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At least 13 killed, 57 injured after massive eruption at Semeru volcano, Indonesia

At least 13 people have been killed and 57 others injured after powerful eruption of Semeru volcano in the Indonesian province of East Java on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise. Saturday's eruption produced deadly...

December 05, 2021

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High-level eruption at Semeru volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Indonesia

A high-level eruption took place at Semeru volcano, East Java, Indonesia at around 08:20 UTC on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The eruption comes just two days after a high-level eruption at Sangay volcano, Ecuador.1 At 09:20...

December 04, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Jawad" forms in the Bay of Bengal

Tropical Cyclone "Jawad" formed in the Bay of Bengal on December 3, 2021, and is expected to travel close to the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, India on December 4. Thereafter it is likely to recurve NNE and move along the Odisha coast reaching the...

December 03, 2021

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Eruption of Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia

Kesongo mud volcano in Central Java, Indonesia erupted around 08:00 LT on December 3, 2021, spreading mud over an area of approximately 2 ha (4.9 acres). According to media reports, the eruption lasted less than 5 minutes with a maximum height of mud jet about 15 m...

December 03, 2021

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Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsided 17 m (55.8 feet) in 9 days, Iceland

The ice sheet in Grímsvötn has subsided about 17 m (55.8 feet) from November 24 to December 2, 2021. This is about 9 days since it started subsiding and running water began to break its way under the glacier. The Meteorological Office's hydrologists...

December 03, 2021

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 08:33 UTC on December 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.9 km (6.1 miles). The EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). This is the second M6+...

December 03, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the Easter Island region at 04:40 UTC on December 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles). The epicenter was located 324...

December 03, 2021

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At least 18 dead or missing after severe floods hit Vietnam

At least 18 people have died or are missing after heavy rains affecting Vietnam since November 26, 2021, caused severe floods and damage. The death toll was confirmed by Vietnam Disaster Management Agency (VDMA) on December 1. The worst affected was Phu Yen with 10...

December 02, 2021

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Major explosive event at Sangay volcano, ash to possibly 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Ecuador

A major explosive event was registered at Sangay volcano, Ecuador at 09:03 on December 2, 2021. The Washington VAAC is reporting volcanic ash rising up to possibly 15.2 km (50 000 feet) above sea level. Consequently, there is a possibility of ashfall in the areas...

December 02, 2021

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Ice sheet at Grímsvötn subsided almost 10 m (33 feet), Iceland

The GPS meter in Grímsvötn shows that the ice cap continues to descend and it has sunk almost 9.87 m (32.4 feet) since it was measured highest on November 24, 2021, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) reports. Running water has now appeared in...

December 01, 2021

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Large mine waste failure in Ananea, Peru

A large mine waste failure took place near the town of Ananea, Peru on November 26, 2021, damaging homes and leaving its streets flooded with mud and impassable. The event took place at around 08:30 LT from one of the sedimentation ponds of the San Antonio mining...

December 01, 2021

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Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, 2021, just two weeks after a partial lunar eclipse on November 19 - the longest since 1440 and until 2669​.1 The total eclipse will be visible from Antarctica and partially visible from South Africa and south...

December 01, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Tennessee, U.S.

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S at around 03:17 UTC on December 1, 2021 (21:19 CST on November 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 40 reports from the southeastern states and 1 video of the...

December 01, 2021

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Wettest spring since 2010 and the wettest November since records began in 1900, Australia

Australia has experienced its wettest spring since 2010 and the wettest November since records began in 1900, according to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on December 1, 2021. Spring rainfall was above to very much above average for most...

December 01, 2021

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Heavy rains destroy over 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021, India

Heavy rain in India has destroyed more than 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021. Karnataka was the worst affected, with 1.4 million ha (3.5 million acres) of crop lost, followed by Rajasthan with 679 000 ha (1.68 million acres), West Bengal with 690...

December 01, 2021

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 WF3 to fly past Earth at 0.37 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 WF3 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.37 LD / 0.00096 AU (143 615 km / 89 240 miles) at 18:36 UTC on December 1, 2021. This is the 133rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

November 30, 2021

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Another atmospheric river hits flood-stricken British Columbia, Canada

The third atmospheric river in the past 7 days is affecting British Columbia, Canada since early Tuesday morning (LT), November 30, 2021, bringing heavy rain and mountain snow. Significant precipitation continues to overspread coastal and southern portions of...

November 30, 2021