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Continuous heavy rains, floods and landslides claim 72 lives, destroy or damage nearly 1 000 buildings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Heavy rains, floods and landslides affecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan since March 6, 2020, claimed the lives of 72 people, destroyed at least 139 buildings, and damaged at least 800 more. Earlier this month, heavy downpours resulted in deaths of 27 people while...

March 29, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits south of Bali, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit south of Bali, Indonesia at 17:45 UTC on March 18, 2020 (01:45 LT, March 19). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

March 18, 2020

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Samoa Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Samoa Islands / Tonga region at 16:06 UTC on March 17, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS initially reported it as M5.8. EMSC still reports it as M5.8 at a depth of 9 km...

March 17, 2020

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Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes formed in Oued Zem, Khouribga Province, Morocco during the afternoon hours (LT) of March 15, 2020. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injuries. Landspouts are usually smaller and weaker than supercell tornadoes and do not form...

March 16, 2020

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Surface lava, elevated seismicity at Shishaldin volcano - Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image today shows lava and what appears to be a new cone within the Shishaldin summit crater, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Alert Level to WATCH at 06:31 UTC on March 15, 2020....

March 16, 2020

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Continuous tremor at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Seismicity has been increasing over the last few days at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska and now is characterized by nearly continuous tremor and frequent small explosion signals. The situation represents a significant increase in activity and the Alaska Volcano...

March 16, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 10:01 UTC on March 14, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 681 km (423 miles) S of...

March 14, 2020

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Fresh snowfall and landslides strand more than 1 500 vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar highway, India

More than 1 500 vehicles are stranded on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, linking Kashmir with the rest of India, after the highway was closed amid a new round of heavy rain, snow, and landslides on March 12, 2020. The vehicles are stranded between Ramban, Banihal,...

March 12, 2020

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Meteorite reportedly hits ground near a railway station in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

A meteorite has reportedly fallen near a Sahibabad railway station in the city of Ghaziabad, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020. According to local media reports, the event took place during heavy rains. A loud thunder-like sound was heard before the...

March 07, 2020

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Earthquake activity near Mt. Thorbjorn significantly decreased, uplift no longer being observed, Iceland

Earthquake activity near Mount Thorbjorn has significantly decreased recently, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) noted at 02:21 UTC on March 4, 2020. The office added that uplift is no longer being observed, which is likely due to the halt of magma inflow. Indications...

March 04, 2020

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Slow-moving front focusing hazardous weather across the U.S. South over the next few days

A slow-moving front will focus hazardous weather across the South over the next few days, with a broad threat for flash flooding, and renewed chances of river flooding across the Southeast, NWS warns. Severe thunderstorms are possible each day, progressing from...

March 04, 2020

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Australia's wild summer weather ends with snow in Tasmania

After a summer of extremes-- from thunderstorms and hail to dust storms and wildfires-- the dramatic season in Australia finished with a blast of snow in Tasmania, which started on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Summer officially ended on Saturday, February 29, but...

March 01, 2020

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Perth breaks record with 5 consecutive days of summer thunderstorms, Australia

The city of Perth, Western Australia recorded 5 consecutive days of thunderstorm activity over the past week, breaking its record for the longest run of summer thunderstorm activity. Fierce storms started affecting the metropolitan area on February 25, wreaking...

March 01, 2020

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Winter storm leads to accidents, killing 1 and injuring 8 in southern Germany

Heavy winds and snowfall caused road accidents in southern and southwestern Germany on Friday, February 28, 2020, resulting in one fatality and eight people injured. A woman was killed in a road accident that occurred on a snowy road in Rhineland-Palatinate,...

February 29, 2020

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M5.9 earthquake hits near the coast of Yamdena island, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit near the coast of Yamdena island, Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia at 07:33 UTC on February 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 61.2 km (38 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 44 km (27...

February 26, 2020

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Blizzard buries village in southeast Turkey under 6 m (20 feet) of snow, leaves dozens more isolated

A powerful blizzard has buried a village in southeastern Turkey under about 6 m (20 feet) of snow, while 70 other villages were left isolated. Residents of the city of Yuksekova had been left without power and water on February 21, 2020, as they also struggle to dig...

February 25, 2020

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Series of small explosions and tremor bursts at Semisopochnoi volcano, alerts raised

A series of small explosions and tremor bursts have been detected in seismic data at Semisopochnoi over the past 7 hours and are continuing, representing a significant uptick in activity, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 09:19 UTC on February 15,...

February 15, 2020