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Severe weather claims 22 lives, affects 16 657 people across Mozambique

At least 22 people have lost their lives and 16 657 have been affected by natural calamities caused by severe weather in Mozambique since the beginning of October 2020. 16 657 people from 3 695 households have been affected by floods in the provinces of Manica,...

October 23, 2020

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Ash emissions at Etna volcano disrupt flights at Catania International Airport, Italy

Increased explosive activity accompanied by significant ash emissions started at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) shortly before 06:00 UTC on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 05:53 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 08:36...

October 23, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

A brilliant fireball exploded over the night sky in Puerto Rico around 07:45 UTC (03:45 LT) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The trajectory suggests that it moved over the Mona channel towards Desecheo, according to the Society of Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC)....

October 20, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity and significant ash emissions at Etna, Italy

Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Italy increased on October 7, 2020, with the first eruption at 06:35 UTC accompanied by significant ash emissions to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:00 UTC, downgraded to...

October 07, 2020

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Damaging tornado hits Antwerp, Belgium

A tornado ripped through the city of Antwerp in Belgium on Monday, October 5, 2020. Numerous trees were downed, while at least one house suffered considerable damage. No injuries were reported. The twister formed Monday afternoon, north of Antwerp. It then moved...

October 06, 2020

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Deep M6.0 earthquake hits Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Fiji at 10:11 UTC on October 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 628 km (390 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 625 km (388 miles). The epicenter was located 232 km (144 miles) E of...

October 06, 2020

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits south of Africa

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit south of Africa at 17:10 UTC on September 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 1 645...

September 26, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity with sporadic ash emissions continues intermittently at Mount Etna's 'saddle crater' since around July 10, 2020. ​The image below shows strombolian activity at the newest crater, referred to as the 'cono della sella'...

September 21, 2020

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 21:43 UTC on September 18, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located...

September 18, 2020

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At least 6 dead after days of heavy rains trigger flooding in Tunisia

At least six people lost their lives in deadly flooding after heavy rains fell for six days across Tunisia. Numerous regions in the country were hit by severe weather, from north to the east. Heavy rains began around September 5, drenching Kairouan with 88.9 mm (3.5...

September 15, 2020

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200 000 people homeless after severe floods hit Far North, Cameroon

About 200 000 people remain homeless as of September 10, 2020, after severe floods struck the Far North Region of Cameroon. At least five fatalities have been reported, livestock and crops have been affected, and thousands of houses have been damaged or destroyed....

September 10, 2020

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Deadly floods hit Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa

Severe flooding struck parts of Burkina Faso and Ghana this week, resulting in extensive property damage and at least 8 fatalities. Heavy rainfall has been affecting the West African countries since mid-August, displacing many residents. In Burkina Faso, heavy...

September 09, 2020

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Severe hailstorm leaves a trail of destruction in Narok, Kenya

Residents of Narok in Kenya, woke up to a blanket of snow and a trail of destruction Monday morning, September 7, 2020, following a heavy hailstorm that struck the town overnight. Wide swaths of crops were severely damaged, leaving farmers devastated as they...

September 09, 2020

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34 injured, dozens of buildings damaged or destroyed after M5.1 earthquake hits Iran

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M5.1 hit Golestan province in northern Iran at 21:34 UTC on September 6, 2020 (02:04 LT, September 7). The quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). IRSC registered it as M5.1 at a depth of 9 km (5.6...

September 07, 2020

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Shallow M6.6 earthquake hits central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit central Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 06:51 UTC on September 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 1 213 km (752 miles) NNE of Acarau, Brazil. There are no people...

September 06, 2020

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Shallow M6.5 aftershock hits near the coast of Atacama, Chile

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit near the coast of Atacama, Chile at 21:09 UTC (16:09 LT) on September 1, 2020, at a depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). EMSC is reporting it as M6.5 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). This is an aftershock of a...

September 01, 2020

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Severe flood death toll at 251, more than 5 million affected and wide swaths of crops lost, Bangladesh

A total of 251 people have lost their lives while more than five million people have been affected due to severe floods across Bangladesh, officials confirmed in a media statement on Friday, August 28, 2020. The loss of crops has also been put at 13.2 billion takas...

September 01, 2020