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Grímsvötn volcano ready to erupt, Iceland

According to Benedikt Gunnar Ófeigsson, deformation scientist at the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), there is every indication that the Grímsvötn volcano is ready to erupt. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2011 -- it was a large and...

September 16, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Chanthu" approaching Japan, residents advised to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves

Japanese weather officials are advising people in the west of the country to be on alert for landslides, strong winds and high waves caused by Tropical Storm "Chanthu." The system is still hovering over the East China Sea, but it's slowly moving...

September 16, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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At least 3 killed, 60 injured after shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.0 hit southwest China's Sichuan Province at 20:33 UTC on September 15, 2021 (04:33 LT, September 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Both USGS...

September 16, 2021

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Magma intrusion at Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands

Seismic activity under Cumbre Vieja, La Palma, Canary Islands continues to migrate slightly to the northwest, at depths of around 8 km (5 miles), with 20 shallow earthquakes at depths between 1 and 3 km (0.6 - 1.8 miles). The maximum accumulated deformation reached...

September 15, 2021

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2 570 homes damaged or destroyed by floods, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting parts of Indonesia on September 13 and 14, 2021, caused rivers to overflow, floods and landslides. According to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), at least 11 839 people have been...

September 15, 2021

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500 000 people at risk of flooding after La Mojana dam overflows, Colombia

The La Mojana dam in southwestern Colombia overflowed on August 27, 2021, due to high water levels of the Cauca River caused by atypically heavy rains during the month. The resulting floods affected more than 180 000 people in 39 municipalities across Antioquia,...

September 15, 2021

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Astronomers record small asteroid impacting Jupiter

A bright fireball -- most likely a small asteroid or a comet -- struck Jupiter at 22:39 UTC on September 13, 2021. The impact was seen and captured by astronomers across the world who were observing the ongoing transit of the shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. "A...

September 15, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" leaves widespread damage, more than 500 000 without power in Texas

Hurricane "Nicholas" made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, Texas at 05:30 UTC on September 14, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 991 hPa.1 The storm caused widespread damage...

September 14, 2021

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More than 300 000 evacuated as Shanghai braces for Tropical Storm "Chanthu"

Shanghai authorities have ordered the evacuation of nearly 330 000 people as the city braced for heavy rains and strong winds caused by Tropical Cyclone "Chanthu" -- the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Before reaching the coast of...

September 14, 2021

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More than 1.6 million affected after extremely heavy rains hit Gujarat, India

Very heavy rains affecting the Indian state of Gujarat over the past few days have caused massive floods in parts of the state, affecting more than 1.6 million people. The flooding affected 1 660 245 people across 44 villages in the districts of Rajkot, Jamnagar,...

September 14, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit capital Abuja, claiming the lives of 4 people, Nigeria

Severe flash floods hit the Nigerian capital Abuja and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on September 12, 2021, claiming the lives of 4 people. The floods were caused by heavy rains, but the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director-General Abbas G. Idriss said...

September 14, 2021

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Alert level for Cumbre Vieja volcano raised to Yellow, La Palma, Canary Islands

A strong swarm of shallow earthquakes started under Cumbre Vieja volcano1, La Palma island, the Canary Islands on September 11, 2021, leading authorities to raise the Alert Level from Green to Yellow on September 13. There have been 10 swarms in this area of the...

September 14, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" makes landfall along the Texas coast

Nicholas reached hurricane strength at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2021, and made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 15 km (10 miles) WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas at 05:30 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum...

September 14, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Conson" stalls before making landfall in Vietnam

After making 9 landfalls in the Philippines, claiming the lives of at least 17 people, Tropical Cyclone "Conson" moved toward Vietnam and China from September 9 to 11 and stalled off the coast of Vietnam near Quang Nam, dropping heavy rains. Conson --...

September 13, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nicholas" to make landfall in Texas, flash flooding, dangerous storm surge and gusty winds expected

Tropical Storm "Nicholas" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on September 12, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 205 km (130 miles) NE of Veracruz, Mexico. Heavy rainfall...

September 13, 2021