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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh, India

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Arunachal Pradesh, India at 20:15 UTC on April 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.4 km (5.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). This earthquake can have a low...

April 23, 2019

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Dozens killed after severe floods and landslides hit KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

At least 33 people have been killed after floods and mudslides hit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, especially its port city of Durban, on April 21 and 22, 2019. Search and rescue operations are in progress and the death toll is expected to rise. Heavy...

April 23, 2019

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Extremely heavy rainfall hits Spain, Costa Blanca hit by heaviest April rain since 1946

A severe storm affecting parts of Spain from April 18 to 22, 2019 dropped extremely heavy rain, produced strong winds and waves up to 3 m (9.8 feet). The worst affected was Costa Blanca, over 200 km (124 miles) of Mediterranean coastline in the province of Alicante...

April 23, 2019

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Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air...

April 23, 2019

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Over 4 000 domestic animals killed and 100 homes destroyed in large wildfires, Siberia, Russia

Large wildfires in Russia's Trans-Baikal Region, Siberia destroyed at least 109 buildings and facilities and killed over 4 000 domestic animals on April 19 and 20, 2019. Fueled by strong winds, the fires raged toward populated areas forcing authorities to issue...

April 23, 2019

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Almost 2 million previously unidentified earthquakes in Southern California

Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2017 in Southern California, expanding the region's earthquake catalog by a factor of 10. Their efforts, published online by the...

April 23, 2019

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Sangrur farmers claim 80 percent crop loss, accuse authorities of improper reports

Farmers in the town of Sangrur, state of Punjab, India said massive hailstorm hit the region on April 17, 2019, destroying 80% of their crops. Farmers accused authorities of improper reports, saying revenue department officers visited villages not their farms....

April 23, 2019

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Strong M6.4 earthquake hits Samar, Philippines - second strong earthquake in 24 hours

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Samar, Philippines at 05:37 UTC (13:37 LT) on April 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 54 km (33.5 miles). PHIVOLCS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth...

April 23, 2019

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M6.0 earthquake hits near Zavodovski Island at intermediate depth

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands region at 14:49 UTC on April 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 93.6 km (58.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The epicenter...

April 22, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 HE flew past Earth at 0.58 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 HE flew past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00149 AU (222 900 km / 138 540 miles) on April 20, 2019. This is the 18th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object...

April 22, 2019

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Deadly landslide hits Rosas after heavy rain, Colombia

At least 17 people have been killed and 25 are still missing after a massive landslide hit the province of Cauca, southwestern Columbia early Sunday, April 21, 2019. The event took place in a remote mountainous area in Rosas municipality after several days of heavy...

April 22, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Luzon, Philippines - at least 16 people killed

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Luzon, Philippines at 09:11 UTC on April 22, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 40.2 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a medium...

April 22, 2019

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Strong eruption at Agung volcano, ash rains down on Bali, Indonesia

A new eruption took place at Indonesian Mount Agung, Bali at 19:20 UTC on April 20, 2019 (03:20 local time, April 21). The eruption produced a column of ash up to 5.4 km (18 000 feet) above sea level. Ashfall hit parts of Bali, including Klungkung, Bangli, Denpasar,...

April 21, 2019

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Exceptionally large dust event for western Europe and Mediterranean

Huge amounts of dust are advecting toward western Europe and the western Mediterranean this weekend, with parts of France, Spain and Italy expected to be the most impacted. The event is caused by a broad cold core upper low pushing from Morocco into the Iberian...

April 20, 2019

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Earliest recorded snow in history of Western Australia

Residents of Western Australia woke up to extremely rare April snow on Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges on April 19, 2019. This is the earliest snow ever recorded in the history of Western Australia. Matt Boterhoven, a meteorologist with the Australian Bureau of...

April 20, 2019

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4 missing after sudden rainstorms trigger large landslide in Chongqing, China

A large landslide triggered by sudden heavy rainstorms left at least 4 people missing in SW China's Chongqing Municipality (population 30 500 000) on Friday, April 19, 2019. Chongqing's Guanba Township was hit by heavy rainfall, authorities said Saturday,...

April 20, 2019

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Powerful storms, tornadoes hit southern US, killing at least 3 people

A powerful storm swept through the southern United States on April 18, 2019, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power and killing at least 3 people. Although damage surveys are still in progress, NWS said they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and...

April 19, 2019