit by first waterspout outbreak of 2020

The Great Lakes witnessed their first waterspout outbreak of the 2020 season as dozens of tornadoes were reported over the lakes for the fifth consecutive day on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Much of the waterspouts were seen over lakes Michigan, Erie, and Ontario....

August 06, 2020

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Huge sinkhole opens up in Volusia, Florida

A massive sinkhole opened up in a yard in Volusia County, Central Florida, on Friday morning, July 31, 2020. Rosario Rizzo, the homeowner of the yard, said the sinkhole measured around 74 square m (800 square feet) and even swallowed a large tree. He noted that the...

August 05, 2020

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Las Vegas sets July heat records, no probability of monsoon anytime soon - Nevada, U.S.

July 2020 set heat records in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the seventh hottest July on record and the all-time highest low temperature in the valley with 35 °C (95 °F) overnight Thursday, July 30, 2020. While Las Vegas ended the month with a high of 44.4...

August 04, 2020

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Langila spews ash to 2.4 km (8 000 feet) in its first explosive eruption since 2018, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Langila volcano emitted ash that rose to an altitude of about 2 400 m (8 000 feet) on August 2 and 3, 2020. The last explosive eruption at this volcano took place in 2018. According to the Darwin VAAC, the plume of ash rose to 2 400 m (8 000...

August 03, 2020

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Flash floods damage or destroy dozens of homes, claim lives of at least 16 people in eastern Afghanistan

Heavy rains lashed parts of a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in flash floods that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 16 people, an official confirmed Saturday, August 1, 2020. The majority of the victims were children, while...

August 03, 2020

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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning meteor overflew the south of Spain at about 00:31 UTC on July 29, 2020 (02:31 local time), and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, which is being conducted by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The meteoroid hit the...

July 29, 2020

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Mogami River overflows following record downpour in Yamagata, Japan

Parts of the Yamagata Prefecture in Japan recorded more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain in a 24-hour period to Tuesday, July 28, 2020. As a result, the Mogami River has overflowed, leaving residents on the highest alert. In Nagai City, 206.5 mm (8.1 inches) of rain...

July 28, 2020

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Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains from Friday, July 24, 2020, have triggered widespread severe flooding that paralyzed the city of Taif in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The traffic in Taif City was brought to a standstill as floodwaters trapped many vehicles on roads and streets. The Civil...

July 28, 2020

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Widespread flooding from persistent rains claims at least 17 lives in Yemen

Incessant heavy rains from July 22 to 25 triggered widespread flooding in Yemen, killing at least 17 people. According to the Yemen Meteorological Service, several areas recorded more than 50 mm (2 inches) within a 24-hour period. The worst-affected area is the...

July 28, 2020

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At least 11 killed in flash flooding in Niger State, Nigeria

At least 11 people lost their lives as flash flooding swept through the Suleja local government area of Niger State, Nigeria, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The rain began at around 03:00 UTC (04:00 LT) and lasted for four hours, according to Ahmed Inga, the...

July 27, 2020

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Zagreb grapples with severe flooding after torrential rains, Croatia

Croatian capital Zagreb battled widespread flooding on Friday night, July 24, 2020, following torrential rains and strong winds that left the city in chaos. The emergency department received more than 1 000 calls from the public as the city was submerged underwater,...

July 27, 2020

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Strong M6.3 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 00:53 UTC on July 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter was located 187 km (116...

July 26, 2020

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Intense rainfall triggers deadly flash flooding in Busan, South Korea

At least two people lost their lives after widespread, intense rainfall triggered flash flooding in Busan, South Korea, on July 23, 2020. More bad weather is expected in the days ahead. As heavy rain lashed the city, an underpass was inundated by up to 2.5 m (8...

July 24, 2020

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Large waterspout hits a popular beach in Sochi, Russia

A large waterspout formed near a popular beach in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, sweeping away beach equipment shore and causing people to run to safety.​ The waterspout hit the beach area in the afternoon, damaging several beach equipment and blowing...

July 22, 2020

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Fiji region at 20:56 UTC on July 21, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 602.1 km (374.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 621 km (385.8 miles). The epicenter was located 350.7 km (217.9 miles)...

July 21, 2020